Group Must Pay $700K Penalty For Allegedly Profiting From ‘Charity’ Donation Bins

Group Must Pay $700K Penalty For Allegedly Profiting From ‘Charity’ Donation Bins

This is not one of the boxes in question, though it is a clothing drop box. (JeepersMedia)

How do you turn a charitable donation into a scam? Take the donated item and sell it for a profit, instead of giving it to the needy. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said his office has reached a settlement with a for-profit company accused of doing just that, by way of more than 1,100 clothing donation bins scattered throughout the New York City area.

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Dynamic Airways Plane Catches Fire On Florida Runway

Dynamic Airways Plane Catches Fire On Florida Runway

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Seven people were injured and three taken to the hospital after an airplane caught fire on a Florida runway Thursday afternoon. The incident marks the third time in two months that an aircraft has caught fire before takeoff. 

A Dynamic Airways jet was taxiing for takeoff at the Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport en route to Venezuela this afternoon when the left engine caught fire, Local 10 News reports.

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Uber May Be Shooting Itself In The Foot With Surge Pricing

Uber May Be Shooting Itself In The Foot With Surge Pricing

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While it might be more difficult to hail a taxi at rush hour in Midtown Manhattan, the base rate for your ride is no different than if you’d flagged down that cab two hours earlier. But if you try to summon an Uber driver, you might he hit with increased “surge” pricing. Uber says the higher cost is intended to lure drivers to these high-demand areas, but a new study claims that surge pricing may have the opposite effect.

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Federal Budget Proposal Would Allow Government To Robocall Your Cellphone Over Debts

Federal Budget Proposal Would Allow Government To Robocall Your Cellphone Over Debts

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Federal law currently prohibits non-emergency robocalls to cellphones unless the recipient has given their prior express consent to receive automated pre-recorded calls. But amid the battle over the federal budget, someone has slipped in some language to the budget bill currently before Congress that would exempt government debt collectors from this law.

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2016 Honda Civic Sedan First Drive – Pick Your Flavor

2016 Honda Civic Sedan First Drive – Pick Your Flavor

2016 Honda Civic Sedan

2-liter K20 DOHC I-4, i-VTEC, port injection (158 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm, 138 lbs-ft @ 4,200 rpm)

1.5-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged, direct injection (174 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm, 162 @ 1,800-5,500 rpm)

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