Stories for October 7, 2013
In October 2012, superstorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast, killing hundreds and doing tens of billions of dollars in damage. Now, a year after Sandy’s deadly strike, correspondent Miles O’Brien and NOVA follow up on the 2012 film “Inside the Megastorm” with a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by this historic storm.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is issuing a public health alert for raw chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California after 278 people have fallen ill.
The San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency is urging everyone to check your mood this week and get screened for depression.
Curing cancer and eliminating heart disease has been the holy grail of medical research. But there could be even greater benefits if aging itself could be delayed, a study finds.
A lot of words have been spilled since the government shutdown began nearly a week ago, but some of the most noteworthy came from the lips of House Speaker John Boehner Sunday on ABC's This Week:
The winners of the 2014 KPBS Explore project will showcase local animals and images when the TV programs debut in 2014.
The federal government remains shut down over a budget stalemate, but California's Gov. Jerry Brown decided not to wait for Congress to make decisions on the Gordian knot that is U.S. immigration policy. On Saturday, Brown signed into law a group of bills related to immigration because, he said, enough time has passed.
It looks like even Antarctica isn't far away enough to avoid getting caught up in the government shutdown.
The American system of government was built on gridlock. Yet even by that standard, this past week has demonstrated new levels of immobility.
The government is just 10 days away from defaulting on its debt. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has said that by Oct. 17, the department will likely have less money on hand than it needs to pay all its bills.
The federal government shutdown has given governors across the country an opportunity to take part in one of their favorite pastimes: scolding Washington.
The brainchild of visionary youth sports health and safety and parenting expert and author, Brooke de Lench, and drawing on her more than twenty years of experience, both as a parent of a concussed high school football and lacrosse player and as the founder and publisher of MomsTEAM.com, the acknowledged “pioneer” in youth sports concussion education; "The Smartest Team" shows de Lench working with the football program at Newcastle High School in rural Oklahoma to address the challenges concussions pose to the sport. In just one season she and her team were able to reduce the concussion rate by 75 percent.
After seizing terror suspect Abu Anas al-Libi in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, U.S. forces took him to a ship in the Mediterranean where he could be interrogated for weeks or even months to come.
An unmanned border station in West Texas has opened almost 11 years after the border was sealed following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Stateside military commissaries forced to shut their doors because of the government shutdown are once again open for business. The Pay Our Military law allowed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to recall many Department of Defense employee furloughs, giving the commissaries the workers they needed to open back up.
It's the first Monday in October, which means the Supreme Court is back in business after its long summer break.
Rapper Blitz the Ambassador explains to Tell Me More for the occasional series "In Your Ear," that his favorite songs are the ones that helped shape his sound. "I keep these songs really close because they always remind me of where it all begins, and what makes me the artist that I am," he says.
Service members and their families stationed overseas will be able to enjoy Monday Night Football, and all of the sports programming they've become accustom to. That's because the American Forces Network has started broadcasting again on its sports channel - a channel the government shutdown took off the air last week.
A large research ship docked in San Diego Bay was evacuated due to an electrical fire.
The Houston Grand Prix was the scene of a scary crash Sunday, as driver Dario Franchitti's race car went airborne into a safety fence on the last lap of the day's second race. Franchitti was injured, as were a number of spectators when debris flew into the stands.
It's always a bit sad to say goodbye to summer corn and tomatoes, and settle into fall.
These last dry months of the year in Southern California bring a flurry of cleanup efforts in the Tijuana River Valley. Some are putting trash to use while enticing people to discover, and care for, the border region’s environment.
The second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:
Good Monday morning, fellow political junkies. The partial shutdown of the government enters its second week and on Day 7 of the crisis neither side appears to have softened its position.
More details are emerging after a pair of U.S. commando raids over the weekend that targeted alleged terrorists in Libya and Somalia.
When the rest of the government shuts down for a blizzard, the U.S. Supreme Court soldiers on. And so it is that this week, with the rest of the government shut down in a political deep freeze, the high court, being deemed essential, is open for business.
Across North Carolina, many license plates read "First in Flight" -- a tribute to Orville and Wilbur Wright. Their plane first flew there 110 years ago.
Last year, Kathy Noyes began to notice that her 12-year-old son, Jonathan, was eating more than usual. She caught him eating late at night. She found empty peanut butter jars and chip and cookie bags stashed around the house.