Stories for April 11, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Trial for a lawsuit that Mayor Bob Filner wants the City of San Diego to drop has been postponed from next month to July, the San Diego City Employees Retirement System announced today.
The two-block roadway in Hillcrest formerly known as Blaine Avenue became Harvey Milk Street today upon completion of a nearly one-year transition period, according to City Council President Todd Gloria.
Under the looming shadow of sequestration cuts, the Marine Corps' top officer delivered a dire message to Marines, sailors and civilians.
Animal rights activists are hoping for change in Pennsylvania, where they're fighting to end a tradition: live pigeon shoots. At the events, shooters compete to hit birds that are launched into the air.
The Republican National Committee is holding its spring meeting in the Democratic stronghold of Hollywood this week -- part of an effort to broaden the party's appeal.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW explores the craftsmanship of Cincinnati carved furniture. Then, it’s off to the races with a trophy from the 1908 Belmont Stakes and an early 20th-century toy horse and buggy, to highlight just a few discoveries. Others include a French advertising poster and an impressive bust of Abraham Lincoln, valued at $5,000-$7,000.
Health care types have spent years trying to make the point that seniors are being prescribed medications are unnecessary and dangerous. But the message hasn't really sunk in.
It's comeback season for public figures who have been disgraced by their own sex lives.
The mother of George Zimmerman, who was arrested a year ago in connection with the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, has issued a letter proclaiming her son's innocence and decrying the media's "false narrative" about the fatal shooting.
Though they taste robust, hearty stews are generally made with inexpensive cuts of meat and require little hands-on prep time. Martha walks the viewer through the basic elements of making a stew and shares recipes for three classics: beef stew, veal stew, and coq au vin, a famously rich bistro favorite.
Join British journalist and physician Michael Mosley to uncover the secret life of the human digestive tract in this eye-opening and detailed exploration of a part of the body we seldom see. Using the latest in medical imagery and a tiny state-of-the-art “camera pill” he swallows at the start of the film, Mosley takes viewers on a remarkable journey, revealing his innards as they digest his food. At each stage, he talks to medical experts and explains the amazing functions that occur without conscious effort. Enter the strange and mysterious world of the human stomach!
In the 1920s, a man passing through Washington D.C. on travel noticed something about that city in September. It was sweltering. There were few places to seek relief. He figured you could make a lot of money selling ice-cold drinks.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan tells NPR that he's "cautiously optimistic" that a budget deal can be reached with the White House.
The first national gun control legislation since the Dec. 14 school shooting in Newtown, Conn., is going to be debated on the floor of the Senate and appears headed to vote sometime next week.
Editor's note: The following analysis comes from a First Command Financial Behaviors Index release.
President Barack Obama’s 2014 blueprint assumes that Washington reverses the automatic budget cuts that have become a daily reality for the military. It also counts on Congress embracing the domestic base closings, increased health care fees and weapons terminations that lawmakers resoundingly rejected in recent years.
Some 3.4 million vehicles produced by four Japanese automakers are being voluntarily recalled due to faulty airbag inflators.
It took more than 60 years, but an Army chaplain who died as a prisoner during the Korean War will be awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on Thursday.
Brain damage caused by Alzheimer's disease could be the result of over-activation of an enzyme linked to obesity and insulin production, The Scripps Research Institute reported.
While a "Minnesota winter that won't end is expected to dump up to a foot of snow in the Twin Cities by Thursday night," people in Missouri and Arkansas are "grappling with the aftermath of a series of storms that spawned at least two tornadoes."
Students, faculty and staff returned to Ramona High School with heavy hearts today, a day after a sophomore was fatally hit in the chest by a softball -- on the day he turned 16 -- during his physical-education class.
This story is part of a two-part series about the construction industry in Texas. Find the first part here.