New IRS chief apologizes to tea-party groups

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) The new head of the IRS has apologized to those who suffered because of the agency’s targeting of conservative groups, after he testified before a House more…

LAPD cops violated policy in manhunt shooting

by -NO AUTHOR- -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eight Los Angeles police officers violated department policy when they mistakenly riddled a pickup truck with bullets, injuring two women, during a manhunt last more…

Bin Laden relative seeks interview for NYC trial

by -NO AUTHOR- -- NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Osama bin Laden's son-in-law and former spokesman asked a judge Tuesday to let them interview accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheik Mohammed more…

Democrat: Make 'high 5' state's official greeting

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH) A tip of the ol’ Short Take chapeau to Post-Dispatch reporter Mark Schlinkmann, who annually seeks out the silliest bills introduced in the Missouri Legislature. more…

'Biggest Loser' uproar over 'too thin' winner

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PIONEER PRESS) Stillwater native Rachel Frederickson is the "Biggest Loser." The 24-year-old walked onstage during the NBC-TV show's live finale Tuesday night alongside a hologram of herself when she more…

Obamacare enrollees hit snags at doctor's offices

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) After overcoming website glitches and long waits to get Obamacare, some patients are now running into frustrating new roadblocks at the doctor's office. A month into more…

Exam-cheating scandal hits Navy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new twist to a widening tale of ethical lapses in the military, the Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its more…

Hoffman's pal: 'We were gay lovers'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEW YORK POST) Troubled Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman had a secret gay relationship with the screenwriter who found his body after he apparently overdosed on heroin, according more…