Walmart saved millions from elder gift card scams

A gift card display stands at a Walmart Inc. store in Burbank, California. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Technology developed by Walmart helped the retail giant identify and freeze nearly $4 million in gift cards that had been bought by thousands of primarily elderly victims at the direction of con artists who … Read more

Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr says moments of silence wont solve gun violence

CNN — Following Sunday’s mass shooting in downtown Sacramento, California, that left six people dead and a dozen injured, the head coach of one of the NBA’s most-watched teams has renewed his call for stronger gun control laws. Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr spoke about the Sacramento shooting during a news conference before … Read more

Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt and other hotels crack down on human trafficking

Human trafficking generates about $150 billion a year globally in illegal profits, according to the International Labor Organization, and poses a complicated challenge for major hotel chains. In 2020 there were more than 10,000 reported cases of human trafficking in the US, with 72% of those related to sex trafficking, according to the National Human … Read more

Pulp Fiction co-stars Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson are set to reunite onscreen in The Kill Room

Pulp Fiction co-stars Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson set to reunite onscreen in forthcoming comedy-thriller The Kill Room By Sam Joseph Semon For Published: 19:58 EDT, 1 April 2022 | Updated: 20:00 EDT, 1 April 2022 Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson are set to reunite onscreen in the forthcoming comedy-thriller The Kill … Read more

Jussie Smollett: Brothers’ confession video shows how actor’s story unraveled

CNN — The brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo were kept in Chicago Police detention for nearly two days after they were accused of attacking the “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett in a homophobic and racist hate crime. In the 47th hour of that detention, in a small fluorescently lit room painted a bland white, the brothers … Read more

VT man gets 27 years for ‘vile’ films of man killed, boy tortured

A Vermont man who admitted to paying a Venezuelan woman to kidnap “a slave” and film a sick video of the victim being tortured and suffocated to death was sentenced to 27 years in prison. Sean Fiore, 38, of Burlington, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty in October to charges of conspiracy to kidnap and … Read more

Activision Blizzard Settlement Approved By Court For $18 Million

Picture: Activision Blizzard US District Judge Dale Fischer approved a $18 million relief settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission today. This settlement comes months after Activision Blizzard originally agreed to settle with the EEOC on September 27, 2021. But those attempting to hold the game publisher to account are split on how much of … Read more

Activision Blizzard Sex Harassment Lawsuit Alleges Retaliation

Picture: Activision Blizzard / Kotaku A new lawsuit against call of duty publisher Activision Blizzard by a current employee raises fresh allegations of sexual harassment at the publisher, this time focused on leaders in Blizzard’s IT department. According to the lawsuit, the current employee was repeatedly subjected to unwanted advances, touching, and inappropriate remarks. She … Read more

Foreclosures are on the rise. Here’s what that says about the housing market

The foreclosure uptick indicates that the economic — and especially employment recovery — is not complete, an expert says. Getty Images In January there was a seven-fold increase in foreclosure starts as compared to December, with roughly 33,000 loans referred to foreclosure, according to a report from mortgage data and analytics company Black Knight. What’s … Read more