Obama signs funding bill to avert shutdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Hill) President Obama signed a stopgap spending bill Wednesday to avert a government shutdown, the White House said. "With today's bipartisan vote, Congress has taken a step more…

Frankenstein's trade pact: Frightening stuff

by Marisa Martin -- [caption id="attachment_2478765" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Leaders of TPP member states in 2010[/caption] Is a film, painting or technical marvel ever created entirely ex-nihilo? Could it spontaneously generate with virtually more…

Waffle House boots uniformed soldier with gun

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_2482285" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Army National Guardsman Billy Welch was told to leave a Nicholasville, Kentucky, Waffle House while armed and in uniform, Sept. 27, 2015. (Image: LEX-18 more…

U.S. judge tosses 9/11 case against Saudis

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON GUARDIAN) A US judge on Tuesday dismissed claims against Saudi Arabia by families of victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks, who accused the country of providing more…

Food stamp fail as woman scams $3.6 million

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_2177445" align="aligncenter" width="595"] The food stamp program under President Obama has grown significantly.[/caption] A woman in Massachusetts pleaded guilty to fraud in U.S. District Court in Worcester more…

Politician suggests: Kill homeless by lethal injection

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILYMAIL) — A Mexican councillor has caused outrage after suggesting that homeless people should be culled by lethal injection. Olga Gutierrez Machorro represents vulnerable groups in Tecamachalco, a more…

Stocks close mixed as biotech rally fizzles

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, attempting to stabilize after a sharp sell-off, as commodities recovered slightly. The major averages fluctuated between gains and losses throughout the more…