Chicago: 500 homicides in 9 months

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) Chicago's 500th homicide of the year happened over Labor Day weekend, according to the Chicago Tribune. That number carries a lot of weight for the city -- more…

Miss America's 1st openly 'gay' contestant

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PHILLY.COM) ATLANTIC CITY - After competing in pageants for generations in the closet or working behind the scenes, gays and lesbians finally get to see one of their more…

ISIS issues new call for attacks in West

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE FOREIGN DESK) The Islamic State has released a new online magazine urging adherents to carry out more so-called lone-wolf attacks globally. Targets for attacks include businessmen on more…

Indian tribe loses $1 billion bet with IRS

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MIAMI HERALD) More than 50 years after U.S. recognition as a tribe, and more than 25 years after collecting its first dollar via gambling, the steadfastly independent Miccosukee more…

Greta Van Susteren abruptly out at Fox News

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BUSINESS INSIDER) Greta Van Susteren will depart Fox News after 14 years with the network, Fox News announced Tuesday morning. Brit Hume will take over as the new more…

Foreign leaders diss lame-duck Obama

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN)President Barack Obama bade farewell to G20 leaders in Hangzhou, China, on Monday by reminding them they're living in "turbulent" times -- and he wasn't kidding. His valedictory more…