Stories for September 9, 2013
The Obamacare web-based health insurance marketplace goes online at the start of October. That's when consumers will finally get to see just how much it's going to cost them to enroll in the various health insurance plans.
With Congress back to work, immigration reform advocates are ramping up their efforts to get a bill passed before the end of the year. But debate over the federal deficit and Syria are threatening to push immigration reform to the bottom of the legislative agenda.
PHOENIX -- In the coming months, hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contracts will be finalized for new surveillance technology along the Southwest border. The federal government is taking a new approach to awarding these contracts in an effort to avoid past mistakes.
Using a fictional crime — a convenience store robbery that goes horribly wrong — this two-part program builds a gripping courtroom drama. The program probes the brains of the major participants —defendant, witnesses, jurors, judge — while Alan Alda visits neuroscientists who explore how brains work when they become entangled with the law. The research poses a controversial question: How does our rapidly expanding ability to peer into people’s minds and decode their thoughts and feelings affect trials like this one? Should it?
Rep. Jim Himes is willing to vote against the wishes of his constituents. Probably not this time, though.
A wildfire blackened hundreds of acres today in rugged, hilly terrain southeast of El Cajon, forcing evacuations of back-country homes and sending a column of thick smoke high into the air.
With the probability of American intervention, Syria is everywhere in the news. On this episode of MOYERS & COMPANY, Phil Donahue, filling in for Bill Moyers, speaks with National Public Radio Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos and historian and Vietnam veteran Andrew Bacevich about the possible repercussions of our actions in the Middle East.
Women should get screened for breast cancer in their 40s, a study concludes, because they face a greater risk of death when cancers aren't found early.
Gabe was a retired military working dog and the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award winner. When he passed away earlier this year, it devastated not only his owner, but thousands of dog lovers who'd gotten to know Gabe through his Facebook page. This post originally ran February 13, 2013.
Charlie Rose has recorded an interview in Damascus with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, which will run in its entirety in a special presentation on PBS. The Charlie Rose interview with Assad will broadcast one night before President Obama is scheduled to address the nation on his plans to respond to the situation in Syria.
This story needs very little introduction, because the photograph accompanying it speaks for itself. I will say that this story touched the hearts of more than 125,000 Home Post readers, who shared it on Facebook more than 11,000 times. It captured the attention of major news outlets like Fox News, the New York Times, and Good Morning America. And all because of the love a dog had for his heroic owner - a love that survived death. This post originally ran August 23rd, 2011.
Two large investors -- Ares Management LLC and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board -- have reached a deal to purchase Neiman Marcus for $6 billion, the companies said Monday. The two buyers will hold equal shares of Neiman, which is based in Dallas.
Nevada schools have the largest percentage of English Language Learners in the country. For the first time, the state has designated funds to go directly towards improving ELL education. The bulk of the money, nearly $40 million, will go to Las Vegas' Clark County School District, the biggest in the state.
A new faith-based group for boys is taking shape, just three months after the Boy Scouts of America decided to change its membership policy to allow gay youth to join.