9 million pounds of meat recalled

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — Some 8.7 million pounds of meat from a Northern California company have been recalled because they came from "diseased and unsound" animals that weren't properly inspected, more…

Same-sex couples get expanded federal benefits

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — WASHINGTON — The federal government will soon treat married same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples when they file for bankruptcy, testify in court or visit more…

Obama spends $1 million on each of these

by Steve Peacock -- The federal government's portfolio of international health-care initiatives has grown so enormous that the Obama administration is infusing another quarter-billion dollars simply to help operate this global bureaucracy. more…

IRS takes $10,000 from gold medalists

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ATR.ORG) — As 230 U.S. Olympic athletes gear up to compete in the 2014 Winter Games, the only thing colder than the slopes at Sochi is the fact more…

Starbucks harasses disabled vet about dog

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="JjcmdsazqpHt8o01-2PMKwf2wje6V6Pz" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (KHOU-TV) — HOUSTON -- A disabled U.S. army veteran says he was confronted and embarrassed at a Houston Starbucks because of his service dog. Yancy more…

'Disturbing' fake-food scandal exposed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Huffington Post) If you're eating, it may be better to click off this article and read it later. Scientists have found "disturbing" problems in more than a third more…

Academics say they can predict stock prices

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Science20) Stock price movements are predictable during short windows, according to a paper written by academics in the Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa. They more…

Mandated plastic-bag charge a 'complete mess'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) A cross-party committee of MPs says the government's plans for a 5p charge on plastic carrier bags in England are a "complete mess". The Environmental Audit more…

Forget lithium, here are sugar-powered batteries

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Digital Journal) Currently, lithium-ion batteries are the go-to for all technological needs, but they could soon fall by the wayside with news of a sugar-powered battery which lasts more…

ID theft rises as crooks get creative

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) An estimated 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft-related fraud last year. That's up more than 500,000 people from 2012. According to a just-released Identity Fraud more…