MasterCard to block subscriptions from charging you after free trials – CNET

  MasterCard is adding a safety net policy for anyone who forgot cancel a free trial, according to a blog post. Merchants often let customers try out their product for a set number of days before charging the subscription fee. It’s frustrating, though, when you wind up paying for something that you weren’t satisfied with because of a complicated cancellation process. The financial services company announced a change in their rules that would require merchants to gain cardholder approval at … Continued

Manafort prosecutor lashes back when judge tries to speed up Gates’ testimony

  A prosecutor for special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday showed his frustration with the Virginia federal judge overseeing the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman. Politico describes “a series of prickly clashes” between the prosecutor, Greg Andres, and U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III during testimony by Manafort’s former deputy, Rick Gates. According to Politico, Andres “sometimes lashed back” at the judge. In one exchange, Ellis interrupted Andres during Gates’ testimony about his travels, according … Continued

‘Hugely wealthy man’ on Pennsylvania Avenue seeks lead lawyer; read the spoof ad for Trump

From Craigslist “Seeking a lead attorney to represent client involved in an ongoing federal investigation. Must be familiar with laws and procedures around discovery, executive privilege, international financing of licensed real estate, election law and the Logan Act. Working knowledge of social media, especially Twitter is a plus, as is a better than average knowledge of the adult film industry and a collection of Playboy magazines from 1985-2010. Must look the part—Gregory Peck or Tommy Lee Jones type. Prior appearances … Continued


Fats Domino dead at 89, medical examiner’s office says – CNN Antoine “Fats” Domino, a titan of early rock ‘n’ roll whose piano-based hits — such as “Ain’t That a Shame,” “Blueberry Hill” and “Blue Monday” — influenced artists including Paul McCartney and Randy Newman, died Tuesday, an official said. Domino passed away due to natural causes, according to Mark Bone, chief investigator with the Jefferson Parish Medical Examiner’s office in Louisiana. He was 89. Fats Domino dead at 89, … Continued