Philippines typhoon survivors cheer Pacquiao’s victory.

Thousands of Filipino survivors of Typhoon Haiyan erupted into wild cheers Sunday to celebrate their boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s victory that gave them a brief respite from the enormous destruction and rebuilding that lies ahead. «It felt like I got my house back,» said street sweeper Ardel Nebasa, who lost… Continue reading

East Boston votes no to $1B casino, while its neighbor eyes the gamble.

WASHINGTON – Residents in East Boston are finding themselves on the losing end of a multi-million dollar gamble that would have brought a casino and thousands of permanent jobs to their community. Instead, voters there shot down the deal only to see residents in the neighboring city of Revere take… Continue reading

Indiana police chief volunteers to be shot with stun gun to raise money.

KNIGHTSTOWN, IND. – Knightstown police Chief Danny Baker has used pig roasts and golf tournaments to augment his department’s shrinking budget, but badly in need of $9,000 for a new squad car, he’s reprising his most shocking fundraising approach to date: getting shot by a stun gun. The jocular 63-year-old… Continue reading

NJ regulators approve online gambling at 6 casinos.

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – New Jersey gambling regulators gave six casinos the green light to offer Internet gambling statewide on Monday. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement’s decision, which came after more than four days of testing the technology involved in online betting and making sure gamblers are within New… Continue reading