"When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food."
—Deciderius Erasmus (1466?-1536) Dutch Renaissance scholar, theologian
- Man Killed By FBI In Florida Was Linked To Boston Suspect Wed, 22 May 2013 09:20:00 -0400
- A friend of the man killed Wednesday in Orlando says the FBI was questioning the man about his connection to Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one of the men suspected of planting the bombs in Boston.
- Eric Garcetti Wins L.A. Mayor's Race Wed, 22 May 2013 08:28:00 -0400
- In a non-partisan race in which two Democrats were the top contenders, the city councilman has edged out City Controller Wendy Greuel.
- Anthony Weiner Jumps Into Race To Be NYC Mayor Wed, 22 May 2013 07:45:00 -0400
- The former congressman's career appeared to be over when he resigned in 2011 because of an extramarital sexting scandal and his lies about it. Now, he tells voters, "I've made some big mistakes. ... I hope I get a second chance to work for you." The Democratic primary is set for Sept. 10.
- In Oklahoma, Rescue Efforts Give Way To Recovery Wed, 22 May 2013 07:00:00 -0400
- Officials think they've found all the survivors, and victims, of the massive tornado that devastated the community of Moore. The official death toll stands at 24. More than 230 people are said to have been injured.
- Oklahoma's Gov. Fallin On Life-Saving, Recovery Efforts Wed, 22 May 2013 09:27:00 -0400
- David Greene talks to Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin about the cleanup and recovery efforts in her state after Monday's tornado that devastated the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore.
- Backing Becks: Don't Knock The Soccer Star's Talents Tue, 21 May 2013 22:00:00 -0400
- After the announcement that David Beckham is retiring, there's been much discussion about how good of an athlete he's really been. Sports commentator Frank Deford says Beckham's talents have been overlooked.
- Senate Panel Approves Immigration Bill Wed, 22 May 2013 01:16:00 -0400
- Far-reaching legislation that grants a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night. It passed after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.
- IRS Official In Charge Of Nonprofits Declines To Testify Tue, 21 May 2013 20:01:00 -0400
- Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS division dealing with nonprofits seeking tax-exempt status, will not testify on Wednesday despite a congressional subpoena, her attorney says. She is accused of closely scrutinizing conservative groups that sought tax-exempt status.
- Why Oklahomans Don't Like Basements Tue, 21 May 2013 19:03:00 -0400
- A high water table and red clay that soaks up the moisture make dry basements an expensive and iffy proposition right in the heart of Tornado Alley.
- The Scramble At Moore Medical Center As The Tornado Hit Tue, 21 May 2013 17:14:00 -0400
- Nick Stremble, a registered nurse and manager at the hospital, described what he saw Monday. As winds ripped through the facility, people started "to tumble and roll and be pushed down the hall," he said.
- Former IRS Head To Senate: It Wasn't My Fault Tue, 21 May 2013 17:05:00 -0400
- Douglas Shulman, who led the IRS during the years when agency workers targeted tax-exempt applications from conservative groups, did his best to deflect accusations from unhappy senators.
- Tornado Leaves Moore, Okla., Neighborhoods Unrecognizable Tue, 21 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have the latest on the tornado that caused major damage in Moore, Okla., on Monday.
- Loss Of Timber Payments Cuts Deep In Oregon Tue, 21 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Today in Oregon, voters are deciding whether to raise their own taxes to make up for lost timber payments from the federal government. Hundreds of counties in Western states are facing a financial crisis due to the loss of timber payments. Property taxes usually pay for county services such as law enforcement. But counties in states from Colorado to California have vast national forests and can't collect taxes on that land. So Congress created timber payments to compensate them. Now the bill authorizing those payments has expired. Oregon received the largest payments, and more than half its counties face a budget and safety crisis now. Amelia Templeton of Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that in Josephine County, the sheriff has laid of 80 percent of his deputies and no longer arrests people.
- Okla. Tornado Survivors Try To Collect Lives After Storm Tue, 21 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- For some neighbors in Moore, Okla., the decision of taking cover away from home or sheltering in place made the difference between life and death.
- Apple CEO Defends Tax Practices At Senate Hearing Tue, 21 May 2013 15:00:00 -0400
- Apple CEO Tim Cook faced tough questions on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. He defended a tax strategy that allows Apple to avoid taxes on tens of billions of dollars of profits. Cook also called on the Congress to lower the U.S. corporate tax rate.