Stories for January 11, 2013
When NBC News' David Gregory displayed what he said was a high-capacity ammunition magazine on Meet the Presslast month, it prompted Washington, D.C., law enforcement officials to investigate whether he had broken a city law.
A network of California advocates for the poor says the Governor’s budget announced on Thursday is a step in the right direction, but it’s also a disappointment.
A single slate of appointments by the city of San Diego to the San Diego Association of Governments was released today, three days after competing lists led to a public squabble between Mayor Bob Filner and City Council President Todd Gloria.
Temperatures will continue to rise in America, "with the next few decades projected to see another 2 degrees [Fahrenheit] to 4 degrees [Fahrenheit] of warming in most areas," according to the latest National Climate Assessment, which came out Friday afternoon.
The head of the California Chamber of Commerce says Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed balanced budget for the fiscal year is good news for the state’s businesses.
Just a few years ago, Georgia Power generated nearly three-fourths of its electricity with coal. Last year, for the first time, natural gas edged out coal, and just this week the company announced plans to close 10 coal-fired power generators within the next few years.
It's been only a few years since Congress granted the federal government the power to approve how tobacco products are made and sold in the U.S.
For a detective who can't stand sand, even paradise can be hell. A warm, lighthearted detective series which takes place against a stunning Caribbean island backdrop. Sent to the tiny island of Saint-Marie to solve a mysterious murder, quintessentially British cop Richard Poole is a total fish out of water. Awaiting Richard is a ramshackle station and a very different type of policing. His new partner, DS Camille Bordey is instinctive, feisty and brilliant, and the rest of the team certainly have their own unique way of doing things.
When Congress passed the Affordable Care Act in 2010, few would have predicted that one of the most contentious provisions would have to do with contraception.
Thousands of Superstorm Sandy victims are still displaced more than two months after the storm. So, some locals in New Milford, Conn., hatched a plan to relocate some of them to a brand-new neighborhood with homes of their own.
You might think that after a pretty rancorous election season there would be lingering acrimony between people who belong to groups embroiled in some of the campaign's most heated debates. But if there is, a new study by Pew found that many Americans don't feel that way.
Yonathan Melaku, the former Marine who admitting to shooting at several U.S. military buildings in the Washington, D.C., area in 2010, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison, in a plea deal that makes his sentence non-negotiable. After his arrest, Melaku was diagnosed with schizophrenia.
If you've gotten the "Death Spiral" email that's apparently been arriving in many in-boxes, here's the verdict from two major, nonpartisan fact-checkers:
Millions of computer users who run the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should disable the product due to security flaws, says the cybersecurity section of the Department of Homeland Security. The agency says, "Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk."
Millions of computer users who run the most recent versions of Oracle's Java software should disable the product owing to security flaws, says the cybersecurity section of the Department of Homeland Security. The agency says, "Web browsers using the Java 7 plug-in are at high risk."
Because poached meats are moist and tender yet still mild in flavor, they work well as the basis for numerous salads, soups and light suppers. They’re also famously low in fat. Martha begins this lesson by showing how one of the most healthful and versatile preparations — simply poached chicken breast — can be incorporated into all-American chicken salad sandwiches as well as a Cobb salad. Martha also shares recipes and techniques for poached salmon steaks, and reveals the secret to poaching eggs.
The tantalizing aroma of freshly baked brioche is hard to resist, while a virtuous loaf of whole wheat often lacks that same allure. Blame it on the ferulic acid.
Saying that "we are confident about the safety of this aircraft, but we are concerned about these incidents," Federal Aviation Administration Administrator Michael Huerta confirmed Friday morning that his agency has ordered a review of Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner after a series of problems in recent days, including fuel leaks and an electrical fire.
Soul food is a quintessential American cuisine, with a rich history and an abiding significance for black cultural identity. But with its celebration of all things fried and smothered, it has also had lasting effects on the health of African Americans. Join filmmaker Byron Hurt for a look at soul food: from its roots in Western Africa to its incarnation in the American South to its contribution to modern health crises in communities of color.
The pickers head to the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, Illinois, where the target assignment is to find something from the 1970s. One picker runs out of time as another intentionally tries to hoodwink his opponents about an item made three decades later. Off-screen host provides the play-by-play on his outrageous bluffing. Pickers also try to sell items bought at a previous flea market. Notable finds include a pair of mid-century fiberglass chairs, a modern coffee table and an Aunt Jemima clock.
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has sent President Obama the invitation that precedes each year's State of the Union address: