The storm that has caused havoc from Texas to New England is due to move out to sea Friday. But it's still winter: At least a little more snow is expected in many parts of the Northeast over the weekend.
Shirley Temple Black lifted America's heart during the darkest days of the Great Depression and went on to render exemplary service as U.S. ambassador to two countries. Bob Englehart offers a Valentine's Day tribute to the former child star, while Nate Beeler notes how outstanding her accomplishments were.
"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," a judge writes. She postponed enforcement of her ruling, however, pending the expected appeal of her decision.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the agriculturally-rich city of Fresno, Calif., in order to help find answers to the statewide drought that has intensified the battle over who should get access to much-needed water in one of the country's largest states. Farmers need water for their crops; fish need it because, well, they're fish; and the public needs it for various important things, too (like drinking and washing). While droughts have ooccured many times in California's history, a solution to prevent droughts has yet to be found and implemented. But there are still ways the government can provide relief, both in the short and long term.
Plus, the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable announced this week has a lot of people wondering about customers' cable bills. But what about the two companies' thousands of employees? In typical corporate speak, Comcast says the deal will create about $1.5 billion in "operating efficiencies." Translation: layoffs are coming.