Submitted by otssupport on Thu, 09/29/2011 - 13:07
stacked: Larry Hernandez gets busted, Bank of America adds more fees, and a Dorito king funeral
Busted: Larry Hernández was reportedly detained at LAX
airport in Los Angeles after he declared he had Cuban cigars (which are illegal in the U.S.) with him. The cigars were confiscated and Hernández was released.
If you're a Bank of America customer and you use your debit card often, get ready to pay money to spend money: B of A is planning to charge its debit card users a $5 monthly fee
for making purchases. Only customers who do not make purchases or have $20,000 in the bank will be spared the new charge. Other banks are also experimenting: Wells Fargo and Chase are testing $3 monthly debit card fees. Regions Financial, based in Birmingham, Ala., plans to start charging a $4 fee next month, while SunTrust, another regional bank, is charging a $5 fee.
Alabama got a "green light" from a U.S. District judge to enforce a new law that gives police the right to question and detain
anyone they believe to be undocumented. Similar measures in other states have been struck down by judges.
Arch West, the man who invented Doritos corn chips, passed away
at the age of 97 earlier this week. West's family, who will bury him this weekend, say they plan on "tossing Doritos chips in before they put the dirt over the urn."
A new report has found that students' knowledge of the civil rights movement, from segregation to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., has declined over the years
. One of the major reasons, according to the report, is that 35 states don't require teachers to discuss the civil rights movement in class.