Republican state Sen. Sam Blakeslee, shown at a committee hearing earlier this year, says the Atascadero hospital has "an inherently dangerous population." He's proposed new laws designed to make the hospital safer, including a bill that would make it easier to medicate patients against their will.
Afghan men dance at a wedding party in Kabul in October 2009. Celebrating weddings with dance and music returned to Afghanistan after the practice was banned during the Taliban regime. In a country where most Afghans are poor, this 600-guest reception cost about $5,000.
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Michael Dickinson, a manager for Williams Companies Inc., visits the Lathrop compressor station near Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The facility helps to move natural gas from local wells to market.
On This Day In History ... : Masterpiece Classic's Upstairs Downstairs sequel picks up six years after the original series left off, with a new family — and a nearly new cast of servants — moving into the house at 165 Eaton Pl., London.