Stories for February 1, 2013
“As Goes Janesville” catapults viewers to the front lines of America’s debate over the future of its middle class — a debate that has become a pitched battle over unions in the normally tranquil state of Wisconsin. Spend three years in the lives of laid-off workers trying to reinvent themselves; business leaders aligned with the governor to promote a pro-business agenda they believe will woo new companies to town; and a state senator caught in the middle, trying to bring peace to his warring state and protect workers’ rights.
Fiona Bruce and the team are back for a second visit to Beverley Minster in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Hundreds of visitors pack the nave eager to see the experts and amongst the objects caught on camera are a pair of valuable medical leech jars once used to bleed patients, a curious sideboard that hides secret drawers that took the owners thirty years to find, and a ring with a locket containing the hair of Napoleon Bonaparte.
The first in a brand new series finds Fiona Bruce and the team of experts at Beverley Minster in Yorkshire. Pieces under scrutiny include a valuable medieval ring dug up on a farm, two Victorian paintings given in exchange for a gambling debt, and a car rescued from a pig farm's outbuilding turns out to be a former rally winner once driven by Stirling Moss. (UK Version)
An ex-union official from San Diego was appointed to the California Public Employment Relations Board today by Gov. Jerry Brown.
The pickers head out to Long Beach, California, to the Long Beach Antique Market, where more than 800 vendors flock to the popular monthly market. The pickers are challenged to scour vendors’ booths for the best Asian smalls and one picker’s expertise in this category is put to the test. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some key finds that include a Japanese wedding box, a pair of Chinese chairs and modern sculpture. It’s anyone’s game this week when their items go under the hammer at Quinn’s Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.
Based on actual legal cases from the late 18th century, GARROW'S LAW is set in the Old Bailey of Georgian London against a backdrop of corruption and social injustice. Each episode begins with the investigation of a case sourced from the Old Bailey archives — from rape and murder to high treason, and follows Garrow and his associate John Southouse working to uncover the truth as they fight for justice.
To the long and growing list of risk factors known to increase the risk of obesity, scientists recently added a new one: scarcity.
The standoff continues this morning in Midland City, Ala., where a 5-year-old boy has been held captive in an underground bunker since Tuesday, when a gunman abducted him from a school bus after killing the driver.
Ed Koch, the colorful three-term mayor who led New York City through its financial crisis in the '70s, has died.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, whose larger-than-life personality was well-suited to the nation's biggest city but could also get him in trouble, has died. He was 88.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The city of San Diego ended its red light camera program today at 15 busy intersections around town.
Hillary Clinton leaves her job Friday as secretary of state with sky high approval ratings, and there's already a superPAC established urging her to run for president in 2016.
In popular lore -- movies, books and blogs -- criminals who go to prison don't come out reformed. They come out worse.
It took years for Democratic Rep. James Clyburn of South Carolina to become who he is today: the highest-ranking African-American in Congress.