Senate passes bill meant to combat robocalls

NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill that aims to combat the illegal robocalls torturing Americans . Though the measure wouldn't eliminate all unwanted calls, it would give r...

3 more parents plead guilty in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — A married couple and a California businessman are the latest parents to plead guilty in the sweeping college admissions scam. Gregory and Marcia Abbott and Peter Jan Sa...

Official linked to Olympic ticket scam set to be IOC member

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics. ...

Taiwanese buy fake Filipino passports to attend American school

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Wang Chuan-hung (王權宏) the owner of an immigration consulting firm was released on bail on Tuesday (May 21) after being questioned by prosecutors for allegedly selling fake Phil...

Polish court says founders of financial scam guilty of fraud

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish court says the two founders of a notorious pyramid scheme are guilty of fraud for cheating thousands of people out of their savings, worth $219 million, in one of the na...

Maryland man pleads guilty in sprawling investment scam

BALTIMORE (AP) — A bogus investment scheme that entrapped hundreds of individuals and corporate investors and might involve as much as a half-billion dollars has unraveled in guilty pleas for wire fra...

Business Highlights

___ Mnuchin optimistic on trade battles; Wall Street approves WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is making progress in talks with Canada and Mexico over the lifting of stee...

Apparent drug sale scam leads to 2 deaths in Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An apparent dispute over a fake drug sale led to the death of two men in the tony Mexico City neighborhood of Condesa. The men were found shot in a car that had cr...

Help coming on blocking scam calls for robocall-plagued US

NEW YORK (AP) — New measures by U.S. regulators could help thwart some of the billions of robocalls received in the U.S. The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday that it ...

Australia deports 15 Taiwanese plotting telephone scams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian Border Force (ABF) stopped 15 Taiwanese nationals linked to telephone fraud from entering Australia last weekend, all of whom were deported back to Taiwan b...

The Latest: Huffman arrives to plead guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the plea of actress Felicity Huffman in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 1:10 p.m. "Desperate Housewives" star F...

Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in college admissions scam

BOSTON (AP) — Actress Felicity Huffman is scheduled to plead guilty Monday to allegations she paid $15,000 to rig her daughter's SAT score as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme. ...

Sentenced for scams, fake heiress not sorry 'for anything'

NEW YORK (AP) — A con artist who was sentenced to four to 12 years in prison for swindling banks, hotels and wealthy New Yorkers says she's not sorry for anything she did. Anna Sorok...

Texan pleads guilty over scam PACs for 2016 candidates

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Texas man has pleaded guilty to creating fake political action committees in 2016 supporting Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders that raised...

Fake German heiress faces sentencing in NY fraud case

NEW YORK (AP) — The day of reckoning has arrived for the German con artist who passed herself off as a wealthy heiress and swindled tens of thousands of dollars from New York banks and hotels. ...