More Problems Found at Leaky New Mexico Nuclear Waste Dump

The New Mexico dump which holds the nation's dirtiest laundry from nearly 70 years of nuclear weapons production was supposed to be a an accident-proof underground vault that would entomb radioactive waste in a 2,000-foot thick layer of salt for at least 10,000 years. » 9/19/14 1:40pm Friday 1:40pm

Fast, Intense Wildfire Leaves Northern California Town in Ruins

This has already been a bad year for wildfires along much of the drought-parched West Coast—but "bad" doesn't even begin to describe the catastrophe that struck the small northern California lumber town of Weed this week after a quarter of the town burned to the ground in the space of a few hours. » 9/18/14 1:19pm Thursday 1:19pm

​"Black Mass" Sold Out as Satanic Fever Grips Oklahoma City

Wagons are being circled, tizzies are being thrown and children are being thought of in Oklahoma City, as the state's religious leaders are urging the faithful to pray like they've never prayed before in preparation for the most eagerly-anticipated religious event in the history of the city—one which the Catholic… » 9/15/14 12:40pm Monday 12:40pm

Montana Barley Crop Ruined, Beer About to Get More Expensive

Nobody is calling it "beerpocalypsemageddon" or anything idiotic like that quite yet, and I'm certainly not implying that it's time to panic and start hoarding cases of beer in a deep, razor-wire covered pit in the backyard*—but you should probably know that beer could get a lot more expensive next year. » 9/10/14 3:30pm 9/10/14 3:30pm

Colorado Trying to Solve Legal Pot Supply vs. Demand Problem

When Colorado and Washington State voters legalized marijuana in 2012, cannabis enthusiasts from across the nation were thrilled by the prospect of easy access to hassle-free weed–just hop on a flight to Denver or Seattle, cruise on into a safe and legal pot retailer and walk out with enough high-grade marijuana to… » 9/04/14 4:14pm 9/04/14 4:14pm

Texas School Boots Navajo Kindergartner on First Day Over Long Hair

The biggest day in the life of any child is that very first day of school, where they leave their parent's side for the first time and enter the big, sometimes scary world on their own. It's a next step in their evolution into an identity separate from their parents. It's the day when they finally become big boys or… » 9/03/14 1:10pm 9/03/14 1:10pm