Gun owners in California have been wearing their handguns in coffee shops and restaurants. The guns are unloaded and legal, but some citizens and police departments are wary.
Toyota had the most driver complaints about rogue car acceleration over a five-year period. But other car makers, led by Ford, also had numerous complaints filed against them, reports Edmunds.com.
Voters in at least three states will decide whether to enshrine a right to hunt in constitutions. Critics see the measures as a political 'wedge' issue.
The decision by Anthem Blue Cross to hike its California customers' insurance rates by up to 39 percent has sparked hearings in Congress and at the California State House. Obama and Democrats cited it at Thursday's healthcare summit.
New York Gov. David Paterson, already facing low poll numbers, now is dealing with reports that state police may have interfered with a domestic-violence investigation involving an aide. The state cabinet official who oversees the state police resigned Thursday.
Anssi Koivuranta takes a practice jump during a session for the Nordic Combined team competition at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Tilikum, the killer whale that drowned a trainer at Sea World in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday has been involved in three human fatalities. The orca, who was originally captured in the wild, may have been under high levels of stress.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted the House of Representatives what he called an 'attack on insurance companies.' On Wednesday, in a bipartisan vote, the House stripped health insurance companies of their exemption from federal antitrust laws.