Commercial use of unmanned planes a goal at UND Though the government and military already use unmanned aircraft, the Federal Aviation Administration won't allow commercial use of the planes until they are proven safe, and it's a problem researchers at the University of North Dakota are trying to solve.4:50 p.m.
Obama's Surge: Marines Depart For Afghanistan
The first wave of Marines of the 1st Battalion, 6th Regiment said goodbye to their families Tuesday at Camp Lejeune, N.C., and headed to Afghanistan. The Marines are among the 30,000 additional troops President Obama has ordered to Afghanistan.
U.S. Eyes Moving Afghan Farmers Away From Poppy
A key piece of the puzzle in Afghanistan is how to transform an agricultural economy dominated by opium production into one in which farmers grow crops that don't fund the Taliban. Otto Gonzalez, senior agricultural adviser to Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, discusses U.S. efforts.
Some Guantanamo Detainees May Be Illinois-Bound
The small town of Thomson, Ill., will in the future be home to some of the most high-profile detainees in the world. The White House announced Tuesday that the Thomson Correctional Center will house some terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay.
U.S. Recalls 800,000 Swine Flu Vaccine
After massive efforts to convince the public that it should get vaccinated against the swine flu virus, the government Tuesday recalled 800,000 doses of vaccine targeted to children. The recall, which was based on potency concerns, may lead to fresh worries that the government rushed to get the product on the market too quickly.
Democrats Appear To Agree To Lieberman's Demands
Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) put Democrats on notice over the weekend: Unless they dropped the two main features of a compromise worked out last week, he would join Republicans to block it with a filibuster. It now appears Democratic leaders have bowed to Lieberman's demands.
FDA Investigates Radiation Overdose At Hospitals
The Food and Drug Administration is investigating more than 300 cases of radiation overdoses from a special type of CT brain scan. The news comes at the same time as a recent study suggesting that some types of CT scans at normal radiation levels may elevate the risk of cancer over the long term.
Battling Cancer With T-Shirts And Laughter
Linda Hill's experience with multiple cancers led her to create a niche line of T-shirts. She and her family have created many aphorisms — or cancer zingers — that are embroidered on shirts. The one-liners help patients cope with breast, colon and other types of cancer.
At Capitol, Tea Party Groups Protest Health Care Bill
Several hundred people gathered Tuesday to listen to conservative lawmakers rail against efforts to pass a health care overhaul and "eliminate" their freedoms. The goal of the anti-tax demonstrators: to shove the entire bill off a cliff.
World's Largest Particle Collider Back In Action
The Large Hadron Collider was supposed to start smashing particles last fall and was expected to lead to huge scientific discoveries about the universe. Instead, the collider broke down just days after it first started. Scientists have been repairing it for a year, and now it’s ready to go again.
Letters: Gay Marriage, Gifts, Disney
Listeners respond to a story about Washington, D.C.'s same-sex marriage legislation, popular holiday gifts and Disney's new animated movies. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.