Forest Service: Media need photography permit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (The Oregonian) The U.S. Forest Service has tightened restrictions on media coverage in vast swaths of the country's wild lands, requiring reporters to pay for a permit and more…

Red-light camera contractor wined, dined cops

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sacramento Bee) Sacramento County sheriff's deputies and California Highway Patrol officers accepted free meals worth thousands of dollars from the private company that operates the county's red-light intersection more…

Compost or get ticketed

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Seattle Times) The Seattle City Council passed a new ordinance Monday that could mean $1 fines for people who toss too many table scraps into the trash. Under more…

Church won't sell property to marijuana grower

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Florida Baptist Witness) The small congregation of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Wales has shut down GrowHealthy's plans to open a medical marijuana growing facility less than 1,000 more…

U.S. stocks rally on positive housing data

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks rallied on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 and Nasdaq halting a three-day losing run, after an upbeat report on new-home sales and as investors bet more…

Barry Manilow: 'I sing with dead people'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SHOWBIZ411) — Barry Manilow has recorded an album of duets with dead people. They are all dead. Dead, dead, dead. And he’s releasing it a few days before more…

Walmart to offer checking accounts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — Here comes Wal-Bank. After years of thwarted efforts to break into banking, Walmart is making its biggest foray yet into everyday financial services. Walmart, the nation’s more…