Delta, NWA boards may meet Wednesday on merger A source close to merger discussions between Northwest and Delta airlines says no deal has been reached so far to win the support of the airlines' pilots for a merger. That conflicts with published reports earlier Tuesday indicating a settlement with the pilots was in hand.5:20 p.m.
State officials wait for word of merger The possibility of a merger led Gov. Tim Pawlenty to cancel an out-of-state trip. Legislators also scheduled a hearing Monday to learn more about a merger deal that they expect will be public by then.5:24 p.m.
Castro Resignation Paves Way for Change in Cuba
Fidel Castro says he will not continue as president of Cuba, opening the way for his brother or someone younger to consolidate power when parliament appoints a new president next weekend. The announcement was made early Tuesday.
Dissidents: Cuba's Priority Is Economics, Not Politics
Two Cuban dissidents in Havana talk about Fidel Castro's resignation and what it might mean for the future of Cuba. Both say Castro's resignation was expected by the public, and that it provides an opening for some changes. But, they say, economic changes are more important to the Cuban government than political changes.
Cuban-Americans in Miami Expect Little to Change
Miami's Cuban-Americans reacted with a big "been there, done that" Tuesday with the news that Fidel Castro is stepping down as the communist island's president. There were no widespread celebrations, like those that met the news in 2006 that Castro was sick and had handed power to his brother. Many exiles feel little will change anytime soon.
Schools Scramble Menus After Big Beef Recall
The largest beef recall in U.S. history has sent school districts scrambling to clean out their freezers and shake up their menus. Melissa block talks with Marsha Metzger, nutrition director for the Fort Wayne Community School District.
Letters: Paul, Liberians, Campaign Rhetoric, Quiz
Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails, including responses to our coverage of the presidential run of Ron Paul and his race for re-election in his congressional district; the struggles of Liberians living in America; the Presidents Day quiz; and campaign rhetoric.
Wis. Town a Media Cross-Ownership Success Story
Janesville is a small market that benefits from cross-ownership but could be excluded from new relaxed rules. One of the issues that got FCC Chairman Kevin Martin into hot water last year was his decision to allow single companies in the nation's top 20 markets to own both a newspaper and a TV or radio station in the same market.
Oscar Ballot Counters Hide Away to Tally Winners
Every year, the week of the Oscars, Brad Oltmanns and Rick Rosas, partners at PricewaterhouseCoopers, and about 12 counters go to an undisclosed location in Southern California and hand count all 6,000 ballots. It takes the team about three days to determine the Academy Award winners.