Getting by with the minimum

Jan 31, 2014 by

In the bitter cold, dark hours of the night, as many others are sleeping, Rocio Caravantes begins her hourlong journey on public transportation from her home in Logan Square to one of her two jobs downtown. Once she arrives at work, Caravantes spends hours vacuuming and scrubbing floors,...

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Lawyers to renew push for reporter's sources in Colorado shooting case...

Jan 31, 2014 by

DENVER (Reuters) – An attorney for accused Colorado movie theater gunman James Holmes said on Friday that the defense will petition the U.S. Supreme Court to force a reporter to divulge confidential sources she used for a story about the massacre. The move comes in response to a ruling in...

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Source: Justin Bieber granted re-entry into the United States after plane search...

Jan 31, 2014 by

Teterboro, New Jersey (CNN)– Pop star Justin Bieber was granted re-entry Friday into the United States following a search of his private airplane by federal officials who said they detected an odor of marijuana after it landed in New Jersey, a law enforcement official told CNN. The plane...

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Doctors using dogs to sniff out cancer...

Jan 31, 2014 by

Doctors usually rely on sight, sound and touch when diagnosing certain diseases. Yet they rarely use the sense of smell, even though many diseases do have their own distinct chemical makeup, but is not obvious to the human nose. Now with special training, dogs are being used to develop...

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Pipeline Opponents’ Hopes Now Rest Largely on Kerry...

Jan 31, 2014 by

WASHINGTON — Environmental activists have not been shy in their fight against the Keystone XL pipeline. They have wrapped a giant pipeline around the White House fence, marched on Washington in the frigid cold, been arrested, and followed President Obama around the country to press their...

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