Signs of life in U.S. housing market

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (Reuters) – Could the U.S. housing market finally be on the mend? Recent reports paint a mixed picture. In a sign of renewed demand, sales of existing homes more…

Lights out for cities with slashed budgets

by -NO AUTHOR- -- HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. – In a deal to save money, two-thirds of the streetlights were yanked from the ground and hauled away this year, and the resulting darkness more…

Hacker exposes 75,000 credit-card numbers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — Hacker collective Anonymous has just dumped 200 GB of names, email addresses and passwords for around 860,000 Stratfor users. Anonymous also exposed credit card numbers for more…

Stoned seniors: An epidemic of hippy pensioners

by -NO AUTHOR- -- They include 60-plus grandmothers spaced out on LSD and 70-year-olds in court for dealing dope: Germany is struggling to cope with a rapid increase in "pensioner hippies" who more…

Obamacare already sending costs through roof

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (GAINESVILLETIMES) — There may never have been a law more misnamed than the Affordable Care Act. President Obama's health overhaul law already is driving up health insurance costs more…

Health giant won't hire smokers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (PENNLIVE) — Warning: Tobacco can be hazardous to your job search. Geisinger Health System, which employs 15,000 people, says it no longer will hire people who use tobacco. more…

Bullied girl's family gets $225,000

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BOSTONGLOBE) — The family of Phoebe Prince, the South Hadley teenager who took her life allegedly in response to a barrage of bullying, received $225,000 from the town more…