A long-running Arizona affinity-fraud case took an important step toward conclusion with the conviction last week of two Mesa defendants.
Guy Andrew Williams, 42, and his father Brent F. Williams, 66, were convicted June 28 of 38 counts of conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering in an action stemming from crimes targeting wealthy Mormons in Arizona and neighboring states beginning in 2002. The verdict capped a two-week trial conducted by visiting U.S. District Judge Jack ... Quick Read
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- How much does it cost to pack a picnic this Fourth of July? That'll be $6 per person.
That's according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, which launched an informal price survey this year looking at the cost of hot dogs, cheeseburgers and other Independence Day fare.
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It's almost Independence Day, and what better way to celebrate than to pay tribute to the many men who have played our commander-in-chief on the silver screen? (Speaking of, we definitely need more female presidents in film. Also, there are probably better ways to celebrate Independence Day.) Whether saving us ... More » ... Quick Read
Here's the first official trailer for Lovelace, the Amanda Seyfried?led biopic about Deep Throat porn legend Linda Lovelace. There's nothing too scandalous in the trailer, unless you count audacious mustaches, in which case, well, yes, there are a few audacious mustaches. (And some truly shocking wigs on the fellas.) It ... More » ... Quick Read
Egypt's military has suspended the Islamist-backed constitution and called early elections, announcing that embattled President Mohammed Morsi will be replaced. Cheers erupted among millions of protesters nationwide who were demanding Morsi's ouster. ... Quick Read
K-Ci & JoJo, ?Knock It Off? The first single in over a decade from brothers Cedric ?K-Ci? Hailey and Joel ?JoJo? Hailey, two fourths of nineties boudoir R&B giants Jodici, wafted into earshot last week, in a billowing cumulonimbus of Spanish Fly fumes. ?Knock It Off? is a modest nostalgia ... More » ... Quick Read
In The Lone Ranger, Johnny Depp's Tonto wears a dead crow on his head, and while that's sorta weird, it'd be even weirder to see Depp without something weird on his head. The actor's predilection for onscreen headgear ? whether it's his Jack Sparrow bandanna or his Willy Wonka top ... More » ... Quick Read
Books and summer. Books and summer and a frosty, easy-sipping beverage. Books and summer and a frosty, easy-sipping beverage and a hammock positioned under the shade of an oak or palm tree, preferably with a cool breeze wafting overhead. If you?re like us, these increasingly relaxing endeavors make you sigh, ... More » ... Quick Read
Jim Rash and Nat Faxon, otherwise known as the Oscar-winning writers of The Descendants, make their first outing as directors with The Way, Way Back, in which they also have extended cameos. Rash (usually seen as Dean Pelton on Community) plays Lewis, a beyond-jaded equipment rentals manager at the Water ... More » ... Quick Read