Saturday, January 31, 2009

Legendary singer Joan Baez says she's finally happy

Joan Baez is in a celebratory mood. And rightly so: She's survived 50 years in show business.

California ban on same-sex marriage undecided

The outcome of an effort to ban same-sex marriage in California remained unclear Wednesday.

Officials: 2 million to show up to see Obama being sworn in

Based on their latest estimates, congressional officials organizing next week's presidential inaugural expect 2 million people to brave extra-long security lines in the bitter cold to witness Barack Obama being sworn in as the first African-American U.S. president.

Friday, January 30, 2009

11 notable presidential pardons

Article II, Section 2 of the United States Constitution grants the president "power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States." With a stroke of his pen, the man in charge can make legal trouble disappear. As one might expect, this practice can be a bit controversial.

Jobless 'transformed' with right clothes

When they walk into the office, they tend to be a bit hesitant, a little shy. They really don't know what to expect, and for some, it's hard to believe there's really someone out there who wants to give them free business suits and other interview essentials.

Recession lands immigrants in 'Devil's Cave'

Enter the "Devil's Cave" by pulling aside the wooden grate beneath the porch of the abandoned suburban New Jersey home. Crawl inside to see the filthy, mismatched blankets and the garbage and empty soda and alcohol bottles strewn about. Catch your breath against the smell.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cheaper cars -- but still ways to save

Cars are such a deal right now that you might feel you are stealing when you buy one. Dealers have no customers, regardless of the price point, brand, style or size. Americans are afraid to buy because of the scary headlines and the times we are in right now.

History of environmental movement full of twists, turns

It was one of the most surreal images in American history: A river, so fouled with industrial waste that it caught fire and burned. In June 1969, Cleveland's Cuyahoga River become the poster child for the birth of the modern American environmental movement.