Interim replacement for gang strike force announced The Department of Public Safety on Friday announced the Metro Gang Strike Force will remain suspended while an investigation continues into its operations, and a temporary unit will be created in the interim.5:24 p.m.
Many Decisions Remain Over Tobacco Regulation
After a long fight, Congress has voted to regulate tobacco — with the help of some in the tobacco industry. But with years of rule-making ahead, it's difficult to predict how stringent the FDA's regulation will be. That uncertainty is unsettling for many on both sides of the nation's tobacco debate.
Justices May Strike Down Part Of Voting Rights Act
The law has been credited with breaking down barriers to minority voting, but some say its policies are unfair and outdated. According to sources, a team of Justice Department lawyers has been strategizing for weeks on a speedy response in case part of the act is invalidated.
Dave Brubeck: An Unlikely Hit, 50 Years Strong
In 1959, jazz pianist Dave Brubeck topped the pop charts and shook up the notion of rhythm in jazz with an odd-metered song called "Take Five." On the occasion of its golden anniversary and a new reissue of Time Out, Brubeck explains why it was such a hit.
House, Senate Reach Deal On War Spending Bill
House and Senate negotiators reached agreement on a $100 billion bill to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through September. Lawmakers also dropped their outright opposition to letting Guantanamo detainees enter the United States.
Week In Politics Examined
David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution offer their insight on health care reform and the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor. Brooks and Dionne examine the week in politics.
Iranian Voters In U.S. Sound Off On Election
Iranians voted Friday in overwhelming numbers to pick a new president. Iranian-Americans talk about hopes for the country at a Washington polling station set up to help Iranians abroad cast their votes.
Baghdad Neighborhood Fears Security Handover
U.S. combat forces are due to withdraw from Iraq's cities by the end of the month, turning over responsibility to Iraqi forces. But in some Baghdad neighborhoods, people are not only afraid of insurgents, but also of the Iraqi army.
A Year After Flooding, Iowa Limps To Recovery
A year ago, torrential rains in eastern Iowa turned what was already serious flooding into a catastrophe. The Cedar River overflowed in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, damaging thousands of homes and businesses. A year later, recovery in Cedar Rapids has been slow.
Dallas-Fort Worth Area Ill-Prepared For TV Switch
One of the last markets to make the switch to digital TV will be Dallas-Fort Worth. It has been named one of the most likely to suffer serious problems because of its large population of low-income people and those for whom English is a second language.
TV Repairman Weighs Future Amid Digital Switch
The transition to digital television is forcing many electronics service shops to ponder their future. Dan Meijer, who started working in the world of TV repair as a 16-year-old high school dropout, offers his insight.