Stories for April 19, 2013
Fiona Bruce and the team weigh anchor at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth for another busy day of evaluations. Objects exciting the experts include a relic from HMS Victory, a mystery device once used to make explosions which has some of the officer cadets confused, plus perhaps the largest piece made by Faberge ever seen on the show.
Agent Luis Fonseca had been accused of beating and choking an immigrant at a Border Patrol station.
Binational LGBT spouses had hoped to gain immigration rights, but senators excluded them from their bill.
California’s unemployment rate is the lowest it’s been in more than four years.
"The Bletchley Circle" follows four ordinary women with the extraordinary ability to break codes, a skill honed during World War II when they worked undercover at Bletchley Park, site of the United Kingdom’s main decryption establishment. Now in 1952, Susan, Millie, Lucy and Jean have returned to civilian life, keeping their intelligence work secret from all, including family and friends. A series of ghastly murders targeting women, however, re-unites the team as they set out to decode the pattern behind the crimes.
Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who lent his name to bipartisan legislation that would have extended background checks for gun purchasers to gun shows and the online sales, isn't letting go.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A jury deliberated less than eight hours before acquitting a Border Patrol agent Friday of a charge that he choked a migrant, ending a rare case of the government prosecuting border authorities for using excessive force.
My first reaction when I heard details of this week's deadly fertilizer explosion in Texas was horror.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- California has failed to spend $455 million of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state, while thousands of people rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants, federal regulators said Friday.
President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced -- the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives, he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn't disappear under rising sea levels. That means capturing the attention of global superpowers, forging alliances, persuading the skeptical, and learning the ropes of international political horse-trading. Despite the size of his country and his political challenges at home, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.
Emi Larsen was just starting to calm down. She's a nurse at Boston's Floating Hospital for Children and was a volunteer at the marathon's medical tent on Monday.
Following reports of sudden, heavy police presence in Watertown, Boston police have asked residents to once again stay indoors. Just about an hour earlier, the governor had lifted the shelter-in-place advisory. The police tweeted: "Police operations in the Franklin Street Watertown area. Residents shelter in place."
The pickers travel to Liberty, North Carolina, to the Liberty Antique Festival where twice a year, more than 400 dealers pack a farm with antiques and collectibles. The challenge to find a 20th-century American item puts one of the pickers up against the clock. Some key finds include two cast iron doorstops, a blanket chest and a metal folk art box.
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ANTIQUES ROADSHOW visits one of South Dakota’s greatest treasures, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, to look at presidential prints. Some notable finds in Rapid City include a suite of furniture by Thomas Molesworth from the famous “Ranch A,” and signed military documents of Elvis Presley, valued at $4,000-$5,500.
The suspects in Monday's deadly Boston Marathon explosions and the Thursday night murder of a police officer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are two brothers from a former Soviet republic who were in the United States legally for years, and lived together in a Watertown, Mass., apartment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's unemployment rate dropped in March to 9.4 percent as job growth in the state continued to outpace the nation, figures released Friday show.
The two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing killed an MIT police officer and hurled explosives at police in a car chase and gun battle overnight that left one of them dead and his brother on the loose, authorities said Friday as thousands of officers swarmed the streets in a manhunt that all but paralyzed the Boston area.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Law enforcement officers and child welfare advocates are concerned about a little-noticed change to California's child abuse database, saying it could hamper their ability to keep tabs on hundreds of suspected abusers who work with kids outside the home, including teachers, coaches and clergy.
Gunfire and explosions have been heard in the Boston suburb of Watertown, Mass., and police have converged on the area. The events there follow the shooting death late Thursday of a campus police officer at the nearby Massachusetts Institute of Technology.