Articles by Melanie Jones

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Jerry Miller: 'Very Alive' Army Veteran Declared Dead 4 Times By V.A.

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs has declared Miller dead no less than four times since 2010, and has tried to both cut off his government pension and get a refund of $94,000, money which they claim went to a dead man. The Army veteran has already proven that he's alive three times, and is now petitioning his congressman to intervene.

Shah Rukh Khan, Shirish Kunder Call Truce After Fight At 'Agneepath' Party

Only a day after Shah Rukh Khan allegedly beat up Shirish Kunder at a party over the weekend, the Bollywood actor and the director-editor have agreed to put aside their differences, aided by their wives Gauri and Farah, Kunder's brother-in-law Sajid Khan, and friend Sajid Nadiadwala. As to what caused the fight in the first place, everyone involved seems content to ignore the press and resist arguing over who was at fault.

Jane Bashara Murder: Grosse Pointe Mystery Man Offers $10,000 Reward In Case

Just hours after the body of the Michigan mom strangled last week in a Detroit alley was found by police, a family friend known only as Jim began knocking on doors, offering a $10,000 reward for information on the case and pressing local residents to tell him what they saw. As police float the idea of an accomplice in Bashara's murder, and her husband Bob comes under further scrutiny, sources claim the mystery man has turned himself in to avoid suspicion.

Ayla Reynolds Missing: Adults 'Know More Than They're Telling' About Maine Toddler

Investigators now assert that the 20-month-old's father, Justin DiPietro, his girlfriend and his sister have withheld information about the missing Maine toddler from police. And after DiPietro's dubious polygraph test and the discovery of a significant amount of blood in the house, some on Ayla Reynolds' mother's side of the family are inclined to agree.

Mitt Romney Better Leader, More Sincere Than Newt Gingrich: Poll

With one day to go before the Florida primary, Mitt Romney is widening his lead ahead of Newt Gingrich. And a new USA Today/Gallup poll reveals one reason why: Romney is perceived to be significantly more presidential and more authentic than the former speaker of the House.

Why Did Shah Rukh Khan Beat Up Shirish Kunder? Farah Khan's Husband 'Slapped' By SRK

On Sunday night, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan went after Shirish Kunder, slapping and punching him at a party hosted by Sanjay Dutt to celebrate the success of the film Agneepath. But what caused Khan, once a close friend of Kunder's wife Farah, to beat up the Indian film director? According to guests at the party, Kunder spent the night following Khan around mocking him for his movie Ra.One, while Kunder claims Khan attacked him with no provocation.

Rick Santorum Back in Campaign after Daughter Bella's 'Miraculous' Recovery

She had a very tough go of it, Santorum said. But she rallied. His three-year-old daughter Bella, who has been diagnosed with Trisomy 18, was rushed to the hospital this weekend after developing pneumonia in both lungs, causing the GOP primary candidate to abandon his campaign for the Florida primary to stay with her in the hospital.

'Game of Thrones' Season 2 Trailer: 5 Things We Learned From 'Shadow' Sneak Peek [VIDEO]

If the new trailer for HBO's Game of Thrones is any indication, fans of the series and the original books won't be disappointed by the show's second season, which promises even more intrigue, backstabbing and plot twists than the first. Watch the trailer here, and find out everything we've uncovered about season 2, including all the details on fan favorites like Daeneyrs Stormborn, Jon Snow and Tyrion Lannister.

Jane Bashara: Husband Bob 'Person of Interest' in Grosse Pointe Murder

Just one week after the Grosse Pointe Park, Mich. mother of two was found strangled to death in her car in a Detroit alley, husband Bob Bashara has been labeled the only person of interest, and rumors abound that he failed a lie detector test last week. Although his family is standing behind him, Jane Bashara's relatives are not as convinced, saying they believe the killing was not random and that they can only hope her husband wasn't involved.

'Agneepath' Box Office Collections Break Records, Nosedive on Second Day

What happened? After a spectacular showing on Republic Day, when the film broke box office records and beat out Salman Khan's Bodyguard in first-day earnings, Agneepath box office collections nosedived on Friday. Now, investors and analysts worry the Bollywood movie may become 2012's most unexpected flop -- they would do well, however, to wait until the weekend is over before they consign the blockbuster movie to the scrap heap.

Scott Rubinetti: Lyndhurst Football Coach Arrested For Child Sex Abuse

Rubinetti's arrest marks the second time this month a teacher in Bergen County, N.J., has been accused of having sexual relations with a student. The 39-year-old high school teacher and coach is charged with sexual assault, child endangerment and witness tampering after having an affair with a 17-year-old senior from 2009 through 2010.

No Hillary Clinton For Vice President 2012: Secretary Of State To Quit Politics [VIDEO]

Clinton told employees at the State Department that she was done with the high wire of American politics for the time being (watch here), a statement confirmed by officials and that has shocked those certain that she would replace Joe Biden as President Obama's running mate for the 2012 election. It would probably be a good idea to just find out how tired I am, she told the audience.

Florida Republican Debate 2012: Summary of Highlights, From Ron Paul To Romney

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum tackled a broad range of foreign, domestic and social issues during last night's debate, from immigration law and foreign policy to Romney's link to Obamacare and whose wife would make the best first lady. Relive the highlights of the CNN Florida Republican debate, and get a rundown of the top quotes and biggest arguments of the night.

