2013: Prepare for the coming storm

by -NO AUTHOR- -- Americans are on edge about the near future. Witness the empty gun stores and the short supply of ammunition. The new year recalls the Y2K readiness craze of more…

Boycott unleashed against anti-gun newspaper

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) - Gun-owner groups called on Monday for an advertising boycott of a suburban New York newspaper that is under fire for publishing the names and addresses of pistol permit-holders in New more…

House prepares to vote on 'cliff' deal

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) The U.S. is expected to go over the "fiscal cliff" at midnight Monday, but President Barack Obama and Senate GOP leader Mitch McConnell said an agreement to more…

Senate stuck on fiscal cliff

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) The tit-for-tat over avoiding the fiscal cliff slogged onward Sunday, as Senate leaders remained essentially stuck following a frantic day of horse-trading and bitter attacks by both more…

Did Big Oil kill off green energy?

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (OILPRICE.COM) The American Petroleum Industry announced the U.S. oil and natural gas sector spent billions of dollars last year on environmental programs. The energy lobby said it estimates more…

Philadelphia plans to close 37 schools

by -NO AUTHOR- -- PHILADELPHIA — Like many public schools here, University City High School is underused, underfinanced and underperforming. Nearly 80 percent of its 11th-grade students read below grade level in statewide tests more…

Levi's 'detoxes' after Greenpeace protest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE) As fashion looks go, it was dramatic. Knee-high clouds of faux hazardous effluent enveloped Greenpeace protesters as they modeled Levi's clothing at the company's Battery Street headquarters. That was the morning more…