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Iraq vet’s PTSD earns shorter sentence in plot to have KKK kill black neighbor ‘like an animal’

An Alabama man who tried to hire members of the Ku Klux Klan to torture and murder his African-American neighbor was sentenced on Monday to six years in prison. Allen Wayne Densen Morgan, 30, pleaded guilty in October to charges of using interstate facilities in an attempt to commit a…

WATCH: Comedian Janine Brito out-Tracy Morgans Tracy Morgan

30 Rock and Saturday Night Live alumnus Tracy Morgan is known for his rather distinct delivery, so it made sense that even he was taken aback by fellow comedian Janine Brito’s impression of him on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on Thursday night. “Hello, the Black version of myself,”…

J.P. Morgan to pay $228 million for bond bid-rigging scheme

NEW YORK — US bank JP Morgan Chase was slapped with fines and repayment penalties of $228 million for a bid-rigging scheme that shortchanged issuers of municipal bonds, US authorities announced Thursday. In a case that has also seen Swiss bank UBS and Bank of America heavily fined, JP Morgan…

Candidate busted for faking Morgan Freeman’s voice in ad

The agency that created an ad featuring a voice that sounded like Morgan Freeman is firing back after a North Carolina candidate said he was tricked by the company. The MEI company released a statement (.pdf) Tuesday explaining that B.J. Lawson (R-NC) was told that a “voice double” for Morgan…

Unfair to force 17 firms to return $1.7B in ‘ill-advised’ bonuses: pay czar

Seventeen US financial firms paid 1.7 billion dollars in “ill-advised” bonuses to top executives at the height of the financial crisis, President Barack Obama’s pay czar said Friday. The firms, including top Wall Street banks Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase and Citigroup, made the excessive salary and bonus payments while…

Divers find 230-year-old bottles of champagne belonging to King Louis XIV

Divers have found bottles of champagne some 230 years old on the bottom of the Baltic which a wine expert described Saturday as tasting “fabulous”. Thought to be premium brand Veuve Clicquot, the 30 bottles discovered perfectly preserved at a depth of 55 metres (180 feet) could have been in…

US probing Morgan Stanley deals: media

US federal prosecutors are investigating whether Morgan Stanley misled investors about financial derivative deals against which it sometimes bet, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The suspicions were similar to civil fraud charges faced by Goldman Sachs, which is also under investigation for how it designed and sold mortgage-related products…

Women, stop crying. It’s really ruining Spencer Morgan’s boner.

Thanks to Jill Filipovic for drawing my attention to this article by Spencer Morgan in the NY Observer, an article demonstrating that the Observer and Morgan intend to be on the “misogynist for the sheer joy of hating women” beat. Morgan asks an earth-shattering question of profound importance as well…

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