Stories for November 15, 2013
The city of San Diego is on pace to take in $18 million more than it spends this fiscal year, based on city financial activity in the first quarter.
Furniture, mattresses and appliances will be accepted, along with electronics, metals, yard waste, fluorescent light bulbs and household batteries on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday was a busy day in the crime-fighting world. As a superhero might say, you never know when a dastardly plot will emerge. And sometimes you're outnumbered. But not in Gotham, and not today -- because an entire city seemed to stand with Batkid, aka a 5-year-old boy named Miles, whose wish to be a superhero has been granted.
In "The Defiant Ones," a classic film directed by Stanley Kramer, two escapees from a Southern chain gang hated each other but were handcuffed together, meaning they could survive only by working together.
There's a House special election Saturday, but almost no one outside Louisiana has noticed.
A year and half ago, Baruch Herzfeld, an entrepreneur in New York City, had a novel idea: connect immigrants in the U.S. with radio stations in their home country using nothing more than a cheap cellphone.
Recent disclosures about National Security Agency surveillance have affected U.S. relations with allies and tainted America's image around the world. Now the fallout seems to be creeping into the U.S. tech sector.
When President Obama announced his plan to explore the mysteries of the human brain seven months ago, it was long on ambition and short on details.
A team of scientists has confirmed something your parents probably warned you about as a teenager -- that hanging out with the wrong crowd can be dangerous.
Timothy Mark Brachmanis pleaded guilty in August to three counts of grand theft and a tax code violation and admitted an aggravated white-collar crime enhancement.
Special cheering stations will be set up along the 60-mile route to urge the fund raisers on. Walkers were set to complete the first day in Pacific Beach.
As work began on one of the last pieces of undeveloped ground in Miami's fast-changing downtown, archaeologists uncovered the site of an American Indian village. It was already centuries old by the time Columbus arrived in the New World.
That was the question posed Thursday night to Don Bowden, the mayor of the Idaho town of Albion with a population of less than 300. The stakes? His job.
The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa., has gotten attention around the nation this week for retracting an editorial that ran in 1863.
President Obama's pledge to Americans that they could keep their health plans if they liked them began to backfire last month.
Prosecutors in Michigan are charging a man with second-degree murder for a Nov. 2 incident in which Renisha McBride, 19, was shot in the face after knocking on Theodore Wafer's door at night in Dearborn Heights, a suburb west of Detroit. Her family has said they believe McBride was seeking help after being in a car wreck hours earlier.
HealthCare.gov could barely function on the day the health insurance marketplace debuted, and internal emails show at least some top health officials could see the failure coming.
The House of Representatives is set to vote around midday Friday on a Republican bill that would allow Americans to keep their existing health insurance plan if they're happy with it -- even if their plan runs afoul of the standards in the Affordable Care Act.
Or, bad morning, if you're President Obama and absorbing the profound political reality of the botched health care law rollout, and your attempt at a fix.
Part 3 of the TED Radio Hour episodeMisconceptions.
"You're never more alive than when things get turned upside down." -- Malcolm Gladwell
The American public is clearly ticked off. Between the government shutdown, the troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act, and the pace of the economic recovery, poll after poll reports signs of deep frustration and unrest.
Laura Lane met Paquita Williams, a New York City subway conductor, when their train was stopped underground for two hours. Generally, Paquita says, most passengers are nice, but "there's times if the train breaks down, people think that's my fault."
The city of Oakland, Calif., is in the middle of a robbery epidemic. In response, some residents in several Oakland neighborhoods are taking matters into their own hands, hiring private security companies to patrol their neighborhoods.
Trout fishing is a magnet that draws people from around the world to places like Ovando, Mont. Just ask the owner of Blackfoot Angler and Supplies, Kathy Schoendoerfer.
Emergency aid, including stocks of food, started arriving this week in cyclone-devastated areas of the Philippines; more is on the way.