Stories for March 4, 2013
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Two defense contractors have been convicted of bribing officials at a San Diego Navy base in exchange for millions in business.
Oberlin College is a bastion of liberalism that was one of the first colleges in the country to admit black students and educate men and women together. On Monday, it canceled classes and declared "a day of solidarity" after a person wearing what looked like a Ku Klux Klan outfit was seen near the Afrikan Heritage House on campus.
The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge "is the Rodney Dangerfield of bridges," as our friends at KQED say. While the Golden Gate gets respect and tourists, the Bay Bridge simply does its job. But the humble span will shine Tuesday, thanks to 25,000 light-emitting diodes.
With President Obama naming Ernest Moniz to be the nation's next energy secretary, he continued a relatively recent trend of putting scientists atop a part of the federal bureaucracy once overseen by political types.
On the shores of Lake Michigan, the tiny town of Ludington, Mich., is home port to the last coal-fired ferry in the U.S. The S.S. Badger has been making trips across the lake to Manitowoc, Wisc., during the good weather months since 1953. And as it runs, the 411-foot ferry discharges coal ash slurry directly into the lake.
Kansas City, Mo., is looking to boost its health-tech cred.
On July 3, 2012, Joe Bonamassa brought a very special and exclusive acoustic presentation to the Vienna Opera House which was taped. The Vienna Opera House is a sublime cultural iconic venue steeped in history and heritage, which is the perfect backdrop for such a dramatic and original music presentation. Bonamassa had the honor of playing on the same stage as other musical prodigies like Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johannes Brahms, Gustav Mahler and Joseph Haydn.
Two rapid-fire snowstorms belted Kansas with more than 2 feet of snow this week. They caused thousands of accidents and all kinds of hardships -- but they also produced very broad smiles from some quarters.
Billions of dollars in cancer research funding could be lost to sequestration.
Edwin L. Miller Jr., who served as San Diego County District Attorney for 24 years, starting in 1971, died Sunday at the age of 87, officials announced today.
Filmed at a September 19 sold-out concert in a stunning outdoor venue in Salt Lake City, Utah, "ThePianoGuys: Live At Red Butte Garden" is the television concert premiere of a musical group on a meteoric rise. YouTube sensation ThePianoGuys, featuring Steven Sharp Nelson on cello and Jon Schmidt on piano, offer new songs and fan favorites — all showcasing the “wow factor” that sets their performances apart.
Beloved Irish crooner Daniel O’Donnell and his melodic voice return to PBS in this new concert special filmed in Iowa, the Hawkeye State. Exuding the same passion and unique sense of humor that have fascinated audiences for years, O’Donnell sings, dances and charms his way into viewers’ hearts with a mix of country, pop hits and fan favorites.
The grim work continues at a home near Tampa, Fla., where a man apparently died last week when a sinkhole opened up under his bedroom.
If they can block the Keystone XL pipeline, they can keep Canada from developing more of its dirty tar sands oil. It takes a lot of energy to get it out of the ground and turn it into gasoline, so it has a bigger greenhouse gas footprint than conventional oil.