In 2010, David Plant was diagnosed with skin cancer. The cancer has since metastasized to other parts of his body, and David is now contemplating the end of his life. So, just before his 81st birthday, he sat down with his stepson to talk about their life together.
As Frank Lilley explains, "David is my stepfather, but I certainly consider him my father."
The two spoke in in New London, N.H. And Frank began with a question.
Lawyers for an environmental activist convicted of disrupting a federal oil-and-gas auction say the man has been put into isolation at a federal prison because of an unidentified congressman's complaint. The federal bureau of prisons refuses to confirm or deny that Tim DeChristopher is being punished.
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The Fair Labor Association, a labor rights group, has released its audit of Apple's largest supplier in China, Foxconn. The group found what it calls significant issues with working conditions at three factories there, including more than 50 violations of the FLA's code of conduct and Chinese labor law.
After this week's oral arguments at the Supreme Court, lawmakers and health policy experts are starting to ponder what had â€” until recently â€” been unthinkable to many: What if the court strikes down the entire Affordable Care Act?
Kerry Bringhurst talks to the Standard Examiner's editor Dave Greiling every Wednesday about the paper's headlines.
Weber High School Assistant Principal Fired Jim Bell was terminated from Weber High School on March 21 and the school district also provided information about that termination to the North Ogden police department. The allegations or charges against Jim Bell have not been released.
College basketball's Final Four men's teams will play in New Orleans Saturday, to decide which two squads will play in Monday night's NCAA championship game. The first match-up pits the University of Louisville against tournament favorite â€” and archrival â€” the University of Kentucky. In the second game, Ohio State University will face the University of Kansas.
Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 3:12 pm
We don't have all of the facts from the night of Feb. 26 when Trayvon Martin was killed by a neighborhood watch volunteer. But in remembering his son, Tracy Martin has touched on how the Florida teen saved his father from a house fire when the boy was 9 years old. On Wednesday, I asked Martin to tell me what happened that day.
Originally published on Thu March 29, 2012 5:34 pm
Thursday's guilty plea and plea agreement from the former superintendent of the Upper Big Branch coal mine in West Virginia is a key step in the effort to seek criminal charges further up the corporate ladder at Massey Energy, according to court documents and the U.S. Attorney for the southern district of West Virginia.