Congress Approves Nearly $10 Billion In Superstorm Sandy Aid
Congress approved $9.7 billion in flood insurance funding to help victims of Hurricane Sandy on Friday. The money initially got caught up in the fiscal cliff drama, and the bill was never considered. House Speaker John Boehner promised to New York and New Jersey delegations to make it right.
Pixar Artist Picks Up His 'Heroic' New Year's Resolution
Three years ago, Pixar story artist Everett Downing made a New Year's resolution to draw 365 superheroes — one for every day of the year. He created a blog and made it to more than 250. This year, he vowed to finish what he started. Audie Cornish and Robert Siegel have more.
N.Y. Newspaper At Center Of Debate Over Guns After Revealing Permit Holders
A newspaper in New York's Hudson Valley faces growing fallout from its decision to publish the home addresses of gun permit holders in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre. The Journal News has hired armed guards to protect its building after threats against its staff. But the paper refuses to back down and pull the map.
Amid Instability In Egypt, Coptic Christians Flee To U.S.
Many Coptic Christians will celebrate Christmas on Monday outside their native Egypt. Their future there looks uncertain, and many are resettling in the U.S. Churches around New York, New Jersey and Southern California, the centers of Coptic life here, have seen memberships swell.
South Korea Prepares The Young For A Rapidly Aging Population
South Korea now appears to be the fastest-aging country in the world. The government has launched a series of creative programs, including a network of community centers for dementia patients and training for young people that simulates the physical and mental effects of old age.
Disappearing Mule Deer A New Reality Throughout Western U.S.
Scientists throughout the West are trying to figure out the mystery of the disappearing mule deer. Since the 1970s, biologists in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah have seen deer populations drop by 50 percent. The potential causes vary. Oil and gas development and the growth in coyote populations top the list.