7 fees you should stop paying right now

The little things add up in life, and the same is true for the annoying fees you pay for your credit cards, cell phone service and other features of modern daily life. Here are seven fees you can stop paying right now to easily save hundreds of dollars a year, or even more. 1....

For some, jobless benefits trump a job

Work sometimes pays less than benefits in such a weak job market You know the economy has become truly screwy when it pays more to collect jobless benefits than to get an actual job. The economy is so weak and jobs are so scarce that some people are finding that it isn’t worth...

Penthouse Founder Dies At 79

Penthouse founder Bob Guccione died Wednesday of cancer at age 79. The controversial publisher was married four times and had five children. The magazine’s most famous moment came when it published nude photos of Vanessa Williams, who was forced to give up her title as Miss...

61 indicted in major drug, gang crackdown

SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KABC) – Hundreds of police and federal agents launched a major crackdown on drugs and gangs across Southern California on Thursday morning. Authorities said dozens of raids were conducted throughout the night in Los Angeles and Riverside counties. It was...

Health Care Law – What’s in it for Small Businesses?

In California, small businesses, or businesses that employ less than 100 people, make up over 90% over all private sector employers, employ over 5 million Californians, and paid over a third of the state’s private sector payrolls. Nationally, small businesses employ over 50...

Legal pot means big savings on law enforcement

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) – Cash-strapped California would get some relief by legalizing pot, but the biggest boost would be thanks to massive law enforcement cuts, not new tax revenue, experts say. The state’s marijuana legalization initiative known as Proposition 19...

Maguindanao massacre victims begged for mercy, court told

MANILA, October 20, 2010 (AFP) – A farmer who said he witnessed the Philippines’ worst political massacre told a court Wednesday the victims begged for mercy before being shot from close range. Akmad Ismael, 42, recounted how he saw the prime defendant Andal Ampatuan...

Another step towards comprehensive immigration reform

By Attorneys Robert Reeves and Jeremiah Johnson WHEN President Obama first took office, he made a promise to “pursue genuine solutions day in and day out [including] immigration reform that will secure our borders, and punish employers who exploit immigrant labor; reform...

What to do with conditional green card status in troubled marriages

BY KEN REYES MARRIAGE for many persons is the culmination of one’s life. Getting married signifies the beginning of a new phase in life, both socially and economically. For those persons who lack permanent residency in the United States and have married a United States...

Fee gouging and self-aggrandizement

BY ATTY. DANIEL HANLON ALTHOUGH attorneys take an oath upon admission to the bar to zealously advocate on behalf of their clients, I have heard an overwhelming number of stories in which potential clients depict their attorneys’ actions and statements in meetings as...