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  • Two Kansas men sentenced for Social Security fraud

    Two Kansas men sentenced for Social Security fraud
    One Kansas man has been sentenced to prison and a second has received three years' probation in separate cases of Social Security fraud.     The U.S. Attorney's office says 54-year-old L.T. Baker, of Wichita, and 40-year-old Paul David Lieder, of...
  • Antonovich calls for reducing early releases from jails

    Antonovich calls for reducing early releases from jails
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich asked sheriff's officials to look into ways to stem early releases of county jail inmates serving time for violence and sex crimes, after a report by the Los Angeles Times on the increasing number of...
  • Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction

    Texas appeals court throws out Tom DeLay money-laundering conviction
    HOUSTON -- Tom DeLay, who was forced out as Republican House majority leader in 2005 because of felony money laundering charges, was exonerated Thursday by a Texas appeals court. The Texas 3rd Court of Appeals said the evidence in the case was “...
  • Swift Justice: Title transfer, Medicaid and timeshares

    Dear Jackie, In January 2011, my 1988 station wagon refused to start during a snowstorm. My wife and I went online and contacted one of those Cash for Junk Cars companies, and they offered us $350 for the vehicle. Upon pick up, we had the driver sign a...
  • Swift Justice: Child support collection, record expunging and business with family

    Dear Jackie, I am a single mother with a three-year-old daughter. I went to court last year to get child support, and it was court ordered that I get $200 a month from her father. The first five months, I got the money. Last June, he stopped paying, even...
  • Seniors on the Go: Traveling with a bad back

    Seniors on the Go: Traveling with a bad back
    Regardless of overall health or age, many travelers endure back problems of varying severity. And it doesn't take much of a problem to curtail what you can comfortably do while you're traveling. If you have any degree of difficulty, you need to minimize...
  • Judge's verdict: Avoiding a travel 'nightmare'

    Judge's verdict: Avoiding a travel 'nightmare'
    If you really want your vacation to be a dream rather than a nightmare, listen to the judge. That would be Judge Thomas A. Dickerson, one of the nation's leading authorities on travel law. He and a colleague, Cheryl E. Chambers, recently published their...
  • Ex-Stroger aide guilty of bribery, mail fraud

    Ex-Stroger aide guilty of bribery, mail fraud
    After two days of deliberations, a federal jury on Wednesday found Eugene Mullins, a friend and onetime aide to former Cook County Board President Todd Stroger, guilty of seven of eight counts at his corruption trial. Mullins was acquitted of one...
  • France moves closer to ban on child pageants

    France moves closer to ban on child pageants
    PARIS (AP) - France's Senate has voted to ban beauty pageants for children under 16, in an effort to defend children's - especially girls' - rights.     Anyone who enters a child into such a contest would face up to two years in prison and 30,000 euros...
  • Use, don't lose, those gift cards

    If you received a cash rebate card for upgrading your cable television service or for buying your teenager a new smartphone over the holidays, here's my advice: Use it soon. Unlike gift cards that come with far-off expiration dates and protections...
  • New century is off to a wobbly start

    PARIS -- This certainly is not the best of times, nor can it be called the worst of recent times, considering the years of totalitarianism, war and cold war the world lived through in the 20th century, recently closed. But the years since 2000 have...