Ex-New Orleans mayor must pay back $500K

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was ordered by a federal judge Tuesday to back more than half a million dollars related to his conviction for more…

Convicted Qwest chief: I blame NSA

by Bob Unruh -- [ooyala code="dscncybjqYgZ-1-5QSfQv8eq9whho8a5" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] Joe Nachio, the former chief of Denver-based Qwest Communications who was convicted on more than a dozen counts of insider trading and sent to prison more…

Revealed: Obama policy to use military against citizens

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Americans concerned over the buildup of military-style units within non-security-related federal agencies – specifically Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams – are having those concerns confirmed. A 2010 more…

Capitol Hill fireworks during rare evening hearing

by Garth Kant -- [ooyala code="d4YTIzbjoxYFOeYakarV0RuFa_YJTn37" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] WASHINGTON — It was perhaps the most dramatic moment, so far, in the deadly VA scandal. Having lost all patience with the witness, the congressman more…

Obama 'rejected $50 million for his birth records'

by Bob Unruh -- [ooyala code="92ZXQybjpiFRYX3lV8Hj-8XBiJ5PVIe5" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] Billionaire Donald Trump has revealed he offered Barack Obama a $50 million donation to the president's favorite charities in exchange for releasing his personal records, more…

Californians contemplate forming new state

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS.YAHOO) — SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Residents of California's largely rural, agrarian and politically conservative far northern counties long ago got used to feeling ignored in the state more…

Christian snakehandler bit months after dad dies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER) — Snake-handling preacher Cody Coots got scared when the 6-foot long rattler bit his right hand early Monday. Just three months ago, his father, Jamie Coots, more…

VA 'waiting lists' closed to 1,700 sick vets

by Garth Kant -- WASHINGTON — The just-released numbers from the preliminary report by the inspector general are a damning indictment of the Phoenix VA facility. An average wait time for care more…

Dad recruited own kids to help rob banks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (HOUSTON CHRONICLE) An Oregon man who started robbing banks because he fell behind with his bills realized he could get much more money if he had helpers. So more…