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Chinese Badminton Player Disqualified from Olympics Quits Sport   One of the badminton players from China who was disqualified from the Olympics for attempting to lose has decided to quit the sport. Yu Yang posted the following on the Tencent microblogging site that said: “This is my last…>read more

No Comment August 2, 2012

PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker Agree to Settle   PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker have settled a federal money laundering charge and fraud charges against them. The companies have said that they will pay hundreds of millions of dollars in the settlement in order to reimburse customers. PokerStars…>read more

No Comment August 1, 2012

Tax Plan Proposed by Mitt Romney Would Benefit Richest Americans   According to analysis released on Wednesday by a nonpartisan group, the proposal from Mitt Romney to slash taxes of individual income by 20 percent would help to increase the income of the wealthiest taxpayers in the country. The analysis…>read more

No Comment August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal Dies at 86   Gore Vidal, the man who made a name for himself as an author, politician, playwright and commentator died at the age of 86 in Los Angeles Tuesday evening. Vidal died at 6:45 p.m. from complications from pneumonia, according to…>read more

No Comment August 1, 2012

Concord Law School of Kaplan University Celebrates 18th Graduation Ceremonies   On Sunday July 28, Concord Law School of Kaplan University held its eighteenth graduation ceremony. The school is the country’s leading completely-online law school. The ceremonies took place in Los Angeles at the Skirball Cultural Center. The graduates were…>read more

No Comment August 1, 2012

Badminton Players Disqualified from Olympics for Throwing Matches   The Badminton World Federation announced on Wednesday that eight female doubles players had been disqualified from the Olympics because they were trying to lose matches in order to gain a more favorable spot in the tournament. Two teams from…>read more

No Comment August 1, 2012

Reyes Kurson Law Firm Adds Latasha Thomas   A former top aide to ex-mayor Richard Daley started a law firm that has now added another South Side aldermen to its staff. Taking a post known as ‘of counsel,’ Aldermen Latasha Thomas, 17th, joined the law firm of…>read more

No Comment August 1, 2012

UC Irvine Professor Planned to Burn Son’s High School   A professor who works at the University of California, Irvine, has been accused of planning a massacre at his deceased son’s high school. The professor, Rainer Klaus Reinscheid, began his planning back in March. He did so because his…>read more

1 Comment August 1, 2012

Arrest Warrant Issued for Cuba Gooding Jr.   It was reported on Tuesday that actor Cuba Gooding Jr. was being sought by police in New Orleans for an incident at a bar called The Old Absinthe House, which is located on Bourbon Street. The incident took place…>read more

No Comment August 1, 2012

Henry Hopper, Son of Dennis Hopper, Accused of Rape   The son of actor Dennis Hopper, Henry Hopper, has been accused of raping a 15-year-old girl. The accuser is the mother of the teenage girl. She says that Henry Hopper gave her daughter alcohol and drugs and then took…>read more

No Comment July 31, 2012