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West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-Being

West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-BeingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Despite its slogan — "Hip, Historic … Almost Heaven" — Charleston, W.V., came in last in Gallup’s latest well-being poll.The city scored a meager 60.8 points on the pollster’s well-bein...

West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-Being

West Virginia Capital Named Worst US City for Well-BeingiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Despite its slogan — "Hip, Historic … Almost Heaven" — Charleston, W.V., came in last in Gallup’s latest well-being poll.The city scored a meager 60.8 points on the pollster’s well-bein...

US CEO Defends Criticism of French Workers

US CEO Defends Criticism of French WorkersFRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP/Getty Images(QUINCY, Ill.) -- Maurice Taylor, CEO of Titan International Inc., made headlines when he declined to invest in a struggling French factory because its “so-called workers” get high wages for working three-...

Algerian Hostages: Dead US Hostage Identified as Fred Buttaccio

Algerian Hostages: Dead US Hostage Identified as Fred ButtaccioHemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The death toll at an Algerian gas plant where al Qaeda-linked terrorists took hostages continues to climb, with at least one American and 11 other hostages reported to have been killed.The Algerian military has twice st...

Algerian Hostages: Dead US Hostage Identified as Fred Buttaccio

Algerian Hostages: Dead US Hostage Identified as Fred ButtaccioABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The death toll at an Algerian gas plant where al Qaeda-linked terrorists took hostages continues to climb, with at least one American and 11 other hostages reported to have been killed.The Algerian military has twice stormed the...

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in Afghanistan

Karzai: US, NATO Partly to Blame for Violence in AfghanistanMASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Afghan President Hamid Karzai is holding the U.S. and NATO at least somewhat responsible for what he refers to as "insecurity" in Afghanistan. During an interview with NBC News on Thursday, Karzai suggeste...

US Gets ‘C’ Grade in Premature Births

US Gets ‘C’ Grade in Premature BirthsGetty Images(NEW YORK) -- The March of Dimes has once again given the United States an unenviable "C" rating with regard to preterm birth rates.Statistics suggest that the country has actually been doing a better job in recent years, cutting its rate o...

Afghans Testify in Hearing of US Soldier Accused of Massacre

Afghans Testify in Hearing of US Soldier Accused of MassacreABC News(KABUL) -- Some of the Afghans who were wounded or witnessed the attacks on two villages have been testifying at the hearing for the U.S. soldier accused of having carried out the massacre that left 16 Afghans dead.  Staff Sergeant Robert ...

US Boys Hitting Puberty Sooner

US Boys Hitting Puberty SoonerCreatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- American boys are maturing sexually at a younger age, according to a recent study reported by MedPage.Compared to studies of boys’ physicals dating back to the 1930s, American boys were growing pubic hair and had q...

What Would France’s 75% Tax Rate Look Like in US?

What Would France’s 75% Tax Rate Look Like in US?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The French government’s budget presented Friday, which is imposing a 75 percent tax rate for income exceeding 1 million euros ($1.39 million), is expected to inspire a number of wealthy French to move their res...

South Korea Stops Buying US Rice

South Korea Stops Buying US RicePhotos.com/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- South Korea is suspending the bidding and sale of U.S. rice.  The decision by South Korea to suspend the sale of U.S. rice follows a Consumer Reports' study which says many of the rice products found on the superma...

Al Qaeda Praises Libya Consulate Attack as Anti-American Protests Subside

Al Qaeda Praises Libya Consulate Attack as Anti-American Protests SubsideiStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Al Qaeda's branch in Yemen praised the killing of the U.S. ambassador to Libya as a "great event" on Saturday and urged followers to kill other American diplomats across the Muslim world. But the violent anti-America...

Guns in America, a Statistical Look

Guns in America, a Statistical LookDavid De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- There are more than 129,817 federally licensed firearms dealers in the United States, according to the latest Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives numbers (as of Aug. 1).  Of those, 51,438 are ...

What’s the Worst-Dressed City in America?

What’s the Worst-Dressed City in America?iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Alaska is known for its panoramic views, diverse wildlife and stunning mountaintops peaked with snow.  What it takes to stay warm and safe among those wild animals and frigid temperatures, however, has earned th...

US Penny to Be Kept as Canada Bids Coin Farewell

US Penny to Be Kept as Canada Bids Coin FarewelliStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Loafer wearers, rejoice.Even though Canada will be saying goodbye to the 1-cent coin in the fall, it seems the U.S. penny is here to stay -- for now.In 2008, then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson suggested eliminat...

US Ambassador Dispels Rumors of ‘Secret’ Deal with Taliban

US Ambassador Dispels Rumors of ‘Secret’ Deal with TalibaniStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- America's top envoy to Afghanistan insisted on Tuesday that the U.S. is making no secret deal with the Taliban that would divide up the country.Rumors have persisted in the Afghan media that in its haste to leave A...

U.S. To Release Oil From Strategic Reserve

U.S. To Release Oil From Strategic ReserveNEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The U.S. Department of Energy said it will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic National Reserve to alleviate Libyan oil supply disruptions, adding more pressure to already-plummeting oil prices. Local News 8 reports that the U.S. release is half of the 60 million barrel supply hike announced Thursday […]

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