Gun-friendly states woo firearms makers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — The effort to attract firearms companies has escalated in the wake of gun-control efforts that followed the murder of 20 children and six adults in December more…

McCain: Hagel 'not qualified' as defense chief

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Republican Senator John McCain on Sunday said his former colleague Chuck Hagel was not qualified to be U.S. defense secretary but the Senate would likely vote more…

Low-income consumers hit hardest by tax hikes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CSMONITOR) — Retailers are preparing for a triple whammy as the restoration of the payroll tax, surging gas prices, and stagnant employment and wages take a bite out more…

Snow-plow driver fired for burying cars

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BOSTON.CBSLOCAL) — A snow plow driver in Lowell was fired Friday for posting a video of himself burying parked cars and bragging about it during the blizzard earlier more…

Girl, 13, stabs boy over potato chips

by -NO AUTHOR- -- FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A South Valley middle-school student in Armona has been charged in the stabbing of another student. A 13-year-old girl from Parkview Middle School in more…

Growing shortage of doctors in Florida

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SUN-SENTINEL) — Brace yourself for longer lines at the doctor's office. Whether you're employed and insured, elderly and on Medicare, or poor and covered by Medicaid, the Florida more…

Energy lab spawns million-dollar gov't employee

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Watchdog) The federal government's dream of a renewable energy empire hinges on a scrubby outpost here, where scientists and executives doggedly explore a If you live outside Colorado, more…

1/2 of Detroit property owners don't pay taxes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Detroit News) Nearly half of the owners of Detroit's 305,000 properties failed to pay their tax bills last year, exacerbating a punishing cycle of declining revenues and diminished more…

11 states with more on welfare than employed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Michael Savage) Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. more…