Stories for August 13, 2013
Shelley Toreson, who lives near Reno, Nev., had health insurance for years -- but not anymore. Instead, she is part of an unusual Nevada nonprofit that helps connect 12,000 uninsured residents to doctors and hospitals that are willing to accept a lower, negotiated fee for their services.
For a few hours Tuesday, it appeared that Chipotle Mexican Grill, an ever-expanding source of fast food for the ethically conscious consumer, had softened its hard line against antibiotics in meat production.
America is facing a blood shortage -- a shortage of dog blood. Whether Fido tangles with a car and loses, or Barky contracts a blood-damaging disease, dogs -- like their people -- sometimes need transfusions. And while there's no centralized Red Cross for Rover, there are a few commercial canine blood banks across the country, and many veterinary schools do their own blood banking.
Experience farm life in the 1930s and 40s through the eyes of a boy growing up in Wild Rose, Wisconsin, the archetype of rural America, guided by acclaimed author, teacher and historian Jerry Apps. Like a family photo album, this portrait evokes memories of experiences that created the values of hard work, determination and community.
The NCAA found no improper conduct on the part of employees or other student-athletes at the University of San Diego in connection with a point-shaving scandal in its men's basketball program, the school announced Tuesday.
The historic Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles hosted a performance by this year's biggest breakout rock band, Imagine Dragons, for an explosive episode of LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN. Powered by the intense and athletic stage presence of lead singer Dan Reynolds, the Las Vegas-based band tore through a set full of its dance-inflected, percussion-heavy rock anthems, including the smash singles "It's Time" and "Radioactive."
As the Cincinnati Enquirer says, "Saturday was a good night to be Kevin Lewis."
UC San Diego's School of International Relations and Pacific Studies hosted officers from Camp Pendleton's 1st Battalion, 4th Marines Monday
We've decided to take a weekly look at a word or phrase that's caught our attention, whether for its history, usage, etymology or just because it has an interesting story.
Embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner touted his accomplishments in office over the past eight months in response to a recall effort seeking to strip him of his job.
Missouri State Fair officials have now banned the rodeo clown who wore a President Obama mask during a performance that mocked the president.
The Affordable Care Act has set new standards -- called essential health benefits -- outlining what health insurance companies must now cover. But there's a catch: Insurance firms can still pick and choose, to some degree, which specific therapies they'll cover within some categories of benefit. And the way insurers interpret the rules could turn out to be a big deal for people with disabilities who need ongoing therapy.
When unapproved genetically modified wheat was found growing in Oregon earlier this year, it didn't take long for accusations to start flying. A flurry of initial finger-pointing cast potential blame on a federal seed vault in Fort Collins, Colo., which housed the same strain of wheat, developed by Monsanto Corp., for about seven years up until late 2011.
The Detroit River is the mile-wide boundary that separates the United States and Canada. And the city park on the Windsor, Ontario, side of the river offers a better view of the Detroit skyline than anywhere else.
Medical entrepreneurs are remaking the emergency room experience. They're pulling the emergency room out of the hospital and planting it in the strip mall.
In an open-aired Jeep, it's a bone-jarring ride into Santa Catalina Island's vast interior. The dirt road winds and climbs, twists and turns, climbing 2,000 feet up.