Iran's Clerical Body Acknowledges Election Flaws
A few hundred pro-reformers gathered Monday in central Tehran amid heavy police presence, protesting the results of the presidential election. Meanwhile, the powerful Guardian Council acknowledged flaws in the election results. Los Angeles Times Middle East correspondent Borzou Daragahi says it is unclear what the council's statement means, but the body will issue a final ruling Wednesday.
Obama Draws Criticism For Iran Response
The Obama administration's cautious approach to the Iranian crisis is under fire from human rights activists and some on Capitol Hill. Obama has called on Iran's government to stop what he calls "violent and unjust actions against its own people," but he hasn't questioned the validity of the presidential vote.
Unheralded Glover Wins Golf's U.S. Open
Lucas Glover has won the U.S. Open, edging out Phil Mickelson, David Duval and Ricky Barnes. Larry Dorman, golf reporter for The New York Times, says Glover is a prototypical winner of the U.S. Open. He says it wasn't a surprise Glover won.
Ohio's Burning River In Better Health 40 Years Later
Forty years ago, Ohio's Cuyahoga River, which had been compared to "an open septic tank," caught fire. Cuyahoga became a rallying cry for environmentalists and sparked the creation of the EPA and the Clean Water Act. Now the river teems with fish and wildlife.
Thompson's Stories Reflect How Americans Live
Illinois writer Jean Thompson has a new book of stories out called Do Not Deny Me. It is a collection stories with wit, humor and a fictional primer on how Americans live day to day.
Reporter's Escape From Taliban Spurs Ethics Debate
For the seven months New York Times reporter David Rohde was a hostage of the Taliban in Afghanistan, few knew he had been kidnapped. The Times kept the information under wraps and asked other media to do the same. The Poynter Institute's Kelly McBride says she was "astounded" by the media blackout.
Marines Train To Conquer Taliban, Their Own Fears
In 100-degree heat in the southern Afghanistan desert, U.S. Marines from the 2nd Battalion, 8th Regiment are training physically and mentally to prepare for their mission: battling the Taliban insurgency. Their leaders are teaching them to handle the enemy, as well as their own doubts.
Obama Signs Sweeping Tobacco Legislation
President Obama signed Monday legislation enabling the Food and Drug Administration to regulate tobacco with broad new powers over marketing. But his closet smoking has raised some eyebrows among health advocates and led to some uncomfortable moments for the president.
Pilot Death Poses Little Risk To Passengers
When a Continental Airlines pilot died last week during an international flight, it marked the sixth time in the past 15 years that a pilot or first officer has passed away while in the air. But in each, other crew members safely landed the plane, and aviation experts say the sudden incapacitation of a pilot rarely poses much safety risk to passengers.
The 'Mad' Art Of Comic Harvey Kurtzman
Retrace the strands that led to a lot of current American satire — including The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live and The Daily Show — and sooner or later you end up at Harvey Kurtzman.