March 22, 2012
(03-21) 17:53 PDT New York (AP) -- Gary Pruitt, a former First Amendment lawyer who heads the third-largest newspaper company in the U.S., will become the next president and CEO of The Associated Press, the cooperative...
(03-21) 17:20 PDT New York (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard Co. is combining its printer and PC divisions as it tries to overcome dragging profits, growing competition and the lack of clear identity. The move announced Wednesday...
(03-21) 17:16 PDT WASHINGTON, (AP) -- Too often, people pass a cardiac checkup only to collapse with a heart attack days later. Now scientists have found a clue that one day may help doctors determine if a heart attack...
March 21, 2012
(03-21) 16:35 PDT LOS ANGELES, (AP) -- Discover Financial Services said Wednesday that its first-quarter profit jumped 36 percent as customers used its namesake credit card more and racked up higher balances but also...
Abel Gance's silent epic "Napoleon" has had a turbulent history since its premiere in 1927, but the film has not yet met its Waterloo, thanks to Kevin Brownlow. The cinema historian has spent decades restoring the film's scattered fragments. Starting this weekend, the five-and-a-half hour account of young Napoleon Bonaparte's life will be shown at Oakland's Paramount Theater, complete with symphony orchestra and requisite three-screen finale. We discuss the film and its significance in film history.
In recent years, the democratically-elected president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, has emerged as an international leader on climate change issues. It's no wonder, since the low-lying island nation is particularly vulnerable to sea level rise. But public protest and police mutiny linked to his predecessor forced Nasheed out of office in February. We talk with the director of the new documentary film "Island President," which follows the ex-president's rise to power and his quest to cut carbon emissions around the globe.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is charged with promoting intellectual collaboration between its 195 member states. But last year, the U.S. government pulled its funding -- amounting to more than 20 percent of UNESCO's budget -- after the agency admitted Palestine to full membership. We talk with Irina Bokova, who has served as UNESCO's director-general since 2009, about the organization's work.
Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee plans to file official misconduct charges in an effort to oust Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi from office, following the sheriff's guilty plea in a domestic violence case involving his wife. The charges will trigger a city Ethics Commission investigation, and require Mirkarimi's immediate suspension. We discuss the evolving situation.
(03-21) 08:48 PDT New York (AP) -- Stocks are mostly lower on Wall Street following a bumpy start to the week. The Dow Jones industrial average was down 33 points at 13,137 shortly before noon Wednesday. It had been up...
(03-21) 08:26 PDT WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. home sales are gradually coming back. A mild winter and a stronger job market have helped boost sales ahead of the crucial spring buying season. The past two months made up the...
Number of the day 2 That's the number of major U.S. metropolitan areas where it's cheaper to rent than buy a home. One of them is San Francisco , and the other is Honolulu, according to a Trulia survey. Even the New...