Stories for March 15, 2013
It was one of the most anticipated moments at this year's large gathering of conservative activists.
Host Fiona Bruce and the experts pay a return visit to Tatton Park in Cheshire. They uncover more objects and stories rich in history, including a silver inkstand reputed to be given to Admiral Nelson by his lover Lady Emma Hamilton in 1805, and an oak coffer that arrives via an unusual mode of transport. Plus, John Benjamin finds an unlikely looking gem lurking within a box of costume jewelry.
Fiona Bruce and the team of experts welcome thousands of visitors to the gardens of Tatton Park in Cheshire. Henry Sandon has a memorable day when one of the rarest 18th century pieces of Royal Worcester turns up. Other finds include a box of the world's most valuable and beautiful diamonds, that aren't quite what they appear to be, and an old box of golf balls with a value that's definitely not below par.
It is a theme that has become increasingly familiar during the rapid evolution of American political attitudes toward same-sex marriage: People who learn that a friend or loved one is gay are far more likely to support same-sex marriage, even if they were once adamantly opposed.
County Supervisors Greg Cox and Ron Roberts want to change the funding formula that disadvantages San Diego in the receiving line for federal money for homeless services. They'll ask their colleagues to vote on a proposal to lobby for the change on Tuesday.
The Emmy®-nominated music series LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN features a remarkable line-up of icons and emerging stars performing in unique and historic venues. Brooklyn resident Norah Jones didn’t have to travel far from home to film her episode of LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN. In front of 200 invited guests, she performed a stunning career-spanning set at the historic Green Building in Brooklyn's Carroll Gardens neighborhood.
In recent memory, there was George H.W. Bush, 41st president of the United States. Then there was George W. Bush, 43rd president. And now there's John Ellis "Jeb" Bush who may want to become the 45th president.
On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth’s atmosphere, exploded and fell to earth across a wide swath near the Ural Mountains. The Siberian meteor was captured by digital dashboard cameras, a common fixture in Russian cars and trucks. Within days, armed with this crowd-sourced material, NOVA crews, along with impact scientists, hit the ground in Russia to hunt for debris from the explosion and clues to the meteor’s origin and makeup. Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery — with Earth in the cross-hairs? What are the chances that another, even more massive, asteroid is heading straight for us? Are we just years, months or days away from a total global reboot of civilization, or worse?
The NHL will shuffle its teams before next season, moving from three divisions in each conference to a total of four divisions in the Eastern and Western Conferences. The league's owners approved the plan Thursday; the players' association gave its OK last week.
A Maryland man who died two weeks ago contracted rabies "through [an] organ transplantation done more than a year ago," the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Friday morning.
Last year, a federal program called the Earned Income Tax Credit took about $60 billion from wealthier Americans and gave it to the working poor. And here's the surprising thing: This redistribution of wealth has been embraced by every president from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama.
At a hearing in Washington on March 6, Attorney General Eric Holder admitted to senators why it has been hard to go after big bank executives:
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in which the justices unanimously ruled that defendants facing substantial jail time deserved legal representation in state courts, even if they couldn't afford to pay for it.
During the March Madness of 1963, playing was infused with politics. The NCAA matchup between Loyola University of Chicago and Mississippi State helped put an end to segregated basketball. Loyola's win 50 years ago became known as the "game of change."
U.S. government pronouncements about the danger of a major cyberattack can be confusing. The director of national intelligence, James Clapper, and the head of the U.S. military's Cyber Command, Army Gen. Keith Alexander, delivered mixed messages this week while testifying on Capitol Hill.