| Jun 13, 2013
| 11:55 AM
This post has been updated with information from an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday afternoon.
Hackers allegedly targeted 15 financial institutions, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc. and E-Trade, as part of a nearly two-year-...
| May 27, 2013
| 6:14 PM
Glenn Egelko used Ticketmaster to buy tickets to a matchup this month at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena between the United States and Iranian wrestling teams.
This was real wrestling — the kind that used to be part of the Olympics until...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:14 AM
A 16-year-old went on quite the joy ride after snagging his dad's credit card and racking up a $54,000 bar tab during a one-night club binge in Japan.
The teenager and a friend made the rounds at some hostess clubs, where he paid to sit and drink with...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In last week's On the Spot column, letter writer Nancy Jones said she was going to London and expressed concern about whether her credit cards would work because they are not Chip and PIN (personal identification number). She said she didn't want to carry...
| May 14, 2013
It's long been a basic tenet of the business world: You give us more business, we'll reward your loyalty with better deals.
That's how cable companies operate with their service packages. That's how phone companies work.
And until now, that's pretty...
| Aug 1, 2012
Not long ago, Tyrone Freeman was a rising star in the national labor movement, already the head of California's biggest union local and a force in Democratic politics from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.
Freeman's quick climb up the ranks of the...
| Dec 28, 2012
Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:33 PM
A onetime rising star in national labor circles who headed California's biggest union local was convicted Monday on federal charges that he stole tens of thousands of dollars from his low-income members.
Tyrone Freeman, who represented about 190,000...
| Dec 9, 2012
By some accounts, most Americans have done it. They've repacked, rewrapped and resent unwanted presents to a new recipient.
A survey in October 2011 by home fashion retailer HomeGoods found that more than half of the 1,000-plus respondents had regifted,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 5:22 PM
Not long ago, Tyrone Freeman was a rising young star in the national labor movement, already the head of California’s biggest union local and a force in Democratic politics from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Nicole Richie's exclusive limited-edition collection for Macy's Impulse is slated to make its runway debut at this year's annual HIV/AIDS fundraiser, "Macy's Passport Presents Glamorama."...