Squash is the ultimate Thanksgiving food, not turkey. So says Chris Kimball, host of the PBS showAmerica's Test Kitchen.
"Of all the things they served in that first Thanksgiving, there might not have been turkey," Kimball says. Early revelers may have dined on small birds or venison. "The one thing we know they did have was squash. So, if you want to go back to the first Thanksgiving, this is the item to start with."
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to take another case involving the Affordable Care Act, this time a challenge to the provision that for-profit companies that provide health insurance must include contraceptive coverage in their plans offered to employees.
President Obama's Affordable Care Act will be back before the Supreme Court this spring. This time, the issue is whether for-profit corporations citing religious objections may refuse to provide contraceptive services in health insurance plans offered to employees.
In enacting the ACA, Congress required large employers who offer health care services to provide a range of preventive care, including no-copay contraceptive services. Religious nonprofits were exempted from this requirement, but not for-profit corporations.
An Oklahoma police captain has been found guilty of first-degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed teenager who was running away after a scuffle.
Jurors on Tuesday convicted Capt. Randy Trent Harrison of the Del City Police Department in suburban Oklahoma City in the death of Dane Scott Jr.
Harrison told jurors Monday that he had no choice but to shoot Scott on March 14, 2012. Harrison had disarmed Scott during a scuffle but said he believed the 18-year-old was reaching for another handgun.
Correlations between propane and CH4 at NOAA/DOE aircraft observation sites in Oklahoma (A) and Texas (B) over 2007–2012. Correlations are higher in these locations than at any other North American sites.
Credit Proceedings of the National Academy of Science
A new comprehensive study of atmospheric data has found methane gas emissions from the Oklahoma region to be more than twice as high as previously thought. Researchers have linked the greenhouse gas emissions to oil and gas drilling and refining.
The average price of a gallon of gas in Oklahoma inched above $3 heading into the busy holiday travel week.
AAA Oklahoma says it's the first time since Nov. 4 that unleaded gas averaged more than $3 per gallon in the state. Still, Oklahoma has the second-lowest gas price in the country, only trailing Missouri's average of $2.99 per gallon.
The AAA says the national average price of gas has increased for 14 straight days, jumping 11 cents to an average of $3.29 per gallon on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has agreed to referee another dispute over President Obama's health care law, whether businesses can use religious objections to escape a requirement to cover birth control for employees.
(Updated at 4:33 p.m. with a statement from U.S. Rep. James Lankford [R-Okla. 5])
Originally published on Tue November 26, 2013 10:16 am
Around the world today, the powerful "feed upon the powerless" and too many people are treated as "consumer goods to be used and then discarded," Pope Francis writes in his first major paper since becoming leader of the Roman Catholic church last May.