| 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...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 11:10 AM
The Thanksgiving and Black Friday back-to-back shopping events proved to be more popular with Americans than they were last year, according to industry data.
The National Retail Federation pegged the number of unique shoppers Thursday through Sunday...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:11 PM
A Wal-Mart Stores Inc. contractor has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle a lawsuit filed by 568 Southern California warehouse workers who said they were underpaid and denied rest and meal breaks.
A federal judge has approved the settlement between...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 10:31 AM
Looks like a former PayPal Inc. executive is the mystery man who's been dropping thousands of dollars on tips at bars and restaurants across the United States.
Jack Selby, a member of PayPal's original management team, was first unmasked as the generous...
| 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 12, 2014
| 4:23 PM
I wasn't shocked Tuesday when the Better Business Bureau released its list of the top scams of last year. Right at the top was the free medical alert scam I wrote about several times after hearing from hundreds of senior......
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Corey Doctorow at Boing Boing: This year, I resolve to minimize my use of incaps when writing about commercial products and companies. An incap changes a word into a logo, and has no place in journalism or commentary -- it's......
| 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...
| 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 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 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...