Bitcoin pursues the mainstream

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) The currency known as bitcoin — a much-hyped and much-doubted type of digital cash that can be bought with traditional money — has mostly attracted more…

Court: No duty to warn about Va. Tech gunman

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (RICHMOND TIMES-DISPATCH) -- The Virginia Supreme Court has overturned the jury verdict in a wrongful death suit against the state in favor of the families of two students more…

States woo foreign investors at Obama summit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS) WASHINGTON — With no state tax on personal or corporate income, Washington state touts itself as a good fit for foreign investors looking to spend some money more…

'Obama' wears straightjacket, crowd goes insane

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="xtazBtZzpQzMXrffYbOloBzNxfT15SPy" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] It's hard to decide which is scarier: a grinning "Barack Obama" wearing a straightjacket or the reaction to his appearance at one company's annual Halloween more…

Hallmark yanks 'gay' from 'Deck the Halls'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) -- One of Hallmark's ornaments for the holiday season is snowballing into some controversy following the replacement of the word "gay" while quoting "Deck the Halls." The red more…

Napolitano OKs funds for illegal students

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California, announced this week the college would give out $5 million for illegal immigrants to obtain special counseling and more…

Man steals $2.5 million in food stamps

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) A New Jersey grocery store manager pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to stealing more than $2.5 million from the government in food stamp benefits, federal more…

Lushes beware! Global wine shortage looms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) New wine-producing countries are popping up around the world, but not fast enough it seems, as a global wine shortage is looming. A report released by Morgan more…

Unemployment payouts since 2008 at record level

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) The federal government has paid out 881 million weekly unemployment benefit checks during the current economic slowdown, totaling $252 billion since 2008, according to a new more…

666 lucky combo for lotto winners

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WVIT-TV) Think what you will about the numbers 666, but the combination was lucky for more than 1,500 people in Connecticut on Monday night. With days to go more…