Los Angeles, California - A college football player was taken into custody on federal charges alleging he orchestrated a scheme that fraudulently sought hundreds of thousands of dollars in COVID-related unemployment benefits.

San Diego, California - The United States took action in federal court last week to protect and ultimately return more than $154 million in funds that were allegedly stolen from a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Group Corporation and then seized by law enforcement during the FBI’s investigation of the theft.

Scottsdale, Arizona - Change is hard, and new habits are much easier to make and then break because old patterns may be more familiar, comfortable and easy. Also, stress from the COVID-19 pandemic can make some resolutions more difficult to follow through on. For example, you might want to exercise more, but you're not comfortable working out in a crowded gym.

Rochester, Minnesota - In an increasingly digitalized world, where most people — even children — own electronic devices with screens, many parents worry about the effects of screen use on themselves and their children.

San Francisco, California - Demi Skipper of San Francisco has remarkable trading skills – remarkable enough to trade a bobby pin for a house, says the Association of Mature American Citizens. How did she do it? She used social media, including Facebook and Craigslist. It took a while, but someone finally offered to trade her for a pair of earrings. 

Los Angeles, California - Online advertising platform OpenX Technologies Inc. (OpenX) has agreed to a court order requiring it to pay $2 million and to be bound by injunctive relief provisions mandating its compliance with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. This stipulated order resolves a lawsuit the government filed against OpenX in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California.