Federal watchdogs charged with school-lunch fraud

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2319325" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Federal workers were charged with fraud in the school lunch program.[/caption] Five workers with the Government Accountability Office – the agency that's supposed to more…

H.G. Wells: 'Lusty, shifty leader' unworthy of praise

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2313335" align="aligncenter" width="600"] H.G. Wells[/caption] "New Jersey is being invaded by Martians!" exclaimed actor Orson Welles. He was reading the script of a 1938 radio drama based more…

Woman has sex with boy, loses teaching certificate

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NOLA) — With no discussion, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education decided in committee Tuesday (Aug. 11) to revoke the teaching certificate of former Destrehan High more…

PC epidemic grips U.S. colleges

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE ATLANTIC) Something strange is happening at America’s colleges and universities. A movement is arising, undirected and driven largely by students, to scrub campuses clean of words, ideas, more…

Don't buy these 10 back-to-school items

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FORBES) — The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that parents will spend an average of $630.36 for each child going back to school this year to cover clothes, more…

This song almost became our national anthem

by Bill Federer -- [caption id="attachment_2309875" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Katherine Lee Bates[/caption] "O Beautiful, For Spacious Skies, For Amber Waves of Grain ..." Almost chosen as the national anthem in 1926, "America the more…

Scientists: Shakespeare may have smoked pot

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON.CBSLOCAL) — LONDON – The man who wrote Hamlet and MacBeth may have been enjoying some Midsummer Night’s Dreams. South African researchers examined some 17th-Century clay tobacco pipe more…

FBI busts 'boy loving' professor

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS) A University of Michigan professor and self-proclaimed "boy lover" was busted in an FBI sting Friday after allegedly traveling to Florida with the intention more…

Teacher defends 'sexual' relationship with teen

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer GdKOfgoL] (WOODTV) — SARANAC, Michigan — A Saranac Community Schools teacher and coach who resigned this summer amid allegations she had an inappropriate relationship with a student more…