Initial Relief Over Spain's Bailout Fades To Worry
Financial markets did not show much enthusiasm for the European Union's plan to rescue Spanish banks. While stock markets across Europe managed to hang on to small gains, the interest rate Spain has to pay to borrow actually went up.
Lebanese Fear Spillover Violence From Syria
Kidnappings and killings related to the upheaval in neighboring Syria are on the rise in Lebanon. Similar attacks in Turkey sparked a major objection. But Lebanon's complicated history with Syria — and Lebanon's divided population — means it's not as easy for Beirut to take action.
Minority Alawites Like Assad Dominate In Syria
Throughout the uprising in Syria, President Bashar Assad has been able to count on strong support in own sect, the Alawites. But recent reports suggest that a small but growing number of Alawites are abandoning Assad. Melissa Block speaks with Steven Heydemann, senior adviser for Middle East Initiatives at the United States Institute of Peace, about who the Alawites are and how they came to rule Syria.
Opening Statements Paint Two Pictures Of Sandusky
Opening statements began today in the trial of Jerry Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach accused of molesting children. Prosecutors portrayed Sandusky as a "serial pedophile" while the defense portrayed him as a victim. Joel Rose talks to Audie Cornish about the trial.
In Giffords' District, It's Former Foe Vs. Former Aide
Tuesday's special election in Arizona will fill the House seat that Gabrielle Giffords is leaving. On one side is Giffords' opponent from 2010; on the other is her former top aide, who was also hurt in the shooting rampage that wounded the congresswoman and killed six others.
Judging Controversy Dogs New Welterweight Champ
Audie Cornish talks with Kevin Iole, boxing columnist for Yahoo Sports, about the controversial scoring of the Timothy Bradley and Manny Pacquiao boxing match in Las Vegas over the weekend.
Non-English Speakers Cause Crunch In Nev. Courts
The number of people in Nevada who aren't fluent English speakers jumped 49 percent between 2000 and 2010, according to census data. And with that increase, comes a growing demand for language services in Nevada courtrooms. Yet state courts are dealing with severe budget cuts. That fiscal reality means the Clark County Public Defender's office can only afford to have one Spanish interpreter on staff.