NBCNEWS.COM - California has become the first state in the nation to ban therapy that tries to turn gay teens straight.
Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed Senate Bill 1172, which prohibits children under age 18 from undergoing "sexual orientation change efforts." The
By JIM KUHNHENNAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is acknowledging an attempt to infiltrate its computer system, but says it thwarted the effort and that no classified networks were threatened.
White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters the White House is equipped with
HUFFINGTONPOST.COM - The top American commander of troops in Afghanistan showed signs of impatience about the growing spate of insider attacks that have taken a toll on U.S. troops during a blunt interview on "60 Minutes" Sunday night.
"I'm mad as hell about them, to be honest with you,"
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in Washington remains above $4 a gallon.
The AAA auto club reports the average price in the state Monday is $4.03. That's a penny higher than a week ago, a penny lower than a month ago and 25 cent higher than the national
By PATRICK WALTERSAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two years after it began phasing out incandescent bulbs, Swedish retailer Ikea announced Monday it is taking another step and planning to sell only energy-efficient LED lighting by 2016.
Ikea believes the shift to the longer-lasting bulbs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A 10-year-old Philadelphia boy has been charged with criminal mischief and other counts after swiping a van, then crashing it into five parked cars, authorities said Monday.
Authorities said the boy made it less than a block after stealing a van that was unloading furniture
By KARL RITTERAssociated Press
STOCKHOLM (AP) - Ikea is being criticized for deleting images of women from the Saudi version of its furniture catalog, a move the company says it regrets.
Comparing the Swedish and Saudi versions of the catalog, free newspaper Metro on Monday showed that women
PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) - Police say a feud between two teachers in a Tampa Bay area high school social studies department led one to try to hire a hit man to kill the other.
The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/OyUPEY) reports the relationship between one-time friends James Pepe and Robert Meredith
CINCINNATI (AP) - A southwestern Ohio woman has pleaded not guilty to dragging a man with her car for three-quarters of a mile and running over his ankle.
Thirty-one-year-old Brandi Lynn Stuntebeck of Colerain was being held on a $10,000 bond Monday stemming from her arrest Saturday on a felonious
MONROE, Ohio (AP) - A southern Ohio church has drawn a standing-room crowd for the dedication of a towering roadside Jesus statue that replaced one destroyed two years ago in a lightning fire.
The Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/V3JTjT ) reports that the Solid Rock Church in Monroe, north of