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A burglar who tried to break into an ATM at a bank in San Francisco was arrested Friday after he hopped onto the roof of a nearby building to escape and fell into an apartment, police said.
A man robbed a bank in Clackamas, Ore., on Friday morning, but only asked for $1 before sitting down and waiting for police to take him away.
President Obama on Tuesday sought to prod along a rare bipartisan effort in Congress by throwing his weight behind a Senate bill that would eliminate mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac but maintain a government guarantee on high-quality 30-year mortgages so that the popular instruments do not disappear from the marketplace.
A 40-year-old San Diego man faces up to 13 years in jail after scrawling anti-big bank messages in washable chalk outside Bank of America branches last year, and a judge said the First Amendment is no defense.
Some on the right are now embracing shareholder activism, using tactics pioneered on the left that have turned America's corporate boardrooms and annual meetings into battlegrounds over causes ranging from climate change and gay rights to universal health care and campaign spending reform.
As congressional Republicans' chief investigator, Rep. Darrell E. Issa is following in the footsteps of his predecessors at the helm of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who often used the post to keep the pressure on presidents of the opposite party.
The stock market rose Thursday after a pair of lackluster economic reports convinced traders that the U.S. central bank will continue to boost the economy with its stimulus program.