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Archive for June, 2012

Clerk fired for refusing to accept welfare card for cigarettes

Jackie Whiton, a cashier at the Big Apple convenience store in Peterborough, N.H., refused to allow a welfare recipient to use his EBT card to buy a pack of cigarettes. Whiton said to him, “Do you think that the man in line behind you and the lady behind him want to buy you your cigarettes?” And he said “Yes.”  More…

Feds sue Wyndham Hotels over repeated computer hacks

The federal government filed suit Tuesday against Wyndham Hotels after sensitive customer data, including credit card numbers and personal information, allegedly were stolen three times in less than two years.  More…

Suspected burglar stuck for 9 hours under garage door

A would-be burglar spent the night trapped under a door at a Rent-A-Center in Brockton, Mass. “He tried to pry open the garage door with a metal bed post. As a result of trying to squeeze into the business, apparently the door fell onto the suspect’s head, and he was unable to free himself,” Det. Lt. Paul Bonanca said.  More…

Warning: Burglars read the obituaries, too

Don’t post funeral details in the newspaper or on social media sites. Bad guys read those, too. Your funeral notice just lets them know when the house will be empty. Any time you’re going to be gone for an extended period, especially when it’s fairly obvious (such as a funeral, high school graduation or vacation) get a house sitter or ask the neighbors to watch the place and report any suspicious activity.  More…

Jose Baez: Casey Has ‘Serious Mental Health Issues’

Casey Anthony’s lawyer Jose Baez has written a tell-all book and said that the notorious Tot-Mom has “serious mental health issues.” Baez says that when Casey took detectives to Universal Studios where she pretended to work, they “should have stopped and realized, ‘Wait a minute, we’re not dealing with someone who is playing with a full deck.”  More…

Christie Brinkley And Ex Agree To Never Speak Again

Supermodel Christie Brinkley and her ex-husband, Hamptons architect Peter Cook, have fought ceaselessly over their two children since their acrimonious divorce six years ago. Now Brinkley, 58, and Cook, 53, will get a ‘parent coordinator’ to organize all arrangements with their daughter Sailor, 14 and son Jack, 17.  More…

Salvation Army Australia apologizes for anti-gay comments

The Salvation Army Australia is apologizing for an official’s comments suggesting that the charitable Christian organization believes homosexuals should be put to death.  More…

Accused NYC madam free on bond

A suburban mother charged with moonlighting as a big-city escort madam was released from jail on bond Tuesday night, after four months behind bars in a case laced with claims of prominent clients and law-enforcement protectors.  More…

$2,000 for a milkshake? Revenge gone wrong

A woman lost $2,000 in Palo Alto after she threw her purse at a passing car filled with teenagers who allegedly threw a milkshake in her face.  More…

Report: Orbitz steering Mac users toward pricier hotels

The travel website’s CEO says that’s not exactly the case, but that’s how many Mac users are feeling after the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that Orbitz was steering Mac users toward higher-priced hotels than PC users, based on spending habits discovered by one of the site’s algorithms.  More…

TSA agent spills grandfather’s ashes on floor

A man’s attempt to bring the ashes of his grandfather home to Indianapolis ended with an angry scene in a Florida airport, with the ashes spilled on the terminal floor.  More…

Feds won’t reveal how billions spent on food stamps

Despite billions spent on food stamps every year and widespread concern about fraud in the program, the federal government does not disclose information about where that money is going.  More…

Mom shot dead while holding toddler

A Michigan woman was shot dead Monday as she sat in a parked car cradling a two-year-old child. The child was not injured.  More…

‘Fed up’ mom throws 2 sons off 15th floor balcony

A Russian mother told witnesses she threw her two young sons to their deaths from a 15th floor balcony because she was "fed up" with them.  More…

Panic as cops kill cops at Mexico City airport

Three policemen died in a shootout with two other officers suspected of drug trafficking at Mexico City’s airport on Monday, as panicked travelers scrambled for cover in the busy facility.  More…