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A waitress accused of adjusting customers' tips

A restaurant server has been accused of editing the tips that customers gave her with extra numbers, adjusting a $5 tip to $15 or even $25, affecting at least 20 of the restaurant users.

Man ordered to pay $30K child support bill for kid that isn't his

The state of Michigan is demanding that a man pay thousands of dollars for a kid that isn't his, or he could go to prison.

UK tourist gets £12,000 phone bill after downloading TV abroad

A British O2 customer had a nasty case of bill-shock recently after returning from a holiday abroad to find a data charge of £12,500, accumulated by downloading two TV programmes.

Hillary Clinton stays silent on possible 2016 run on 'Daily Show'

New York City - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton refused to give it up Tuesday, keeping her presidential ambitions under wraps under direct questioning from late night talk-show host Jon Stewart on his show, “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

UK supermarkets lose battle with German chains

Aldi and Lidl are the winners of the British supermarket industry this year. Morrisons, ASDA, Sainsbury's and Tesco are losing ground.

Republicans slowly embracing marijuana

For years the U.S. House has been turning down proposals dealing with marijuana but this week that all changed when the House approved a new measure.

Iowa passes bill to legalize cannabis treatment for children

Des Moines - Families across Iowa celebrated the news Friday that Governor Terry Branstad signed the bill enabling a low-THC medical marijuana oil extract to be used as treatment for children with severe epilepsy.

Bill: FCC can't classify broadband as utility

An Ohio Congressman has introduced a bill to prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from reclassifying broadband as a utility. Many net neutrality advocates have called for reclassification.

Mississippi signs religious freedom bill

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, the Governor of Mississippi, Phil Bryant, signed into law a measure that allows individuals and organizations to sue the government over laws that they feel obstruct their ability to practice religion.

Man tries to pay Applebee's tab with $1 trillion bill

Police were call to a South Carolina Applebee's restaurant after a man attempted to pay his tab with a $1 trillion bill.

3 French pensioners run from €170,000 luxury Swiss Chalet bill

Crans - Three pensioners from the French Riviera decided to stay at a luxury ski chalet in the Swiss Alps for a couple of months. They then skipped the scene, without paying the bill of approximately 170,000 euros, or around $232,000.

Waitress fired for refusing to cover dine-and-dash bill

New York - It wasn't a good thing to have three men skip out on a bill, but it was even worse when waitress Suzanne Parratt was fired for refusing to pay that bill.

US House passes bill charging $5,000 to file complaint against drilling

House Resolution 1965, known as the Federal Land Jobs and Energy Security Act, passed the House on Wednesday. The bill contains a benefits package for oil companies seeking to lease land from the federal government.

U.S. government shutdown in effect, first time in 17 years

The U.S. government, after a congressional vote Monday night, is shutting down as the new fiscal year begins October 1. Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a spending plan, instigating the first U.S. government shutdown since 1995-96.

Obama signs bipartisan student loan deal

Washington - On Friday, lawmakers from both parties were in the Oval Office, watching President Obama sign into law the "Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013", a bill designed to keep interest rates low for student loans.

UK's 'Paella Prisoners': English & Spanish media stories differ

Granada - In a UK tabloid story, we can read about a British couple who were unfairly imprisoned and fined while on holiday, for refusing to pay a restaurant bill. In the Spanish media, we can read about what actually happened.

Bill requiring warrant for cellphone tracking approved in Maine

Augusta - A bill that would require police officers to obtain a warrant before tracking cellphone placement was passed by the Maine House of Representatives.

Customers pay forgotten tabs in Boston Marathon bombings

Boston - The chaos that followed the Boston bombings left many restaurants on Boylston Street with hefty unpaid tabs. A handful of good-hearted patrons have made an extra effort to clear their debt.

Singer Mary J. Blige gets hit with a tax bill of $3.4 million

Mary J. Blige has been going through some financial problems as of lately, and that includes a tax bill of $3.4 million, and that is on top of $900K she owes the state of New Jersey.

Cellphone unlocking bill introduced by members of U.S. Congress

Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) has introduced a bill dubbed the Unlocking Technology Act of 2013. Co-sponsors of the bill include Jared Polis (D-CO) and Thomas Massie (R-KY).

New $100 bill coming

A new redesigned $100 bill is coming. The new bill will have the same old face, Benjamin Franklin, but it will have a few tech tweaks.

Man in UK builds up $90,000+ chat line phone bill

A man in the United Kingdom racked up a phone bill of more than $90,000 in a span of three months after he attempted to alleviate his loneliness by calling a premium rate phone line.

Five-year-old runs up £1,700 iPad bill in just 10 minutes

Bristol - In a case of what should have been "don't let the kid near your iPad", a five-year-old boy managed to run up a bill of £1,700 ($2,571) in a mere ten minutes, by innocently buying dozens of costly add-ons.

Affordable birth control may be denied to Oklahoma women

A bill being presented to the Oklahoma Senate may deny women the right to have their insurance cover birth control. Some believe it poisons a women's body.

Illinois State Senate passes same-sex marriage legislation

Springfield - In what some are calling the "Valentine Vote", the Illinois State Senate has voted on a bill that will legalize same-sex marriage.

Colorado lawmakers vote to make it harder to plead insanity

Denver - A bill that would make it harder for defendants to plead not guilty by reason of insanity passed its first vote from Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday; it’s the first of several votes before the bill could become law.

Atheists take offence at 'Merry Christmas Bill'

Atheists in Texas have come out against a bill that would allow teachers to tell their students "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Hanukkah".

NYPD billed Tamon Robinson's mom for dent in car that killed him

Laverne Dobbinson, 45, mother of Tamon Robinson, 27, who was hit by a New York City Police Department car says the police billed her $710 for damages on the car that killed her son.

Obama forgets to pay restaurant bill after Father's Day lunch

Washington - President Obama forgot to pay for his meal at Kenny's BBQ on Capitol Hill Wednesday. He ate a steaming plate of pork ribs with hot sauce, collard greens, red beans, rice and cornbread, and walked out with his entourage leaving his $55.58 bill unpaid.

Montreal lawyers silently protest anti-rally bill

Montreal - A new type of protest has started in Montreal with hundreds of lawyers marching through the streets in silent protest against the emergency law on demonstrations.
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