FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Colorado man could end up paying hundreds of dollars in legal fees for $42 worth of Girl Scout cookies, and he#39;s filed a complaint with the Colorado Attorney General#39;s Office.

It#39;s crazy that someone is willing to sue me for $42, said Tad Osborn.

Osborn wrote a check to Colorado Girl Scout Troop 70239 for $42 on Jan. 28, 2013.

Osborn told 7NEWS Investigative Reporter Amanda Kost that the check was good, because his account was open and had sufficient funds.

But now he#39;s in the middle of a legal battle over that check for Girl Scout cookies.

I never received notification from anyone until the collection agency contacted...

What once was considered low-hanging fruit by hackers now has a big neon bulls eye on it, says Patrick Thomas, a security consultant at the San Jose, Calif.-based firm Neohapsis.

What once was considered low-hanging fruit by hackers now has a big neon bulls eye on it.

- security consultant Patrick Thomas

Microsoft has released a handful of Windows operating systems since 2001, but XPs popularity and the durability of the computers it was installed on kept it around longer than expected. Analysts say that if a PC is more than five years old, chances are its running XP.

While users can still run XP after Tuesday, Microsoft says it will no longer...

What to give the patient who has everything? Well-off Germans in Europes top economy are increasingly deciding less is more and fasting to cure what ails them.

High-end clinics specializing in deprivation rather than pampering are all the rage in Germany, one of the homes of the fasting movement, and in some cases it is even covered by health insurance plans.

Michael van Almsick, 57, is a fasting devotee and, once a year for the last two decades, has spent a month at the Buchinger-Wilhelmi clinic on the shore of scenic Lake Constance on the Swiss border.

Van Almsick starts each day with a spartan breakfast comprised solely of herbal tea, has a fruit juice for lunch, takes...

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Johannesburg – More consumers are using mobile devices to bank online than two years ago, research published yesterday shows, but the increased uptake has resulted in a surge in security breaches.

Henk Pretorius, the chief executive of Columinate, a Johannesburg-based specialist online marketing research firm, said the use of smartphones and tablet devices had led to a significant growth in the number of remote banking users.

Two...

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Johannesburg – More consumers are using mobile devices to bank online than two years ago, research published yesterday shows, but the increased uptake has resulted in a surge in security breaches.

Henk Pretorius, the chief executive of Columinate, a Johannesburg-based specialist online marketing research firm, said the use of smartphones and tablet devices had led to a significant growth in the number of remote banking users.

Two...

We may be in a golden age of marriage, when elites at least are more likely to report that their marriages are very happy than ever before. But the tight, companionable, totally merged nature of the modern marriage is one of the factors pushing people in happy marriages to have affairs, according to therapist Esther Perel. In a recent New York Times profile, Perel is described as the nations sexual healer, an updated Dr. Ruth. She is the author of Mating in Captivity, which argues that in seeking total comfort, the modern marriage might be squashing novelty and adventure, which are so critical for a sexual charge. She is now working on a new book, provisionally called Affairs in the Age of Transparency,...

SOME of the marriages conducted by 14 pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN), whose status as marriage officers was revoked last November, will be annulled.

Their status was revoked after the Ministry of Home Affairs and Immigration was requested by the church following allegations that the pastors were no longer active in church affairs and that they were solomnising marriages of convenience between foreigners and Namibians.

Home affairs permanent secretary Patrick Nandago said they are investigating the marriages and corrective measures will be taken.

The Namibian last week reported that pastors Paul /Goagoseb, Gotthard Gurirab,...

LISBON -So many projects, so little money.

That is the annual task before Columbiana County commissioners when deciding how to spend the countys allocation of federal Community Development Block Grant money.

The countys 2015 CDBG allocation is $247,200, and on Wednesday commissioners met with representatives from the 13 cities, villages and townships that submitted applications seeking a combined $1.06 million to help fund their projects.

A minimum of $63,500 will be taken off the top for East Liverpool, although the city is requesting slightly more. Until last year, East Liverpool and Salem received CDBG allocations separate from the county, but the state changed the program...

The geographic position of each providers location is also included, making it possible to map the flow of dollars from Medicare to Alabama doctors.

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The map below shows payments to Alabama health care providers byZIP code. You can choose to map either dollar amount or procedure volume, and you can filter by specialty of service provided. Larger circles for each ZIP represent larger totals relative to other places in the state. Hover over each ZIP for details.

Do you see interesting trends in the data? Let us know in the comments. And to see how much your doctor was paid through Medicare in 2012,...

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The Australian and New Zealand Dollars underperformed in overnight trade, sliding as much as 0.4 and 0.6 percent respectively against their major currency counterparts. The sentiment-linked currencies tracked a selloff across Asian stock exchanges downward. The MSCI Asia Pacific regional benchmark equity index slid 1 percent in a move that...