Snow-bound drivers rely on 'guardian angels'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Weather Channel) Amid the chaos of motorists stuck on icy Atlanta roads, some residents flocked to the scene because they knew hungry, tired neighbors needed a hand. Knowing more…

Now it's federal consumer-protection agency spying

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Examiner) Officials at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are conducting a massive, NSA-esque data-mining project collecting account information on an estimated 991 million American credit card accounts. more…

Is Super Bowl a cash bonanza?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Jazeera) Light posts all over New York City already heralded the forthcoming Super Bowl earlier this month when U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney held a press conference with tourism more…

Ex-missionary snaps porn pics of Amazon kids

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) A former missionary who admitted taking pornographic photos of children while working with a tribe in the Amazon region of Brazil was sentenced on Tuesday to 58 more…

GOP to Justice lawyer: Testify in IRS scandal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) The House oversight committee has asked a lawyer who's helping run the criminal investigation into IRS targeting of tea party groups to testify to Congress next more…

Why is Hawaii scaling back on solar?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GreenBiz) After five years of rapid growth in rooftop solar, Hawaiian Electric has had to slow down new installations amid worries that more solar will destabilize power delivery more…

Watchdog: TSA could save millions

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA Today) A House panel heard Tuesday that the Transportation Security Administration could save $17.5 million over five years if the agency had less-expensive workers conducting internal investigations. more…

State to regulate realistic toy weapons?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Jazeera) BB guns and pellet guns would have to look clearly different from those that fire bullets if manufacturers want to sell them in California under a bill more…