Stories for July 19, 2013
In the days after a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the killing of teenager Trayvon Martin, protesters camped out at Gov. Rick Scott's office in Tallahassee, calling for a meeting.
The San Diego County Sheriff's Department will be the lead investigative agency for any sexual harassment complaints against San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, according to statements issued today by the department and District Attorney's Office.
Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make Easy Grilled Boneless Pork Chops. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for pressure cookers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Grill-Roasted Beef Short Ribs, and gadget guru Lisa reviews her favorite knife accessories.
At the historic meeting house of the New York Society for Ethical Culture on Manhattan's Upper West Side, Ed Sheeran needed little more than his voice and a guitar to whip a crowd of 700 fervent fans into a frenzy or hush them into enraptured silence. The rising British star bounded effortlessly from the hip-hop infused pop of "Lego House," the latest single from his acclaimed debut album “+,” to sweetly, crooned ballads before sending an ecstatic audience home with his Grammy-nominated hit single, "The A Team."
A circuit court judge has ruled that Detroit's bankruptcy filing violates the state's constitution and laws, and must be withdrawn; Michigan's attorney general has already appealed the decision.
A study of women in Costa Rica is raising hope that getting vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, or HPV, could lower the risk of throat cancers.
Bethany Bronson and her four children were enjoying their day at the Kadena Marina on Okinawa in Japan, counting down the weeks until Capt. Bronson would return home to them from Afghanistan. But Bethany's husband had other plans. With the creative use of Scuba gear, Capt. Bronson pulled off one of the most touching military family reunions in recent memory.
A federal judge considering a constitutional challenge to drone strikes that killed three U.S. citizens in Yemen says she's "troubled" by the idea that the courts have no role to play in what's essentially a political dispute.
"When Trayvon Martin was first shot, I said that this could have been my son," President Obama told reporters Friday afternoon. "Another way of saying that was Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago."
Ye Meng Yuan, one of two Chinese teenagers who died at the scene of Asiana Flight 214's crash in San Francisco, was alive when she was struck by an emergency vehicle responding to the disaster, San Mateo County (Calif.) coroner Robert Foucrault told reporters Friday.
It’s 1968 and the swinging sixties have made their way up North and into the life of grizzled Inspector George Gently (Martin Shaw), and the turbulent politics are complicating his murder investigations. Thankfully DS John Bacchus (Lee Ingleby) is on hand with banter and smarts to help navigate the Northern Soul and tensions of a country entering a cultural revolution.
So much fascinating tech and culture news, so little time. But we certainly think you should see the journalism that's catching our curiosity each week, so each Friday we'll round up the week that was -- the work that appeared in this blog, and from our fellow technology writers and observers at other organizations.
Joe Kelso and John Winter probably waited too long. The couple has been together for a dozen years but only got serious recently about buying a house in San Francisco.
Photographer Kirk Crippens says you can't. But that hasn't stopped him from trying. Since 2009, he has been documenting the city of Stockton, Calif., which last year became the largest city in American history to file for bankruptcy -- until Detroit filed yesterday. Before bankruptcy, Stockton was the epicenter of the foreclosure crisis. But before that, Crippens says, it "was an all-American city -- Boomtown, USA -- housing going up everywhere."
Leaders in Harrisburg, Pa., hope the legends of the Wild West will ride to the rescue of the cash-strapped state capital. Thanks to a former mayor's eccentric, failed museum project, the city has an extensive collection of Wild West artifacts -- some said to have ties to people like Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday and Buffalo Bill.
In the popular imagination and in conventional discourse -- especially in the context of highly charged news events such as the shooting of Trayvon Martin -- prejudice is all about hatred and animosity.
Chinese officials are urging investigators to determine responsibility for the death of a student who survived the Asiana Airlines crash only to be struck and killed by a fire vehicle.
Jack Bruschetti was born in 1999, the same year his grandfather, Leonard Carpenter, died from Alzheimer's disease.
For decades after the 1930s, the National Labor Relations Board served as the arbiter for squabbles between management and unions, or workers who wanted to join a union. In more recent years, though, the board itself has become a battleground.