GOP Candidates Reopen Debate Over Gold
The glitter of the gold standard has attracted another fan: Newt Gingrich, who recently suggested it might be a good idea to re-establish the link between the value of the dollar and gold. But there's disagreement over whether that's a good idea.
Women's Pro-Soccer League Cancels 2012 Season
The Women's Professional Soccer league has announced plans to cancel its 2012 season. The blame is pinned on a legal dispute between the league and owner of Florida's magicJack soccer club. Melissa Block talks with ESPN commentator and former professional soccer player Julie Foudy for more.
Claremont McKenna Admits Inflating SAT Scores
Officials at Claremont McKenna College announced Wednesday that the school submitted inflated SAT scores for several years to publications such U.S. News and World Report to boost its rankings. Claremont McKenna is ranked among the top 10 liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and has recently seen an upswing in popularity among applicants.
For Hungarian Borrowers, A Mortgage Nightmare
In better times, ordinary Hungarians flocked to low-interest mortgages denominated in Swiss francs. Then, the Hungarian currency crashed and the franc soared, and now 1 million Hungarians face exorbitant payments on properties that have lost value.
U.S. Officials Point To Iran As Growing Threat
Before a Senate committee on Tuesday, the director of national intelligence cited Iran's unclear intentions as the nation moves toward nuclear capability as reason to consider it a growing security threat. The annual list of U.S. security threats also included al-Qaida and the growing intensity of unrest in Syria.
After Decades, Journo Still Covers Fla. Legislature
Seventy-one-year-old journalist Lucy Morgan is an institution in Florida. This was the 46th Florida legislative session Morgan has covered as a reporter. She was the chief of the St. Petersburg Times capitol bureau for 20 years, and now she is an investigative correspondent — semi-retired.
Silicon Valley Coalition Faces New Challenge
Internet companies and activists showed their growing clout by all but killing two copyright bills that big media websites had pushed. Now, the same players who stopped SOPA and PIPA are trying to work together to further protect their interests. They're finding that may be easier said than done.
Leaders Try To Break U.N. Deadlock Over Syria
The U.N. Security Council convened Tuesday to discuss the Syrian crisis, but the prospects for a resolution aimed at halting the violence seem dim. Russia is vowing to veto an Arab-backed resolution that calls on President Bashar Assad to step aside to make room for a national unity government.