Guns of summer: Sales soar across U.S.

by Douglas Ernst -- It's the summer of the gun. Fears of government officials squashing Second Amendment rights drove record sales over the last three months. The FBI estimates 1.7 million background more…

Squatter sells family's belongings on Craigslist

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USATODAY) — The Pierce County Sheriff's Office is investigating after an alleged squatter sold a family's appliances and tools right out of their Puyallup, Wash., home. Ed Saurs more…

Dow jumps 400, Nasdaq recovers 2015 losses

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks closed more than 2 percent higher, rebounding from their second-worst week for the year as gains in global markets boosted sentiment. "I think it's more…

Freddie Gray family settles for $6.4 million

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1965985" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Freddie Gray[/caption] Baltimore city officials reached a tentative deal Tuesday with the family of Freddie Gray – the black man who died a few more…

Ready to use your home equity? Read this 1st

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — A sharp recovery in home prices over the past few years has given homeowners considerably more equity to tap, about $825 billion collectively, according to Black more…

Teens find new use for e-cigarettes: Smoking pot

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — A study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics shows an alarming new trend among teens: using e-cigarettes -- marketed by the tobacco industry as a safer more…

ISIS seizes last Syrian oilfield, says watchdog

by Douglas Ernst -- [caption id="attachment_1928035" align="aligncenter" width="596"] ISIS fighters march at an undisclosed location.[/caption] Almost a full year of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes couldn't stop Syria's last major oilfield from falling into more…

Biden: 'Something is wrong' with economy

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) — Make no mistake about it. Joe Biden was definitely running. He's not yet launched a bid for president, but Biden sent a well-timed signal of exuberance more…