Obama Calls On All Egyptians To Exercise Restraint
President Obama made a statement on Thursday condemning the violence in Egypt and suspending joint exercises with that country's military that had been planned. The president stopped short of cutting off aid to Egypt or its military, but said he would convene a working group at the White House to consider sterner steps in the wake of this week's street violence.
Egyptian Nuns Flee After Suez Convent Is Set Ablaze
Audie Cornish talks to Sister Angela of the Good Shepherd Convent in Cairo. On Thursday, she welcomed in three fellow nuns fleeing their sister convent and school in Suez that was set ablaze on Wednesday.
Bayard Rustin: The Man Who Organized The March On Washington
The strategist behind the 1963 march will posthumously receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom this year. As a gay man, his position in the movement was questioned. But now he is considered "an amazing role model" for activists of color who are also gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender.
EPA To Crack Down On Accuracy Of MPG Claims By Car Makers
For auto companies, that Environmental Protection Agency-approved MPG sticker on a new car is a high stakes and expensive process. These days it can be damaging to a company's image if customers can't achieve that great fuel economy in their own commutes.
States Target Hybrids As Gas Tax Revenues Ebb
Americans are using less gasoline, and that affects how much money is available for constructing and repairing highways. Some states are levying taxes and fees on hybrids and electric cars to make up for lost revenue.
Meet The Olinguito, The Newest Member Of The Raccoon Family
This cousin of the raccoon is the first new carnivore discovered in the Western Hemisphere in 35 years. Native to the Andes Mountains of Colombia and Ecuador where it's still living, the olinguito was actually first identified in a Field Museum specimen storage room in Chicago.
After Losing His Raccoon, Man Takes His Appeal To Governor
Mark "Coon Rippy" Brown, of Gallatin, Tenn., became an Internet sensation for posting videos online of himself bantering, dancing, even showering with his pet raccoons. He's now using his Internet fame to garner support, in an effort to get his pet raccoon Rebekah back from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, which recently seized the critter. It is illegal in Tennessee to possess native animals captured in the wild.
Fears Of A Diminished Stimulus Send Stock Market Falling
Some good news on the jobs front sent the stock market down sharply on Thursday morning. Wall Street is worried the Federal Reserve will soon start to phase-out the stimulus its been providing. The positive jobs news makes that phase-out more likely.
Getting People Out Of Nursing Homes Turns Out To Be Complicated
Some nursing home patients can go home again if they get the right, customized support. But making it happen takes time, even with organizational help from the pros. Some people need home renovations and rides to appointments. Others may need a guard dog — or a new home.