Al Franken ready to begin Senate work next week After an eight-month battle, DFLer Al Franken has been declared the winner of Minnesota's remaining U.S. Senate seat. Franken already has his committee assignments and expects to begin work as soon as Congress returns from its Fourth of July break next week.5:20 p.m.
U.S. Treads Cautiously In Honduras Dispute
Honduras' deposed President Manuel Zelaya plans to return home to contest his ouster, with the support of the Organization of American States, the United Nations and the United States. Washington, however, has found itself among strange bedfellows on this issue.
Honduran Envoy Backs New Government
The ambassador to the U.S. says he has not been notified of a change in his status, though the man who appointed him, Manuel Zelaya, was deposed last weekend by the country's military. Roberto Flores Bermudez also says the change of government in Honduras was constitutional.
Ten Connected To Madoff May Face Criminal Charges
Prosecutors continue to investigate those affiliated with the infamous swindler, but it might be tricky to prove employees knew what was happening. Prosecutors allege that Bernard Madoff specifically hired people without financial experience.
Battle Likely Over Jackson Will
Pop icon Michael Jackson's will filed Wednesday in a Los Angeles court gave his estate to the Michael Jackson Family Trust. Who controls that trust is sure to be a huge legal battle. Stevenson Jacobs, a business writer for The Associated Press, offers his insight.
Cover-Ups Hurt Cheating American Politicians
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford now recalls other times with his Argentine soul mate and acknowledges having crossed the line with various other women as well. Call it an American tragedy. It is not that Europe doesn't have philandering politicians, says Daniel Schorr; it's that they are just less likely to lie about it.
Doctors Say Health Care Rationing Already Exists
The specter of government rationing of health care is a prime argument being used against overhauling the U.S. system. But some doctors and economists argue that, in effect, the American system is already rationing in the most unproductive ways.
Young Doctors Weigh In On Health Care
Two young doctors, just finishing up their residencies, discuss the decisions behind their career choices. Nicole Loeding is going into primary care, while Brian Southern, after becoming disillusioned with primary care, has chosen pulmonary critical care.
Letters: Clarification, Tomatoes
Melissa Block reads from listeners' letters, including a clarification about coups in Latin America and a note about Florida's lengthy tomato regulations.
New Latin Music Crosses Borders At Will
California is America's main immigrant magnet. As people move to and from — and within — the state and the U.S., the music produced by this shifting population is changing. The stories of musicians living and working in Oakland and Los Angeles give a sense of how the future of Latin music might sound.
Calls Grow For Gov. Sanford Resignation
South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford is weathering more calls for his resignation and further investigations into his extramarital affair. He conceded Tuesday that he had met with his Argentine mistress more than he had originally said, including several multinight stays in New York.