Record gun buying jams background checks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — The surge of criminal background checks required of new gun purchasers has been so unrelenting in recent months that the FBI had been more…

Did Boehner punish GOP enemies by canceling travel?

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_2014985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] John Boehner[/caption] Allegations that former U.S. House Speaker John Boehner withheld congressional travel privileges to retaliate against Republican opponents are behind a lawsuit by more…

Stocks mixed, S&P 500 holds August low

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed mixed Tuesday, stabilizing after a sharply lower start to the year despite pressure from a fresh decline in oil prices. The S&P 500 more…

OPEC's energy war with U.S. draws blood

by Douglas Ernst -- OPEC'S war of attrition with the U.S. energy industry continues to draw blood. Saudi Arabia's increased oil output is testing the resiliency of U.S. companies as prices per more…

Paper claims: Gluten-free is total B.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYPOST) — When Dara Piken noticed her college roommate losing weight and feeling great, the always-dieting School of Visual Arts student decided to do the same — and more…

CBO: Budget deficit to rise to $544 billion

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABC NEWS) A government report released Tuesday estimates that this year's budget deficit will rise to $544 billion, an increase over prior estimates that can be attributed largely more…