Stories for February 12, 2013
Gentlemen of a certain age might make a nostalgic note that today, Valentine's eve, is the 80th birthday of Kim Novak.
He's America's top dog: An affenpinscher named Banana Joe was named best in show Tuesday at the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio drew on his own humble beginnings and the continuing struggles of his West Miami neighbors -- many of them immigrants like his Cuban-born parents -- in the Republican response Tuesday to President Obama's State of the Union address.
Seventh- and eighth-grade English teacher Ned Carter Walker was arrested Monday on charges of possessing multiple weapons on a San Diego Unified campus.
Whitney M. Young, Jr. was one of the most celebrated — and controversial —leaders of the civil rights era. Follow his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, Young took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents. He had the difficult tasks of calming the fears of white allies, relieving the doubts of fellow civil rights leaders and responding to attacks from the militant Black Power movement.
Fifty years ago, the White House was the site of an unusual party.
In the wake of the mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, FRONTLINE investigates a young man and the town he changed forever. Adam Lanza’s motives, and his life, remain largely a mystery. With The Hartford Courant, FRONTLINE looks for answers to the central — and so far elusive — question: Who was Adam Lanza? Also this hour: In the aftermath of the tragedy, President Obama called for a national conversation about guns. Nowhere is that conversation more intense than in Newtown, where FRONTLINE finds a town divided and explores how those closest to the tragedy are wrestling with our nation’s gun culture and laws.
Sometimes the best way to advance an argument is by looking back.
There was a threat of rain in New Orleans, today. But revelry doesn't stop for dark clouds.
The late civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who broke racial barriers in 1955 when she would not move to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., will be posthumously part of another barrier-breaking moment on Feb. 27.
If you love to talk about the weather -- or want to help collect information about it -- a new smartphone app may be for you.
Two customers' collapses last year didn't seem to phase fans of Las Vegas' Heart Attack Grill.
A U.S. Coast Guard hearing opens Tuesday to investigate the October sinking of the replica ship HMS Bounty off Cape Hatteras and the deaths of her captain and a crew member as the vessel fought unsuccessfully to outmaneuver Hurricane Sandy.
It wasn't just Montana's KRTV that got hacked on Monday by someone who broadcast an emergency alert that "the bodies of the dead are rising from their graves and attacking the living."
The show, ``Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation,'' will debut June 15 and will follow the antics of Alex the Lion, Gloria the Hippo, King Julien, Mort and the Penguins set to original and classic rock and pop music performed by a live band, according to a statement released this morning by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment.
Gun violence. Immigration. Education. The economy. Veterans. Afghanistan. Women in combat. Innovation. Science. Equality. Heroism.
It's Fat Tuesday, the final day of indulgence before the fasting and penance of Lent begins. While the revelry in New Orleans tends to grab the spotlight, you can find some fascinating Mardi Gras traditions elsewhere.
Passengers aboard the cruise ship Triumph, set adrift after an engine fire Sunday, will now wait until Thursday before what was billed as a four-day cruise finally ends, the Carnival cruise ship line says. Strong currents have pushed the ship another 90 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, foiling plans to tow it to Progreso, Mexico.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- At least 30 fish were killed after a drinking water pipe burst and sent thousands of gallons of chlorinated water into a San Francisco Bay area creek.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Police are now investigating more than 1,000 tips from the public in the search for the fired officer suspected of a deadly revenge plot against the Los Angeles Police Department.
It's Mardi Gras, and down in New Orleans, the King Cakes, beignets and other gustatory delights are flowing freely. But if you prefer your culinary temptations with a side of history, allow me to introduce you to the calas, a Creole rice fritter with a storied past.
Chicago police say "two reputed gang members were out for revenge from a previous shooting when they opened fire on a group of students in a South Side park last month, killing 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton," the Chicago Tribune writes this morning.
POWAY, Calif. (AP) -- The parents of a 12-year-old San Diego County boy have apologized for his reported threat to kill two dozen people at his school.
SUNSET CLIFFS (CNS) - At least three people were reported to be in custody today after a suspected smuggling boat ran aground off the coast of Sunset Cliffs.
Republican leaders have tapped Marco Rubio, a 41-year-old Cuban-American senator from Florida, to deliver the official GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Minutes after he was re-elected in November, President Obama vowed to fix the long lines that many voters faced at the polls. He mentioned the problem again in his inaugural address. And now, the president is expected to raise it once more in the State of the Union address on Tuesday -- this time with some possible solutions.
Jack Lew, the man President Obama has chosen to help oversee the country's biggest banks, has said it plainly -- he's no expert on banking. Lew said as much when the Senate was vetting him to head the White House Office of Management and Budget in 2010.
There have been security flaws in software as long as there has been software, but they have become even more critically important in the context of cyberweapons development.