Jennifer Aniston, hit by scam

Jennifer Aniston named as victim of salon fraud The owner of a Beverly Hills beauty salon was arrested on Wednesday on charges of stealing credit card information from Jennifer Aniston, Anne Hathaway and Liv Tyler and running up tens of thousands of fraudulent payments on their accounts. According to court documents in the case, a […]

Cabbie Scam Exposed

They’re not as bad as mechanics or lawyers, but taxi drivers do have a bit of reputation for inflating their fares. But is this true or just an urban legend designed to keep Midwesterners out of Times Square? Unfortunately, it appears to have a ring of truth to it. We’re not saying all taxi drivers […]

The World’s Most Powerful People

The 67 heads of state, criminals, financiers and philanthropists who really run the world. “I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.” — Napoleon Bonaparte Power has been called many things. The […]

13-year-old U.S. boy stages protest in China

A 13-year-old American boy campaigning to turn the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea into a peace park tried to get the Chinese president’s attention Monday, staging a brief protest near Tiananmen Square before being led away by police. Jonathan Lee unfurled a sign saying “peace treaty” and “nuclear free DMZ children’s peace forest” […]

New twists in the Miranda rights process

You have the right to remain silent, but only if you tell the police that you’re remaining silent. You have a right to a lawyer — before, during and after questioning, even though the police don’t have to tell you exactly when the lawyer can be with you. If you can’t afford a lawyer, one […]

‘Sheriff Joe’ defiant after immigration ruling

PHOENIX – Lost in the hoopla over Arizona’s immigration law is the fact that state and local authorities for years have been doing their own aggressive crackdowns in the busiest illegal gateway into the country. Nowhere in the U.S. is local enforcement more present than in metropolitan Phoenix, where Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio routinely […]

Pay Garnishments Rise as Debtors Fall Behind

When the bank sued Leann Weaver for not paying her credit card balance, her reaction was typical for someone in that situation. Personal and financial setbacks weighed her down, and she knew she owed the $2,470. So she never went to court to defend herself. She was startled by what happened next. When she swiped […]