Stories for January 17, 2013
As we've reported all week, the first part of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's confessional with talk show host Oprah Winfrey airs Thursday night.
HIV treatment is most beneficial when it's started within four months of the estimated infection date, according to a new study.
Host Christopher Kimball heads into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to uncover the secrets to the ultimate Carrot Layer Cake. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried tests springform pans in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals how to make the best Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies.
The construction industry in the U.S. is staging a comeback. In one indicator, the Commerce Department announced Thursday that new homebuilding has reached its highest level in 4 1/2 years.
The Aurora, Colo., theater where 12 people were killed in a mass shooting last summer reopens Thursday, with a private event for victims' families and first responders.
An entire school of teachers in Seattle is refusing to give students a standardized test that's required by the district. The teachers say the test is useless and wastes valuable instructional time.
Advanced Placement exams, which many high school students use to gain course credits when they attend college, will no longer be accepted for credit at Dartmouth College, the Associated Press reports.
Nearly three years after a deadly mine explosion in West Virginia, a former Massey Energy mine superintendent has been sentenced to prison and federal regulators have toughened a regulation that could have helped prevent the disaster.
Pauline Phillips, known to millions of advice-seekers around the world as the original "Dear Abby," has died. She was 94.
If disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong's confession to doping is as complete as many believe, the admission could increase his legal troubles after Oprah Winfrey's OWN TV airs the interview Thursday night.
When I discovered I was pregnant I realized it was time for a change of pace. I'd been covering conflicts around the world for 12 years. The plan was to retreat to balmy Miami where my family is, have my baby and just slow down for a bit.
When I was diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago, it was clear that I would be thinking about a lot of things -- myriad doctor visits, multiple tests, surgeries and chemotherapy.
After huge critical and commercial success last year, breakthrough British sensation Emeli Sande has her sights set on America.
Editor's note: Our partner GlobalPost is launching a series that looks at wealth and poverty worldwide by comparing U.S. metro areas with foreign cities that have similar levels of income inequality. The findings may surprise you. This story from Fairfield County, Conn., and a companion piece from Bangkok, examine two places where the superrich and the very poor live just minutes apart.
If you're trying to make sense of the news that Notre Dame football star Manti Te'o now says he was the victim of a hoax and that the woman he thought was his "girlfriend" never existed and never died, you'll want to read an Oct. 12 story published by the South Bend Tribune.
The Border Patrol says arrests in the San Diego region last year fell by about one-third to its lowest level in more than four decades.
There's a California population shift with Asian immigrants replacing Latin America as the primary source of the state's immigrants.
Maria Peyer and Mike Bixby are one of those couples who just seem made for each other. They hold hands when they sit and talk. They're happy to spend the morning cooking brunch with their children in their home in southern Washington.
This is the second of a two-part discussion. Read Part 1.
Dr. Beth Zeeman says she can spot a case of influenza from 20 paces. It's not like a common cold.