Stories for April 4, 2013
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts there will be 1.2 million job openings in the science, technology, engineering and math fields by 2018. But estimates show that there may not be enough qualified graduates to fill them. That's where the First Robotics competition hopes to change the playing field.
Thaddeus "T. J.'' Brown, who left USD in 2007, admitted introducing a member of the current USD team to bettors in 2011, as part of an unsuccessful attempt to fix games after star player Brandon Johnson left the school.
This production by Robert LePage ("The Ring Cycle") of Thomas Ades’ opera, with a libretto by Meredith Oakes, features Audrey Luna (Ariel), Isabel Leonard (Miranda), Iestyn Davies (Trinculo), Alek Shrader (Ferdinand), Alan Oke (Caliban), William Burden (King of Naples), Toby Spence (Antonio) and Simon Keenlyside (Prospero). The opera is based on Shakespeare’s play of the same title.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts head to Derbyshire where thousands await them at Chatsworth House for another busy day. Amongst the pieces intriguing the experts are a rare boxing tile commemorating one of the biggest bare knuckle fights, a portrait painted by Stanley Spencer brought in by the model for the picture, while an Egyptian head found buried in a Derby garden surprises everyone.
Fast-food restaurants were a little bit slower Thursday in New York City. Hundreds of workers staged a one-day strike in what organizers are calling the biggest job action ever in that industry. It's a growing segment of the economy, but workers complain that fast-food jobs don't pay enough to survive in New York City.
The San Diego City Council today approved policy changes aimed at improving the maritime economy and lessening tensions over how appointments to to city commissions and boards are made.
Fiona Bruce and the team visit Hatfield House in Hertfordshire. Amongst the objects exciting the experts are a collection of almost 500 ornamental pigs, dolls house furniture made out of shell cases on the Somme in World War I, and three small tiles salvaged by a builder turn out to be worth a fortune. Meanwhile Fiona takes a spin in the car that stars in the program's opening sequence; the classic Daimler Dart.
Oregon state lawmakers have scheduled a marathon public hearing Friday on four gun control bills. The proposals include a ban on guns in schools and criminal background checks for private gun sales.
He won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing, but just as influential as his print essays were his "thumbs up" and "thumbs down" movie reviews. Film critic Roger Ebert died Thursday after struggling for years with cancer. He was 70 years old.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation's most influential thumb, died Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported. He was 70.
During a visit to the Cincinnati Zoo, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW discusses with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service how today’s endangered rhinos are affected by the antiques trade. Discoveries in “the city that sings” include a suit that belonged to chicken magnate Colonel Sanders, a bronze horse sculpture by Solon Borglum and an 1846 wall map of the western United States valued between $11,000 and $12,000.
In this episode, test kitchen chef Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfect Banana Pudding. Then, resident equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for finemesh strainers. And finally, chef Erin McMurrer updates a lost recipe and shows Chris Kimball how to make the ultimate Chiffon Cake.
It's a funny thing about dictionaries. First we're taught to revere them, then we have to learn to set them aside. Nobody ever went wrong starting a middle-school composition with, "According to Webster's..." But that's not how you start an op-ed commentary about terrorism or racism. When it comes to the words that do the cultural heavy lifting, we're not about to defer to some lexicographer hunched over a dusty keyboard.
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell four-tenths of a cent today to $4.058, its lowest amount since Feb. 6.
Two weeks after being embarrassed by the news that some of its yoga pants were way too sheer, there's word from Lululemon that chief product officer Sheree Waterson is leaving the company on April 15.
Prison guards and parole agents in California have been accused of numerous crimes in a new report, from murder solicitations to rape. But the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation says the numbers need to be put in perspective.
NBC Connecticut is streaming its coverage as Connecticut Gov. Dannel Mallow (D) signs what is being described as the most sweeping gun control legislation in the nation since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Amber Bartlett was waiting last Friday for her kids to come home from school. One of them called from the entrance to the upscale subdivision near Little Rock, Ark., to tell her the community was being evacuated because of an oil spill. Bartlett was amazed by what she saw out her front door.
Robert Mueller became FBI director just days before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Since then, he's been the U.S. government's indispensable man when it comes to national security.
More than a week after Susan Patton's letter to the editor of TheDaily Princetonian prompted heated criticism, the 1977 Princeton alumna says she still stands by her words.