How tulips helped create Wall Street

by Bill Federer -- Spain's "Iron Duke," the Grand Duke of Alba, fought the Ottoman Muslims in 1535, recapturing Tunis, North Africa. Spain financed its war with gold from the Inca Empire. more…

Obama: Transgender order based on Golden Rule

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_2946474" align="aligncenter" width="600"] President Obama (White House photo)[/caption] President Obama says his order to public schools, through two federal agencies, to open their rest rooms and changing more…

UCLA gunman ID'd as student from India

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GUARDIAN) A former doctoral student with a grudge who killed a professor before taking his own life at the University of California, Los Angeles had a “kill list” more…

Atheists heap praise on Christian evangelist

by Bob Unruh -- Atheists are praising prominent Christian filmmaker, author, evangelist and apologist Ray Comfort after his plan to hand out Subway gift cards at a weekend gathering of atheists in more…

Praying mantis species named for Justice Ginsburg

by Chelsea Schilling -- [caption id="attachment_3358314" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, left, and her namesake, Ilomantis ginsburgae, right[/caption] Upon examining its genitals and frilly "neckwear," scientists determined a newly more…

'Truly miraculous': Is this the original Alamo?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS) — SAN ANTONIO — City archaeologists recently completed a three-year investigation into a newly discovered, “probable” mission just north of downtown, and it may be more…

2 dead in murder-suicide at UCLA

by Cheryl Chumley -- [jwplayer utKDxnVu] Police wearing tactical gear flooded the campus property of University of California, Los Angeles, early Wednesday afternoon, locking down the campus while they combed for a more…