Coleman defends bailout comments Sen. Norm Coleman is explaining comments he made over the weekend about the taxpayer money used to bail out failing financial institutions.5:17 p.m.
Pawlenty renews push to change teaching rules Gov. Tim Pawlenty traveled the state today to discuss education initiatives he'd like to see pass during next year's legislative session. Some of the ideas might sound familiar because Pawlenty has pursued them before.5:23 p.m.
Bachmann: Oil drilling should pay for bailout Republican Rep. Michele Bachman opposes the $700 billion bailout plan for the financial industry. She is trying to link the bailout with her other high-profile policy push for expanded oil drilling.5:50 p.m.
History is written in the notes of classical music New Yorker music critic Alex Ross has chronicled the changes in 20th century culture through classical music. NPR's Tom Crann talks to Ross about his new book, "The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century."6:28 p.m.
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Bush Makes Final Address As President To U.N.
President Bush has made his final address to the U.N. General Assembly. He leaves behind many problems for the next U.S. president: unfinished wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and a tarnished image that has undercut America's moral authority in the world.
Angst Lurks Behind The Lawn Mower
Desperate housewives get all the press, but what about the bumbling, emotionally stunted men of the house? Three books offer a peek inside the elusive minds — and conflicted souls — of forlorn suburban men.
TV On The Radio: Complicated 'Science'
Brooklyn's TV on the Radio has always been a forward-thinking rock band. Its new album, Dear Science, is its funkiest, but in a typically complicated way. Sick of living with pessimism, the band has brightened its tunes and beats.
Bernanke, Paulson In Recession Warning
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson have urged lawmakers to swiftly pass a $700 billion bailout. They told the Senate Banking Committee that inaction on the plan posed the risk of a recession.
Amid Bailout, Some Lawmakers Skeptical
The debate over a proposed $700 billion bailout of the nation's financial system has intensified. Lawmakers, including Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, say they want answers to how the situation became so dire. Brown says there's going to be no blank check.
Hurricane-Hit Pets Seek New Homes
Hundreds of pets from the hurricane-struck Gulf Coast have been brought to the Houston SPCA for safekeeping. The agency has set up a foster-care program. People can keep a pet for 10 days, or forever if the pet's owner doesn't show up.
Who Is Henry Paulson?
Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is the architect of the $700 billion financial bailout. Who exactly is Paulson? Newsweek columnist Daniel Gross says Paulson has the tools, experience, contacts and instincts to hammer out deals involving financial firms.
Critics Forced Financial Officials To Rework Plans
Last week, the Treasury Department said it would offer government insurance for money market funds. Later, the Securities and Exchange Commission banned short-selling of financial stocks. Both measures drew criticism and were then revised.
Palin Meets World Leaders In New York
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin met with the leaders of Afghanistan and Colombia, who were attending the U.N. General Assembly, as well as with Henry Kissinger. New York Times reporter Kate Zernike says the meetings focused on energy security and foreign policy.
What Goes Into Naming A New Species? A Lot
When someone finds an animal, vegetable or mineral new to science, the discoverer gets the privilege of giving it a name. Most of the time, it's done soberly, responsibly and carefully -- but not always.