September 26, 2013 |
Holders of Chase bank's popular Sapphire credit card may be wondering why they'll soon be on their own when it comes to keeping fraudsters at bay. "Please note that ID Theft Coverage will be canceled," Chase has notified Sapphire cardholders. "All changes are effective Nov. 1, 2013. " That's a pretty significant reversal considering that identity-related fraud affected 12.6 million U.S. consumers last year and caused $21 billion in losses, according to Javelin Strategy & Research.
July 13, 2013
Would Lawrence R. Krauss "recognize a miracle if one sat down and bit him on the ankle"? Reader Nathan Post wondered as much in his letter published Thursday in response to Krauss' July 8 Op-Ed article on miracles and the canonization of Pope John Paul II. Post also wrote: "Noting the dearth of miracles reported at Lourdes, France, Lawrence M. Krauss appears to make several assumptions. In a nutshell, he is saying that the number of miracles reported at Lourdes and recognized by the Roman Catholic Church as legitimate is solid evidence - almost proof - that miracles do not occur.
April 6, 2013 |
KABUL, Afghanistan - On the day that Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey arrived in Afghanistan for an assessment visit, six Americans were killed Saturday in attacks by insurgents. Hours after Dempsey arrived, five Americans - three soldiers and two civilians - were killed when a bomb-laden vehicle exploded in Zabol province in the southeast. An Afghan doctor was also killed in the attack. Another American was killed in an insurgent attack in eastern Afghanistan, military officials said.
March 31, 2013 |
CINCINNATI — The Angels' season-opening trip to Cincinnati and Texas is doubling as a Josh Hamilton reunion tour. Hamilton, a 31-year-old outfielder who signed a five-year, $125-million deal with the Angels in December, made his major league debut in Great American Ball Park almost exactly six years ago, appearing as a pinch-hitter for the Reds against the Chicago Cubs on April 2, 2007. His first big league hit, a home run at Arizona, came eight days later. Hamilton went on to hit .292 with 19 home runs and 47 runs batted in as a rookie for the Reds, who traded him to Texas for pitcher Edinson Volquez the following winter.
October 30, 2012 |
Hurricane Sandy could affect how marketing spots for at least one big holiday movie are perceived. “Life of Pi,” Fox's Nov. 21 release about a boy who is stranded on a boat with a Bengali tiger in the South Pacific after a major storm, has unintended but unfortunate overtones in the wake of Sandy's devastation. PHOTOS: Hurricane Sandy The massive storm, which churned across more than a half-dozen states Monday night and into Tuesday morning, has led to at least 33 deaths and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents along the East Coast.
September 6, 2012 |
The Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot has received praise from artists including Björk, Madonna, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Now the band is returning the favor. In a new video communique released by MTV, two members of the group thanked all those artists for their outspoken support while rappelling down the side of a large structure draped in a Pussy Riot banner. The video closes with them setting off flares to ignite a portrait of Vladimir Putin. It's unclear whether those two balaclava-clad members are the same two who recently escaped from Russia under threat of prosecution . The group prizes anonymity, and technically, anyone can don the mask and be an axillary member of Pussy Riot. But the video's curiously high production values and perilous stunt work -- a reference to some members' madcap rooftop escape from Russian police -- raises its own questions, especially given its release just before tonight's Video Music Awards on MTV. Chris Martins at Spin raises the hypothetical possibility that it's no coincidence at all . MTV is reportedly asking artists about Pussy Riot on the red carpet, and it broke the story of the video message.