Stories for January 9, 2012
California Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed sales and income tax initiative might not bring in as much money as he hopes it will.
Water rates continue to rise in San Diego county, even as usage goes down. The local water authority is responding with a lawsuit against the county's largest supplier.
Meet the mob of street smart kangaroos moving into Australia's capital city and the ecologists following their every move. Over the course of one drought-stricken year we follow mob leader, Black Spot, and kangaroo mother, Madge, with her two young joeys -- mischievous Sonny and tiny pouch-bound Alice. Here is a look at what happens when human development encroaches on wildlife habitat and two very different species are forced to co-exist.
Police have arrested a parolee after a SWAT team took up positions around a Del Cerro motel today. Federal agents heard what sounded like gunfire sounding from inside a room believed to be occupied by the parolee-at-large and another person.
This five-part series chronicles the unprecedented international movement of citizen activists who fought for three decades to bring down the brutal, racist system of apartheid in South Africa when their governments would not. Almost 50 years ago, South Africans began to realize that their freedom struggle had to be built in four arenas of action: mass action, underground organization, armed struggle, and international mobilization. These documentaries take viewers inside that last arena, the movement to mobilize worldwide citizen action to isolate the apartheid regime.
On April 28, 1881, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, just days from being hanged for murder, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes. A fascinating look at the boy behind the myth, "Billy The Kid," features interviews with a wide variety of Western historians and writers, and puts a human face on the legend who in just a few short years transformed himself from a skinny orphan boy to the most feared man in the West to an enduring icon.