As more go solar, grid users forced to pay up

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (San Francisco Chronicle) Solar power's surging popularity in California is forcing non-solar homeowners to pay a larger share of maintaining the electricity grid, according to a long-awaited state more…

Pakistan: Prices of sacrificial animals rocket

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Floods wiped out so much of Pakistan's livestock that families are struggling to afford animals to sacrifice, reports suggest. Prices have rocketed by 30-50% ahead of more…

Court sides with Abercrombie in hijab lawsuit

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Associated Press) A federal appeals court has dismissed claims by an Oklahoma woman who says she was not hired by retailer Abercrombie & Fitch because her headscarf conflicted more…

FBI shuts alleged online drug website, Silk Road

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) U.S. law enforcement authorities have shut down "Silk Road," an anonymous Internet marketplace for illegal drugs like heroin and cocaine and criminal activities such as murder for more…

Harry Reid sets trap with 'negotiation' offer

by Jack Minor -- While some mainstream media outlets are reporting that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has blinked in the budget debate, the supposed compromise could be nothing more than more…

Art and not-so-filthy lucre

by Marisa Martin -- Could capitalism become an artist's best friend? Masses of young emerging artists and newly defunded ones may be hoping so. Social media and Internet platforms are offering artists more…

Microsoft investors want Bill Gates gone

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft Corp are lobbying the board to press for Bill Gates to step down as chairman of the software company he co-founded 38 more…

Private sector adds 166,000 jobs in September

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LOS ANGELES TIMES) WASHINGTON -- The private sector added a disappointing 166,000 net new jobs last month and significantly revised down its estimate for August in a sign more…

Woman tricked into abortion sues pharmacy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- TAMPA — The woman whose boyfriend tricked her into taking an abortion pill is suing the pharmacy involved. Remee Jo Lee lost her baby six or seven weeks more…