When he was 17-years-old, high school football linebacker Brian Banks went to jail for a rape he did not commit. He served his five years, but it took another five before he could clear his name. A California court last month dismissed his conviction after his accuser admitted that she had lied. Now Brian Banks is hoping to pursue a football career that was sidelined.
Wisconsin’s recall election pitting Republican Gov. Scott Walker against Democratic challenger Tom Barrett is seen as a prelude to November’s general election. While Barrett has attracted high profile campaigners like former Pres. Bill Clinton, Walker has outspent his opponent by $25 million.
The Israeli government is planning to deport hundreds of South Sudanese immigrants who have been blamed for a spike in crime in Israel.
Both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney claim they are job creators. They also say their opponent is not. We do a fact check of the jobs numbers to find out who the better job creator really is.
“The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” has received 10 Tony nominations, including one for actor Norm Lewis. We spoke to Lewis last year when the production was at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Mass. before it moved onto Broadway.
Kelly Frey, the editor of Oklahoma’s big daily newspaper The Oklahoman, is from El Reno, Okla. and describes what it’s like to grow up in “tornado alley.”Comment | more »
Are home-based shelters really enough to hold back an F5 category tornado, which can have winds upwards of 300 miles per hour? And what about people who don’t have home-based shelters?3 Comments | more »
If you find yourself waxing nostalgic for the kind of 1970s investigative journalism that led to the Watergate hearings, you can now relive the chills and thrills of the Washington Post investigation.Comment | more »