Hallmark yanks 'gay' from 'Deck the Halls'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNN) -- One of Hallmark's ornaments for the holiday season is snowballing into some controversy following the replacement of the word "gay" while quoting "Deck the Halls." The red more…

Napolitano OKs funds for illegal students

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON TIMES) Janet Napolitano, the president of the University of California, announced this week the college would give out $5 million for illegal immigrants to obtain special counseling and more…

Man steals $2.5 million in food stamps

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) A New Jersey grocery store manager pleaded guilty in federal court on Wednesday to stealing more than $2.5 million from the government in food stamp benefits, federal more…

Lushes beware! Global wine shortage looms

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Time) New wine-producing countries are popping up around the world, but not fast enough it seems, as a global wine shortage is looming. A report released by Morgan more…

Unemployment payouts since 2008 at record level

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Washington Times) The federal government has paid out 881 million weekly unemployment benefit checks during the current economic slowdown, totaling $252 billion since 2008, according to a new more…

666 lucky combo for lotto winners

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WVIT-TV) Think what you will about the numbers 666, but the combination was lucky for more than 1,500 people in Connecticut on Monday night. With days to go more…

Health-care website security sparks worries

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="sxMW9rZzrc8TOMGa62xzthnWjWLb2pMn" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (Associated Press) Defending President Barack Obama's much-maligned health care overhaul in Congress, his top health official was confronted Wednesday with a government memo raising new more…

Sriracha factory in California sued over chili odor

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Newsys) The makers of the much-loved hot sauce Sriracha are facing a lawsuit alleging a factory in Irwindale, California is making life unbearable for nearby residents. "Residents began more…

Lawmakers pitch delay of flood-insurance hikes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="IzZDVsZzoe4X_wDC_PEHT1oaqU4pvTrg" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (AP) A bipartisan group of lawmakers Tuesday unveiled legislation that would delay for about four years several changes to the federal government's flood insurance program more…

Telling Congress how to help U.S. economy

by Roger Simmermaker -- Many Americans have been quick to realize that in today's economy, the best way to bolster prosperity is by buying American products wherever and whenever possible, but have more…