Stories for June 21, 2013
For the women who pick and process the food we eat every day, getting sexually assaulted, and even raped, is sometimes part of the job. FRONTLINE and Univision partner to tell the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America's fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families. This investigation is the result of a yearlong reporting effort by veteran FRONTLINE correspondent Lowell Bergman, the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley and the Center for Investigative Reporting.
Fifteen years after visiting Los Angeles, ANTIQUES ROADSHOW takes a look back to see what some of the most memorable appraisals are worth today. Some items have increased in value, while others haven't fared as well. Tune in to see items like Disney animation art, a 1906 Van Briggle vase, and a Tiffany lamp that was first appraised in 1998 at $30,000 to $40,000 and is newly appraised at $50,000 to $75,000.
The Washington Post reports that federal prosecutors have charged Edward Snowden -- the former NSA contractor who leaked classified information on secret U.S. electronic surveillance operations -- with espionage, theft and conversion of government property.
The FAA says it's investigating how two passenger jets managed to come within just a few hundred feet of each other last week over New York City.
Sen. Marco Rubio has a problem. He has transformed from conservative hero to suspect in the eyes of many on the political right because he now supports "a path to citizenship" for people unlawfully in the U.S. after forcefully opposing it in 2010 when he was running for U.S. Senate.
Disgraced former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling -- convicted of conspiracy, fraud and insider trading related to the 2001 collapse of the Houston-based energy company -- has gotten a decade subtracted from his 24-year sentence.
Joshua Kyler Hoggan of Roy, Utah, probably wasn't thinking this far ahead when he conspired to blow up his high school last year.
Following reports from San Diego City Hall that Mayor Bob Filner had his second-in-command escorted from a closed-session meeting Tuesday, City Attorney Jan Goldsmith today released a statement announcing that his office "will have more to say about this issue next week on the steps we will be taking."
Out in Alaska's Bering Sea, about 90 miles from Nome, sits a small, rocky island that used to be home to a couple of hundred Inupiat Eskimo. They lived in houses built on stilts, perched on rocky cliffs.
Paula Deen's contract with The Food Network expires at the end of June -- and it won't be renewed.
The disclosure of previously secret National Security Agency surveillance programs has left many Americans worried that the privacy of their personal data and communications is in jeopardy.
Not even Superstorm Sandy could keep the mermaids from coming back to Brooklyn.
This spring, readers of The Orange County Register in Southern California started seeing much more coverage of local universities. What they probably did not know is that the stories are paid for by the schools. Depending on whom you ask, it is either a smart way to bring in revenue, or a serious breach of journalism ethics.
Anthony Marshall, the 89-year-old heir to the Brooke Astor fortune, is heading to prison in New York after exhausting appeals in his 2009 conviction for defrauding his famous mother.
President Obama has formally nominated James Comey, a registered Republican and former Justice Department official under President George W. Bush, to become the next FBI director. If he's confirmed by the Senate, Comey will replace outgoing director Robert Mueller, who has held the post since 2001.
DeMaio asserts that the Reform San Diego funds and his campaign funds are completely separate, even through they shared a P.O. box and a phone number. California legislators are backtracking on a move to gut the state's Public Records Act. Two local universities receive rare good marks in the brand-new U.S. News rankings of teacher training programs. Why don't they seem to care?
The drip-drip of classified information has now moved overseas: Citing more classified documents leaked by Edward Snowden, The Guardian newspaper reports that the British spy agency taps into trans-Atlantic fiber optic cables, sucking up vast amounts of data that includes communication sent by Americans and Britons.
The unemployment rate in San Diego County last month was 6.7 percent, down from a revised 7 percent in April and below the estimate of 8.8 percent in May 2012, the state Employment Development Department reported today.
Online retail sales are cutting into tax revenue in counties and cities, according to a report issued by the U.S. Conference of Mayors on Friday. They estimate the lost revenue for America's largest cities and counties came to about $2.8 billion for 2011 and 2012, combined.
The Food and Drug Administration Thursday evening approved over-the-counter sale, with no age restrictions, of Plan B One-Step. That's the morning-after pill whose status has been the subject of a dozen years of political wrangling and legal dispute.
New Englanders have never been shy about revolting against what they see as unfair food regulations. Remember that whole Boston Tea Party thing?
The death penalty has become a bit like the Cheshire cat in Alice in Wonderland. It may never fade away entirely, but capital punishment is certainly less visible or actively pursued than it used to be.
President Obama will formally nominate Jim Comey to be the country's next FBI director on Friday.