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All That Moola: The History of 'Bucks' and Other Words We Use to Mean Money

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 12.18.2014 | Money
William B. Bradshaw

This covers many words used for money, although there are many more used less often. The exact history of "bucks" used for "money" is uncertain, but the leading theory, which seems likely, is that "bucks" came about as a substitute for money in the 1700s, when deerskins were a common medium of exchange for other items of value.

Mafia Member Honored By Church Procession In Apparent Defiance Of Pope Francis

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 09.22.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted m...

Music and the Mob

Joel Sucher | Posted 09.19.2014 | Entertainment
Joel Sucher

Jersey Boys has pried open Pandora's box revealing a bit of the mob's considerable influence over the development of rock and roll and the upcoming HBO series on the '70s musical scene, with the involvement of Scorsese and Mick Jagger, should create further interest.

Georgia Man's Beheading, Wife's Killing, Leaves Authorities Baffled

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 06.13.2014 | Crime

EATONTON, Ga. (AP) — The unsolved beheading of a retiree and the killing of his elderly wife has so rattled their gated, lakeside Georgia community ...

Pope To Mobsters: You're Probably Going To Hell

AP | Posted 03.21.2014 | Religion

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has warned mobsters they will go to Hell if they don't repent and renounce their "blood-stained money and blood-stained pow...

Mafia Gangsters Arrested Over Christmas Poinsettia Scam

Posted 09.19.2014 | Weird News

If you don't respect the mafia pushing poinsettias, you'll be pushing up daisies. Four Italian gangsters were arrested in Naples over a Christmas p...

Bulger Juror Describes 'Stressful' Deliberations

AP | Posted 10.13.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — Emotions ran high as the jury in the federal racketeering trial of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger deliberated, according to one j...

If You Think a Bridesmaid Is Going to Cause Drama, Dump the Bridesmaid

Sandy Malone | Posted 08.14.2013 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

I just heard a horrible story from a girlfriend of mine who is getting married in five weeks. Her sister-in-law (not her future SIL, her brother's wi...

10 Annoying Things Your Mom May Do On Your Wedding Day

Bitchless Bride | Posted 07.24.2013 | Weddings
Bitchless Bride

I'm not a mother of the bride (MOB) hater, but even with that disclaimer, I guarantee that this article will not make me very popular amongst you moms...

Amanda Knox Verdict

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.26.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Killing the Myth of Whitey Bulger and Why I Suggested Killing Him 30 Years Ago

Philip Leonetti | Posted 05.25.2013 | Crime
Philip Leonetti

When my uncle Nicodemo Scarfo was in La Tuna federal prison in 1983, he placed me in charge of running the day-to-day operations of our crime family in New Jersey from our headquarters just two and a half blocks from the Boardwalk in Atlantic City.

95-Year-Old Crime Boss Allegedly Bragged About Killing 60 People

AP | Posted 03.18.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — A 95-year-old mob boss who authorities say boasted about killing 60 people in a lifetime of crime must serve his eight-year prison se...

The Mafia Prince Next Door

Philip Leonetti | Posted 02.10.2013 | Crime
Philip Leonetti

My uncle told me that in our life, honor and respect meant everything, and that the man he killed was not an honorable man and that's why my uncle had to kill him by stabbing him repeatedly with an icepick. I was 8 years old at the time; this is how I was raised.

ReThink Review: Killing Them Softly - Criminal Confidence

Jonathan Kim | Posted 02.03.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Killing Them Softly does a wonderful job of creating a realistic, lived-in world in the post-Katrina wreckage of New Orleans, without a lot of frills or even much music. While it is no fast-paced bulletfest, when the violence comes, it's scary, gory, and brutal, as it should be.

Mobster's Girlfriend Sentenced For Helping Him Hide For 16 Years

AP | DENISE LAVOIE | Posted 08.12.2012 | Crime

BOSTON — The longtime girlfriend of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for helping one of the FBI's mo...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: The Bain Bust Out: How Tony Soprano Explains Private Equity

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

The national debate over private equity so far has hinged on the question of whether experience in the field qualifies Mitt Romney, the former Bain Ca...

Reputed Mob Boss Cleared Of Killing Officer

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.09.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A reputed Mafia boss and a co-defendant were convicted Wednesday on racketeering charges. But in a blow to the government, they were acqui...

A List You Can't Refuse: The 15 "Boss" Gangster Directors Of Film History

Posted 04.05.2012 | Entertainment

Martin Scorsese may very well be a product of his environment: growing up in Little Italy while struggling with his Roman Catholic faith, only later t...

New Mob Museum Opens: Should You Pay Admission or Break In?

Malcolm Kushner | Posted 04.24.2012 | Weird News
Malcolm Kushner

What child won't cherish the memory of a photo of him or herself strapped into an electric chair?

Feds Crack Down On Mob-Run Strip Clubs

AP | Posted 12.01.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A mob-run ring that lured women from Russia and other Eastern European countries with the promise of waitressing jobs – only to send...

"Mob" Rule? It All Depends

Rick Horowitz | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

It isn't the size of the crowd, or how it's dressed, or how it wears its hair, or how loud it is, or how disruptive it is. A "mob" is a crowd of people saying something you don't like.

UFC's Dana White on Alcoholic Dad, Donald Trump, the Mob, John McCain & New York

Graham Bensinger | Posted 12.03.2011 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

White discusses why the new deal with Fox Sports means so much to him, his worldwide expansion plans for The Ultimate Fighting Championship and how his aggressive personality has helped the company grow to what it is today.

Priest Accused Of Helping Mobster Suspended By Diocese

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

WINONA, Minn. — A Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Winona, Minn., has been placed on administrative leave after he was indicted in Chic...

PHOTOS: 10 Best Mafia Lessons For Success In Business

Louis Ferrante | Posted 08.06.2011 | Books
Louis Ferrante

If you're climbing the corporate ladder and eager to succeed, you can glean some valuable lessons from mobsters who are employees of the longest running organization in history: the Mafia.

10 Legitimate Business Tips From An Ex-Mafia Man (PHOTOS)

Louis Ferrante | Posted 08.01.2011 | Business
Louis Ferrante

Few people realize that every large crime family is comprised of many individual Mafia crews that are run just like small businesses.