Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 11:21 pm
By Bill Chappell
The Carnival cruise ship Triumph docked in Mobile, Ala., late Thursday night, as the job of towing the stricken 100,000-ton ship hundreds of miles across the Gulf of Mexico took longer than expected. The ship's 3,143 passengers had coped with sewage problems and a lack of ventilation since Sunday, when the Triumph was crippled by an engine room fire.
Updated 2:15 a.m. ET Friday: All Passengers Disembarked
A spokesman for Carnival says all passengers have left the cruise ship that was stranded for days without power and running water.
On this week's Valentine Edition of Open Air, host David Latulippe ignores the "holiday" completely while talking to pianist Stephen Hough, who is performing Liszt with the San Francisco Symphony this week, but broaches the subject with comedian Kurt Bodden, and gets some historical and literary background about valentines from our regular contributor, critic Peter Robinson.
Originally broadcast on Thursday, February 14 at 1pm.
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Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 11:11 am
If you're looking to buy chocolate in San Francisco this Valentine's Day, just follow your nose down Valencia Street. "A lot of people walk in [and say], 'Oh, my gosh, the smell!" says Cameron Ring, co-owner of Dandelion Chocolate.
"He was known as Prisoner X, his crimes unknown. For months he languished in an Israeli prison until he was he was found dead in his cell in an apparent suicide. Later, rumors would swirl that he was an Australian-Israeli who worked for the Israeli secret service Mossad.
Originally published on Thu February 14, 2013 2:24 pm
By Marilyn Geewax
American Airlines and US Airways on Thursday announced they plan to merge to create the country's largest airline, with a route network stretching from coast to coast, and covering large swaths of Latin America, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean and Africa.
Today is Valentines Day It's National Organ Donor Day It's Ferris Wheel Day International Flirting week
On this day in...
1929 The St. Valentines Day Massacre took place . 1931 "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi opened in movie theaters. 1946 IBM switched on its first real computer at the University of Pennsylvania 1972JOHN lennon and Yoko Ono began a week as hosts of the "Mike Douglas Show"
Originally published on Fri February 15, 2013 12:05 am
Warren Buffett is teaming up with another big investor in the $28 billion deal. Berkshire Hathaway has been looking for places to invest, with other recent deals involving consumer icons Coca-Cola and Mars.