Elmo puppeteer quits amid sex scandal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SFGATE) — NEW YORK (AP) — Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash resigned from "Sesame Street" on Tuesday amid allegations he sexually abused underage boys, bringing an end to a more…

PETA to Obama: Don't pardon the turkey

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE HILL) — The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to the White House on Tuesday demanding President Obama skip the annual Thanksgiving more…

Illinois poised to grant licenses to illegals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) Top Illinois state officials said Tuesday they’ll push to issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants — a move backed also by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who for more…

New probe into Saddam underpants photo?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — Rupert Murdoch’s media company News Corp could be investigated over claims it obtained photos of Saddam Hussein wearing his underpants in an Iraq jail by bribing more…

Girl shot dead on school bus

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MIAMI HERALD) Lourdes Guzman-DeJesus hopped onto her bus Tuesday morning, but never made it to school. The cheery 13-year-old, who loved music, dancing and art, was accidentally shot and more…

Bernanke: Recovery 'disappointingly slow'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke called the economic recovery "disappointingly slow" but outlined no further stimulative measures, in a speech delivered at the Economic Club in more…

Judge denies bid for Nativity display

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LATIMESBLOGS.LATIMES) — The city of Santa Monica can bar seasonal displays, including a Nativity scene that has appeared in Palisades Park for nearly 60 years, a federal judge more…

FBI: Air Force veteran planned 'violent jihad'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Southern California men have been charged with plotting to kill Americans and destroy U.S. targets overseas by joining al-Qaida and the Taliban in Afghanistan, federal officials said Monday. more…