Council urges Eagle rank for 'gay' Scout

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC News) Ryan Andresen, a gay teen from California who has spent a decade working toward his Eagle Scout award, has had his hopes dashed for the organization's more…

Columbus Day replaced by Native American Day?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (San Diego Union-Tribune) Just weeks after voters agreed to help ailing state coffers with higher sales and income taxes, a Los Angeles-area lawmaker wants to give state workers more…

High wage earners will see triple tax hit in 2013

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (North County Times) The federal "fiscal cliff" deal. President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. Gov. Jerry Brown's sales and income tax initiative. That triumvirate of tax increases is more…

Grab your flag: Gun Appreciation Day coming

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (San Francisco Chronicle) Mark your calendar. On Jan. 19, two days before President Obama is inaugurated and a day before Sen. Dianne Feinstein is expected to introduce an more…

Trump eyes lawsuit in 'birther' feud

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) The Donald wants Bill Maher to pay up. Maher told Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show” on Monday that he’d fork over $5 million to Trump’s charity of choice more…

Obama de-lists satellites as weapons

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) Satellites are no longer weapons, according to a change in US anti-arms trafficking law. The move gives hope to commercial spaceflight companies wanting to sell their more…