Poll Finds Most Doctors Support Public Option
In the heated, political back-and-forth of the health care debate, doctors' voices aren't always heard. A new, comprehensive nationwide survey finds that 73 percent of doctors support the inclusion of a public option.
Patrols On Porous Iraqi Borders Yield Limited Success
Iraq's security forces are trying to expand their presence along the desert borders with neighboring states. Caches of weapons and explosives are being unearthed, and military officials believe a few favorite smuggling routes have been disrupted. But significant challenges remain.
Krakauer Explores Pat Tillman's Death And Cover-Up
Jon Krakauer's latest book sheds new light on the death of former NFL player Pat Tillman, who left the Arizona Cardinals to fight in Afghanistan. The author examines the soldier's death by friendly fire, and the government's subsequent effort to cover that up.
The Amazon Road: Paving Paradise For Progress?
When completed, the Interoceanic Highway will stretch from Brazil's Atlantic coast to Peru's Pacific ports. It is creating economic opportunities for locals. But conservationists worry about the risks to the Amazon rainforest and its unrivaled biodiversity.
DNA 'Barcode' To Help Nab Illegal Wildlife Traders
Researchers at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City have identified a specific section of DNA that seems to be unique to each species. Using this "barcode," they can evaluate meat and skin samples to determine if they came from an endangered species.
Couch-Jumping Celebs Rule Talk Shows
With the launch of his new talk show, all eyes are on Jay Leno. But let's face it: The success of tonight's show is less about the monologue than about which guests show up.
Fantasy Football: Increasingly A Woman's Game, Too
Some industry estimates say more than 20 million people play the online game — and a small, but increasing group of them are women. One group says they may use different techniques to make picks, but they play just as hard as men.
Obama Warns Wall Street Against Risky Behavior
President Obama warned Wall Street Monday against returning to the sort of behavior that led to last year's economic meltdown. Obama also urged financial companies to take steps on their own to rebuild trust with the public.
President's Comments On Economy Examined
President Obama has said the financial system is no longer in a grave crisis, and not in need of the government support it required a year ago. Kenneth Rogoff, a professor of economics at Harvard University, says though the financial system is not in the same state of crisis as last year, the government is still supporting it strongly.
News In Technology Examined
The NFL is playing some blacked-out games on its Web site, and there is controversy over Kurt Cobain's Guitar Hero avatar singing some very un-Nirvana songs. Omar Gallaga, technology culture reporter for the Austin American-Statesman, offers his insight.