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‘You don’t do theater for money’ says Malkovich

US actor John Malkovich said it made little sense to do theater for money as he presented his latest play/opera, in which he plays a writer and serial assassin, in Mexico City. “I don’t care if I get paid at all. You don’t really do theater for money, it doesn’t…

Obama administration to make drug companies disclose money paid to doctors

The Obama administration plans to establish new rules requiring pharmaceutical companies to disclose the payments they make to doctors, according to the New York Times. The new rules are being issued under the new health care law and will make pharmaceutical companies report money they have given to doctors for…

‘Money zombies’ invade Wall Street protest

During yesterday’s “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrations, a group of “money zombies” rampaged through the streets of New York City, as a theatrical mockery of the wealthy elite who runt he financial sector. Chris Longenecker, one of the protesters in zombie makeup, explained to ABC News reporter Dan Harris that the…

U.S., Romania arrest more than 100 for cyber scams

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. and Romanian police have arrested more than 100 people in a year-long effort to stop Internet fraud schemes that have cost Americans more than $100 million, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday. Romanian police carried out 117 raids on Friday, the Justice Department said. They…

Army sergeant and colleague charged in Kuwait bribes scheme

WASHINGTON — A US Army sergeant and his colleague took more than $170,000 in a bribes and money laundering scheme at Camp Arifjan, a US military base in Kuwait, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. The 11-count indictment made public in Wheeling, West Virginia, charged Sergeant First Class Richard Evick,…

Senators call for crackdown on ‘Bitcoin’ as drug traffickers move in

The Internet barter system known as “Bitcoin,” which makes it difficult for law enforcement to monitor online transactions, has raised the ire of two U.S. Senators who learned recently about a new website that lets Bitcoin users buy and sell illegal drugs. In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder…

‘Granny’ mugger strikes S. African shopping center

JOHANNESBURG (AFP) – Police in South Africa are searching for an elderly woman who allegedly persuades young men at a mall to help carry heavy bags from her car, then kidnaps them from the parking lot and robs them. The woman, who works with two male accomplices, targets shoppers standing…

Democrats file fundraising complaint against Romney

BOSTON (Reuters) – The New Hampshire Democratic Party on Friday said Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign may have violated election finance laws by funneling “soft money” into the Republican frontrunner’s White House bid. The party filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) suggesting that Romney could be funneling unlimited…

‘Disappointed’ supporters greet Obama in California

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Hundreds of protesters, mostly Hispanics demanding immigration reform, gathered to vent their disappointment with US President Barack Obama as he visited California. Many of the activists said they were Obama supporters but felt let down by the slow pace of the change he promised in his…

One-embryo limit would save money, lives: study

WASHINGTON (AFP) – If women undergoing fertility treatment were limited to one embryo transfer at a time, lives and money would be saved due to fewer complications from multiple births, Canadian doctors said Thursday. “Across Canada, there would be as many as 840 fewer babies admitted to the NICU (neonatal…

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