Court Rules That Arizona Sheriff Engages In Racial Profiling - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's department violated the rights of Latinos in its crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge says, issuing an injunction against the practice.
Fri, 24 May 2013 19:36:00 -0400
Toronto Mayor: 'I Do Not Use Crack Cocaine' - Rob Ford responded to a video that surfaced last week that The Toronto Star says appears to show him smoking the drug.
Fri, 24 May 2013 18:57:00 -0400
Obama's Terrorism Fight Is Colored Gray, Not Black And White - If President Obama's newly recalibrated counterterrorism strategy demonstrates anything, it is his penchant for nuance.
Fri, 24 May 2013 18:39:00 -0400
Hedge Fund Manager Apologizes For Comments On Female Traders - Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones says he's sorry for his comments at a university symposium that motherhood causes women to lose the focus needed to be good traders.
Fri, 24 May 2013 17:32:00 -0400
'Four Little Girls' Awarded Congressional Gold Medal - They were just little girls when they were killed in what came to be known as the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing. And now Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley have been awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, nearly 50 years after the attack in Birmingham, Ala.
Fri, 24 May 2013 17:13:00 -0400
A Token Gift May Encourage Gift Of Life - Some economists argue it's time to rethink restrictions on incentives for blood donors. In the last few years there have been some real-world experiments with incentives that suggest they can help increase donations without causing trouble.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:58:00 -0400
Ring Nebula Is More Like A Jelly Doughnut, NASA Says - The Ring Nebula, whose iconic shape and large size make it a favorite of amateur astronomers, can now be seen in new detail, after NASA's Hubble Space Telescope captured a sharp image of the nebula. Researchers say the new clarity reveals details that were previously unseen, and a structure that's more complex than scientists believed.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:08:00 -0400
Ex-Guatemalan President Extradited To U.S. - Alfonso Portillo was taken from a hospital bed in Guatemala City and flown to New York to face charges of laundering $70 million through U.S. banks.
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:23:00 -0400
Heart Failure Treatment Improves, But Death Rate Remains High - Treatments with drugs and implanted devices have made it much less likely that people with heart failure will die suddenly. But this chronic disease is still a common killer, researchers say.
Fri, 24 May 2013 15:21:00 -0400
Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea - In the aftermath of the destruction in Moore, Okla., residents throughout Tornado Alley want storm shelters installed in schools. Some schools in the region already have them, but funding to build new ones is hard to come by.
Fri, 24 May 2013 18:00:00 -0400
History Makes Hiring Household Help A Complex Choice - Many black women in the U.S. have or know someone who has done domestic work. With an expanding black middle class, some find themselves conflicted: To hire help or not?
Fri, 24 May 2013 17:26:00 -0400
LA Bluejeans Makers Fear Their Business Will Fade Away - Los Angeles is home to a large slice of the world's bluejeans trade. But as the U.S. apparel industry continues to shrink, the city's high-end bluejeans business faces a threat. The European Union has imposed a nearly 40 percent tariff, which could cripple the city's jean business.
Fri, 24 May 2013 17:06:00 -0400
Battered Jersey Shore Pins Recovery Hopes On Summer Season - Seven months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park is still waiting for insurance and federal aid money. In the meantime, it borrowed $10 million to repair the waterfront in time for the critical Memorial Day weekend.
Fri, 24 May 2013 16:00:00 -0400
The Great Charcoal Debate: Briquettes Or Lumps? - Does the kind of charcoal you use really make a difference when it comes to grilling up a tasty steak or other food on the grill? Yes â€” but deciding which one to use depends on what you're after. Both briquettes and lump charcoal â€” aka "natural" hardwood charcoal â€” have their advantages and disadvantages.
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:34:00 -0400
Google Reportedly Faces FTC Antitrust Probe Over Display Ads - The Federal Trade Commission is in the early stages of opening an antitrust probe into how Google runs its online display advertising business, according to a report by Bloomberg News, citing sources who want to remain anonymous because the FTC has not announced the probe.
Fri, 24 May 2013 14:33:00 -0400