White House To Oversee New Interrogation Team
President Obama has approved the creation of a team of elite interrogators responsible for questioning top terrorism suspects. The FBI — not the CIA — will take the lead role in interrogations.
Uncertainty Surrounds Iran's Nuclear Capability
Nothing is simple about Iran and its nuclear program. The subject is highly complex, involving questions of physics and chemistry, politics, diplomacy and the military. Even on the fundamental question of how close Iran might be to acquiring a nuclear weapon, there is much debate.
Tony Bennett's Summer Song: 'It Was Me'
Bennett has introduced dozens of songs to the Great American Songbook, so how could we not ask him about his favorite summer song? For Bennett, the French song "It Was Me" is the essence of what happens when people fall in love.
Terence Blanchard: Free Will And 'Choices'
Jazz trumpeter Terence Blanchard is a throwback to the socially engaged jazzman of the 1960s: He's as wrapped up in politics and society as he is in scales and improvisation. His new album, Choices, ponders questions about free will and personal responsibility.
At The Movies, The '60s Beat Goes On
For the last two summers, movie musicals have been big hits, so you'd expect Hollywood to stock the multiplex with more of the same. Instead, this summer, there are no musicals at all. But a cluster of movies will set audience toes tapping to the beat of a specific moment in time.
Scotland Official Defends Lockerbie Handling
Scotland's justice secretary defended his decision to release the Lockerbie bomber on humanitarian grounds. Libyan Abdel Baset al-Megrahi was released last week because he is terminally ill with prostate cancer. His return to Libya was met with celebrations at home and criticism overseas.
Despite Warning, Investors Flock To GM Stock
The management of Motors Liquidation Co., the new name for the old General Motors, is reminding investors of its "strong belief" that the company's stock will have no value. That, however, isn't deterring investors. Motors Liquidation Co. CEO Al Koch calls the trading "a little bit of a head-scratcher."
Scanning Old Memories A Shoe Box At A Time
A lot of people have a treasure trove of old photos stuffed in shoe boxes in a basement or closet. There are a growing number of companies that scan them into digital form, but it can be expensive. At least one company has managed to make it affordable.
CDC Tuberculosis Rule Slows International Adoption
The CDC now requires that internationally adopted children with TB be treated in their home countries. For 4-year-old Harper that meant two weeks in a Beijing hotel with her new parents, instead of a flight to her new home in Virginia.
Living-Will Guide For Vets Stirs Health Overhaul Fears
A Veterans Affairs booklet has a worksheet that asks a tough question: When is life "not worth living?" Some say the scenarios provided are offensive — and another reason to scale back Obama's health care proposals. VA official Tammy Duckworth says the booklet is under revision.