Who’s scamming me — the Bologna police or Hertz?

When Walter Heleen returned from Italy last May, he thought he’d paid all of his bills. But there was just one more thing to settle up. OK, maybe two.
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DC dance protest ends with arrests, cries of “This is a police state!”

The Thomas Jefferson Memorial in Washington is a popular tourist destination, but on this Memorial Day weekend, it was also the scene of a memorable protest that’s worth paying attention to.

A court recently ruled that expressive dancing was in a category with picketing, speech making, and marching – a banned activity at national memorials.

Several protesters decided to challenge the decision on Saturday afternoon with a protest organized through social media (here’s the Facebook page, the Twitter hashtag and blog.)
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Can this trip be saved? My airline tickets were canceled against my will

As far as most airlines are concerned, if you cancel your tickets, your options are pretty simple: You have a year to use them. Or you can let the credit expire, and they keep your money.

But life isn’t always that simple.

Lauren Tse and her two daughters were looking forward to flying to South Florida to see her mother last Christmas. But when they checked in for their flight, they discovered their tickets — which were gifts from Lauren’s mother — had been canceled.

Their airline, US Airways, offered a ticket credit — minus the $150 change fee and fare difference. But they had to pay another $4,000 to fly to Florida for the holidays.
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“They laughed at me and told me to move to the end of the counter”

bus lineupRob Gerlach’s bus was late. Really late.

He was traveling from Toronto to Rochester, NY, with a stopover in Buffalo on Greyhound, and not only did the motorcoach leave after its scheduled departure time, but the driver also got lost — he took the wrong highway exit. (Maybe there’s a job waiting for him at Northwest Airlines.) Gerlach missed his connection in Rochester, forcing him to wait another four hours for the next bus to Rochester.

And that’s when the trouble started.
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