Weather Service seeks severe weather spotters In spring the National Weather Service invites the public to become volunteer weather spotters. Free classes are offered around the region. The "SkyWarn" program helps meteorologists track severe weather by adding eyewitness accounts from the ground to radar and other computer forecasting systems.4:48 p.m.
Bush Leads Prayers at Virginia Tech Service
President Bush addressed a convocation of students, faculty and families at Virginia Tech today, as thousands of people gathered to mourn the killings of 32 people by a gunman Monday. The gunman, Seung-Hui Cho, killed himself just as police were arriving on the scene.
Community Still Reels from Va. Tech Shootings
The mood on campus and in Blacksburg, Va., is subdued as residents attempt to reconcile Monday's deadly attacks at Virginia Tech. We hear from an emergency room doctor who says that victims' multiple gunshot wounds led him to characterize a shooter who "aimed with intent to kill." We also hear from students and area clergy.
Kerkorian Chases Chrysler with Low Bid
Billionaire Kirk Kerkorian got rich in the casino and airline businesses, but he's always had a hankering to own a major auto company. Now 89, he is making another bid to acquire Chrysler from Daimler-Benz. It's not clear he can succeed — he is bidding less than $5 billion.
Access to Calif. HOV Lane Puts Premium on Hybrids
The California legislature approved 85,000 permits that will allow lone drivers of hybrid cars to travel in carpool lanes. The permits come with big yellow decals, the last of which the DMV mailed out in February. Now the only way to get one is to buy a car that already has the sticker.
Students and Teachers Fell to Cho's Gunfire
Robert Siegel and Michele Norris summarize the main news of the day from Virginia Tech, including brief obituary notices from Monday's killings including Reema Samaha, 18, a freshman from Centreville, Va.; Caitlin Hammaren, 19, from upstate New York; and professors Kevin Granata and James Bishop.
House Panel May Give Monica Goodling Immunity
The House Judiciary Committee may grant immunity to former Justice Department official Monica Goodling as early as Wednesday. Goodling, a central figure in the unfolding scandal over the firing of eight federal prosecutors, has refused to answer questions from the committee, citing her Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate herself.
DHS Seeks Radiation-Sensing Gear Despite Critics
The Bush administration wants to install new radiation detectors at the nation's ports and land crossings. The issue, officials say, is that old monitors can't distinguish between a weapon of mass destruction and radiation that occurs naturally — in things such as kitty litter. But some are questioning the $1.2 billion price tag.
Odes to Greasy Spoons Net Pulitzer Prize
Michele Norris talks with L.A. Weekly restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, who won a Pulitzer Prize this week. Gold specializes in reviewing little-known eateries in the Los Angeles area, as well as old standbys. Popular reviews have included "Home of the Porno Burrito" and "The Devil's Own Steak House."
Mood Remains Somber at Virginia Tech
Robert Siegel talks with Melissa Block, who reports from Blacksburg, Va., about Tuesday's convocation ceremony and the general mood on campus. Classes have been dismissed for the rest of the week so that students can go home or receive counseling.
FBI Aiding Police in Sorting Va. Tech Evidence
Federal authorities are aiding state and local police in the investigation of the shootings at Virginia Tech. Among the evidence being processed with federal help are the gunman's computer and the weapons used in the attacks.