A man was charged with fraudulently earning more than 42 million frequent-flyer miles worth $1.75 million

A man was indicted by federal prosecutors this week, accused of earning more than 42 million Delta frequent-flyer miles by committing fraud. Prosecutors said on Thursday that Gennady Podolsky, a managing partner of a Chicago travel agency, Vega International Travel Services, earned the miles through Delta's SkyBonus program, which lets businesses earn frequent-flyer points when their employees travel. — Business Insider

Gay married couple say State Department denied child's citizenship claim, said she was born 'out of wedlock'

A Maryland gay couple filed a lawsuit against the State Department saying they were discriminated against after their daughter was denied U.S. citizenship because she was born via a surrogate in Canada. The lawsuit says the department denied the girl's application for a U.S. passport this year and treated her as if she were born "out of wedlock" because her parents are a same-sex couple. The federal lawsuit filed Thursday in Maryland is at least the fourth case challenging the State Department policy that attorneys for the plaintiffs described as "government-sponsored discrimination." — USA Today

Eddie Money, archetype of rock radio, dies at age 70

The singer and songwriter Eddie Money, whose singles like "Take Me Home Tonight," "Baby Hold On" and "Two Tickets to Paradise" were an archetype for 1970s and 1980s rock radio, died Friday morning in Los Angeles at age 70. Less than a month ago, Money announced that he had stage IV esophageal cancer, which had metastasized to his liver, lymph nodes and stomach. In a statement sent to NPR, his family said: "The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this morning. It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our loving husband and father. We cannot imagine our world without him. We are grateful that he will live on forever through his music." — NPR

Biden’s age, memory, rambling come under renewed attack as allies warn against low blows

Former Vice President Joe Biden came under sustained and withering fire Thursday when fellow Democrats renewed their attacks on his age, memory and alleged rambling — as his allies scolded them for the low blows and warned the approach won't pave the way to victory. Biden, 76, fought back over the course of the three-hour debate in Houston and landed several jabs of his own on fellow Democrats battling for the nomination. But the attacks on his mental acuity, which continued after the debate ended, re-opened an issue he's tried to put to rest, signaling another nasty and personal phase in the primary race as lower-polling candidates fight to take down the front-runner. — Fox News

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