Stories for April 25, 2013
Herman Blake grew up with his mother and six siblings just outside New York City. It was the early 1940s and the family was poor. This shaped their outlook on life.
The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed by unanimous consent a bill that would end the furloughs of air traffic controllers. The furloughs have been blamed for widespread delays at the nation's airports.
Blanching, steaming and roasting — these three simple methods are the best for highlighting vegetables’ flavors and retaining their nutritional properties. Let Martha guide you through these techniques and show you how you can use them to prepare an endless variety of perfect vegetable dishes in your own home.
Grossmont Union High School District is among the schools singled out for not providing adequate English instruction to foreign language speakers.
Imagine having to deliver a tribute for someone you've openly excoriated for years.
West, Texas, said goodbye to 14 people, including 10 firefighters and first responders, who were killed in the April 17 explosion of a fertilizer plant that leveled part of the town.
ANTIQUES ROADSHOW hits the open road to visit the Sturgis Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame — located in the town famous for its annual motorcycle rally. Highlights include TWA travel posters; a 1932 signed photograph of the national treasure, Mount Rushmore; and a Rock-Ola juke box valued at $2,000-$3,000.
When you travel, do you want to drink Bellinis in Venice, and yak-butter tea in Tibet? Well, so do monkeys.
Longtime Democratic Sen. Max Baucus of Montana announced this week that he would not seek re-election next year, ending four decades in Congress and leaving as chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee.
Fiona Bruce and the team head to Yorkshire where a packed house awaits at Saltaire's Victoria Hall. Amongst the family treasures attracting the specialists' attention are a doodle by Lowry worth a small fortune, two pieces purporting to be have been owned by Napoleon, and the oldest bronze seen in all 33 years of the show.
Fiona Bruce returns with the specialists for a second visit to the Devon coast home of the cadets of the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Amongst the pieces under scrutiny by the team of experts are an exquisite collection of eighteenth century miniatures, the effects of a Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a precious Chinese glass vase is given a surprise valuation despite having just been dropped on the floor.
Most U.S. workers fit snugly into the middle class, but they worry a lot about falling out of it, according to a poll released Thursday.
Hospitals and public health departments around the country are having a tough time coming up with a staple of preventive health care: the skin test for tuberculosis.
A body pulled out of the water earlier this week in Providence, R.I., has now been identified as that of 22-year-old Sunil Tripathi, a Brown University student who had been missing since March 15.
Will history judge George W. Bush more kindly than his contemporaries have?
Update at 5:45 p.m. ET. 'All Options' On The Table
A huge fire triggered by explosions aboard two fuel barges moored in Mobile, Ala., has been put out, but three people have been left with critical burns, The Associated Press reports. The blaze forced the evacuation of a nearby cruise ship.
There were 339,000 first-time claims for unemployment insurance last week, down 16,000 from the week before, the Employment and Training Administration says.
An unlikely coalition has formed to try to stop cuts to California’s Medi-Cal program.
The fight over revamping school funding in California has taken center stage at the Capitol. Governor Jerry Brown says anyone opposing his controversial plan is in for a fight.
We're due for one of those rare moments Thursday morning when the current president and all of his living predecessors will be together.
The latest developments in the investigation into the April 15 bombings at the Boston Marathon and related news include:
Mayor Bob Filner today signed a much-debated operating agreement with San Diego's Tourism Marketing District.