| Jul 25, 2014
| 6:37 PM
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrests of two men who grabbed a letter carrier in a chokehold to steal her master key and mail truck key.
Inspectors handed out reward fliers Friday in the...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 3:26 PM
When several timeshare owners received phone calls offering them compensation from a man who claimed to be the chief of the U.S. Department of Justice's fraud section, it seemed like a windfall.
But there was a catch.
The caller said that if they did...
| Aug 13, 2014
Re-elect Richards to county court
For sheer political theater, there's probably no more interesting contest than the Broward County Court Group 27 race. Judge Ian Richards won the seat in 2008 by running what many thought was a "stealth campaign," in...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Still haven't filed your taxes? That makes you one of 50,000 people the Illinois Department of Revenue expects to visit its website today to complete a return before the looming April 15 deadline.
Many more last-minute filers are expected to send in...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 4:36 PM
As Tuesday's income-tax deadline looms, experts have a word of caution for procrastinators: Filing your return at the last minute can be hazardous to your financial health.
Rushing to file leaves taxpayers especially vulnerable to making math errors,...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 5:09 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation has issued a report to Congress that criticizes the U.S. Postal Service's disposal of historic properties and calls for suspension of all sales until a host of recommendations are implemented....
| Apr 22, 2014
| 8:06 AM
The Lance Armstrong doping scandal continued to reverberate through cycling on Tuesday as an independent panel levied stiff penalties against three staff members from his former team.
Team director Johan Bruyneel was banned from the sport for 10 years,...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:05 AM
A national study on customer satisfaction suggests that passenger satisfaction ratings slump after airlines undergo a merger with another carrier.
The nation's top airlines received a combined score of 69 on a 1-to-100 scale, below the average scores...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Members of the American Postal Workers Union are launching protests Thursday in 27 states to decry a partnership between the U.S. Postal Service and office supply company Staples Inc. to run postal counters at its retail stores.
The agreement between...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Harvey Milk, the slain politician who became an icon of equal rights not just for the gay community in San Francisco but across the nation, will be commemorated in a forever stamp next month, the U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday.