U.S. Man With Ties To Islamists Led Two Lives
The Chicago man who admitted to a role in the 2008 Mumbai attacks is like a character from a spy novel: straddling two worlds. David Coleman Headley's case raises questions about the ambitions the Pakistan-based Islamist group Lashkar-e-Taiba may have on American soil.
U.S. Envoy: New Iraq Government May Take Months
The U.S. ambassador to Iraq said Monday that the formation of a new government in the country could take a few months. But Christopher Hill said unrest in Iraq was unlikely to alter the planned U.S. troop drawdown.
For Right, Health Care Renews A Familiar Rage
The ugly rhetoric and threats surrounding the health care law have been intense — but they're nothing new. Some politicos see echoes of past populist movements from the right, such as the recent militia movement. Others note that quite a bit of abuse was also hurled against President Bush.
The 2010 Census: Don't Put Me In A Big White Box
NPR producer Shereen Marisol Meraji never liked checking the "race box" on her census forms. As the child of a Puerto Rican mother and an Iranian father, there has never been a box that adequately describes her. This year, a new campaign called Iranians Count encourages Iranian Americans to fill in their ethnicity rather than rely on a box.
A Marine Home From War And Battling Boredom
Sgt. Maj. Robert Breeden has been deployed 13 times, but his recent stint in Afghanistan was different. The fighting was intense, and his battalion lost 14 Marines. Now the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment is back home, and as Breeden settles into post-combat life, he finds his biggest fight is against boredom.
From Chalk To Bytes: The Digital Classroom
More and more professors use technology called learning management systems to distribute course material, issue grades and enhance communication with students. And it has the potential to make the classroom more interactive.
Baseball's Rite of Spring: Training Is Basic No More
Next spring, half of all Major League Baseball teams will train within 50 miles of each other around Phoenix. Forget barnstorming and former military barracks: Spring training today is a much more upscale operation than it was a half-century ago.
Obama's Afghan Trip Comes Amid Rising War Support
President Obama is back in Washington on Monday after a surprise weekend trip to Afghanistan, spending 29 hours in the air and six on the ground. The trip comes at a time of rising public support for the war, but also a time of daunting challenges for U.S. troops and the Afghan government.
Michigan Militia Accused Of Plotting Attack On Police
Nine members of Hutaree, a Christian militia group in Michigan, were indicted on sedition and weapons charges in connection with an alleged plot to murder law enforcement officers in hopes of setting off an anti-government uprising. Ben Schmitt, of the Detroit Free Press, says those arrested are due in court on Wednesday.
Apple's iPad To Hit Stores This Week
The iPad — part iPod, part laptop — hits stores this week. Omar Gallaga, who covers technology culture for the Austin American-Statesman, says software developers and media companies are eager to gain from the device.