Welfare bill for L.A. anchor babies: $650 million

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (KCBS-TV) A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday. Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich announced the latest more…

Obamacare exchanges could function in shutdown

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) U.S. State officials behind the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform on Oct. 1 say they could weather a federal government shutdown, though the scenario would more…

Super Typhoon Usagi on deadly path to Hong Kong

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — The strongest typhoon to hit Asia this year caused landslides in the Philippines and flooding in Taiwan on Saturday as it appeared headed toward the densely more…

Venezuela's government seizes toilet-paper factory

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (London Telegraph) Critics of President Nicolas Maduro say the nagging shortages of products ranging from bathroom tissue to milk are a sign his socialist government's rigid price and more…

Blackberry to cut 4,500 jobs

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New York Times) At their peak, just a few years ago, BlackBerry smartphones were symbols of corporate and political power. When President Obama took office he made keeping more…

Betting on natural disasters 1 of best investments

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Quartz) Catastrophe bonds—essentially a gamble on the likelihood of natural disasters—have been the fifth best-performing asset class since the financial crisis, according to research conducted by Deutsche Bank more…

'Gay' hotel-row couple have to sell

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Sky News) Christian guesthouse owners who refused to allow a gay couple a double room because of their religious beliefs say the controversy has forced them to sell more…

Now truckers convoy to D.C.

by Bob Unruh -- [ooyala code="Z0c2hxZTqVlZGBBhitNKLxrx4TR8C8Qf" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] Bikers from across America roared into Washington Sept. 11 to get the attention of the White House and Congress with the message they're really not more…