Baltimore's food policy director Holly Freishtat poses at the Real Food Farm, one of her initiatives to address access to healthy and affordable food. City governments in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Boston are also installing food czars in order to tackle health related issues.
Even supporters of teachers unions have been critical of them in recent months, forcing unions to collaborate with school districts on education reform as never before.
Wisconsin voters went decidedly red in the 2010 midterm elections, while Reince Priebus presided over the state Republican Party. As new RNC chair, he appears eager to embrace tea party activists.
The Christmas storm of 2010, which dropped 31 inches of snow on some parts of New England and crippled New York City, will likely stand out as a memory-maker, something to tell the grandkids about – especially if you got stuck in the national air traffic snarl or localized mayhem in New York, where police cars got stuck in drifts and New Yorkers yelled at the mayor for failing to keep the streets clear. But the past decade – the snowiest since the 1970s – had several other memorable winter storms. Here's the five that got the most attention – and did the most damage.
Weather forecasters predict a significant winter storm from the Mid-Atlantic through New England, including high winds and heavy snowfall. Hundreds of airline flights have been canceled.
A Baltimore resident is charged with attempting to explode a car bomb at a military recruiting center. Undercover FBI operatives posed as militant Muslims to catch the recent convert.
World AIDS Day on Wednesday is a chance to assess the impact of six years of heavy US and international donor funding.
President Obama will meet with GOP leaders from the House and Senate Tuesday for the first time since Election 2010. Some Democrats worry that he could be too willing to compromise.
The TRACE spacecraft observes a massive X-ray flare over solar active region AR9906, April 21, 2002.