Schools nabbed for hiding Common Core detail

by Bob Unruh -- Common Core, the federal education-standards initiative, can't stay out of the headlines. Black leaders have called it racist, and it's been slammed by politicians such as Louisiana Gov. more…

'Neo-Puritans' want to punish you for 'sin'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Paul Bremmer If you think the Puritans of the 1600s were intolerant, you haven't met modern American "neo-Puritans," according to author Jack Cashill. "[Nathaniel] Hawthorne described his more…

St. Louis landfill fire near radioactive waste

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Al-Jazeera) A fire smoldering underneath a landfill north of St. Louis since 2010 could reach radioactive waste from the Manhattan Project in as little as three months, according more…

Volkswagen could face $18 billion penalties from EPA

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) faces penalties up to $18 billion after being accused of designing software for diesel cars that deceives regulators measuring toxic emissions, the U.S. Environmental more…

Cruz pledges: 'I will drink a sorority's goldfish'

by Chelsea Schilling -- [caption id="attachment_2311085" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Donald Trump during Fox News' Aug. 6 GOP debate[/caption] (Warning: The following story and video contain jokes some readers may find offensive.) Donald Trump more…