Stories for April 12, 2013
The president of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement union is calling on Republican Sen. Marco Rubio to step down from the Gang of Eight. The bipartisan group of lawmakers is working on immigration overhaul legislation, which could be released next week, and Rubio is considered an important factor in getting conservatives to support the effort.
Organizers of the 9/12 Generation Project hope to bring the memory of that day from community to community by sharing an American flag that hung just south of where the World Trade Center once stood. The flag, according to the group, is not just a symbol of the country. It's a symbol of resilience and compassion.
So who exactly comprises Progress Kentucky, the superPAC linked to the surreptitious recording of a meeting at Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign headquarters& In the recording, an aide is heard disparaging actress Ashley Judd, who was then considering a Senate run to challenge the Senate's top Republican.
So who exactly comprises Progress Kentucky, the superPAC allegedly linked to the surreptitious recording of a meeting at Sen. Mitch McConnell's campaign headquarters& In the recording, an aide is heard disparaging actress Ashley Judd, who was then considering a Senate run to challenge the Senate's top Republican.
President and Mrs. Obama host a celebration of the timeless classics of “Memphis Soul” in this PBS music special taped in the East Room of the White House. The all-star concert honors the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee, and legendary labels like Stax-Volt Records, which featured artists such as Al Green, Mavis Staples, Carla Thomas, Otis Redding and many more. The evening pays homage to Memphis, a segregated city in the 1960s, where many whites and blacks nonetheless came together to make soulful music, a mix of gospel and potent rhythmic grooves — known as Memphis Soul.
This week marked a new step in Michelle Obama's evolution as first lady. In her hometown of Chicago, she delivered one of the most emotional speeches of her career -- about kids dying from gun violence.
A second visit to Chatsworth House in Derbyshire where Fiona Bruce and the experts are kept busy as more family treasures are brought from miles around. Cameras hone in on a painting thought to be by Constable... but is it? Plus, out of the attic comes lost designs for exotic jewellery made by Cartier in the mid-20th century.
Mark Zuckerberg and other tech leaders in Silicon Valley are banding together to push for comprehensive immigration reform, the Facebook co-founder announced this week. But Zuckerberg has dabbled in politically charged matters in the past.
The pickers head to Rochester, Minnesota, to the annual Gold Rush Olmsted County market, where the pickers are paired up to find something French and one picker struggles to make it through the round. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes as the pickers seek advice from ANTIQUES ROADSHOW experts on some items they’re considering flipping at auction.
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 guided-missile frigate USS Thach is scheduled to return to its San Diego home port today following an independent deployment that was nearly halved by sequestration budget cuts.
A severance package of $20 million might have seemed reasonable to American Airlines CEO Tom Horton, but a U.S. bankruptcy judge says it's too much.
Authorities in Arizona say a package addressed to controversial Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was safely destroyed Thursday after a test for explosive residue confirmed it "contained black powder," The Arizona Republic writes.
A top executive at News Corp. dropped a bombshell this week when he said the company is considering taking Fox's over-the-air network to cable. The announcement follows a court win for a startup company that streams broadcast channels online.
In 1998, John Curtis and David Wikiera adopted a son from Vietnam and named him John Wikiera.