Stories for December 10, 2013
Counting low-income students is a barrier to getting additional funding intended to support those students under California's new funding system.
The fight over taxes, entitlements and income inequality has clearly been reignited in the Democratic Party, sparking questions about whether, and how hard, to push economic populism as the party approaches the 2014 midterm elections and beyond.
Congressional negotiators announced Tuesday that they'd reached a budget proposal to restore about $65 billion worth of sequestration cuts in exchange for cuts elsewhere and additional fees.
House and Senate negotiators working to finish a farm bill say it is unlikely their work will be completed before the end of the year. The House is only in session for the rest of the week, and according to one of the negotiators, this week's snowy weather has delayed some numbers-crunching needed to figure out how much elements of a possible deal will cost.
A former actress who sent ricin-laced letters to President Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pleaded guilty in federal court in Texarkana, Texas, as part of a deal to limit her sentence to no more than 18 years.
Acid-inhibiting drugs like Zantac and Prilosec have become hugely popular because they're so good at preventing the unpleasant symptoms of heartburn and acid indigestion.
From Trondheim’s historic Nidaros Cathedral, "Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir" treats PBS viewers and lovers of choral music to a spectacular holiday concert featuring the 75-voice St. Olaf Choir from St. Olaf College and the Norwegian girl choir, Nidaros Jentekor. The production pairs the cathedral’s spare gothic beauty and stunning acoustics with the distinctive a cappella singing style for which the St. Olaf Choir — which owes its origins and legacy to Norway — is internationally known.
A couple and four children who had been missing since Sunday in the mountains of northern Nevada amid subzero temperatures have been found in good shape, officials said.
In Russia, organizers of the 2014 Winter Olympics have called on dozens of shamans to pray for snow. But the centerpiece of the Olympic snow strategy is man-made: a massive system that features more than 550 snow-making machines.
Marvin Thompson knew he faced a difficult task when he was hired last year as principal at John McDonogh High School in New Orleans.
She's not the first woman to head a global corporation.
Getting people to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act remains an uphill battle in much of Florida.
This story comes to us from Harvest Public Media, a public radio reporting project that focuses on agriculture and food production issues.You can see more photos and hear more audio from the series here. Wednesday, we'll have a story from a meatpacking plant in Garden City, Kan., which takes a proactive stance toward its newest immigrants.
The Volcker rule, a centerpiece of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial law aimed at barring banks from the kinds of risky practices that contributed to the economic meltdown, was approved by five key regulators on Tuesday, clearing the way for its implementation.
A batch of internal documents recently leaked to The Guardian has revealed new insights into the goals and finances of the secretive group called ALEC, or the American Legislative Exchange Council, which brings together state legislators and representatives of corporations.
At least one person died when a Chevrolet Suburban crashed into the back of tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 in the Camp Pendleton area Tuesday
This time, it's John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, who's receiving a challenge from the right in 2014. Rep. Steve Stockman, a conservative firebrand, made the surprise move to enter the March 4 race Monday evening just before the state's filing deadline.
The day when a simple blood test or saliva sample can identify your risk for medical conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer's disease seems tantalizingly close.
While milk consumption continues to fall in the U.S., sales of organic milk are on the rise. And now organic milk accounts for about 4 percent of total fluid milk consumption.
A very strong surface high over the Great Basin brought cold and gusty northeasterly winds to San Diego County for the second consecutive day Tuesday.
Former San Diego Hospice employees have reached a $3 million settlement with their past employer, according to documents filed in bankruptcy court last week.
Mary Barra will become the new leader of General Motors in January, the company announced Tuesday. A longtime GM veteran, Barra is currently an executive vice president; her tenure as CEO will begin after current leader Dan Akerson retires on Jan. 15.
Avery Stackhouse, age 7, of Lafayette, Calif., says he wishes he had more time for phys ed.