Stories for May 24, 2012
The Rock Church is incompatible with land-use plans that govern Liberty Station and the city permit that allows it to operate should be suspended pending a review, the San Diego County Grand Jury said in a report issued today.
Since the death of Osama bin Laden, Yemen has become the hottest front in the war against Al Qaeda. Award-winning reporter and FRONTLINE correspondent Ghaith Abdul-Ahad travels into the hub of Yemen's radical heartland. His first-hand report shows how members of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) have taken advantage of turmoil in the country to impose their rule on areas of south Yemen. Also in this hour, the story of Al Qaeda operative Fahd al Quso — killed in a U.S. drone strike in Yemen early this month.
The Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus has lived and performed on the back roads of Mexico since the 19th century, but can their way of life survive into the 21st? “Circo” (Circus) intimately portrays the Ponce family circus as it struggles to make a living from its artistry, sweat and wit against the backdrop of Mexico’s collapsing rural economy.
It's Fleet Week in New York City, and that means more than 6,000 Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen are in the Big Apple to celebrate the sea services. Music superstar Katy Perry already gave one of those Marines a memory to last a lifetime, when she pulled him onstage and kissed him during her concert for the troops.
A bill in the state senate would reduce the penalty for simple drug possession from a felony to a misdemeanor.