Stories for October 17, 2013
Now that the congressional standoff over the government shutdown and the debt ceiling has finally ended, here's a look back at the key events of the crisis:
By late Thursday afternoon, Coaster passenger-train runs were resuming, using a track bypassing the one involved in the crash.
Nearly two years after allegations of a sexual assault rocked a small Missouri town, the case may be reopened.
The USDA is back to funding its meals program for low-income seniors. That's good news for those who depend on the weekly food deliveries, which stopped during the government shutdown.
The NFL season is in high gear -- a fact that pleases the roughly 64 percent of Americans that watch football. The season rolls on despite the now constant news about concussions in the sport.
A new documentary, American Promise, follows the lives of two African-American families as they try to navigate a path for their young sons at The Dalton School--a prestigious, private school in New York City with predominately white student body.
Cory Booker's victory Wednesday in New Jersey's special Senate election didn't surprise anyone.
Remember how that fight over the budget was all about Obamacare?
Talk to economists about the government shutdown's impact on their forecasts and you'll hear this phrase again and again:
In celebration of its 40th anniversary, GREAT PERFORMANCES hosts an all-star homecoming on the stage of the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. Julie Andrews, Audra McDonald, Don Henley, David Hyde Pierce, Josh Groban, Itzhak Perlman, New York City Ballet's Peter Martins, Patti Austin with Take 6, Met Opera star Elina Garanca and Michael Bublé are among the guest stars gathering to applaud the four decades of performing arts that have been available to "viewers like you" across America.
Here's a reason to get some shuteye: A new study suggests our brains go on a cleaning spree during sleep, flushing out gunk that builds up while we're awake.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- A research firm says California housing prices cooled last month as inventories grew and investor interest waned.
The pregnant wife of Army Ranger Cpl. Josh Hargis, who gave his commander the "salute seen around the world" from his hospital bed, is speaking out about the unbelievable response the photo of the salute is generating. Hargis survived a suicide bombing in Afghanistan that killed San Diego native 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, and three other soldiers on October 6.
The budget fight that led to a partial federal government shutdown finally came to an end late Wednesday.
Social media was abuzz this week with photographer Hannah Price's portraits of men who cat-called her on the street. We first saw the story on The Morning News, where Price was briefly interviewed. We wanted to indulge our curiosity about Price and her work, so we decided to give her a call.
The government shutdown has taken a toll on the nation's economy and despite a deal that sidesteps a debt default and restarts the government (at least for a few months), growth forecasts for the last quarter of the year are being scaled back.
The largest source of added sugar in teens' diets is sugary drinks, and California teens are drinking more of them.
The newspapers hit the front porch this morning with a familiar thud. (Yes, some of us still like the feel of paper in the morning.)
The person whose job it is to painstakingly transcribe every word spoken on the floor of the House, apparently could take it no longer.
Syria's chemical weapons could be consolidated and moved out of the country, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested in an interview with NPR.
Racial tensions and gang problems were plaguing a Northern California high school when three students arrived for classes in 2010 wearing American flag T-shirts on Cinco de Mayo.
HealthCare.gov was meant to create a simple, easy way for millions of Americans to shop for subsidized health care.
We have been reporting for several weeks now on small businesses in America. Today, we explore a business system where entrepreneurs and corporations come together: franchising. Franchising is a bit like marriage. It takes a good long-term relationship to succeed.