June 28, 2012 |
Alex Trebek will take "relief" for $500. The "Jeopardy!" host is recovering well after suffering a mild heart attack Saturday. The beloved quiz man, who experienced a similar attack five years ago, said he sought treatment at the insistence of his wife. "She was very adamant and had tears in her eyes," Trebek told People. "I didn't want to upset her more than I had already so I went - and she was right. " The 71-year-old was making some home repairs and, after moving a heavy ladder, experienced shooting pain in his chest and back.
March 20, 2012
Colleagues of the late Sen. Ted Stevens are calling for the heads of six federal prosecutors who concealed evidence from the Alaska Republican's lawyers at his 2008 corruption trial. They may not get their wish for a while - Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. is awaiting a report by the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility - but in the meantime, Congress can make it harder for overzealous and negligent government lawyers to subject other defendants to the sort of outrageous ordeal Stevens endured.
January 8, 2012 |
Here is a roundup of alleged cons, frauds and schemes to watch out for. Mormons targeted - The Securities and Exchange Commission has accused several Utah residents of operating a Ponzi scheme that victimized members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In a Dec. 29 lawsuit filed in federal court in Utah, the SEC alleged that Joseph Nelson and his associates targeted investors at church functions, telling them they could double their money if they invested with Nelson's companies.
December 26, 2011 |
When Bob and Lynn Forthman joined Ashby Village in July 2010, they never figured they'd need its services so soon. The virtual village in Berkeley is one of 65 nationwide, with 120 more in the works. The volunteer-driven networks are meant to help seniors continue living in their homes by delivering a multitude of services they no longer can do for themselves and to help them stay engaged through social events. What started with the first village in 2001 in Boston has become a fast-growing phenomenon that could fill a crucial gap as baby boomers age and longevity increases.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 22, 2009 |
It had come down to bathing in a bucket in the rusted bathtub, illuminating every room with flashlights because the electric wiring was shot, and on days when the water heater malfunctioned, Leroy Price and Sunny Robinson would reach for their largest pot and boil water on the stove top. The 107-year-old Craftsman-style house that has been in Price's family for three generations was in severe disrepair after the roof began to leak a few years ago.
February 9, 2009 |
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied nearly 650,000 applications for housing aid after Hurricane Ike hit southeast Texas, finding that nearly 90% of all claimants were ineligible for FEMA help. Those rejected and their attorneys say the inspectors are unqualified or poorly trained, and the inspection system is flawed in ways that withhold help from deserving people. FEMA says the numbers reflect a misunderstanding of the agency's mission. The Houston Chronicle reported that FEMA has received more than 730,000 applications for help with home repairs, mobile homes or other housing services needed after Ike caused widespread damage in September.