Law and Order/Legislation

Houston teacher beats student and gets caught on tape

A Houston charter-school science teacher was recorded beating a 13-year old student. What happened to the teacher, and will she be arrested?
Handcuffs

Elias Abuelazam believed to be serial stabber and killer

Police have taken Elias Abuelazam into custody. He is suspected to be the man who stabbed 20 people in three states, killing five in Michigan.
Arrest

Mortgage Lenders Network USA told loan documents are protected

One sub prime mortgage lender has lost its bid to destroy thousands of original loan documents. This ruling does not apply to all lenders, though.
Documents

How Can Your Credit Score Be Saved With Something As Simple As A Payday Loan?

Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.
Millions of people every year fall short on various bills and lose credit points. Payday loans are a no credit check option that can ease the pain.

Maryland challenges sovereign immunity in tribal lending case

Maryland is taking personal loans portal Western Sky Financial to court over personal loan rates. The company claims sovereign immunity.
The Western Sky Financial corporate logo, which depicts three teepees within the image of a setting sun.

Natalie Munroe blog raising questions of teacher free speech

One teacher's blog, which didn't identify her school or students, may lead to her losing her job after students and parents found it online.
Classroom

Is the Supreme Court on the verge of revoking gun control?

A new gun control chapter may be written by the Supreme Court soon. Will all citizens – with reasonable restrictions – have the right to carry a gun in public?

Facts About Installment Loans Everyone Should Know Before Applying Online

Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.
Are installment loans online safe and secure? Is applying a big hassle with tons of hoops to jump through? We have the facts you want to know.

Payday loans in Colorado and the threat of HB 1351

Colorado passed HB 10-1351 (aka HB 1351) by a narrow margin. Numerous consumer groups expect the state to lose 1,600 jobs or more. READ ON...
The Colorado legislature building, where payday loans HB 1351 placed unreasonable restriction upon payday lending in the state.

John Patrick Bedell left an extensive digital archive as JPatrickBedell

The Pentagon shooter, John Patrick Bedell, left an extensive digital archive as the user JPatrickBedell. Find out more about his videos, profile, and more.
The Pentagon City Metro Station

Glock is weapon of choice for military, police and mass murderers

The Glock semiautomatic pistol used by Jared Lee Loughner can hold up to 33 rounds and fires as fast as the shooter can pull the trigger ...
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How To Get A Cash Advance Without Providing Collateral or Submitting To A Credit Check

Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.
Credit checks can hurt your credit score and providing collateral for a loan is an unneccessary risk which can be avoided.

Steven Rattner to pay $10 million for raiding N.Y. pension fund

Former Obama car czar Steven Rattner has agreed to pay New York $10 million to settle a case involving his alleged raids of a pension fund.
File photo of former Obama car czar Steven Rattner.

Google video mistakes in Italy cause financial emergency?

Three Google executives were convicted Wednesday of failing to remove a video that was inappropriate in nature. Financial costs are sure to come... READ MORE >>

Kenneth Biros Execution Starts Debate on New Method

The Kenneth Biros execution has started a debate regarding how much review must be done on a method of lethal injection before it can be used...
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How Personal Loans Online Can Prevent Your FICO Credit Score From Going Down

Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.
Traditional loans require a credit check which puts a hard inquiry on your credit report which in many cases lowers your overall credit rating.

Death penalty drug shortage slows down executions

The company that makes a drug used in lethal injection has been denied a license by Italy, leading to a shortage and search for alternatives.
Phot of how leathel injection works.

Defense attorneys call for Blagojevich/Obama subpoena

Defense attorneys in the Rod Blagojevich trial have requested the President to testify. A Blagojevich Obama subpoena could go anywhere...
Rod Blagojevich

Death penalty in the U.S. context

In the summer of 2009, the court ordered that the authority to impose the death penalty should be carried out by the juries, not the judges.
Death Penalty opposers

How To Use Short Term Loans To Get Through a Budget Crisis Wisely

Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.
Everyone finds themsevles in a budget crisis from time to time and short term loans are only the answer in some circumstances when used wisely.

Illinois payday lender sues, calling reforms unconstitutional

Illinois Lending Corp. is suing so that a provision within the Illinois Payday Loan Reform Act can be blocked. It's a Constitution argument.
A law stamped “Unconstitutional” in large letters.

Open carry states | Have gun, will buy frappuccino

Starbucks has become an unwilling part of the controversy of open carry states and gun control. They're being pressured to ban guns in their stores.