Gold suffers worst year since 1981

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — The price of gold closed out its worst year since 1981 Tuesday as the U.S. economy improved, inflation remained at bay and worries about the more…

No retirement for more American workers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — Tom Edwards grew up in a family that's been cutting trees and hauling timber in the Pacific Northwest for more than a century. The Spanaway, more…

Mexican sales-tax hike 'boon' to U.S. cities

by -NO AUTHOR- -- CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) -- Mexican license plates are common in parking lots of shopping malls in U.S. border cities. They will be even more familiar after Mexico more…

Pope draws fire from left and right

by Jerome R. Corsi -- NEW YORK – The Catholic Church is catching flak from conservative believers after Pope Francis' controversial views offended investors set to help fund the restoration of a major more…

Sticker shock! 2014 Obamacare taxes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- WASHINGTON – The New Year brings yet another negative surprise from Obamacare: a raft of new taxes and fees that already are translating into higher health insurance premiums more…

Doctor admits stealing, selling newborns

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NEWS) — A Chinese doctor has admitted in court that she stole babies from the hospital where she worked and sold them to human traffickers. Zhang Shuxia, a more…

Girl dies when insurance denies transport

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ABCNEWS.GO) — A Texas nurse and mother has sued her insurance company after her 6-year-old daughter died of a brain injury when appendicitis surgery allegedly went wrong while more…

Stoked for 2014: Pot legal in Colorado

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USNEWS) — Colorado will make history Wednesday as the first American state allowing stores to sell marijuana for recreational use – eliciting fear and predictions of doom from more…

Apple: We didn't help NSA on iPhone hacks

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Apple Inc has never worked with the U.S. National Security Agency and is unaware of efforts to target its smartphones, the company said in response to more…