Romney's Rhetoric Shifts Toward November Election
Mitt Romney is closer to winning the GOP presidential nomination after primary victories this week in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Halfway through the GOP nominating season, Romney's attacks on President Obama are intensifying.
Longtime GOP Sen. Lugar Faces Stiff Tea Party Fight
Six-term Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana is facing his first primary challenge since winning the job in the 1970s. The race is attracting big money from outside groups and superPACs, and is seen as a test of the strength of the Tea Party movement versus the power of incumbency.
America's Magnet For Innovation, And Investments
It's become a Silicon Valley ritual: a passionate entrepreneur asks a venture capitalist for money, promising technological innovation — and maybe a big financial return. But the area's tradition started just five decades ago, when the only certainty about high-tech was that it would be big someday.
With 'Scandal,' New Visibilty for Black Women On TV
ABC's new drama Scandal, from Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, depicts a powerful black woman in Washington, D.C.: Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), a top-flight crisis manager. Critic Eric Deggans says the show is an example of programming increasingly aimed at black female viewers.
Vatican, Israel Spar Over Disputed Last Supper Site
On Thursday, many Christians mark Holy Thursday, the day of Jesus' Last Supper. The site where that supper is said to have taken place, is venerated by Christians, Jews and Muslims. Israel controls the building, but the Vatican says it belongs to the church. The two sides have held talks for over two decades, and they may be near a deal.
Many Colors Of Prejudice Are Revealed In 'Dark Girls' Dark Girls, a documentary about color prejudice among African-Americans, has become a hit on the film festival circuit. Actor-director Bill Duke says discrimination by light-skinned blacks toward dark-skinned ones is not a thing of the past.
Ohio Tears Through Blighted Housing Problem
There are tens of thousands of abandoned houses scattered across Ohio. The state, in an effort to improve neighborhoods and boost housing prices, plans to raze 20,000 of those homes with money from the national mortgage settlement.
Domino's: Don't Mess With Artisan Pizza Toppings
Domino's Pizza begins a new ad campaign Thursday. The company is so confident in its pizzas that the ads say customers will not be allowed to change the toppings on any of its new artisan line of pizzas.
Fla. Task Force Examines Stand-Your-Ground Law
Florida officials, led by Democratic State Senator Chris Smith, plan to convene a task force to explore the "stand-your-ground" law in light of the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. Some tourists have said Martin's murder is making them think twice about visiting the state.