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  • Beaten Federer consoled by shaking 'ghost' off his back

    By Julien Pretot LILLE France (Reuters) - Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday's second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back. The 17-times grand slam champion, who lost 6-1 6-4 6-3 as France drew level 1-1 following Stan Wawrinka's opening victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, explained that the recent discomfort he felt in his back began to ease the longer the contest went on. "It wasn't all negative. I started to feel better as the match went on. That's very encouraging," Federer told a news conference. ...

  • Why You Shouldn’t Reach for That $100 Bill on Your Windshield
    Why You Shouldn’t Reach for That $100 Bill on Your Windshield

    Authorities in Maryland have warned the public about a potential holiday scam that involves the temptation of a $100 bill left on a car windshield.The simple scheme works like this: Drivers walk to their parked cars and, after they get in the vehicle, they notice a $100 bill in the windshield. The driver exits the car with the door open to retrieve it, only to have a thief steal the vehicle. ...

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