Desktop fabricators allow users to print 3D objects Bluprints for desktop fabricators are available now on the Internet. The devices allow computer users to print out objects, clothing, even food, based on the chemicals and substances placed in the printers.5:52 p.m.
Indiana Town: From Racist Past to Primary Present
The Democratic presidential campaigns are crisscrossing Indiana, stopping in Republican strongholds such as Martinsville. In this town with a troubled racial history, voters share their views on the match-up between a white woman and a black man.
On Patrol in Iraq: Protecting Camp Victory
Security is paramount at Camp Victory, a U.S. base in Iraq, because of its proximity to Baghdad International Airport. Humvee-mounted soldiers patrol the nearby farms and towns around the clock.
Nabokov Novel to Be Published, Against Dying Wish
Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov was racing to finish his last novel Laura before he died. When it became clear he wouldn't finish in time, he instructed his heirs to burn the manuscript. Thirty years later, Nabokov's son Dmitri explains why he has decided to publish the unfinished work.
Obama Seeks to Put Wright Behind Him
On the trail in Indiana, Sen. Barack Obama seeks to get his campaign message back on track. He has been mired in the controversy over remarks by his outspoken former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright.
'Katrina Cottages' Wait to Become Homes
"Katrina Cottages" – the alternative to FEMA trailers — are kind of a cross between a trailer and a house. But barely 2,000 of them are in use. The federal program to distribute them has been mired in red tape — over contracts, permits and zoning.
Va. County Limits Plan for Immigration Checks
Citing budget concerns, authorities in Virginia's Prince William County have scaled back an aggressive policy to check immigration status. A law aimed at checks on the legal status of anyone police stop will now be applied only in case of arrest.
Long-Delayed Dulles Rail Line Gets Go-Ahead
There's new momentum for a much-delayed project to open a rail line from suburban Dulles International Airport to Washington, D.C. But the train was first proposed as early as 1964, so don't buy your tickets quite yet.
New Thai Leadership Plans Drug Crackdown
A new war on drugs proposed by the Thai government prompts memories of a previous effort that cost 2,500 lives. Rights groups fear the human cost of a new crackdown.
California Brothers Run Afghan TV Network
Four brothers under the age of 35 are running a 24-hour Afghan TV station out of a warehouse in Hayward, Calif. Since July 2007, the Yousefzai brothers have brought a mix of drama, music, education and cooking shows to their audience.
'Poetry Out Loud' Winner Reads 'Frederick Douglass'
The nationwide contest Poetry Out Loud draws 200,000 high school students who recite — by heart — classic and contemporary poems. This year's winner was Shawntay Henry from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Henry read "Frederick Douglass" by Robert E. Hayden.