Ask Dr. Hallberg: New blood pressure guidelines Last week, a panel at the National Institutes of Health published guidelines essentially raising the threshold for doctors to prescribe blood pressure medications for people over 60.5:20 p.m.
Soldier's memoir touches on a different fight Lt. Col. Mark Weber has been called a hero by people who hardly ever use that word. His penned memoir called "Tell My Sons..." touches on his family life, military career and the ever-present, sometimes graphic challenge of fighting cancer.5:35 p.m.
Escalating Violence In Syria Kills More Than 300 In 10 Days
Syrian air force helicopters are dropping "barrel bombs" on rebel-held parts of Aleppo. Meanwhile, rebel forces are battling control of an industrial town just north of Damascus, where there have been reports of gruesome sectarian attacks.
Crocker: Assad Is 'Brutal Beyond Belief' But Better Than Rebels
Ryan Crocker, who served as U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, recently advocated in a New York Times op-ed for U.S. engagement with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Crocker thinks Assad is not going anywhere soon and the U.S. should act accordingly. Robert Siegel talks to Crocker about what he thinks U.S. policy toward Syria should be.
Space Station Gets Fixed In Christmas Eve Space Walk
Astronauts went on a space walk to fix a broken cooling system aboard the International Space Station on Tuesday. A pump that sends coolant through the system broke earlier this month. It's a critical element and it had to be repaired for the space station to resume normal operations.
The Great Handbell War
For decades, the world's two biggest handbell companies — headquartered down the street from each other in Pennsylvania — were at each other's throats.
Beyond Cuteness: Scientists Deliver A Panda Baby Boom
Forty-two of the 49 panda cubs born in captivity in 2013 have survived — a record number that says a lot about how far captive breeding programs have come. But while captive pandas are faring well, panda researchers warn that much more needs to be done to protect the wild population.
Luscious Jackson Hits A Sweet Spot With New Children's Album
After more than a decade apart, the '90s band reconvened for a new album, Magic Hour. But along with it, the trio — all mothers — released a children's album called Baby DJ. Reviewer Stefan Shepherd says Baby DJ played a role in Luscious Jackson getting back together.
With Schisms In Both Parties, Midterms Will Offer Key Test
The ongoing war within the Republican Party pits the old-line forces of the establishment against the rising Tea Party populists, and while Democrats have seemed more united in recent years, they have schisms brewing between factions as well. Who manages these dynamics better may decide many of the close statewide races of 2014.