Beyonce stirred up a bit of controversy by lip-syncing the National Anthem at Obama's inauguration. The Star-Spangled Banner is notoriously hard to perform, and many pop singers have tried and botched it. Those who want to get it right turn to UCLA vocal coach, Michael Dean.
Los Angeles Archbishop Jose Gomez described the newly released personnel files of priests accused of child molestation as "brutal and painful" reading. The papers date back to the 1940s, and detail attempts by the church to shield known child abusers from law enforcement.
Yesterday, a jury in Oregon found Mohamed Mohamud guilty of trying to detonate a weapon of mass destruction. The 21-year-old Somali-American was arrested in November 2010 when he tried to set off what he believed to be a bomb at a popular tree lighting ceremony in Pioneer Square.
In Oakland today, officials are rolling out a new municipal ID card that has an added bonus: it's also a debit card. It's the first card of its kind in the nation, and it's designed to solve common banking problems for immigrants and people living on the financial edge.
Earlier this week, during an interview with radio host Artie Lange, San Francisco 49ers Defensive Back Chris Culliver said gay teammates would not be welcomed on his team. The remarks struck a chord in a city known as the gay rights mecca of the country.
The NBC comedy "30 Rock," starring Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin, ended its 7-year run last night. The show was about the cast and writers of a live sketch comedy show, led by showrunner Liz Lemon, played by Tina Fey.
Over the past century, technology has done a lot to improve the quality of movies. Technicolor helped move motion pictures beyond black and white, stereoscopic imaging and special glasses have allowed 3-D figures to burst off the screen.