Patt Morrison for April 25, 2012

California cities occupy the five worst rankings on the American Lung Association's list of the 10 most polluted cities in the U.S.
President Obama Visits Jimmy Fallon
President Obama is wrapping up a week of trying to reach out to a younger audience. Last night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the president slow jammed the news with Fallon and The Roots, the show’s house band.
Latest Figures Show UK Unemployment Has Risen Above 2 Million
If you think debt collectors phoning you at dinner time is an invasion of privacy, listen to what hospital patients in Minnesota have had to put up with: representatives of Accretive Health, a debt collection service, engaged in tactics that included targeting patients in emergency rooms and at their bedsides, insinuating that patients have to pay before they receive service, not revealing their identity as debt collectors, and even, according to Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson, the possible violation of privacy laws.

Teaching children about the Los Angeles Riots

A sizable number of Angelenos weren’t even born when the riots occurred 20 years ago. For them it’s old news – scratch that, it’s history.
After undertaking a Herculean spiritual journey in "The Year of Living Biblically" and a mental one in "The Know-It-All," it was only fitting that A.J. Jacobs focus on the body for his newest book "Drop Dead Healthy: One Man’s Humble Quest for Bodily Perfection.
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