Maher: Outrage over Marines overblown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Bill Maher wants to know what all the fuss is about. The liberal, HBO comedian argued the outrage over video purportedly depicting four U.S. Marines urinating on the more…

Occupiers in N.Y. church wearing out welcome

by -NO AUTHOR- -- It was only a few nights after the Occupy protesters began sleeping in his church sanctuary when the Rev. Bob Brashear realized that his laptop was missing. The more…

Man decapitated in wood-chipper accident

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A man died Thursday in a wood chipper accident while performing tree-trimming services at a residential location, the Nevada County Sheriff's Department said. The victim, 50-year-old Martin Lara, more…

California exports continue winning streak

by -NO AUTHOR- -- A wobbly U.S. economy, Middle East tensions and European fiscal crises have not been enough to derail the juggernaut that is California export trade. The value of merchandise more…

Denomination starts a church a day in U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- The Assemblies of God, one of the nation's largest Pentecostal denominations, opened more than a church a day last year. In all, 368 new churches opened in 2011, more…

'God's country' signs return to Texas town

by -NO AUTHOR- -- HONDO — City leaders and residents on Wednesday cheered the return of old friends, the welcome signs beside U.S. 90 that say, "This Is God's Country — Please more…

Apocalypse how? Dire 2012 forecasts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Only the gloomiest of Wall Street's prognosticators got it right in 2008 and 2009. Since then, their pessimism has been infectious. On almost any investing topic -- from more…