Seven-Time Lotto Winner Shares His Method

How does one person win the lottery again and again? Richard Lustig says he knows. In “Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery,” Lustig – who has won the grand prize seven times – shares the strategy he calls “the winning lottery...

The 10 most annoying smartphone habits

(CNN) – In the ever-growing world of smartphones and smartphone users, one thing has become fairly clear: We all love our own phone, but we hate yours. Smartphones have changed how many of us communicate. They also can drive us crazy – not because of our own perfectly...

Teachers, students and Facebook – a toxic mix

The headlines conjure up every parent’s nightmare: “Teachers fired for flirting on Facebook with students.” The New York Post reported this week that three New York City teachers are accused of inappropriate “friending” – and worse. One teacher...

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...

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...

3 killed, 3 wounded in fresh military, tribal group, NPA encounter in Surigao

BUTUAN CITY, Oct. 17 – Three people were killed while three others wounded when 75th IB Philippine Army operatives together with group of tribesmen belonging to Datu Dumogoy Tribal Group engaged some 60 fully armed NPA rebels in a 30 minute firefight Sitio Mabog, San Roque,...

Study: CA Community Colleges Fail To Prep Students

SAN FRANCISCO – A new study finds that most students seeking degrees at California’s community colleges never get them. The report says 70 percent of degree-seeking students who entered community college in the 2003-2004 school year didn’t graduate or transfer...

Real Estate Firm To Buy OC Fairgrounds

COSTA MESA – California officials say a real estate management firm will buy the Orange County Fairgrounds for $100 million after a deal to sell the property to the city of Costa Mesa fell through. The state announced Wednesday that Facilities Management West would make an...

OC Man Freed From Iranian Prison Headed Home

LOS ANGELES – A California businessman who spent more than two years in an Iranian prison after being accused of passing money to a rebel group is returning home. 71-year-old Reza Taghavi is due at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday afternoon where he will be...

Rizzo Charged With 2 New Criminal Counts In Bell Salary Scandal

LOS ANGELES – Prosecutors have filed two new charges against a former city manager accused of looting funds from the scandal-plagued Los Angeles suburb of Bell. Robert Rizzo is already facing more than 50 felony counts of misappropriation of public funds, conflict of...