Monday, May 20 2013 9:15 PM EDT2013-05-21 01:15:38 GMT
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon. Starting out as a classic funnel it quickly became a giant half-mile wide wedge tornado as it proceeded east north eastMore >>
A massive tornado touched down to the southwest of Oklahoma City Monday afternoon.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:50 PM EDT2013-05-21 16:50:22 GMT
MOORE, OK (RNN) – In one of the few positive stories to come from the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma, an elderly woman was reunited with a four-legged friend she thought was dead. Barbara Garcia, a residentMore >>
Elderly resident Barbara Garcia frantically called for her dog after the tornado had leveled her house, but with no success.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:16 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:16:53 GMT
One person has died in a crash near Harrisonville, MO, Thursday evening. The crash happened on Missouri Highway 7 and Walker Road. It involved a car and a tractor-trailer. Harrisonville is in Cass County.More >>
Savannah Nash celebrated her 16th birthday last week. She died Thursday when her car slammed into a semi while she was texting during her first time driving by herself.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:56:05 GMT
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her. A statement from the Nash County Sheriff's Office said 24-year-oldMore >>
A North Carolina woman is charged with trying to poison five family members after one of them refused to share some cheese with her.More >>
The next time you use a credit card for a purchase, you could pay an extra surcharge to the retailer.
Effective Jan. 27, retailers can now impose an extra charge of up to four percent of the value of your transaction.
A recent court settlement in U.S. District Court between retailers and the payments industry allows the so-called "checkout fee," which permits merchants to pass along the "interchange fee" they pay to banks or credit card companies to the consumer.
Ten states have already banned the new surcharge. They include California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas.
The fee can only be charged on credit card transactions and not on debit cards or pre-paid cards. Retailers cannot charge more than the interstate fee, which averages between 1.5 percent and 3 percent of the value of the transaction.
If retailers intend to impose the fee, they are required to notify customers at the store entrance and at the point of sale or online on the first page that references credit card brands.
Much like many gas stations have been doing, retailers may offer a "discounts" for using a form of payment other than a credit card.
Consumer advocates recommend educating yourself on each store's policy and taking a good look at your receipts.