| Mar 5, 2014
| 6:14 PM
I've always had a sympathetic ear for people who get ripped off by the scoundrels who are nothing but leeches on society. But I have a new appreciation for what scam victims go through after recently becoming a victim myself.
I immediately knew something...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The number of far-right militias, extremist patriot groups and hate organizations in the U.S. dropped last year for the first time since 1999, but the organizations are becoming "leaner and meaner," the Southern Poverty Law Center reported Tuesday....
| Feb 22, 2014
| 6:19 PM
A travel company that offers people the time of their lives on bargain-priced trips to Europe again hasn't provided timely refunds after canceling a trip.
I wrote about American European Travel in early January after it scrapped tours of Turkey at the...
| Feb 20, 2014
If driving a taxi in Chicago is your dream job, have I got a deal for you. You get to fight traffic, deal with drunks and deadbeats, work long hours and breathe exhaust fumes nonstop. And I can get you into it for just $360,000.
That's what you can...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Some Plainfield Township Park District commissioners have joined the calls for their park board president to resign.
Commissioner Janet Silosky, once considered an ally of Board President Peter Hurtado, called for his resignation during a special...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:56 PM
Amazon.com is reportedly planning to offer small and mid-size retail businesses a checkout system that would use the company's Kindle tablets to process payments, a report Wednesday said.
The Seattle online retailer could have the checkout system...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 6:06 PM
In 2010, Zim Rogers was waiting to hear from his bosses about whether he would be promoted.
Rogers, who works in global securities, said that instead of getting a better job, he was fired after a cursory Google search turned up an 11-year-old mug shot...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:33 AM
The unsealed indictment of Hunter Moore, dubbed by many as the "king of revenge porn," and his alleged associate Charles Evens cites emails from October, 2011 in which Evens and Moore discuss how to "hack e-mails" and carry out their alleged scheme....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
California’s bullet train is taking heat from all sides.
Last week, Republican Rep. Jeff Denham of Turlock introduced legislation to suspend federal funding for the high-speed rail line, amid concern that the project may not get the state and...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 2:07 PM
A Mississippi man who tried to frame an Elvis Presley impersonator has pleaded guilty to sending threatening letters laced with the toxin ricin to President Obama and other officials, the Justice Department said Friday.
James Everett Dutschke, 42,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Square came in handy for Camilla Barry in accepting payments at her bed-and-breakfast in the Northern California town of Rumsey — until a guest disputed a room charge in May.
That's when Barry discovered that Square Inc.,...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wearing a black duster and a black cowboy hat, Phil Steel walked to the front of the meeting room armed with a Nerf gun and a smile.
The U.S. Army veteran was there to pitch his big idea: an ordinance that would legalize and regulate drone hunting...