Stories for February 7, 2013
When Bonnie Brown was pregnant with her daughter, Myra, she says she felt a mix of joy and anxiety.
There are more troubles for disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong.
A federal judge ruled Wednesday the Tucson Unified School District must begin teaching culturally relevant courses in its schools.
The team head east for a busy day in Suffolk at Somerleyton Hall near Lowestoft. As ever, there's a fascinating array of objects and stories under scrutiny, including a picture painted by a suffragette artist who had arsonist tendencies, a bracelet given to Queen Victoria by Albert on the birth of Princess Louise in 1848, and a tantalizing box of paints claims to have been once owned by John Constable. Find out what the experts think as they start to unravel the mysteries.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The replacement "kiss'' statue, the sculptured replica of an iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse smooching at the end of World War II, is scheduled to arrive at the San Diego waterfront Monday, three days earlier than first expected, according to the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier Museum.
This week the pickers travel to Chantilly, Virginia, for the DC Big Flea. This six-times-a-year indoor show finds the pickers trying to make a big score on their target assignment to find miniature furniture. Off-screen host Mark L. Walberg observes some notable finds, which include a crocodile suitcase, a mid-century modern clock and a Chinese screen. This week's winner is a clear favorite from the moment the auction begins at Quinn's Auction Galleries in Falls Church, Virginia.
On ANTIQUES ROADSHOW’s visit to Boston, Massachusetts, host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Stephen Fletcher explore folk art carvings at the historic Sleeper-McCann House in Gloucester. Discoveries include a host of arms and militaria, including Civil War photographs; World War II German POW signs; and a circa 1810 South Carolina musket valued at $6,000-$8,000.
Fried chicken on a waffle, washed down with sweet tea -- it's a classic Southern lunch. That fat/sweet nexus is also a recipe for a stroke, according to a recent study.
On Thursday, Iran's government made clear it has no interest in direct talks until the U.S. eases sanctions that have been suffocating Iran's economy. But the Obama Administration isn't budging, and says the ball is in the Iranian's court.
Thursday marks the beginning of New York's Fashion Week, where big name designers like Michael Kors, Anna Sui and Vera Wang will debut their Fall 2013 collections. It's part of an industry that generates billions of dollars of revenue for New York City, employing hundreds of thousands of workers. But the real business of fashion happens several blocks south of the glamorous Lincoln Center runways,in New York's garment district.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Weeks after New York enacted the nation's toughest gun laws, California lawmakers want the state to do even more in response to recent mass shootings, particularly the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.
The Obama administration has made its drone program the signature feature of its counterterrorism efforts. But it's not a subject it likes to talk about.
A lawsuit underway in Los Angeles reveals Johnson & Johnson apparently knew years before they recalled a faulty artificial hip that it had a critical design flaw, but they went ahead and had doctors install them in tens of thousand of patients.
This February, as the nation faces yet another round of fiscal crises, FRONTLINE investigates the inside story of Washington’s failure to solve the country’s debt and deficit problems. Drawing on interviews with key players in Congress and the White House, FRONTLINE goes behind the scenes to show how a clash of politics and personalities has taken the nation's economy to the edge of the “fiscal cliff,” and now to a second round of standoffs over the debt ceiling and sequestration.
Inmates at a maximum security prison in Arizona were stricken with botulism after consuming homemade hooch that's called "pruno" inside the big house.
When San Francisco's Animal Care & Control put out the word last month that it needed more newspapers to line the cages for dogs that have to take care of business, the city's library system stepped up to help.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- More than half of California's population relies on a drinking water supply contaminated by arsenic, nitrates and other contaminants, though most communities blend or treat their water to make it safe, according to a new report by the State Water Resources Control Board released earlier this week.
Germany was the world's most future-oriented country in 2012, followed by Switzerland and Japan, according to the "Future Orientation Index." Researchers found that in Germany and 10 nations last year, more people used Google to search for "2013" than for "2011."
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The City Council is embarking on an effort to improve infrastructure in the city of San Diego to make bicycling safer.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A wallet containing a badge and the identification of a fired Los Angeles police officer wanted for the revenge slayings of a college basketball coach and her fiance in Irvine was found near Lindbergh Field early today, police said.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Red Wine-Braised Pork Chops. Next, host Christopher Kimball reveals the test kitchen’s best tips for storing, chopping and handling fresh herbs. Then, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science of braising. Next, Chris answers questions from viewers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Lentil Salad at home.
Lower-calorie foods are driving growth and profits for chain restaurants, according to fresh research, suggesting that people are making smarter choices when it comes to burgers and fries.