Jim Stanek thought he was doing a good deed. He had $300 worth of Bay Area Rapid Transit tickets which were paid for but unused by commuters. He gave them to a needy teenager, who used them to get to school. For this good deed, Stanek was fired but he's appealing.
in California, the Placer County Courthouse accidentally summoned 1,200 people to jury duty on the same morning. Taking their duty seriously, residents tried to be on time but the traffic jam was too much.
Governors in some states are looking to not only cut taxes but eliminate certain kinds of them altogether. But many lawmakers are worried their states won't be able to pay the bills if they eliminate income or property taxes.
The former House speaker said Wednesday that he's suspending his presidential campaign, and he's ready to help the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, battle President Obama. But Newt Gingrich might have a more pressing problem: His campaign has about $4 million in debt.
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