The latest Reason-Rupe poll finds that 54 percent of Americans hink government, while necessary for certain functions, is generally burdensome and impedes them more than helps them. Conversely 41 percent view government as primarilyShow More Summary
The case of a Montana bride on trial for pushing her husband of eight days off a cliff could go to the jury Thursday. Jordan Linn Graham's defense team rested after calling a dozen witnesses, mainly in an effort to show she was happy in the days leading up to her wedding. Graham …
The feds have swooped in on a large and well-organized gang of New York credit card counterfeiters who allegedly shuttled mules around the country to buy $2 million worth of gift cards and other goods for resale, including $30,000 i...
Yes, it is tentative, temporary, and reversible, as the White House cautions us after unveiling its breakthrough understanding with Iran. The agreement could yet collapse as entrenched conservatives on both sides, including Israel and Saudi Arabia, condemn it. Show More Summary
The government's creeping encroachment into the world of bitcoin and bitcoin transmission claims a cool scalp, as reported in Wired: Mike Caldwell ran a business called Casascius that printed physical tokens with a bitcoin digital key on it, key hidden behind a tamper proof strip. Show More Summary
Students at the University of Michigan post mock eviction notices on college dorm rooms.
Russian President Vladimir Putin warned the West on Thursday not to underestimate Russia’s military might but cast his country as a force for moral good and a bastion of traditional values. In his annual state-of-the-nation speech, Putin portrayed Russia as a country of growing importance and as a moral counterweight to the United States, [...]
AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A decision by a Texas judge this week to give an affluent teenager probation after he killed four people while driving drunk has sparked a backlash and complaints of a miscarriage of justice.
AYLESBURY, England (AP) — She is called the most wanted woman in the world, a suspected terrorist charged with plotting to blow up resort hotels in Kenya packed with Christmas tourists, a westerner who wrote an ode praising Osama bin Laden, a jihadist who has eluded the law even as she has traveled through Africa with four young children in tow.
You've probably heard of safety testing for food products or agriculture, but how about marijuana? Not far from Silicon Valley, a new cottage industry is forming to make cannabis safer for people with weak immune systems through forensic...Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp has agreed to pay $131.8 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that its Merrill Lynch unit misled investors about collateralized debt obligations it structured and sold.
Do birthers think they're living within the highly-improbable, politically murderous world of the TV show Scandal? It certainly appears that way, following the news that Hawaiian State Health Director Loretta Fuddy was the sole fatality in a small plane crash Wednesday. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former Republican Senator Judd Gregg is stepping down from his post as chief executive of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), after less than a year in the position.
The estate of a Chicago man who was poisoned to death right after he won $1 million on a scratch-off lottery ticket will be split between his widow and his daughter from a previous marriage, ending a fight in court. The settlement was confirmed Thursday by a lawyer for the widow …
Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was mistaken for an al Qaeda convoy, local security officials said on Thursday. "An air strike missed its target and hit a wedding car convoy,...Show More Summary
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Romania on Thursday condemned the broadcast of an anti-Semitic Christmas carol by state television, joining a long list of critics.
Now, Appell is back with another rap music video explaining the development of the Chinese economy -- this one set to "Mo Money Mo Problems." That should be a good hint as to the theme of the song. It's as catchy as "Laowai," and given that first video's success, if you care about being in-the-know, about pop culture or China's economy, it's not to be missed.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Democratic group with ties to Hillary Clinton has launched a campaign attacking New Jersey Governor Chris Christie over a political flap in his home state in an early skirmish between the two likely contenders in the 2016 preside...
Mediaite's Noah Rothman dropped by Fox News on Thursday to talk about MSNBC's increasing obsession with bashing its cable news counterpart, with practically every daytime and primetime show on the network devoting a fair amount of time to going after Fox. Rothman and Jim Pinkerton piled on the liberal network for having this "singular obsession" with the competition.