Student hits half-court shot for free college

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="J2bmwxaTpja0MWD1mtxe3vuFs4SI7wSh" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (USATODAY) — In what has become a shockingly more common occurrence lately, Belmont freshman Christian Redden hit a half court shot at his school’s game more…

Pope sends Swiss guards to help homeless

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has ramped up the Vatican’s charity work, sending his chief alms-giver and a contingent of Swiss guards onto the streets more…

Feds boost Buffett with $600 million in rail projects

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM) WASHINGTON — The railroad industry brags in its national publicity campaign that it spends billions of dollars improving its infrastructure “so taxpayers don’t have to.” But more…

Fast-food strikes planned in 100 cities

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — Seeking to increase pressure on McDonald’s, Wendy’s and other fast-food restaurants, organizers of a movement demanding a $15-an-hour wage for fast-food workers say they will sponsor more…

Amazon-dot-drone! Delivery from skies

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="ZzbnAwaTqnYuf7QwVM-NYCLF7DeK7D62" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d" autoplay="t"] (USATODAY) — Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS-TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday. The idea would be more…

Brand-new fears for U.S. dollar disaster

by Aaron Klein -- Republican lawmakers are balking at President Obama's choice of Federal Reserve chairman, Janet Yellen, worried she will favor enhanced government intervention in the economy, including flooding the market more…

GOP slams Obamacare site's data insecurity

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBCNEWS) — As the Obamacare administration claimed new success in getting its health care enrollment web site running, Republican opponents of the Affordable Care Act renewed their criticism more…

Holiday sales up 2.3%, foot traffic down

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BLOOMBERG) — U.S. retailers eked out a 2.3 percent sales gain on Thanksgiving and Black Friday, in line with a prediction for the weakest holiday results since 2009. more…

Iran deal heralds return to cheap-oil era?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Dawn) Post Iran nuclear deal, the fear premium is dwindling. Markets are softening. Yet, issues continue to confound. Would the event unleash a flood of oil into the more…