"No book has yet been written in praise of a woman who let her husband and children starve or suffer while she invented even the most useful things, or wrote books, or expressed herself in art, or evolved philosophic systems."
—Anna Garlin Spencer
- High Insurance Rates Anger Some Ski-Country Coloradans Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:08:14 -0500
- Gas, groceries and rents are all pricier in Summit and Eagle counties than in Denver, just a hundred miles away. Health insurance costs a lot more in these mountain communities, too, and some folks are crying foul. Their congressman — a Democrat — is asking the feds for relief.
- Scandal May Bring New Oversight To LA County Sheriff's Department Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:08:14 -0500
- The Los Angeles County supervisor wants to create an independent commission to oversee the department following charges of inmate abuse and racial profiling.
- Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:08:13 -0500
- When Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel lost their daughter in the Connecticut shooting, they couldn't understand why someone would do such a thing. In seeking an answer, they're funding research into the forces that increase a person's risk of aggression — and have also found a path to healing.
- Shifting Gears To Make Bike-Sharing More Accessible Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:08:13 -0500
- Bike-sharing is supposed to make commuting easier, greener and cheaper. But the people who arguably need these bikes the most are often the least likely to access them.
- Filling The Gaps For Veterans With Bad Discharges Thu, 12 Dec 2013 05:08:12 -0500
- Community and charity groups are scrambling to provide care where the VA is failing veterans who left the military with less-than-honorable discharges. Many of these groups have extensive experience with the problem; they say tens of thousands of Vietnam veterans faced the same problem.
- Miami-Area Police Chief Resigns Amid Charges Of Racial Profiling Wed, 11 Dec 2013 19:13:00 -0500
- The chief's resignation comes after a store owner and residents filed a lawsuit against the city. Charges of racial profiling and civil rights abuses were bolstered by videos that showed police frisking and arresting people.
- FBI Agents Support Bipartisan Spending Deal Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:08:00 -0500
- The bureau, which says it's been hard-hit by sequestration cuts, hopes the compromise plan will forestall furloughs and bring it back to full capacity.
- Extended Unemployment Benefits On Track To Expire Dec. 28 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 18:05:00 -0500
- A congressional vote to renew extended unemployment benefits may have to wait until the new year. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will push for it in January if a last-minute extension fails to come together.
- Some Young Athletes May Be More Vulnerable To Hits To The Head Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:45:00 -0500
- Student athletes know they need to avoid concussions. But hits that don't cause concussion symptoms can affect the brain, too. Researchers are now trying to figure out who is most at risk from those smaller hits, and if they can be warned in advance.
- The Things We Did And Said In 2013, According To Facebook Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:15:00 -0500
- After a few moments of review, the top life events people reported in 2013 can read like a 10-sentence short story — perhaps a fable, or a coming-of-age tale. In the U.S., hot topics included the Super Bowl, Pope Francis, and the Harlem Shake.
- Staph Germs Hide Out In The Hidden Recesses Of Your Nose Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:02:00 -0500
- People who have surgery or are hospitalized for serious illnesses sometimes develop dangerous staph infections. The culprits can be bacteria that were living on people all along. Scientists say the germs thrive in remote parts of the nose that aren't typically tested. Other benign microbes might help keep the bad ones at bay.
- Florida Man Airs Grievances With Festivus Pole In Capitol Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:15:00 -0500
- On Wednesday, Chaz Stevens' beer can-covered pole joined a number of other displays in the state Capitol in Tallahassee. There are also a religious Nativity scene and an atheist display. Stevens says he's protesting what he sees as a flagrant disregard for the separation of church and state.
- Drug Companies Accept FDA Plan To Phase Out Some Animal Antibiotic Uses Wed, 11 Dec 2013 17:00:00 -0500
- The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday advised companies to change the labels on their drugs to make it illegal for livestock producers to use drugs for "growth promotion" or "feed efficiency." The announcement is the latest step in a long-running effort by the FDA to reduce the use of antibiotics in agriculture.
- After Fight Over Colo. Gun Laws, Two Sides As Dug In As Ever Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:46:00 -0500
- Colorado enacted several tough gun control measures after the shooting in Newtown, Conn. — and then voters ousted two lawmakers who backed those laws. One former senator says he has no regrets, while the man who helped remove him is now focused on other gun rights supporters.
- A Midwestern Meatpacking Town Welcomes Immigrants Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:46:00 -0500
- Starting in the 1980s, leaders in Garden City, Kan., decided that they were going to treat the immigrant influx as a blessing, not a curse. Working conditions are tough, but the jobs offer decent wages, and a good support system provides a brighter future.