100,000 apply for 1-way ticket to Mars

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) -- More than 100,000 people are eager to make themselves at home on another planet. They've applied for a one-way trip to Mars, hoping to be chosen to more…

Black-dog syndrome: Superstitions often deadly

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) While volunteering at Bay Area animal shelters 15 years ago, Jennifer Mieuli Jameson of San Francisco observed that when a new dog would arrive, other workers would more…

EU among 'priority targets' for U.S. spies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS.COM.AU) THE European Union is ranked as a key priority in a list of spying targets for the US National Security Agency, German weekly Der Spiegel says, citing more…

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…

IRS targeting small businesses

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) Small business owners across the country are receiving letters from the IRS questioning if they are reporting all of their cash income, in a new push more…

Report: Morsi incited murder of protesters

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (JERUSALEM POST) Egyptian prosecutors have evidence that ousted president Mohamed Morsi incited the murder of protesters during the demonstrations that followed Morsi's controversial constitutional decree which gave him sweeping powers more…

State 'nanny' plan described as 'sinister'

by Bob Unruh -- A bill in Scotland that would assign every minor a government "nanny" with the legal authority to ensure they are raised in a government-approved manner has faced headwinds 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…

Tiger Woods' ocean-front mansion sinking

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TCPALM.COM) HOBE SOUND — While Tiger Woods was chasing his 15th major golf title Thursday at this week’s 95th PGA Championship in Pittsford, N.Y., contractors were working 1,340 miles away more…