Housing Woes Grow as Prices Slump Nationwide
A federal report finds that housing prices were flat this spring and could be heading lower. Economists say the recent news is evidence that the real estate slump will be more prolonged and widespread than predicted.
Businesses Blame Slow Sales on Housing Newsweek columnist Daniel Gross says a lot of people use home equity to buy big-ticket items, such as boats and cars, and those industries are already blaming a downturn in business on the problems in the housing market.
Letters: Katrina, Sen. Craig, Ultimate Fighting
Listeners e-mails include thanks for a report on the lack of mental health resources in New Orleans, mixed feelings about a story on Katrina evacuees in Houston, a response to coverage of Idaho Sen. Larry Craig's arrest, and thoughts on Ultimate Fighting.
Michigan Plans to Move Primary to Jan. 15
The Michigan State Assembly makes a deal with the State Senate to move Michigan's presidential primary to Jan. 15, in defiance of the two major national parties. Gov. Jennifer Granholm says she'll sign the measure.
In Post-Storm New Orleans, Murder Is a Fact of Life
In New Orleans, violent crime is back in full force: The city's murder rate averages out to roughly a killing every other day. Meanwhile, the city's police still work without some basic tools of the job, under conditions unfathomable in any other major U.S. city.
Atomic Energy Agency's Iran Report Stokes Debate
The International Atomic Energy Agency is releasing a new report on Iran's nuclear program, saying Iran is more cooperative in answering outstanding questions about its past secret nuclear operations. The report is likely to provide fuel for debate over compelling Tehran to abandon uranium enrichment.
Confirmation Hopes Dimming for Top CIA Lawyer
John Rizzo is the nominee for the top legal job at the CIA. He was deeply involved in establishing the agency's interrogation and detention policies – perhaps too involved, for the Senate intelligence committee's tastes. The CIA, meanwhile, is going on four years without a permanent general counsel.
'Father of Human-Powered Flight' Dies
Paul MacCready Jr., known as the "father of human-powered flight," for designing the first aircraft to make a sustained, controlled flight powered solely by a human, has died. He was 81. Bryan Allen, a pilot for MacCready's aircraft, talks with Melissa Block.
Spain Battles Devastating Vole Infestation
An invasion of mouse-like rodents is laying waste to a broad swath of farmland in central Spain. Farmers are trying everything from burning fields to squashing the creatures with giant rolling pins, but to little avail.
U.S. Basketball Team Fares Well on Global Court
Alexander Wolff, senior writer at Sports Illustrated talks with Robert Siegel about the U.S. National Basketball Team's performance at the FIBA Americas Championship and about how our national basketball teams tend to perform in international play.