New penalties for pot farms on federal land

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (L.A. TIMES) WASHINGTON — Scientists have likened the illegal marijuana-growing operations in remote areas of the West to leaking chemical-weapons stockpiles, with the heavy use of fertilizers and more…

Reid admits Obamacare step toward single-payer

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LASVEGASSUN) — In just about seven weeks, people will be able to start buying Obamacare-approved insurance plans through the new health care exchanges. But already, Senate Majority Leader more…

NYC eyes ban on electronic cigarettes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE WEEK) New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is so concerned with public health, he doesn't want people to even feign smoking anymore. The mayor who banned trans more…

All-boys club: Couple welcomes 12th son

by -NO AUTHOR- -- DETROIT (AP) — A western Michigan family welcomed their 12th child. And, shocker, it's a boy — just like the other 11. Jay and Kateri Schwandt of Rockford more…

Obama claims 'authority' to change Obamacare

by Garth Kant -- WASHINGTON — President Obama claims he had the "executive authority" to change the Affordable Care Act after it became law. But at a news conference Friday, the president more…

Planned Parenthood faces federal investigation

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOXNEWS) — The non-partisan Government Accountability Office confirmed Thursday it is launching an investigation into how the country’s largest abortion provider spent millions of taxpayer dollars. Planned Parenthood more…

Gal's 'Lego leg' inspires amputees

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS) — WHEN Christina Stephens put her Lego-building skills to work last month to make a prosthetic leg, she became an internet sensation. Ms Stephens, 31, lost her more…