January 2, 2013 The widely read political blog, which began as in independent forum for Sullivan's voice, is going to try charging for its content. "Getting readers to pay a small amount for content," Sullivan writes, is "the only truly solid future for online journalism."
January 2, 2013 Gov. Tom Corbett (R), says the NCAA is unfairly punishing Penn State students and Pennsylvania businesspeople for the crimes of former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky; he alleges the athletic association didn't even follow its own disciplinary rules when it imposed the penalties.
January 2, 2013 Now that Congress has removed some of the uncertainty over the "fiscal cliff," most forecasters are saying the U.S. economy will expand by about 2 percent in the new year. That's a sluggish pace, but strong enough to keep lowering unemployment and boosting housing. Prospects for aircraft makers and farmers are also looking promising, helped by exports.
January 2, 2013 Here's an animal that's really, really old on our planet, a true survivor. But to keep going, it has been forced to move, over and over, till it has almost out of moves. The story of a bug that ran away from flowers and learned to live on ice.
January 2, 2013 Wall Street is joining a global rally. Though lawmakers didn't address all the issues, they did head off scheduled tax hikes and spending cuts.
January 2, 2013 Salvage crews are waiting for better weather to closely inspect the grounded Kullak oil drilling rig, stuck onshore near Kodiak Island, Alaska.
January 2, 2013 Recently, it was estimated that about 45,000 people had been killed since anti-regime protests began in March 2011. Now, the U.N. says it has compiled a more accurate list of those who have died. It's likely the death toll is still underestimated, the U.N. concedes.
January 2, 2013 Chinese officials say two people intentionally spiked a restaurant's eggplant stir-fries with a toxic dose of a blood pressure drug. The poisoning sent 80 diners to the hospital, where doctors figured out the cause. They all eventually recovered.
January 2, 2013 As "fiscal cliff" talks grew tense, a certain word was heard at the White House. Of course, it's been said before in Washington.
January 2, 2013 After The Journal News posted a database showing the names and addresses of individuals with gun permits in three suburban New York counties, it came under intense criticism.
January 2, 2013 Lawmakers from states hit hard by the October storm thought the House would vote on an aid package before adjourning on Thursday. They found out late Tuesday that a vote has been put off. "This is why the American people hate Congress," New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said.
January 2, 2013 First there will be a fight over raising the debt ceiling. Then there's another deadline for deep spending cuts. It's like another Lord of the Rings trilogy — we know at least two more stories are coming and it's clear there's going to be a lot of nastiness before the day is (we hope) saved.