Iran's newly elected president is signaling he might take a more pragmatic, moderate approach to nuclear negotiations with major world powers. But there's a lot of debate in Washington policy circles about what Hassan Rohani's election might mean for the U.S.
Twenty percent of Netflix's streaming is made up of content for kids. Amazon just ordered a bunch of pilots of kids' shows. TV critic Eric Deggans says subscription streaming services are going to lean on parents' desire for control of what their kids watch as they build their audiences.
Disney is trying something new. It's charging a higher admission price for the Magic Kingdom than its other theme parks in Orlando. A one-day pass to the Magic Kingdom now costs $95 — compared to $90 for Epcot, Animal Kingdom or Hollywood Studios.
One of the largest public works project in California history is struggling to re-gain public confidence amid construction delays and questions about whether the new bridge will be safe. A scheduled opening for Labor Day is in doubt as officials race to fix a series of bad bolts that were meant to keep the bridge secure in a catastrophic earthquake.
Feather forensic expert Carla Dove makes a slide of a partially digested bird feather taken from the autopsy of a Burmese python in Florida's Everglades National Park. Park officials mailed the stomach contents of eight pythons to Dove's lab at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History so she could identify the types of birds the pythons had eaten.
These partially digested specimens were cleaned, dried and labeled by the National Park Service in Florida and mailed to Dove's lab. The larger bag contains a python's ID number and is filled with smaller bags labeling each specimen.
Dove has a good sense of the species she may be looking for. She pulls out a limpkin (a cranelike bird that lives in Florida) from one of the many drawers in the museum's bird collection to compare its feathers with her sample.
Dove relies heavily on the museum's massive collection of birds to solve her feathered mysteries. The collection contains about 620,000 species from all over the world. The birds are organized alphabetically in drawers that reach floor to ceiling.
In Milwaukee, cartoon characters dressed up like various sausages race at each Brewers' game; in Washington, five of our beloved presidents do their own bratwurst ramble. But the character I want to appear at every baseball game –– and at a couple of other sports, too, is ...
... the crocodile from Peter Pan who swallowed a clock and shadows a terrified Capt. Hook.
A worker installs parts on a Chrysler SUV engine at the Jefferson North Assembly Plant in Detroit. Plants in the U.S. are now operating above 90 percent capacity, but automakers are wary of adding large numbers of new workers.
There is one basic question that keeps being asked about the U.S. auto industry: Is it on the rebound?
"People ask a lot, is the auto industry back?" says Kristin Dziczek, a director at the Center for Automotive Research. "And it depends on what scale you want to look at."
So if we're looking at scales, let's start with productivity. In this case, how many work hours it takes to build a car. Productivity in U.S. plants is 39 percent higher than it was in 2000. "Productivity has never been this high," Dziczek says.