Obama Reiterates Commitment To Israel
Barack Obama has met with top Israeli and Palestinian officials. His basic message has been that he is a friend of Israel who is committed to the special relationship between the two countries. He also said he would use "big sticks and big carrots" with Iran.
McCain Talks Domestic Issues On 'JV' Press Tour
Republican John McCain held a town hall meeting in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., and had a news conference scheduled for later in the day. Even so, he finds himself struggling to keep up with the attention paid to Barack Obama's foreign travel.
Once Naked For Nirvana, Now A Teen Spirit
Before he was old enough to say "embarrassing," millions of people saw Spencer Elden in his birthday suit on the cover of Nevermind. Now a teenager, he's trying to make sense of his very public image.
Letters: Hamdan, Mail Carrier, 'Mamma Mia'
Listeners responded to the story on the trial of Salim Hamdan and the interview with an Ohio mail carrier seeking the right to wear his kilt to work. And one listener corrects a detail from the review of "Mamma Mia!"
Americans Cutting Back On Medical Care, Poll Finds
Many middle-class Americans with jobs and health insurance have trouble paying their medical bills, according to a new survey. For one couple in Florida, that means putting off dental work. And a woman in Ohio shelved her doctor's request for more medical tests.
Britain Weighs Social Cost Of 'Wonder' Drugs
Tarceva has been shown to extend life in some lung cancer patients by an average of eight weeks. But Great Britain's government health service has decided not to provide the drug. Cancer patient Donald Sutherland and his doctor, Fergus Macbeth, explain how they live with that decision.
Wikipedia Turns To Gutenberg-Era Tech
Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia, is going to be printed in a hardcover edition. Beate Varnhorn, of Bertlesmann Lexicon, says the single-volume edition will be about 1,000 pages and carry around 50,000 most-requested entries and definitions.
House Passes Housing Bill
The House passed the mammoth housing bill and has sent it to the Senate. The bill aims to restore confidence in the housing market by shoring up mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and offering qualified homeowners a chance to refinance their mortgages.