Stories for February 14, 2013
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has put the state on what he calls a "glide path to zero" income tax. But that glide path is far from being clear or smooth.
Harriet and Louis Caplan's love story began 20 years ago in a college town in Kansas. Harriet was 48 and working at a bank. Louis was a 56-year-old physicist.
If you look back at the 2012 campaign as an unrelenting gusher spewing TV ads of anger and negativity, the Wesleyan Media Project is here to confirm your every grim memory.
Max Disposti oozes boyish charm, right down to his robust, Italian accent. Meet him and you’re immediately caught up in his genuine enthusiasm and zeal for all he’s been able to accomplish here, in San Diego. For Disposti, his achievement amounts to having created a center for the LGBT community in North County, the first of its kind for the area
The potential Democratic Party contest for a U.S. Senate seat between 89-year-old Sen. Frank Lautenberg and 43-year-old Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker had been shaping up to be a generational battle royale.
Ramiro Gomez Jr. is working fast enough to draw the least amount of attention, but slowly enough to make every detail stand out. He describes the rush he gets as "therapeutic."
The proposed marriage of American Airlines and US Airways announced Thursday may be the last in a series of industry mega-mergers, but history suggests combining two big carriers isn't easy.
The operator of Florida's Crystal River nuclear plant sent shockwaves through the state when it announced recently that it was shutting down the facility for good.
There are roughly half a million people behind bars for non-violent drug crimes in America. But no one really knows how many people have been sentenced to long prison bids since the laws known as Rockefeller drug laws first passed 40 years ago.
Afghans and Iraqis who work in their countries with American troops often place themselves and their families in great danger. Because of the risks, they're supposed to have an easier time getting U.S. visas for themselves and their families. But the wait can still be long, as the story of one family illustrates.
As the civil rights movement gained momentum in the 1960s, Ku Klux Klan activity boomed. That fact itself may not be surprising, but in the introduction to his new book, Klansville, U.S.A., David Cunningham also reveals that, "While deadly KKK violence in Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia ha[d] garnered the lion's share of Klan publicity, the United Klan's stronghold was, in fact, North Carolina." North Carolina, Cunningham writes, had more Klan members than the rest of the South combined.
A future without weeds would be a kind of farmer utopia, but currently, herbicide-resistant "superweeds" are part of today's reality. Some researchers, though, are looking for a solution that seems ripped from science fiction: weed-seeking robots.
Cleopatra Cowley-Pendleton was leading a meeting at work last month when she got a phone call any mother would call horrific. Her 15-year-old daughter, Hadiya Pendleton, had been shot while with friends on Chicago's South Side.
BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California couple says Christopher Dorner tied them up in their mountain cabin and stole their car hours before his presumed death in a fiery confrontation with law enforcement.
The Carnival cruise ship Triumph is now scheduled to arrive at Mobile's port late Thursday night, as the job of towing the stricken 100,000-ton ship hundreds of miles across the Gulf of Mexico has taken longer than expected. Since an engine room fire Sunday, the ship's 3,143 passengers have coped with sewage problems and a lack of ventilation.
If you're looking to buy chocolate in San Francisco this Valentine's Day, just follow your nose down Valencia Street. "A lot of people walk in (and say), 'Oh, my gosh, the smell!" says Cameron Ring, co-owner of Dandelion Chocolate.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- San Diego police have ordered new DNA tests in the cold-case probe of a teenager's killing nearly 35 years ago.
The two people held hostage Tuesday by former Los Angles police officer Christopher Jordan Dorner say they expected the worst after they discovered Dorner inside a vacation property they own near the Big Bear mountain resort.
Ex-Mayor Maureen O'Connor Takes Deferred Prosecution in Misappropriation Case
The United States puts more people behind bars than any other country, five times as many per capita compared with Britain or Spain.