Drought spurs mini gold rush in Sierra

by -NO AUTHOR- -- COLFAX, Calif. (AP) — There's gold in them dry hills! Or gold seekers anyway. And they see a historic opportunity in California's historic drought. Low water levels have led to more…

School sued over 6th-grader's Facebook posting

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE) Riley Stratton remembers all too well the day Minnewaska school officials brought her into a room, with a police officer present, and demanded she cough more…

Police raid LAX over passenger-luggage thefts

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (KNBC-TV) Several workers at LAX were arrested Wednesday night after police served 25 search warrants, all in connection with the theft of passenger property by airport workers, officials more…

Gun-control Democrat charged with gunrunning

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — A California state senator who authored gun control legislation asked for campaign donations in exchange for introducing an undercover FBI agent to an arms more…

Where is China's debt bomb hiding?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Businessweek) As fears rise of companies going bankrupt and local governments defaulting, and with speculation mounting about a coming “Bear Stearns Moment,” it’s worth looking at which parts more…

Report: Off-grid may soon reach tipping point

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OilPrice) Declining costs of solar power are making off-grid energy systems increasingly viable, getting closer to grid-parity with conventional sources of power from the electrical grid. Meanwhile, costs more…

'Rules mean nothing' to Obama

by Greg Corombos -- Just days after Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told Congress there would be no extension of the Obamacare enrollment deadline, the administration is offering an additional more…