"The American mind, unlike the English, is not formed by books, but, as Carl Sandburg once said to me, by newspapers and the Bible."
—Van Wyck Brooks (1886-1963) American critic, historian
- Maine Judge Rejects State's Bid To Restrict Nurse's Movements Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:04:00 -0400
- The request by state officials would have compelled Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola, to isolate herself until Nov. 10.
- Lava Flow In Hawaii Spares Homes, But Threatens To Cut Off Community Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:47:00 -0400
- The state has sent National Guard troops to the town of Pahoa to assist with a road block and security.
- 50 Great Teachers: A Celebration Of Great Teaching Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:03:00 -0400
- Our new series will tell the stories of great teachers, and explore some big questions: What is great teaching? Can it be taught? How do good teachers become great ones?
- Alleged Cop-Killer Arraigned After Arrest Ends Extensive Manhunt Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:01:00 -0400
- Eric Frein, who investigators say fatally shot a police officer and wounded another, was arrested on Thursday after eluding authorities for 48 days.
- Selfies With Bears Prompt Warning From Park Rangers Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:22:28 -0400
- Selfies with bears are showing up on Instagram. Rangers in South Lake Tahoe have been sufficiently worried to issue a warning: Wild bears are unpredictable, and could attack. #bearselfie
- For This Colorado Voter, Oil And Gas Debate Plays Out On His Property Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:41 -0400
- Knocking on doors in Colorado, Steve Inskeep asks Antionio Covello about the election. The successful Denver business owner, a conservative, weighs mineral rights, foreign policy and division at home.
- In Swing State Of Colorado, Voter Says She Has To Settle For Choice Of Evils Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:40 -0400
- One of the contests that could decide control of the Senate is in Colorado. Steve Inskeep traveled there to knock on voters' doors. In this first part, we meet Ili Bennett, a woman hit hard by the Great Recession and hungry for big changes in the country.
- Activists Against Voter Restrictions May Be Hindering Their Own Cause Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:00 -0400
- Those fighting new voting laws are watching the polls closely for evidence that the legislation restricts the right to vote. But these same groups are pushing voter turnout, in some cases to vote the proponents out of office.
- A $1.3 Billion Question: What's The Future Of LA's iPad Program? Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:00 -0400
- The departure of Superintendent John Deasy leaves the controversial program — and the future of the district's technology plans — up in the air.
- Virus Sleuths Chip Away At Ebola Mysteries Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:57:00 -0400
- Big questions have bedeviled virus hunters for 38 years: Why do people differ in their response to Ebola? Is it becoming more or less dangerous? There's now more evidence about who gets sick and why.
- Eric Frein, Suspected Of Killing Pennsylvania Trooper, In Custody Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400
- Police say Frein opened fire on two state troopers more than a month ago, and they've been searching for him since. The Pike County district attorney says he intends to seek the death penalty.
- The Devastating History Of Midterm Elections Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0400
- Over the past century, midterm elections have been pretty rough on the party that holds the White House.
- The Billionaire Who Remade Retirement Living On A Massive Scale Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:51:00 -0400
- Gary Morse developed a mega retirement community called The Villages. His Florida haven for retirees grew to become the largest master-planned community in the country. Morse died Wednesday at 77.
- Maker Of 'Body Cams' Used By Police Reports Spike In Sales Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:38:00 -0400
- What's interesting is the spike started well before the August shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri.
- Ebola Researchers Banned From Medical Meeting In New Orleans Thu, 30 Oct 2014 17:06:00 -0400
- One of the top scientific conferences on tropical diseases will take place without the people who have the most recent and direct experience with Ebola in West Africa.