In one Alaskan fishing village, crime is a laughing matter. It's not the crimes that have residents chuckling so much as how they're written about. The Unalaska crime report is full of eagle aggression and intimate encounters gone awry in the Aleutian Islands.
When Sgt. Jennifer Shockley heads out on patrol each day, she's got the police blotter on her mind. Her goal is to paint a detailed picture of the town's often ridiculous crimes.
One of Akshaya Patra's kitchens, just outside Bangalore, churns out an average of 17,000 pounds of rice and 4,500 gallons of lentil soup every school day. A kitchen overseer checks in on the food preparation in the early morning.
Rice falls down a chute (top left) and is packed into sterilized stainless steel vessels for delivery to schools. Over time, Akshaya Patra has learned what children like in different regions and has customized the kitchen according to the local palate.
A workman closes the door of an Akshaya Patra truck filled with fresh school lunches. Some 34 trucks head out from this kitchen every school day, providing lunch for nearly 150,000 children in the Bangalore area.
Many malnourished students have benefitted from the Akshaya Patra school lunch program. Bangalore middle school student K. Suchitra (center), 13, often comes to school with an empty stomach, but she knows she'll eat at school and can have as many servings as she wants.
The school lunch program customizes the menu in different parts of the country to local preferences. At this middle school in Bangalore, lunch often consists of a South Indian meal of rice and vegetable-lentil soup.
Akshaya Patra's daily meals keep dropout rates low and provide many parents, who cannot afford to feed their kids adequately, a reason to send them to school, the foundation's executive director, Shridhar Venkat, says.
The Motion Picture Association of America and The Weinstein Co. have finally come to an agreement: After editing some profanities, the MPAA walked back its R-rating and Bully, a documentary about school bullying, will be released on April 13 with a PG-13 rating.
Two homeless men lie on mattresses in central Budapest in 2010. Hundreds of people live on the streets in the Hungarian capital; many refuse to stay in night shelters for fear of having their goods stolen.
Hungary's new anti-vagrancy laws — the toughest in Europe — now mean that homeless people sleeping on the street can face police fines or even the possibility of jail time.
Advocacy and human-rights groups are alarmed by the new efforts to crack down on and effectively criminalize homelessness, where the ranks of the needy have increased during the country's dire financial crisis.
Debt, joblessness and poverty are on the rise. The country's bonds have been downgraded to "junk" status, and the nation's currency, the forint, has dropped sharply against the euro.
Tune in beginning at 8pm Thursday as we feature Lovett's latest release of classic country and R&B. It's his final release for the record label he's been with his entire 26-year, 11 album career (hence the title and cover photo.)
Spring means cherry, pear and apple blossoms. But in many metropolitan areas, urban foresters ensure those flowering fruit trees don't bear fruit to keep fallen fruit from being trampled into slippery sidewalk jelly.
But a group of fruit fans in the San Francisco Bay Area is secretly grafting fruit-bearing tree limbs onto those fruitless trees.
Often, an artist can be defined by his or her influences. Woody Guthrie's legacy demands instead that he be remembered for the legendary writers he influenced. Guthrie's music inspired musicians from Bob Dylan to Bruce Springsteen, and his career as a Dust Bowl troubadour became representative of more than just American folk music.