Rescue efforts continued Tuesday to uncover survivors from the tornado that came through Moore, OK. It has been preliminarily declared a category F4, that is Fujita Scale 4. The system of rating tornadoes was developed by Ted Fujita, a scientist from Japan.
Domestic workers are sometimes called the world’s largest “invisible” workforce. In the US, many of these workers are immigrants and women. This final story in our series is from Boston, where domestic workers and their employers are testing new ways to settle disputes that might not involve a courtroom.
Over the past few weeks the Obama Administration has been rocked by a series of scandals and legislative failures, from the failure of gun control legislation to accusations of politics at the IRS.
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield will be returning to earth Tuesday after five months of commanding the International Space Station. While he’s been leading his team on hundreds of research projects, Hadfield has also been tweeting and filming short videos about life in space including the very first music video shot in space. Anchor, Marco Werman speaks with his unofficial social media manager and his son, Evan Hadfield.
The Pentagon is accusing the Chinese military of cyber-spying on US businesses and government sites. Chinese hackers appear to have upgraded their skills. They are –like many hackers around the world– using better English.
Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev’s body awaits burial but the family is having trouble finding an Islamic center to conduct the last rites. Anchor, Marco Werman speaks with Shahina Siddiqui, president of the Islamic Social Services Association in Canada about what’s involved with Islamic last rites.
Iron Man 3 is set to open this weekend in the US. It already hit blockbuster status when it opened in China this past Wednesday. However, American moviegoers will not be seeing the Chinese blockbuster. Hollywood filmmakers altered the film for Chinese audiences.
The Jewish Museum in Berlin wants to rename a street in front of it’s building for an 18th century German-Jewish philosopher. But district officials say no. According to an edict passed in the district, no street can be re-named after a man until there are an equal number of streets named after women. After a yearlong negotiation a compromise has been made. The street will be renamed after the philosopher and his wife. The quiz for today, name the 18th century philosopher and his wife.
Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Robert Ross, professor of Sociology at Clark University and author of ‘Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshop’ about the ins and outs of garment manufacturing overseas.
A new article by Boston Globe reporter Eric Moscowitz gives an account of the carjacking victim from last Thursday night’s events in Boston.
What happens when an immigrant becomes disillusioned with his adoptive country? This is subject of director, Mira Nair’s latest film “The Reluctant Fundamentalist,” adapted from a novel by Mohsin Hamid.
The Tsarnaev brothers came to the US as young immigrants with their parents, and both were educated here. But what we now know about the two Boston bombing suspects raises questions about the different ways young immigrants assimilate to life in America.
For some young Muslim-Americans who’ve come of age in a post-9/11 America, the week since the Boston Marathon bombings has been a reminder of the tense climate for Muslims in the US after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
Many first responders on the scene Monday were also veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Benny from Engine 7 in Boston knew exactly what the explosion was when he first heard it. He is a veteran Marine and served two tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Anchor, Aaron Schachter speaks with Dick Traum, the founder of Achilles, International a non-profit organization that supports runners with disabilities. Traum, who is an above the knee amputee himself, ran the race in Boston on Monday and reflects on the experience of losing a limb and learning to run again.