Nigerian Islamists kill 143 in single day

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Coordinated attacks claimed by a radical Islamist sect killed at least 143 people in north Nigeria's largest city, a hospital official said Saturday, as gunfire still echoed around more…

Maryland moves to ban rat trafficking

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A Republican delegate in Maryland plans to introduce legislation to protect Maryland's borders not from undocumented workers, but from rodents. Del. Pat McDonough, R-Baltimore, will at an afternoon more…

Man shoots nail into brain without noticing

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A suburban Chicago man accidentally shot a 3.25in (8.25cm) nail into his skull but is recovering after doctors successfully removed it from the centre of his brain. Dante more…

Schoolgirl sailor triumphs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- You can probably imagine the kinds of nightmares a teenager on a solo voyage round the world might suffer from: pirate kidnappings, treacherous coral reefs or perhaps scary more…

Mexico-U.S. border deadlier that Afghanistan

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Organized crime-related deaths in one Mexican border state during the first nine months of 2011 exceed the number of Afghan civilians killed in roughly the same period in more…

Arizona strikes back over Fast & Furious

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Arizona's state legislature will open its own investigation into the Obama administration's disgraced gun-running program, known as "Fast and Furious," the speaker of the state House said Friday. more…

Primary day at hand, S.C. voters have their say

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Primary day at hand, fast-climbing Newt Gingrich told South Carolinians on Saturday that he was "the only practical conservative vote" able to stop front-runner Mitt Romney in the more…

What to watch as S.C. votes come in

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Since the 1980's the South Carolina Primary has sought to be the first voice of southern Republicans - even scheduling itself on Saturdays to help do that - more…

Key leaders of faith, family, back Santorum

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Sen. Rick Santorum has been the conservative's conservative in the race for the 2012 GOP nomination for president, stating biblical perspectives on homosexuality, marriage and other key social more…

House women: Gingrich elevated female members

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Newt Gingrich, under fire from his ex-wife, championed women members in the House when he became speaker, busting the GOP "glass ceiling" to elevate them to leadership roles, more…