Law and Order/Legislation

The Case for Walking Away

With no end in sight to rising unemployment and with foreclosure rates continuing to accelerate, people are walking away from debt and into bankruptcy court...
walking-away

Russian adoption return | U.S.-Russian adoption goes wrong

An American woman attempted to return the Russian boy she adopted to Russia by sending him back with a note pinned to his coat. READ ON...
View of a Russian orphanage with snow, trees, and a main entrance.

Soft drink tax: Colorado lawmakers may repeal after one year

After only one year, Colorado lawmakers might repeal the 2.9 percent sales tax on soda, citing everything from inequality to ineffectiveness.
Soft drink tax Colorado

Payday Loans and How You Can Protect Your Personal Information From Identity Theft

Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.
Encryption of your data is just the basic level of protection you need to look for. You can also check to see if the page has HTTPS in the address bar when on application page.

Furlough of NY State workers quashed by high court

A one-day furlough for New York State workers, ordered by the governor to save emergency money, has been quashed by a judge. READ MORE...
David Paterson

Should Government Limit Bank Overdraft Fees?

The Associated Press reports some congressional Democrats want to draw up legislation that would limit how much banks can charge customers in overdraft fees...
With this debit transaction cost $35 more than you think?

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens plan Papal arrest

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens are pursuing the possibility of having Pope Benedict XVI charged with crimes against humanity…
Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins are seated together poolside during a promotional tour for their books.

How People Are Taking Advantage of Installment Loans To Cover Budget Shocks Today

Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.
Budget shocks are something very common these days. Many middle class Americans have started using installment lending products to get through tough times.

Grandmother Almost Uses Installment Loans to Fund Scam

Thieves are taking advantage of the elderly as they dupe them into using credit cards, savings and installment loans to aid fake grandchildren in distress...
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Kristina Ross arrested for tricking women into breast exams

Kristina Ross – aka Berlyn Aussieahshowna – is in jail for tricking women into bar-room breast exams. The transgender suspect isn't an M.D.
080922-N-2688M-004 SAN DIEGO (Sept. 22, 2008) Lead Mammography Technologist Carmen Waters, Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) Breast Health Center, assists a patient preparing for a mammography. In conjunction with NMCSDs pharmacy, the Breast Health Center has started a new program called “Mammograms While You Wait” which allows patients to take the exam while their prescriptions are being filled. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Joseph Moon/Released)

Proposition 8 | Both sides promising appeals

Though the California district court case on Proposition 8 will be decided today, the case will continue. Both sides said they will appeal.
Proposition 8

Short Term Loans Are Available Without Credit Checks - What Does That Mean For You?

Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?
Having access to a short term loan online when every you want without credit checks is a tempting offer but what should you know before applying?

Michael Skakel | Fifth appeal of murder conviction denied

Michael Skakel's fifth appeal was denied by the Connecticut Supreme Court today. What evidence is there for and against a new trial? READ ON...
A court gavel sitting on a legal document.

Rep. Dennis Kucinich sues over olive pit in his sandwich

Dennis Kucinich has filed a $150,000 lawsuit against the companies responsible for a sandwich with an olive pit in it that hurt his teeth.
File photo of Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich on the presidential campaign trail. He's standing on a chair with arms spread wide.

Revolt against TSA | Pilots lead charge against privacy invasion

The TSA has implemented "enhanced screening procedures" that may have finally crossed the line. Pilots, and many passengers, are simply saying "no."
Airport security

You Are Not Supposed To Know Cash Advances Online Do Not Require Any Credit

Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.
Credit is not a factor with cash advances online. There are not credit checks so their is no hard inquiry on your record to lower your credit score.

Michael Vick Has Been Reinstated Into the NFL

Michael Vick has been reinstated into the NFL, which means that not only does the league need new leadership, but the team that signs him should be boycotted...
Justice. (Photo: thehollywoodgossip.com)

Suspects must speak to remain silent, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in favor of requiring suspects to actually speak if they wish to exercise the Miranda right to remain silent…
It looks like these police officers are taking this man's right to remain silent quite literally, as they're covering his mouth. In truth, this altercation appears to have occurred in a country that is not bound by Miranda Rights.

Kingston Jamaica declares monthlong state of emergency

A fight over extradition of a local businessman and suspected drug lord is causing civil unrest and an emergency state in Kingston, Jamaica.
Kingston Jamaica

Personal Online Lending and How It Can Make or Break Your Family Budget During Hard Times

Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.
Hard times befall us all but you do not have to break your budget to pay your bills. Use personal loans responsibly to avoid penlaties and late fees.

Coca-Cola lawyers say Vitamin Water is not a healthy beverage

Vitamin Water is not a healthy beverage, says Coca-Cola's legal team. Nevertheless, the company's intense marketing blitz is saying otherwise.
Close-up photo of two bottles of Vitamin Water, side-by-side.

Rosemary Port Files $15 Million Lawsuit Against Google

Rosemary Port, the blogger behind “Skanks in NYC,” is suing Google for $15 million, saying the company violated her privacy by revealing her identity ...
Rosemary Port