Stories for August 8, 2013
The Department of State cautioned Americans not to travel to Pakistan.
One night in 2009, Ondelee Perteet and a friend went to a party in his hometown of Chicago.
Travel alongside the experts of Emmy® nominated series ASK THIS OLD HOUSE® and learn how to tackle everyday home improvement projects. In this episode, general contractor Tom Silva installs interior window trim. Then, plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey installs a new device that will heat a swimming pool for free using the excess heat produced by a central air conditioner.
The U.S. Postal Service lost some $16 billion last year and continues to bleed red ink. Congress has been unable to agree on a rescue plan.
A Yemeni official says 12 suspected al-Qaida militants have been killed in the Arab country in three separate U.S. drone strikes Thursday.
On a blisteringly hot summer afternoon, about 40 people gather at the Evangelico Cemetery in southwestern Albuquerque. Deacon Pablo Lefebre leads the service and begins with a prayer
Spike Lee is known for film classics like Do the Right Thing, She's Gotta Have It and Jungle Fever. Now, he's taking the funding of his next movie -- currently known only as The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint -- to the crowd, using Kickstarter.
Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the man at the center of the military takeover in Egypt, is the latest in a series of American-trained foreign officers to oust a civilian government.
San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has hired a high-powered criminal defense attorney in a federal probe involving a Kearny Mesa development, according to two people with knowledge of the situation.
Man on the Street John “Doc” Willoughby heads to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory in Brooklyn to learn all about the art of chocolate making. Next, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make perfect Chocolate Truffles at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of cocoa powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best French Apple Cake.
A federal grand jury has indicted two men on charges of obstruction of justice related to the Boston Marathon bombing investigation.
California students' passing rates slip slightly on state standardized tests.
A Virginia man has caught the largest northern snakehead on record with a rod and reel, landing a 17-pound, 6-ounce specimen of the fish often called "Frankenfish" for their monster-like appearance and tenacious survival skills.
A thousand firefighters battled a growing wildfire in the inland mountains of Southern California early Thursday, trying to save small communities where some home have been lost and an estimated 1,500 residents were forced to flee.
Driven by a recovery in the U.S. housing market, mortgage finance giant Fannie Mae netted profits of $10.1 billion in the second quarter, its sixth-straight quarter with positive results. The company, which has operated under federal conservatorship since 2008, reported its earnings Thursday.
Imagine a friend of a friend brings his family to stay with you -- his family of tiny survivalists. For weeks or months you all live quietly side by side with no problems. You share meals. Your kids play together.
The burglar (or burglars) who broke into the offices of the San Bernardino County (Calif.) Sexual Assault Services on July 31 and stole several computers and monitors apparently had a change of heart after finding out that the people at the agency help victims of sexual violence.
If you haven't gotten in touch recently with relatives in New Jersey and Minnesota, this might a good time to check on how they're doing.
It's going to be another ugly fall in Washington.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Teams of investigators worked urgently today to find a murder suspect from Boulevard and a teenage girl he is suspected of kidnapping after allegedly killing her mother and a child who, so far, has not been identified.
Ruben prances across the street one recent morning on his way to work on a corner of Tijuana's famous tourist strip, Avenida Revolución.
By now, you've probably heard of Internet-based ridesharing apps like Uber and Sidecar that let you hail a ride with the touch of a screen. They're often cheaper than taxis and because of that, they're in most major cities and their popularity is booming.
Every year, the U.S. Congress appropriates more than $1 billion in military aid to Egypt. But that money never gets to Egypt. It goes to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, then to a trust fund at the Treasury and, finally, out to U.S. military contractors that make the tanks and fighter jets that ultimately get sent to Egypt.
BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) -- A growing wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, damaging buildings, threatening as many as 600 homes and forcing some 1,500 people to flee.
BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) -- A rapidly spreading wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, destroying at least 10 homes, threatening more than 500 other residences and forcing some 1,800 people to flee.
BEAUMONT, Calif. (AP) -- A rapidly spreading wildfire chewed through a rugged Southern California mountain range on Thursday, destroying more than two dozen homes, threatening more than 500 other residences and forcing some 1,800 people to flee.
Amber Alerts expanded to Nevada, Oregon and Washington as authorities searched for a California man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl and wanted in the death of the girl's mother and possibly her 8-year-old brother.
LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) -- Authorities say a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old Southern California girl might be armed with homemade explosives.
LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) -- A man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old girl after setting his house ablaze with the girl's mother and possibly her younger brother inside may have booby-trapped his car with homemade explosives, police said Thursday as a search expanded to four states, Mexico and Canada.