Brinks will reward man who returned $125,000

A Salvation Army worker in Fresno, California, is being rewarded for his decision to return a bag containing $125,000 that fell from an armored truck.

Joe Cornell told The Fresno Bee that he found the cash Tuesday after a Brinks truck pulled away from a red light in Fresno and left the sack behind.

The 52-year-old Cornell is in a Salvation Army substance-abuse rehabilitation program. His duties for the organization include working on donated trailers.

Brinks spokesman Ed Cunningham said the company will give Cornell a $5,000 reward and make a separate $5,000 donation to the Salvation Army.

City suing JPMorgan Chase for mortgage discrimination

Los Angeles is suing JPMorgan Chase for mortgage discrimination that the city says led to a wave of foreclosures that blighted neighborhoods, reduced property taxes and increased the need for costly city services.

The city attorney’s suit, filed Friday in federal court, claims the bank gave black and Latino borrowers predatory home loans that they couldn’t afford – leading to foreclosures when the housing bubble burst and they were denied refinancing.

The city attorney filed similar lawsuits in December against Bank of America, Wells Fargo and Citigroup. They’ve all denied the allegations.

McDonald’s tells Thais: No arches in protest signs

McDonald’s famous golden arches have become part of the iconography of anti-coup protests and it is warning activists to “cease and refrain” from using its trademark.

One of the McDonald’s stores in Bangkok has become a gathering place for protests following the May 22 military takeover because of its central location. Some protesters have used the McDonald’s logo in their anti-coup signs, replacing the “m” in democracy with the yellow arches.

McThai, which operates McDonald’s restaurants in Thailand, said it is maintaining a “neutral stance” amid the turbulence.

While crude oil prices fall, gas rises a penny to $3.66

Benchmark U.S. crude for July delivery fell 87 cents to close at $102.71 a barrel in New York. The contract closed down 1.6 percent for the week, though it finished the month up nearly 3 percent.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oil used by many U.S. refineries, fell 56 cents to close at $109.41 a barrel.

The average retail price of gasoline in the U.S. rose a penny Friday to $3.66 a gallon. That’s 3 cents lower than a month ago and 4 cents higher than a year ago at this time.

— From news service reports