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Wolf ruling pits old foes once again


A federal judge on Friday threw out an Obama administration decision to remove the gray wolf population in the western Great Lakes region from the endangered species list — a decision that will ban further wolf hunting and trapping in Michigan, Minnesota ...

Letters: Reasons to have joy

Monterey County Herald

In the past two weeks, we have seen letters to the editor or commentary from atheists, agnostics and deists concerning their beliefs. One writer blamed our belief in God on how we were raised. I would agree that, being raised in a Christian family can ...

Police: Man in elf costume charged with DWI


RIVERDALE, N.J. (AP) -- Police say an elf on the sauce is facing drunken driving charges in New Jersey. Riverdale police tell NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1wX1laR ) that 23-year-old Brian Chellis was found passed out in a car early Friday morning wearing an Elf on ...

Salvation Army's Angel Tree, a favorite holiday giving mystery

Asheville Citizen-Times

Volunteers with the Salvation Army pass out donated toys to parents in time for the Christmas holiday on Friday morning at the nonprofit's West Asheville Boys and Girls Club. (Photo: William Woody / wwoody@citizen-times.com).

An Economist Goes Christmas Shopping

New York Times

“The Deadweight Loss of Christmas” is the sort of academic paper that makes ordinary people think economists are kind of crazy. "I find that holiday gift giving destroys between one-third and one-tenth of the value of gifts,” proclaimed Joel Waldfogel, then an ...

Not Guilty Plea In Crash That Killed Pedestrians


TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) - A woman charged with running her car into a crowd of pedestrians outside a California church appeared in court on a stretcher and pleaded not guilty. Fifty-six-year-old Margo Bronstein entered the plea in a Torrance courtroom ...

New report rips Secret Service. 'Starved for leadership'? (+video)

Christian Science Monitor

An independent panel's report adds up to a serious indictment of a once-proud agency. First among its recommendations: a much taller fence for the White House. By Peter Grier, Staff writer December 19, 2014. About video ads. Washington — The White ...

In year-end address, Obama says Keystone XL's impact on economy nominal

Grand Forks Herald

WASHINGTON -- The political spat over the Keystone XL Pipeline continues, and perhaps will only intensify in coming weeks. In a year-end press conference Friday in Washington, President Barack Obama commented on the incoming congressional ...

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