'Biggest shakeup in talk-radio history'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Fulfilling a prediction he made last month, top-rated radio host Michael Savage told his listeners Wednesday night he will take over the prime afternoon-drive slot on Cumulus Media more…

Meltdown! GOP bosses' phones unplugged

by Garth Kant -- WASHINGTON — Following the epic, 21-hour speech by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, supporting the defunding of Obamacare, either voters made so many calls to establishment Republicans that their more…

Can Web publishers tame comments?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Fortune) Ever since they began allowing readers to comment, websites have been wrestling with a major conundrum: Commenters are often terrible, but they also increase traffic -- at more…

Popular Science kills comments

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Guardian) Popular Science is closing comments on its articles. Citing "trolls and spambots", the 141-year-old American magazine has decided that an open forum at the bottom of more…

USPS seeks 3-cent increase for 1st-class mail

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) The financially struggling Postal Service is seeking a 3-cent increase in the cost of mailing a letter -- and that would raise the price of a more…

State law raises minimum hourly wage to $10

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) California has become the first state in the nation to commit to raising the minimum wage to $10 per hour, although the increase will take place gradually more…

California law gives minors social-media do-over

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) Minors in California will have a chance to remove embarrassing photographs and potentially damaging postings on social media websites under a new law that will be more…

2nd California county votes for secession

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Record Searchlight) The Modoc County Board of Supervisors today voted to join neighboring Siskiyou County in its bid to secede from the State of California. Board Chairman Geri more…