Why was the Fargo flood forecast off by so much? The Red River at Fargo crested today at a little more than 33 feet, about eight feet lower than what the National Weather Service forecast just two weeks ago. The NWS says it will review its forecasting process in the wake of the off-base prediction.3:20 p.m.
Why was the Fargo flood forecast off by so much? The Red River at Fargo crested today at a little more than 33 feet, about eight feet lower than what the National Weather Service forecast just two weeks ago. The NWS says it will review its forecasting process in the wake of the off-base prediction.5:20 p.m.
Analysts Divided On U.S. Arming Syrian Rebels
This week President Obama said it was important to remain prudent in coming to conclusions about chemical weapon use within Syria, something he said could change the nature of U.S. involvement there. Melissa Block talks to analysts Andrew Tabler and Joshua Landis about U.S. involvement in arming rebels in Syria.
How One College Is Closing The Computer Science Gender Gap
At Harvey Mudd College in California, about 40 percent of the computer science majors are women. That's far more than at any other co-ed school. And it's thanks in large part to the school's president, Maria Klawe. She has worked hard to keep women interested in computer science and empower them to succeed in the field.
Obama Taps Congressman To Oversee Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
The Obama administration announced a new head of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. North Carolina Democrat and veteran congressman Melvin Watt ousts the current controversial head.
The Federal Deficit Is Actually Shrinking
The Congressional Budget Office projects the deficit will drop below 4 percent of GDP next year and below 2.5 percent in 2015. Still, despite the improvement in the short run, the federal government faces long-term deficits, mostly tied to health care costs.
Actress Deanna Durbin Left Fame, Success Behind In Hollywood
Audie Cornish and Melissa Block remember movie actress Deanna Durbin, who is said to have saved Universal Pictures from bankruptcy before she vanished from public view 64 years ago. Her death was reported Wednesday by her fan club. She was 91 years old.