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Friday, February 7, 2014

What Leno leaves behind

What Leno leaves behind


What Leno leaves behind

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:36 AM PST

Ed Bark says Jimmy Fallon's new "Tonight Show" gig in New York changes the late-night landscape in ways that should make Letterman worry

The power of prejudice

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 09:38 AM PST

When people in "the majority" use their social privilege to denounce bias, it can have a powerful impact on the psychological well-being of minorities. Yet research shows that majority group members rarely confront explicit or blatant prejudice in person, even when they want to.

State in addiction stranglehold

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 09:37 AM PST

Mark Publicker, a doctor and addiction specialist, says Maine's spike in heroin addictions -- an outgrowth of misuse of prescription drugs -- has been like a "wave of napalm," incinerating lives, families and communities

Can Americans give up their pills?

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:30 AM PST

Some friends and colleagues have been up in arms about an article in Wednesday's New York Times that discussed how exercise may be as effective as medication in treating heart disease and other medical conditions.

Food stamps take the fall

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:30 AM PST

John Stoehr says the farm bill will cut food stamps by $8 billion over the next decade, which might be justifiable if it didn't give $90 billion to agribusiness

Kerry's a surprise success

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:30 AM PST

David Rothkopf says Kerry surprised most people with a strong start as Secretary of State

18-foot python found in Florida

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 01:40 PM PST

It was as long as a Ford F-150 pickup truck, but far more frightening for the workers who stumbled into its path.

U.S.: Dog taken by Taliban not ours

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 11:03 AM PST

The Pentagon says a military dog seized by the Taliban in Afghanistan doesn't belong to U.S. forces, contrary to the Taliban's claim, but rather belongs to an ally force, a U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said Thursday.

Cop cuffs firefighter over engine

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:06 AM PST

A California firefighter ended up in handcuffs this week after he disagreed with a highway patrol officer on where to park.

Stolen Stradivarius found

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 11:30 AM PST

A rare violin plucked from a Milwaukee musician last week has been recovered.

Track military family suicides?

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:10 AM PST

Military family members who have attempted or considered suicide say the cumulative trauma of 12 years of war -- America's longest battles -- have left them wrung out and desperate.

Cop cuffs firefighter

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 07:04 AM PST

A Southern California firefighter ended up in handcuffs this week after he disagreed with a highway patrol officer on where to park a fire truck.

18-foot python found in Florida

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 01:40 PM PST

Things that are about 18 feet long (sure it's random, just go with it). There's the Ford F-150 pickup truck. There's the 18-foot skiff, a kind of zippy racing boat.

Cold case solved after 40 years?

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 11:13 AM PST

Forty years after a Massachusetts woman was fatally stabbed, DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a suspect.

'Loud music' murder trial starts

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 12:51 PM PST

Opening statements begin Thursday in the trial of Michael Dunn, who fatally shot a teenager in Florida following a spat over loud music.

Did teen have a weapon? Attorneys spar in 'loud music' murder trial

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 01:21 PM PST

Michael Dunn killed Jordan Davis. That's not in dispute, but according to attorneys' opening statements Thursday in Dunn's murder trial, almost everything else is.

Dad's emotional plea to Facebook

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 04:15 PM PST

A Missouri man asks Facebook to let him see the "A Look Back" video for his son Jesse, who died in 2012.

Bail hearing to resume for man accused of killing father in theater

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 09:29 PM PST

Prosecutors are expected to put more witnesses on the stand Friday as they try to convince a judge that 71-year-old ex-police officer Curtis Reeves shouldn't be allowed to post bail after shooting a man inside a Florida movie theater.

Virginia police: Body found during search for missing officer

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 02:41 PM PST

Searchers in Virginia looking for a missing auxiliary police captain found a body Thursday afternoon. Authorities said they were in the process of identifying the remains.

30 evaluated in carbon monoxide exposure

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 04:15 PM PST

According to the Mayo Clinic, 30 elementary school students were evaluated after possible exposure to carbon monoxide.

New water fears close West Virginia schools

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 01:09 PM PST

The lingering smell of licorice closed several schools around Charleston, West Virginia, on Thursday, nearly a month after a chemical spill that left more than a quarter million people without water.

Suspect arrested 40 years after fatal stabbing

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 11:21 AM PST

Forty years after a Massachusetts woman was fatally stabbed, DNA evidence has led to the arrest of a suspect.

'Affluenza' teen sent to rehab

Posted: 07 Feb 2014 01:04 AM PST

A judge on Wednesday ordered that Ethan Couch -- who drove drunk and caused a crash, killing four people and injuring two -- go to a lock-down residential treatment facility.

Crazy things Americans tried to take on planes in 2013

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 09:09 AM PST

Guns, grenades, human skull fragments and a pepper spray disguised as a lipstick -- just a few of the things confiscated by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers from travelers in U.S. airports last year.

Caretaker arraigned in connection with 4-year-old's brutal death

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:54 AM PST

Horrific new details in the beating death of 4-year-old Myls Dobson emerged Wednesday during the arraignment of his New York caretaker.

Watch Friday's show!

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 05:08 PM PST

February 7, 2014

Sochi 2014: Snow fest or snooze?

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 08:21 AM PST

If the Winter Olympics leave you cold, then we are here to help.

Winter Olympics venues

Posted: 06 Feb 2014 08:25 AM PST

The countdown to the 22nd Winter Olympic Games is well and truly underway, with just a few days to go until Sochi 2014.

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