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Stories for February 22, 2014

Restaurant Manager Dies From Carbon Monoxide At New York Mall

Feb. 22
Associated Press / NPR

A 55-year-old restaurant manager died and more than two dozen others were taken to hospitals Saturday after being overcome by carbon monoxide at a New York mall, police said.

San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore Won't Fight Concealed Gun Ruling

Feb. 22
Steve Fiorina / 10News
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San Diego County Sheriff Bill Gore says he won't fight a federal appeals court decision that overturned the county's concealed-weapons restrictions.

Closing America's Largest Landfill, Without Taking Out The Trash

Feb. 22
Liyna Anwar / NPR
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The covering of America's largest landfill -- east of downtown Los Angeles -- is underway.

Explosion On Ky. Natural Gas Pipeline Under Investigation

Feb. 22
Anna Boiko-Weyrauch / NPR
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A huge boom awoke the people of rural Adair County, Ky., at about 1 a.m. on Feb. 13. Calls flooded 911 dispatchers with reports of a large fire.

Where Are The Heroes To Save Pittsburgh's African-American Center?

Feb. 22
Larkin Page-Jacobs / NPR
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In 2009 a gleaming performing arts space opened to great fanfare in downtown Pittsburgh. The distinctive $42 million-dollar building is as long as the block it occupies, and the corner of the building looks like the sail of a ship made in glass and stone.

Hagel Won't Reopen Medal Of Honor Consideration For San Diego's Peralta

Feb. 22
City News Service
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U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced Friday that he would not reopen Medal of Honor consideration for a Marine Corps non-commissioned officer from San Diego who was killed in Iraq during the Battle of Fallujah.

Mexican Drug Cartel Kingpin Captured In Joint U.S.-Mexico Raid

Feb. 22
Scott Neuman / NPR
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The head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, was captured overnight by U.S. and Mexican officials in the Pacific coastal town of Mazatlan.

Mexico's Sinaloa Drug Chief Arrested

Feb. 22
Associated Press
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A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was taken alive overnight in the beach resort town.

Amid California Drought, Migrating Birds Enjoy Pop-Up Cuisine

Feb. 22
Lauren Sommer / NPR
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Millions of birds migrate through California this time of year, but the waterways and wetlands they rely on for food and rest are largely dry due to the ongoing drought. So farmers are keeping their fields flooded to make temporary wetlands, providing a place for migrating birds to rest and eat.

Iconoclastic Musician Takes Measure Of His Life: 'I Became A Fighter'

Feb. 22
Kat Chow / NPR
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When I first walked through the door of Fred Ho's apartment in the Greenpoint area of Brooklyn, I asked, "How are you?" And he said, "Not good. I'm dying."