Stocks surge on weaker dollar

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) U.S. stocks jumped about 1 percent to close near highs on Friday, continuing several days of alternating gains and losses as investors weighed a weaker dollar amid more…

Fire takes out 50,000 chickens

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1817575" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Chicken farm[/caption] A poultry farm in upstate New York, right near the Canadian border, went up in flames, leaving an estimated 50,000 chickens dead. more…

FBI investigating GOP congressman's expenses

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) The Federal Bureau of Investigation has begun interviewing people close to Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, signs of a criminal investigation and serious legal trouble for the Republican more…

Puppies saved from dinner plate at meat farm

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (LONDON DAILY MAIL) Fifty-seven dogs have been rescued from a dog meat farm in South Korea where they spent their entire lives in small, filthy cages. The mistreated more…

Teacher for 1 day sues for $30,000 pension

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (FOX NEWS) After working one day as a substitute teacher in Illinois, David Piccioli could be entitled to an annual pension of more than $30,000. And he's suing more…

MSNBC leaving liberal la-la land?

by Cheryl Chumley -- [caption id="attachment_1816595" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Rachel Maddow[/caption] Progressive-minded Rachel Maddow gets to keep her prime mid-evening news show slot, and long-time "Hardball" host Chris Matthews likely stays put, too. more…