Stories for July 6, 2012
Comic-Con officially opens next Thursday. Upwards of 125,000 fans from around the globe will arrive at the San Diego Convention Center for a celebration of comics, gaming, TV, movies, and more. Here's a video postcard from interviews I did with fans and exhibitors at last year's convention. Thanks to Comic-Con for use of their footage! Watch the video or read the extended interviews.
California’s Senate has voted to pass more than four and a half billion dollars in bonds to begin constructing the nation’s first high-speed rail system. The state assembly approved initial funding for the project Thursday.
There's a big gap between the President and challenger overall and in the reasons their supporters are voting.
This groundbreaking FRONTLINE exploration of one of the country’s most urgent, preventable health crises traces the history of the epidemic through the experiences of extraordinary individuals who tell their stories: Nel, a 63-year old grandmother who married a deacon in her church and later found an HIV diagnosis tucked into his Bible; Tom and Keith, survivors who were born with the virus in the early 1990s and survived after their mothers died; and Jovanté, a high school football player who didn’t realize what HIV meant until it was too late.
To handle 4,000 state visits, balls, school dedications, nursing home visits and charity events, the queen depends on her husband, her children, cousins and now a new generation of grandchildren. In this episode, the queen's children talk frankly about the roles they were born into and the challenges of royal life.
The year 1998 marked the 16th running of the Athens to Atlanta Road Skate, 87 miles long and America's oldest road skating race, and ANTIQUES ROADSHOW'S first visit to Hotlanta. In the ensuing 14 years, a collection of documents related to gold legend Bobby Jones sped from an original estimate of $15,000 to a current value of $20,000 to $25,000, while an 1841 letter by Abraham Lincoln rolled from a brisk $75,000 to $125,000 to a slower-paced $60,000 to $80,000.
Jury selection is set to resume for two former Border Patrol agents accused of smuggling hundreds of people into the United States illegally.
The California Senate approved a bill Thursday that seeks to undue what supporters say is the damage to community policing caused by the federal government’s Secure Communities program.