Dow plunges 391, retail sales lowest since 2009

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_319115" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Walmart will begin closing 269 stores in February 2016[/caption] U.S. retail spending in December hit lows not seen since 2009. Friday's report sent the more…

O Canada! 'Birther' lawsuit targets Cruz

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2735825" align="aligncenter" width="596"] Ted Cruz[/caption] The predictions have finally come to pass – a Texas man has filed a suit against Sen. Ted Cruz, challenging the presidential more…

Supremes eye Obama appeal on amnesty orders

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) The nine U.S. Supreme Court justices were due to meet privately on Friday to discuss whether to hear President Barack Obama's bid to revive his plan to more…

Ann Coulter hits Nikki Haley as 'bimbo'

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_161275" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Gov. Nikki Haley[/caption] Ann Coulter, conservative firebrand, took to Fox News Radio and told host John Gibson: Nikki Haley, governor of South Carolina, is more…

Trump rents theater to show Benghazi movie

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DES MOINES REGISTER) Donald Trump has rented space at an Urbandale movie theater and will give Iowans free tickets to a showing of the Benghazi movie that critics more…

Beauty queen resigns over DUI bust

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SEATTLE TIMES) Stormy Keffeler, crowned Miss Washington USA in October, resigned her title Thursday after it was revealed she did not disclose a drunken-driving conviction before the pageant, more…

Coach fired after boy sexually assaulted on bus

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (KFOR-TV) NORMAN, Okla. - Several students have been suspended, and a coach has been terminated, after reports of an "extremely disturbing" incident with the Norman North Junior Varsity more…

Oregon governor seeks huge minimum-wage hikes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNNMONEY.COM) Oregon's governor has proposed wage hikes that would set hourly pay at a minimum of $13.50 by 2022. Gov. Kate Brown is pushing a new, two-tiered system more…

Army ignored anthrax lapses for 10 years

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) A brigadier general who led an Army biodefense lab in Utah is among a dozen individuals facing potential disciplinary actions — including loss of jobs — more…

Marine choppers collide off Hawaii

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for survivors Friday after two Marine Corps helicopters carrying 12 people collided off the Hawaiian island of Oahu. Rescuers spotted more…