Stories for July 29, 2013
The nation's first black public high school, Paul Laurence Dunbar High, opened its doors in Washington, D.C., in 1870. But more than 140 years later, Dunbar -- like many urban schools -- has fallen on hard times. The crumbling, brutalist-style building is often described as a prison, and graduation rates hover around 60 percent.
A federal task force is planning to recommend that millions of smokers and former smokers get a CT scan annually to look for early signs of lung cancer.
President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met Monday for a private lunch that immediately sparked speculation about what it means for the 2016 presidential race.
For decades, Koreans have been pushing to preserve the legacy of women forced to provide sex to Japanese army soldiers during World War II. Glendale, Calif., will dedicate a statue memorializing the victims, known as "comfort women," on Tuesday. But the statue has spurred controversy in this Southern California city, where some area residents say it is a divisive reminder of the horrors of war.
At Margaret O'Keefe's farm in East Texas, they grow high-quality Bermuda grass. The fields are flat and vibrant green, surrounded by woods of a darker, richer green. The family loves this land. O'Keefe inherited it from her mother who divided it among eight children.
On any given day, there's a wildfire burning somewhere in the U.S. -- and that's not necessarily a bad thing. Many western forests have evolved with fire, and actually benefit from the occasional wildfire.
Tammy Spencer did a double take when she read the address on her paper and looked at the house in front of her.
Video games can be a haven from the world, and it's easy to imagine that they would appeal to children who struggle with social interaction.
After allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct, San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is seeking help. He announced Friday he will be entering a behavioral council clinic where he will undergo two weeks of intensive therapy to address his behavior. We take a look at behavioral therapy and inpatient treatment.
For more than an hour Sunday, the U.S. men's soccer team was stymied by Panama's efficient defense and their own tight play in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final. But less than one minute after substitute Brek Shea entered the game, he tapped the match's lone goal into the net and sealed the championship.
When it comes to sexual assault, anyone can be a victim regardless of age, gender or heritage - even a fellow Marine. To combat any future issues, every Marine serving with 1st Marine Division trains to prevent incidents of sexual assault from happening to their peers by attending annual prevention training and follow-on courses.
Amazon.com plans to hire more than 5,000 full-time workers for its warehouse and order fulfillment centers, the retailing giant said Monday. Many of the jobs will be at Amazon outposts that are spread across more than 10 states.
President Obama will award Army Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter the Medal of Honor on August 26 for his heroic acts during battle in Afghanistan. Carter, who now lives in California, will become just the fifth living recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in San Diego County fell today for the sixth consecutive day, dropping two-tenths of a cent to $4.044.
Some of Miami Beach's quietest and most historic neighborhoods can be found in a chain of small islands connected by a causeway. On Di Lido Island, a community of homes built 50 and 60 years ago is being torn down and replaced, lot by lot. On one street alone, five houses currently are slated for demolition.