Stories for June 19, 2012
The Obama administration says 435,000 young Californians have health insurance today because of the federal healthcare law. That benefit would stay in California regardless of the U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
In this episode, Mark Evans and Dr. Joy Reidenberg brave the Australian Outback to dissect a camel, the ultimate desert survivor. Braving soaring heat and scorching sun, the dissection team uncovers the secret of the camel’s hump and investigates how its elastic legs, stretchy lips and pedestal (a strange bump on its chest) are among the many surprising adaptations that enable these animals to thrive in such a dry and hostile environment.
Californians would be able to register and vote on Election Day under a bill approved by a state legislative committee Tuesday.
California Governor Jerry Brown and Democratic lawmakers remain divided over cuts to CalWORKS, the state’s welfare program. It’s one of the major issues left to resolve before the budget can take effect.
The team travels to New Zealand to examine one of the biggest yet most mysterious animals on Earth — the giant squid. Delving into its three hearts, razor sharp beak, tooth-covered tentacles and bizarre reproductive system, the team explores the anatomy of a deep-sea alien that’s never been observed in the wild.
After months of investigating the excessive wear and decay in tubes in the recently over-hauled generators at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said the cause is in the heavily modified design. The NRC explained its findings at a community meeting in San Juan Capistrano Monday.
A wildfire that has blackened more than 900 acres, destroyed a home and threatened scores of others in the southeastern reaches of San Diego County was 75 percent contained today, with full containment expected tonight and full control to follow Wednesday night, according to Cal Fire.
The leaders of the world's largest economies will portray themselves as united behind efforts to boost growth and job creation to repair a global economy roiled by fears over the European financial crisis, according to a draft of the statement to be released Tuesday at the end of the Group of 20 annual meeting.