Stories for May 2, 2011
February 2009 marked the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth. This two-part series, endorsed by the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission, features historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Henry Louis Gates Jr. in an exploration of how Abraham Lincoln the man was transformed into Abraham Lincoln the legend. The documentary tells Lincoln's story as it was shaped by our nation in the years immediately following his death.
Southland law enforcement and elected officials were advising residents to remain vigilant today in response to the death of al- Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, although there were no specific threats of retaliation.
In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, FRONTLINE presents two inside views of the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban. First, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi — who reported last year’s award-winning FRONTLINE “Behind Taliban Lines” — once again journeys deep inside enemy territory. This time, he gains extraordinary access to a band of militants and foreign fighters in Afghanistan who say they’re loyal to bin Laden and are readying a spring offensive against the U.S. Then, FRONTLINE crosses the border into Pakistan, where correspondents Stephen Grey and Martin Smith go inside “The Secret War” against the militants.
The Pentagon Channel is reporting Osama bin Laden‘s body was dumped into the sea (or buried at sea if you prefer) from the deck of the San Diego-based USS Carl Vinson. The United Kingdom newspaper the Telegraph reports those aboard the Carl Vinson performed accepted Muslim death customs on bin Laden’s body before they slipped him into the sea.
An attempt to chip away at free trash pickup in San Diego will be debated in San Diego City Council today.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., uncovers Latin America's African roots in this four-part series. On his journey, Professor Gates discovers, behind a shared legacy of colonialism and slavery, vivid stories and people marked by African roots. In Brazil, Professor Gates delves behind the façade of Carnaval to discover how this ‘rainbow nation’ is waking up to its legacy as the world’s largest slave economy.
Local Pakistanis reacted to news of Osama bin Laden’s death with both elation and shock.
Happiness and pride tempered by worry. Those seem to be the three strongest reactions from Camp Pendleton Marines and their spouses, at least based on what I’ve been reading on Twitter from the wonderful military wives I follow.
High level military leaders call on state legislators to remove roadblocks to developing more sustainable energy
The California Budget Project is urging state officials to enforce current laws and collect sales taxes from out-of-state online retailers.
Budget cuts once again threaten the fire pits dotted along San Diego’s beaches. And once again there’s another effort under way to save them.
A new California program helps homeowners save money on energy bills while creating jobs at the same time.
In the wild, freezing temperatures can kill. But under controlled circumstances, extreme cooling of the body can actually save lives. Therapeutic hypothermia is emerging as the treatment of choice for people who've suffered a cardiac arrest.