Photo of bell ringer Carolyn Harper encouraging people to donate

No Cash? Salvation Army Now Accepting Mobile Donations

CHICAGO — Carolyn Harper made her pitch for donations to the Salvation Army with a smile on her face and a bell in her hand, trying to convince shoppers along Chicago’s busy Michigan Avenue that there was “no line, no wait.” “Those red kettle campaign funds...
Aerial photo of the Fresno Trench for CA High Speed Rail

Bullet Train Sets Speed Record . . . For Burning Through Cash

Long before it's done, California's bullet train project is setting speed records. Not land speed records, mind you. Spending records. Ralph Vartabedian, the high-speed rail watchdog for the Los Angeles Times, reports that the project has cost state t...