What does the chief justice do? In naming Eric Magnuson the next Chief Justice, the governor did more than just add a new person to the seven-member court. The chief plays an important role in guiding the5:24 p.m.
Delta pilots tell company no deal with Northwest It's looking more like a long-expected merger of Northwest and Delta airlines may never get off the ground. The union for Delta's pilots is saying it sees little prospect for finding a way to combine pilot seniority lists for the two airlines. And that may be a deal breaker for the merger.5:45 p.m.
Antarctica's Sea 'Babies' in Limbo
The icy ocean around Antarctica is one of the most unspoiled in the world. It's world-renowned for its penguins, but one team of scientists is more concerned about the animals you can't see — and the fate these microscopic creatures may face in a warming world.
U.S. Launches Aggressive Training for Afghan Police
Building a competent, national police force is a top priority in Afghanistan, where the public's sense of security is rapidly eroding amid growing terrorism and crime. But an ambitious training plan is stretching already limited resources.
Fed's Bear Stearns Move Breaks New Ground
The Federal Reserve's decision to extend credit to the ailing investment bank Bear Stearns is an unprecedented move. And the Fed took additional steps to address a crisis of confidence on Wall Street.
A Close Look at the Fed's Bear Stearns Action
Did the Federal Reserve make the appropriate moves in its unprecedented effort to address the Bearn Stearns crisis? Charles Calomiris, a professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, offers his insights.
Bear Stearns Collapse Costly to Many
Many people lost big money as Bear Stearns collapsed, among them British billionaire Joseph Lewis and Dallas-based money manager James Barrow. But employees may take the biggest hit. Collectively, they owned a huge stake in the bank.
Dalai Lama Answers Chinese Critics on Tibet
Chinese authorities blame the Dalai Lama for recent protests seeking independence for Tibet. But the Dalai Lama said Monday that he does not seek independence for Tibet — only true autonomy.
Tibet: A Tough Story to Cover
Recent demonstrations in Tibet prompted Chinese authorities to crack down on journalists. They have blocked access to the region and sent "minders" to follow reporters who were trying to cover the unrest.
Highway Wreck Frees Millions of Bees
Millions of honey bees escaped from an overturned trailer Sunday south of Sacramento, Calif. Local beekeepers were called in to contain the mess, with painful consequences for many.
Arizona Telescope Sees Deep into the Cosmos
The new Large Binocular Telescope in Arizona weighs 580 tons and is inside a 17-story building on top of an Arizona mountain. It's twice as big as the next largest telescope on Earth, and it has 10 times the resolution of the Hubble Space Telescope.