February 1, 2013 Rep. James Clyburn talks to his granddaughter about his long road to becoming a U.S. congressman. After many losses, he never gave up, even when others suggested it was time to move on. Today, he's the highest-ranking African-American in Congress.
January 31, 2013 Archbishop Jose Gomez said Mahony will no longer have any administrative or public duties, and that Thomas Curry, a former aide to Mahony, had stepped down from his post as regional bishop of Santa Barbara. The files amount to thousands of pages related to the abuse of children by priests.
January 31, 2013 Apple has trademarked its minimalist store design. Though it seems over the top, the company has good reason to protect its look: Fake Apple stores cropped up in China last year.
January 31, 2013 WNYCOne in five Americans has a criminal record, according to some estimates. And while punishment is usually temporary, those records can last forever. With an already stiff job climate, finding employment can be even tougher for those millions with unlawful pasts.
January 30, 2013 The National Riffle Association's top lobbyist told senators that federal authorities need to enforce existing gun laws, not punish the "little people" with new regulations.
January 30, 2013 The nation's first Latina justice tells her story of rising from poverty to reach the epitome of the legal world.
January 30, 2013 WVTFOpenly carrying a weapon is legal almost anywhere in Virginia, but shoppers and police were still alarmed when a man walked into a Charlottesville store Sunday carrying a loaded rifle. He broke no laws, but he did trigger a debate about carrying unconcealed firearms, something currently legal in 44 states.
January 30, 2013 The Boy Scouts are set to let local troops decide on rules for admitting gay members and leaders, a policy similar to its approach to racial integration that many find unsatisfactory.
January 30, 2013 The company's name has been tarnished by a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that it overcharged the federal government, and by a guilty plea from a former FEMA executive for improperly steering business to the polling firm. For now, Gallup has been suspended from winning any new federal contracts.