Stories for March 11, 2013
This performance, filmed live at Harrah’s Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, is a journey through the decades of the pop songbook, including Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel,” the Four Seasons’ “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition,” Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” and Boyz II Men’s “End of the Road,” all done with Straight No Chaser’s trademark harmonies and unique charm.
Tired? Surely those cookies will help. And a burger. Chips. And a cupcake. Yeah, soda, too.
In the West, fights over water last a long time.
After the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, President George W. Bush often made a provocative claim: He argued the U.S. was fighting a war without a typical battlefield. In effect, he said, this war is everywhere.
A New York state judge has knocked down New York City's landmark new ban on big, sugary drinks, just one day before it was set to take effect.
When she got out of college and moved to New York, Elizabeth Cline liked to shop at vintage-clothing stores. They were the kinds of places tucked away on side streets in Manhattan and Brooklyn, where a lot of hunting and a little luck might reward you with a great, inexpensive cocktail dress that no one else had.
For years, PTSD -- or post-traumatic stress disorder -- has been an issue for military members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
"Mythology" is the latest show from Celtic Thunder and the show's 9th special for Public Television. Filmed on location at the Helix Theater in Dublin (where they filmed their debut show in 2007), it's fitting that Celtic Thunder have chosen to return to their roots in order to film this musical odyssey back to the heart of the Celt. All six Celtic Thunder principals feature prominently in "Mythology," from haunting solo numbers to rousing ensembles and great original tracks that were written especially for "Mythology," such as the show opening number "Voices" and the finale "My Land."
Saying that the action was required because a confidential email that was leaked to the news media "threatened the privacy and due process afforded students," Harvard University administrators on Monday issued a statement explaining why they last year authorized searches of 16 resident deans' email accounts.
A police officer opened fire on U.S. and Afghan forces at a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, sparking a firefight that killed two U.S. troops and two other Afghan policemen. The attacker was also killed in the shootout, officials said.
Warren, Ohio, is in mourning after the deaths of six teenagers who died Sunday when the SUV they were in ran off a highway, flipped over a guardrail and landed in a small pond.
Everywhere you walk in downtown Austin, Texas, new names compete for the attention of the tens of thousands wandering the SXSW Interactive festival. Which of this year's emerging ideas and brands -- MakerBot, Leap Motion, Geomagic -- will break into mainstream consciousness? Here's a quick rundown of the conversation topics in coffee lines, and some notes on appearances and panels that caught our attention: