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Worrisome Levels of Arsenic Found in Rice

Updated: 09/19/2012 - The study surveyed more than 60 different rice products ranging from infant cereals to rice pasta and rice drinks and found “worrisome” levels of inorganic arsenic in most of the products. Others suggest, however, the levels are not cause for concern.

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High Levels Of BPA Linked To Childhood Obesity In White Children

Posted: 09/19/2012 - New research reports a link between the bisphenol A (BPA) chemical used in many types of food packaging and childhood obesity. The study found the link existed regardless of how many calories kids were taking in through their diets.

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Chicago Takes Good With Bad After Ending Strike

Posted: 09/19/2012 - As schools reopened Wednesday -- the day after teachers union representatives voted to suspend their eight-day strike -- union leaders, city officials and even students could all claim a few wins and admit a few losses after a bruising battle that had both sides hurling insults like pro wrestlers.

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Two Kansas Teachers Recognized For Achievements

Updated: 09/18/2012 - Angela Miller, a secondary math teacher at Eisenhower Middle Elementary School in Mahattan-Ogden, and Dennis Burkett, a secondary science teacher at Olathe South High School were celebrated today.

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Chicago Teachers Vote To Return to Work Wednesday

Posted: 09/18/2012 - Delegates say they will return to work (with the students) on Wednesday. A tentative contract agreement was reached Sunday. Rank and file still need to vote on the new deal for it to be officially ratified.

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More Court Review For Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

Posted: 09/18/2012 - The Pennsylvania Supreme Court sent a controversial voter ID law back to a lower court on Tuesday to assess the availability of alternative forms of identification and whether the new law disenfranchises voters.

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Mitt Romney: "I Haven't Met With Kris Kobach"

Updated: 09/17/2012 - Radio host Helen Aguirre-Ferre says "there are some Hispanics who are concerned" with Romney's immigration positions, as well as Kris Kobach's involvement in the campaign.

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Retired Firefighter Missing From Amtrak Train

Posted: 09/17/2012 - Charlie Dowd was on his way from San Francisco to Montreal last week. He was not on the train when it arrived in Chicago. Police found his phone, luggage and medication on board.

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