Bonnie is one lucky porker. Kicking off Iowa's Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival next week, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will literally save a pig's bacon by pardoning Bonnie, a Berkshire sow, on Friday. Like a president granting a pardon to a turkey at Thanksgiving time, Branstad will join Bonnie on the steps of the governor's mansion [...]
Energy Secretary Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist frequently the target of Republican criticism, announced Friday that he was stepping down in the latest shake-up of President Barack Obama's Cabinet. Chu, who disclosed his decision in a letter to Energy Department staff, frequently clashed with GOP lawmakers over gas prices as well as government backing [...]
Religious universities and other non-profits may opt-out of requirements to provide no-cost contraception through their group health plans if they object to it on religious grounds, following a change announced Friday to President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act. Religious non-profits will not have to "contract, arrange, pay or refer for any contraceptive coverage to which [...]
A U.S. postal service truck. (AP) A government lawyer’s attempt to get dismissed nearly $700 in traffic tickets given to the U.S. Postal Service is being met with a hearty and humorous "heck no." In a Jan. 22 letter sent to both the city of East Cleveland, Ohio, and the company that operates the city's [...]
The man who says he tricked Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o into falling for a fake woman he had created online says the hoax had ''everything to do'' with escaping from real life because he had been molested as a child.