Recent delays put 'bill of rights' back on the radar After two high-profile flight delays, there's talk again in Congress regarding a bill of rights for travelers that would limit how long passengers can be cooped up on a plane that's waiting to take off or after it's landed.5:17 p.m.
Getting Doctors Talking Key To Health Care Fix
Most health care analysts think coordinated care — where all the doctors work together to meet a patient's needs — is good for patients. But the House bill falls short of directly legislating how health care providers should do just that.
Hope Floats For Struggling Houseboat Maker
Like so many Americans, Faye Womack and Jim Hadley of Columbia, Ky., are trying to wait out the recession. Let go from her job at Majestic Yacht last year, Womack spent the time with her ailing mom. Her former boss, Hadley, hopes to rehire all 27 workers he laid off soon.
Stranded? Three Books To Save Your Life
If you're stranded somewhere dangerous and remote, and you're not sure how you're going to survive — maybe you should read a book. Author Jake Halpern suggests three that will get you out of any tough spot.
Promises Unkept: Disappointments In Digital TV
Because of the digital transition, TV stations can now offer four or more different channels. But critics say that offerings are a far cry from what broadcasters could be doing with the new channels.
A Frosty Take On All Things 'Cold'
Bill Streever's new book, Cold, is a collection of chilly vignettes about frozen Arctic explorers, killer blizzards and icicle frogs — among other icy topics.
Cheney's Claim On CIA Tactics Examined
Former Vice President Dick Cheney has maintained that the CIA's interrogation techniques kept the country safe. He said there were CIA memos that showed definitively that waterboarding saved American lives. The Justice Department released Monday two memos related to waterboarding.
Hoekstra Blasts Reopening Of Interrogation Probe
Michigan Rep. Peter Hoekstra, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to name a prosecutor to investigate CIA prisoner abuse cases. Hoekstra says there is no new evidence to justify the reopening of the cases.
Early Results Show Afghan Poll Deadlock
Preliminary results form last week's Afghan presidential elections show incumbent Hamid Karzai and his main challenger with roughly 40 percent each of the votes counted so far. There will be a runoff if neither candidate gets 50 percent of the vote.
Problems Plague Hudson Cleanup
After years of delay, the clean-up of the Hudson River is off to a rocky start. Critics say the federal government's massive Superfund project is leaking too many toxic PCBs into the air and water.