Strongest Banks and Thrifts in the U.S.

Data Date: Second Quarter 2009 1st Bank MT $101,053 1st Bank & Trust OK $107,209 1st Constitution Bank NJ $617,401 1st Equity Bank IL $116,107 Abbeville Building & Loan LA $34,020 ADB Bank UT $59,140 Alamerica Bank AL $85,483 Alamosa State Bank CO $145,529 Albany Bank & Trust Company, NA IL $530,704 Alpine Capital Bank […]

Online Dating as Honest as Real Life

For the millions looking for love on the Internet, the nagging question remains: Is my virtual paramour the person they say they are? A new survey of more than 5,000 U.S. online daters finds that the answer to that question is — by and large — ‘yes,’ or at least as honest as they would […]

Mafia Wars Job Tier Mastery

After mastering all the Jobs in a specific tier 3 times, you will master the tier, get a title and a reward item. Here are these reward items: New York: New York is the first playable city, it covers level 1-100, but is still playable for higher levels. This city has 9 Job tiers and […]

6 Unusual Jobs

Bounty hunters, private investigators, body guards–you’ve seen these jobs on TV, but do you know how they function in reality? Ever wonder what the job’s about, how you get paid, and how much? Here are six strange professions, along with the skinny on pay and duties. Many of these careers are seeing growth in a […]

Empire State Building cries foul over rival

Look at Manhattan from afar, and the first thing you notice is the Empire State Building, spiking like a needle above the carpet of skyscrapers that coats Manhattan from tip to tip. Now it’s got some competition — a proposal for a nearby glass office tower that would rise almost as high and alter the […]

Man attends own funeral

Dead wrong: Man attends own funeral after mix-up over body’s ID On the holiday known as the Day of the Dead, a Brazilian bricklayer walked into his own funeral. The sight of Ademir Jorge Goncalves alive shocked relatives, some of whom tried to jump out of the windows of the funeral home in southern Brazil. […]

JFK Runway Closure

The main runway at New York’s John F. Kennedy International will be closed for four months starting today. Millions of travelers will experience delays — including some not flying anywhere near the Big Apple. With about one-third of JFK’s traffic and half of its departures being diverted to three smaller runways, planes will wait on […]

Judge allows Jackson estate challenge

LOS ANGELES – A judge has ruled that Michael Jackson’s mother can challenge the men currently administering her son’s estate without losing her substantial stake. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff’s ruling, released Friday, clears the way for Katherine Jackson to challenge whether attorney John Branca and music executive John McClain are best-suited to […]

France Concorde Crash Trial

The US airline Continental and five individuals are set to go on trial in France over the crash of an Air France Concorde jet nearly 10 years ago. A wing and one engine caught fire as the supersonic jet was taking off from Paris Charles De Gaulle airport in July 2000. Flight 4590 struck a […]

Inside the world’s largest tent

The World’s Largest Tent, Khan Shatyr, Debuts In Astana, Kazakhstan The world’s largest tent Khan Shatyr has debuted in Kazakhstan’s capital city, Astana. The nearly 500-foot tall structure is host to a variety of exciting green features, designed by Foster And Partners, who are known for implementing inspiring sustainable techniques in their other creations, like […]