Florida Republican Debate: Top Quotes from Paul, Gingrich, Romney and Santorum

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, New Gingrich and Rick Santorum showed no mercy during last night's GOP debate, tackling issues ranging from immigration law and foreign intervention in Latin America to Gingrich's ties to Freddie Mac and Romney's links to Obamacare. Get the candidate's top quotes from last night's CNN debate here.

Florida Republican Debate 2012: Fact Checking the GOP, from Gingrich to Paul

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum faced off last night in the final GOP debate in Florida before the Jan. 31 primary. Here, find out what statements from the primary debate were true and which got the facts wrong, from Santorum on Latin America to Mitt Romney's involvement in Freddie Mac.

Rick Santorum Calls Florida Glitter Bombers 'Intolerant' [VIDEO]

The GOP presidential primary candidate was hit with a glitter bomb for the second time in two days on Monday, launched by Occupy Tampa demonstrators protesting his opposition to gay rights. Santorum, however, in an interview with Fox News, claimed LGBT activists were the intolerant ones, calling them tools of the radical left.

Maurice Sendak Calls Gingrich 'Vile', Wows On 'Colbert Report' [VIDEO]

Sendak's crotchety genius was on full display last night in the second of two interviews with Stephen Colbert, as the author of Where the Wild Things Are dove into the complexity of children, the simplicity of Newt Gingrich and the newly discovered joy of sniffing Magic Markers. Watch the full interview and get the best quotes from the conversation here.

Inside SEAL Team 6: Five Things to Know About the Navy Special Ops Force

After Jessica Buchanan's rescue from Somali pirates by the elite Navy force, everyone wants to know: who is SEAL Team 6? Find out what missions SEAL Team 6 has been involved in, how it operates, and what one former sniper thinks of President Obama's work with SEAL Team 6 on the Osama bin Laden raid.

Megaupload Crackdown: Kim Dotcom E-Mail 'Scared the Hell' Out of Neighbors

The Megaupload founder is currently charged with earning millions in illegal profits from web sites like But to his old neighbors, Kim Dotcom is something else: the man who sent them an email joking about cocaine use, infiltrating their families, and hacking into their email accounts.

Academy Awards 2012: 15 Worst Best Picture Snubs in Oscar History

Now that Oscar season has officially begun, it seems only right to take a look back at some of the films that weren't treated as well by the Academy. From King Kong and Rear Window to 2001: A Space Odyssey and Singin' in the Rain, here are fifteen iconic films never nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars.

iPad 3 Rumors: From Release Date to Specs, What We Know About Apple Tablet So Far

Now that the iPad 3 has a tentative release date set for early March, rumors abound about the best specs, the coolest features and the biggest upgrades slated for Apple's new tablet. Here's a rundown of everything we know (and what's been proved false) so far, from increased battery power to 4G LTE connectivity and a higher display resolution.

Richard Roberts: Oral Roberts' Son, ORU President Arrested For DUI

Richard Roberts, former president at Oral Roberts University and the son of the school's televangelist namesake, was arrested last night while speeding during a highway near Tulsa, Okla. for DUI. Roberts resigned from ORU after several wrongful termination lawsuits and accusations that his family was abusing university and ministry funds.

'Hunger Games' Movie Launches Fashion Blog 'Capitol Couture' [PHOTOS]

Capitol Couture, Lionsgate's viral marketing site for the Hunger Games movie, is now live on Tumblr. The site features a fashion blog as well as several new stills and sneak peeks from the upcoming film (check them out here). But for fashion lovers and Hunger Games fans, the best is still to come: Capitol Couture is launching a fashion competition among viewers to become a District Stylist. Click through our slideshow for some of the first glimpses of the C...

Missed Florida Republican Debate? Watch Past GOP Debates Here [VIDEOS]

As Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum prepare for the 2012 Florida primary, the Internet has been heating up with searches looking for where to watch last night's NBC debate. But if you missed the first Florida 2012 debate, or any of the debates in the past, just click here, and get complete video footage of all the Republican primary debates so far.

Republican Debate in Florida: LIVE COVERAGE

With the Florida primary just eight days away, GOP candidates Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul will meet at the University of South Florida in Tampa, Fla. tonight for the first of two debates before the Republican primary. After Gingrich's upset in South Carolina, the race is no longer Romney's to win, making the Southern state a battleground for the four remaining candidates.

Florida Republican Debate 2012: Where to Watch Live Stream

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum will face off tonight in the first of two debates before the Florida primary on Jan. 31, 2012. Find out where to watch live footage of the debate, how to follow it on Twitter, and when the debate begins here.

Ann Coulter Slams Newt Gingrich, Calls Him 'Least Electable' Candidate [VIDEO]

With Newt Gingrich, you throw out the baby and keep the bath water, Coulter told Fox & Friends. The outspoken conservative pundit, who supports Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, claimed that the very fact the Gingrich won South Carolina was proof that the state was going back to its Democratic roots, and condemned the former House Speaker as both the least conservative and the least electable in the primaries.



The Tax Filing Platform Catering to America's Growing Expat Community

With tax season in high gear as millions of Americans navigate the complexities of the tax code, one segment of the population is often overlooked for the unique challenges they face when filing their tax returns. American expats living across the globe whether it be for work, pleasure or family obligations, contend with the same tax requirements as their fellow citizens living stateside except in some cases they often have to file additional paperwork as well as a more costly filing process.

US House Republicans Launch Investigation Of Manhattan DA In Trump Probe

U.S. House of Representatives Republicans went on the offensive on Monday against a possible criminal indictment against Donald Trump, launching an investigation into the New York City prosecutor who is probing allegations that the former president paid hush money to a porn star ahead of the 2016 election.