U.S. Agencies Dance Around Cellphone Use Aloft
WASHINGTON — The Transportation Department said on Thursday that it would consider banning the use of cellphones for voice calls aboard airplanes, a reaction to public outrage at a Federal Communications Commission proposal to lift a rule that has long forbidden the use of mobile phones during flight.
Federal Judge: Mt. Soledad Cross Must Come Down
A cross atop Mount Soledad in California is an unconstitutional religious display on government land and must come down, a federal judge in San Diego ruled late Thursday.
Cuddling with dog helps Alaska woman survive 3 days trapped in cold
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA – A woman survived nearly three nights in bitter interior Alaska cold by burning her snowmobile and huddling with her small dog, Alaska State Troopers said Thursday.
Sky's the limit: New towers for the rich soar in New York
The very tall, very skinny residential buildings popping up in Manhattan are being built for the world's richest people
Cracks in tea party front emerge in House vote on budget deal
The House overwhelmingly passed a budget deal that many tea partyers called odious. It suggests that a new generation of conservatives has concluded that 'shutdown politics' don't work.
Has Paul Ryan hurt his 2016 presidential prospects?
Rep. Paul Ryan is one of the architects of a budget deal that the tea party appears to hate. Perhaps he's hurt his conservative credentials for 2016, but he had a lot of goodwill built up.
Obamacare enrollment in California surges
California's Obamacare insurance marketplace experienced a surge in enrollment last week, officials said on Thursday, offering welcome news for President Barack Obama's sweeping healthcare law from a state crucial to its success.
The NSA Is Coming to Town, So Encrypt for Goodness’ Sake
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is getting coal for Christmas.