Stories for December 26, 2013
The nation's capital is not exactly a beach town. But the cherry-tree-lined Tidal Basin, fed by the Potomac River, laps at the steps of the Jefferson Memorial. And, especially since Superstorm Sandy, officials in Washington have a clear idea of what would happen in a worst-case storm scenario.
At the Central Iowa Shelter and Services in Des Moines, Iowa, health insurance navigator Andrea Pearce stood in a crowded dining hall on a recent day, shouting instructions on how residents can sign up for Medicaid.
Elizabeth Lytle is an administrative program assistant with the Environmental Protection Agency in Chicago -- "a glorified name for a secretary," she says.
Go to the doctor with knee pain, and they might say you've got a meniscus tear and need surgery to fix it. But surgery for this common problem might not be any better at relieving pain than having no surgery at all, according to researchers who went to the trouble of performing fake surgery to find out.
Electrical service was restored to about 2,000 of those customers about 10:20 a.m., but it was unclear when it would be restored to the remainder of customers,
Whether or not you like the NFL's Dallas Cowboys, this news may warm your heart:
California's law comes amid legal challenges across the country involving transgender students filing actions for the right to use facilities that match their expressed identities.
Paul Anthony Ciancia, 23, is expected to be asked to enter a plea to 11 felony charges, including one of murder and three of attempted murder during a rampage through the Los Angeles airport last month.
A National Weather Service wind advisory is scheduled to remain in effect until noon Friday in the valleys and mountains, where winds of 20-30 miles per hour with gusts of up to 45 mph are possible.
China has closed its doors to all shellfish imports from an area that stretches from northern California to Alaska. The state of Washington says it's losing as much as $600,000 a week.
The citation from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission did not carry specific penalties, but it could complicate financial recovery efforts by Southern California Edison from the shuttered San Onofre power plant.
For gun control advocates hoping to see federal gun laws tighten after the shootings in Newtown, Conn., 2013 was a disheartening year. A narrow provision to expand background checks failed in the Senate.