Storm surge: Dow jumps more than 250

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — U.S. stocks rose sharply on Monday as the damage from Hurricane Irma didn't appear to be as bad as feared. The Dow Jones industrial average jumped more…

N. Korea fears cause slow Olympic ticket sales

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — SEOUL — With five months to go before the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics open, the Games are barely an afterthought for most South Koreans, with slow more…

Nordstrom to roll out stores with no merchandise

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (CNBC) — Nordstrom is trying something different: stores without inventory. The department store chain announced on Monday that it's preparing to roll out a new line of stores, more…

Loophole lets 40,000 illegal 'students' into U.S.

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON EXAMINER) A generous legal loophole in U.S. immigration laws is allowing thousands of illegal "students" to receive special visas to enter America, according to a new report more…

Looters hit Florida as Hurricane Irma strikes

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (MIAMI HERALD) -- As Hurricane Irma lashed Florida with heavy winds and rain, TV stations captured groups of people breaking into stores. Footage from WPLG Local 10 in more…

Muslims demand anonymity as they sue California café

by Bob Unruh -- [caption id="attachment_4058141" align="aligncenter" width="597"] Muslim women in the hijab.[/caption] Several Muslim women who insisted that their identities be concealed in a discrimination lawsuit against a California restaurant, claiming their more…

Uber rape danger looms over U.S. college towns

by Leo Hohmann -- An Uber driver accused of sexually assaulting a female client Thursday has been taken into custody by Detroit Police, according to local newspaper reports. Deputy Police Chief David more…

Irma unleashes soaking on Florida

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [caption id="attachment_4612490" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Hurricane Irma covering most of the state of Florida (NASA)[/caption] After days of preparations and evacuations from Florida, Hurricane Irma blasted its way into more…

Caribbean fears grim tourist season in Irma's wake

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (REUTERS) — Hurricane Irma's deadly tear through the Caribbean will hobble the region's multi-billion dollar tourism industry for months, just as hotels, airlines, and cruises were gearing up more…