March 8, 2013 From West Virginia comes news that the last portion of the Dick Henderson Memorial Bridge, which once connected the towns of Nitro and St. Albans, was demolished this morning.
March 8, 2013 The Arizona Democrat survived a gun attack and has gone on to campaign for changes in gun laws. "The fact that she went through this obviously horrendous tragedy and has recommitted herself to the political process ... is really inspiring," says Caroline Kennedy.
March 8, 2013 Times were different when he signed the law in 1996, the former president writes in The Washington Post. Today, he says, the act that defines marriage as between a man and a woman discriminates against same-sex couples who have become legally married.
March 7, 2013 When he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and other charges in 2005, Stephen Slevin had no way of knowing that initial findings about his mental state would put him on a path to spend more than 22 months of solitary confinement in a New Mexico county jail, despite never having his day in court.
March 7, 2013 Commercial fishermen have the highest rate of on-the-job fatalities of any occupation in the country. The winches that shrimpers use to pull in their nets pose particular hazards, an analysis of deaths and injuries finds.
March 7, 2013 It will take more than a week for Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, which began Saturday, to cover nearly 1,000 miles. But every minute counts — and several mushers are trying out special pants that allow them to race without stopping for bathroom breaks.
March 7, 2013 KUOWStudents of color have long been punished in far higher numbers than white students in Seattle. The Education Department is looking at whether black students are disciplined more frequently and more harshly than white students for the same behavior.