Stories for August 5, 2013
Former Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Hasan is charged with opening fire in a troop processing center at Fort Hood, Texas, and killing 13 people and wounding more than 30 others in 2009.
In the Iron Manmovie series, Robert Downey Jr. plays a billionaire working with his trusty robot to build a protective suit that will help him battle evil.
By suspending New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez for 211 regular-season games -- through the end of the 2014 regular season -- Major League Baseball stopped short of the lifetime ban that had been threatened.
Arizona's Monument Valley is known for its red sandstone buttes and spires, but now it's notorious for something else: crime. The Navajo Nation is one of the most violent reservations in the country. According to FBI reports, over the past five years, more rapes were reported on the Navajo Nation than in San Diego, Detroit or Denver, among other cities.
Scrutinizing the books of government agencies can turn up lavish parties or illicit trips at the taxpayers' expense. But not every investigation turns out that way. And when they don't, the hunt for waste can appear to be a waste itself.
All of a sudden, Sen. John McCain matters again.
Official Washington has fled for dog-day vacations few deserved, leaving the nation's capital a bit languid and bereft of news.
San Diego County Sheriff's investigators on Monday questioned Bob Filner's former communication director about allegations she made in her sexual harassment lawsuit, her lawyer said.
Time was when the belongings you left behind after death were tangible — furniture, jewelry, letters — and financial property, which hundreds of years of experience have taught executors how to handle. Today, some of the most valuable keys to our lives and identities exist digitally, and are technically owned by companies like Google or Facebook.
Four-year-old Bobby Tufts was re-elected "mayor" over the weekend in the tiny northern Minnesota community of Dorset. We say "mayor" because Dorset doesn't really have a government. It doesn't even have many people -- "22 to 28, depending on whether the minister and his family are in town," according to CBS Minnesota.
The young woman killed Saturday when a car plowed through the crowded boardwalk in Venice Beach, Calif., was an Italian honeymooner.
Eds.: ADDS new resignation calls. Lena Lewis of the mayor's office can be reached at (619) 201-1554. Stampp is correct.
For the Month of August, Morning Edition and The Race Card Project are looking back at a seminal moment in civil rights history: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered his iconic "I Have A Dream Speech" on Aug. 28, 1963. Approximately 250,000 people descended on the nation's capitol from all over the country for the mass demonstration.