VA Eases Claims Process For PTSD Treatment
Under a new rule announced Monday, veterans will no longer have to prove that a certain attack, bomb explosion or event in a combat zone triggered post-traumatic stress. It's a change that most agree has been a long time coming.
Somali Group Claims Credit For Uganda Bombing
Robert Siegel talks to Sudarsan Raghavan of The Washington Post about the bombings that struck the Ugandan capital of Kampala on Sunday night. The explosions killed at least 70 people who were watching a broadcast of the World Cup final. The Somali Islamist group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility.
Elusive Debtors Foiled By Their Social Media Sites
It's fun to connect with old schoolmates on MySpace and catch up with co-workers on LinkedIn. But would you want a debt collector as a Facebook friend? Some collectors are using social networking sites to catch delinquents.
Suspected 'Barefoot Bandit' Nabbed In Bahamas
Seattle's favorite alleged criminal has been busted. Accused serial burglar Colton Harris-Moore has been one step ahead of authorities in western Washington for several years, since his juvenile delinquent days. He's even believed to have stolen small airplanes -- one of which apparently got him as far as the Bahamas, where he was finally caught this weekend. He's become an instant cable TV star, but many people back on his home island in Puget Sound don't think he deserves the attention.
Six Months Later, Basic Aid Still Scarce In Haiti
Six months after the earthquake that devastated Haiti, aid workers say food, water and medical care remain scarce on the island, where some 1.5 million people have been displaced from their homes. Pierre Brisson, a businessman who lives outside Port au Prince, tells Michele Norris the pace of reconstruction is slow.
Bond Grows Between Surgeon, Young Quake Survivor
Six months after the Haitian earthquake, several hospitals in the United States are still treating survivors. An extraordinary bond has grown between a pediatric plastic surgeon in Miami and his 9-year-old patient.
U.S. Rule Could Keep Iroquois From Lacrosse Event
The Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team has been delayed from traveling to the World Lacrosse Championships. The team claims this is due to some members holding passports issued by the Iroquois confederacy. Robert Siegel talks to S.L. Price, senior writer for Sports Illustrated, who's been following the story
Fairuz: Lebanon's Voice Of Hope
You don't have to be Lebanese to know the voice of Nihad Haddad, better known as Fairuz. She sang for a united Lebanon, even when the country was engulfed in a bloody civil war. Music has long been her form of political activism, and her delicate voice and modern songs still take listeners from around the world to a more peaceful place.
In Pakistan, Old Militants Create New Alliances
As disenchanted Pakistani youths grow weary of their government's cozy relationship with the U.S., many are turning to religious militancy to fight back. Far from the tribal belt on the border of Afghanistan, an extremist network has taken root in the country's heartland of Punjab province.