New York banking regulators are investigating one of the nation's largest non-bank mortgage servicing companies, Ocwen Financial, over worries the company is bilking $65 million a year in kickbacks from both struggling homeowners and investors.
Watchdogs are scrutinizing the controversial, but common, practice of forcing homeowners to buy overpriced property insurance once they fall behind in their mortgage payments.
About 100 travelers from the U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are in Connecticut for the Stratfords of the World Reunion. They all have one thing in common: they’re from towns called Stratford.
Stratford is a name made famous as the hometown of the world’s greatest playwright. And Shakespeare is never far from the minds of those at the reunion, like Hilary Rash of Stratford, Australia.
“We all have a Shakespeare connection. We don’t even all have a River Avon. Some do, some don’t,” she said.
Organizers for the Gathering of the Vibes festival in Bridgeport, Connecticut this weekend say about 20,000 people per day have been attending. Some festival goers describe the event as a throwback to the 1960's with lots of tie die and a "hippy" mentality. There has also been an effort to make the event family friendly.
Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of what may have been the largest marine bird, dating back 25 million years ago. The Pelagornis Sandersi weighed 180 pounds and had an estimated wingspan of 24 feet.
This finding was announced in an article published in the “The Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences” earlier this summer. The author is Dr. Daniel Szepka, a paleontologist, who is the curator of science at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich. Fairfield County Public Radio's Bill Buchner discussed the finding with Dr. Szepka.