Celebrities who have served time in jail

Rapper 50 Cent (Curtis Jackson) pled guilty to felony charges of peddling heroin and crack cocaine in 1994 at age 19 in New York. He served a total of six months in boot camp. In 2003, he was sentenced to two years probation for battery and assault. This undated photo, supplied by the Teton County […]

Hollywood billboards taken down amid legal battle

LOS ANGELES – Five giant billboards have been removed from buildings in Hollywood near the site of the Academy Awards after Los Angeles prosecutors charged four people and four companies with hanging the so-called supergraphics illegally. The ads for Asics athletic gear that hung horizontally across several storefronts near the Kodak Theater where the Oscars […]

3.1M customers face Oscar night without broadcast

NEW YORK – Millions of cable subscribers faced the prospect of Oscar night without the Academy Awards broadcast Sunday after ABC’s parent company switched off its signal to Cablevision customers and the two companies blasted each other for failing to reach a deal in a dispute over fees. In dueling statements dispatched early Sunday, the […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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” […]

Controversial SCOTUS Decision

Much has been made of late about the hyper-partisan political environment in America. On Tuesday, Sen. Evan Bayh explained his surprising recent decision to leave the Senate by lamenting a “dysfunctional” political system riddled with “brain-dead partisanship.” It seems you’d be hard-pressed to get Republicans and Democrats inside and outside of Washington to agree on […]

Here’s a Legal Way To Print Money

Here’s a way you might save $20 this year: Change the font in the documents you print. Because different fonts require different amounts of ink to print, you could be buying new printer cartridges less often if you wrote in, say, Century Gothic rather than Arial. Schools and businesses could save thousands of dollars with […]

The weirdest Halloween laws in the country

Trick-or-treaters in that town need a permit to wear a mask. The code strictly states: “No person shall wear a mask or disguise on a public street without a permit from the sheriff,” according to Idiot Laws. So before you can even plan a costume, you have to plan a visit to the police precinct. […]

Online gaming law set to take effect

China’s first law to be initiated against the vastly growing online gaming industry is set to take effect Sunday, state-run media reported. The law has been introduced to protect children from internet addiction and inappropriate content. The action comes following the deaths of numerous children at rehabilitation centers for internet-addicted youths last year. The regulation, […]