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Passport Computer Database Crashes
Those waiting for passports may have a problem on their hands — because of a problem the federal government is having with one of its computers. The State Department says its global database for issuing travel documents has crashed — and as a result, there are major delays for potentially millions of people around the world. Glitches in the Consular Consolidated Database have affected all parts of the travel document processing system, including getting passports, visas and reports of Americans born abroad. The problems started over the weekend, are worldwide in scope — and have created what officials call an "extensive backlog" of applications.


Prosecutors Announce Break Of Stubhub Ring
Prosecutors are shedding more light on an international ring that hit the online ticket reseller StubHub. Prosecutors in New York say the ticket ring involved some of the hottest tickets around — including those for major sporting events, concerts and Broadway shows. Prosecutors say cyber thieves got hold of more than 1,000 StubHub user accounts to snap up the tickets — and resell them. Ten people around the world have been indicted or arrested in the case. Authorities say the ring involved more than 3,500 tickets — and at least $1.6 million in unauthorized purchases of sought-after seats.

NBA Player Goes Online To Seek Suspect In Aunt's Murder
Police in Sacramento, California say they appreciate that Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes is using his fame to seek the public's help in tracking down the man police say killed his aunt. Barnes went on his Twitter and Instagram accounts this week, asking anyone who knew where 51-year-old Michael Williams of Sacramento was to call the authorities. Barnes also posted photos of Williams on his social networking accounts. Police say Williams is suspected of stabbing his wife, who is Barnes' aunt.

Carfax's Crashdocs Site
Carfax is making it easier for potential buyers of used cars to know whether those vehicles have been involved in wrecks. The car re-seller says it has been able to access automobile accident reports from police departments across the U.S. Those reports are available through the site Crashdocs.org. Anyone from insurers to lawyers and other interested parties can order the accident reports from all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. Such reports are currently available through the police stations that generate the paperwork. But the new system saves people a trip to the police station or the hassle of seeking such reports by mail. Carfax says in many cases, the reports available through Crashdocs.org are sold at the same price charged if you obtain them in person at the police station.



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Passport Computer Database Crashes
Those waiting for passports may have a problem on their hands — because of a problem the federal government is having with one of its computers.
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