Stories for December 5, 2012
Gay and lesbian couples in Washington state can start picking up their wedding certificates and licenses tomorrow. Gov. Chris Gregoire signed into law Wednesday a measure that legalizes same-sex marriage in the state.
Tax increases are only a part of what lies ahead if Congress can't come to an agreement to avert the fiscal cliff by the new year. Massive spending cuts will also kick in -- and those cuts will be felt throughout the economy.
Billions in damages and not enough in the bank account -- that's where federal officials find themselves in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
The president and House Republicans continued to snipe at each other Wednesday over the impending set of automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the fiscal cliff. They traded accusations and blame during another day with plenty of talk, but -- until late in the day, at least -- no negotiations.
When most people think of Texas -- and what makes a Texan -- one of the first things that might come to mind is the way Lyndon Johnson or the late Gov. Ann Richards spoke.
Cheatgrass is about as western as cowboy boots and sagebrush. It grows in yellowish clumps, about knee high to a horse, and likes arid land.
Steaming is one of the fastest and healthiest ways to cook — and it’s not just for vegetables. Martha demonstrates a variety of steaming techniques and tools that allow you to make complete meals in just minutes. She’ll show you how to cook chicken breasts in parchment paper for moist, flavorful meat, as well as how to clean and steam mussels. And if you’ve never used a bamboo steamer before, you’ll become a convert after watching Martha use one to prepare steamed salmon and peas simultaneously for a quick and easy dinner.
With Washington state set to legalize possession of small amounts of marijuana just after midnight tonight, and Colorado set to decriminalize pot next month, All Things Considered today turned to "stoner" comic Tommy Chong to get his perspective.
This episode is devoted to roasting, a straightforward and adaptable technique that works well for meat, fish and chicken. Martha’s roast chicken showcases the benefits of this method, with a crisp exterior and moist interior. Because roasting so beautifully concentrates the flavors of the ingredients, it’s also well suited to vegetables, and Martha includes a recipe for a delicious roasted root vegetable salad.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors approved a program today to reduce the number of eye gnats around organic farms -- without the use of pesticides.
The FBI is investigating a U.S. Border Patrol-agent-involved killing that happened Sunday afternoon along the Arizona-Mexico border.
It's a horrifying image that has sparked a passionate debate.
More than 10 years after she was a internal medicine resident, Dr. Vineet Arora still thinks about how her shifts used to end.
Nearly 50 San Diego Unified School District construction projects were completed under a $2.1 billion bond approved in 2008, and the Board of Education on Tuesday night voted 3-0 to combine its remaining planned projects along with those slated under a $2.8 billion bond passed last month then tackle the most urgent first.
The last of four original steam generators being moved from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station to Utah for storage will be trucked out beginning tonight, according to plant operators.
A new and controversial California law that would crack down on a therapy aimed at turning gay people straight has sparked two conflicting rulings by two different federal judges.
Proposition 39, which was approved by California voters last month, sets aside $2.5 billion for energy efficiency projects by ending a tax exemption on out-of-state companies.Legislation introduced would use part of that money on schools.
A week-old strike that "crippled the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach" and kept about $1 billion worth of goods a day from arriving on shore is set to end today.
Your crime fodder ... sorry, make that blotter ... news of the day.