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He Said He Was Innocent for 40 Years. Google Search Proved It

January 21, 2018 |

Facebook may have been one criminal’s undoing—Google was another’s saving grace. The Guardian has the story of Stephen Simmons, a 62-year-old British businessman whose frustration over a 1976 conviction for a crime he maintained he did not commit had never dissipated. He and two pals were arrested in June…
Newser

Rocker Faces 30 Years in Prison on Fraud Charges

January 18, 2018 |

From hundreds of thousands of fans to 100,000 victims. The Santa Barbara Independent reports a pop-punk bassist is facing fraud charges and more than 30 years in prison over an alleged real estate scam. Prosecutors say Michael Davenport of The Ataris defrauded approximately 100,000 people in all 50…
Newser

Flag Not Seen in 12 Years Will Wave at Olympics

January 17, 2018 |

It’s official: North and South Korea will compete together under one unified flag at next month’s Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, in what will be the first such arrangement since 2006. South Korea previously announced North Korea would send officials, athletes, and a cheer squad to the Olympics following talks between…
Newser

After Years of Turmoil, Greece Is Close to Exiting Its Bailout

January 17, 2018 |

After nearly eight years of turmoil, the country is within striking distance of freeing itself from a bailout program that has strained its citizens and the eurozone alike.
WSJ.com: What’s News Europe

This State Is the Best to Spend Your Golden Years In

January 16, 2018 |

Trying to plan ahead for where you’ll spend your golden years? WalletHub has done a good portion of the legwork for you, looking closely at three categories—affordability, health care, and overall quality of life—in all 50 states to see which ones offer the best retirement options. The site…
Newser

Financial apps can make it easier to keep your new year’s resolution to save money

January 14, 2018 |

New year’s resolutions have a notoriously low success rate — only 8% of people achieve their goals. Losing weight, drinking less, being nicer to the cat — all these aspirations fall away as January wears on.

Success spikes, however, when the resolution has to do with money and finance.

This trend…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

Two years of Trump panning the Iran deal

January 13, 2018 |

President Trump has never been a fan of the Iran nuclear deal, but his rhetoric has changed slightly since he took office.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

$450M Mega Millions Winner Is Just 20 Years Old

January 12, 2018 |

America’s newest multi-millionaire is just 20 years old and credits “the power of positive thinking.” Florida’s Shane Missler was announced Friday as the winner of last week’s $ 450 million Mega Millions jackpot—the 10th largest lottery jackpot in US history, the AP reports. And while he didn’t come forward until…
Newser

He Escaped Capture for Years. Then Facebook Saw His Tattoos

January 11, 2018 |

A Japanese yakuza boss who’s been a fugitive since allegedly committing a 2003 murder was done in by his extensive tattoos. The BBC reports Facebook photos of Shigeharu Shirai, variously reported as being 72 or 74, showed the frail and elderly man doing what frail and elderly men might do:…
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