U.S. Navy Sailors Say They Were Hazed, Abused
Six sailors from a canine unit in the U.S. Navy interviewed by Youth Radio told stories of hazing and abuse a few years ago. The Navy investigated the abuse and found evidence to support accusations of physical assault on sailors and prostitutes on base, but no courts-martial resulted.
At G-20, Economic Powers To Focus On Stability
Leaders of the Group of 20 economies gather in Pittsburgh on Thursday and Friday to focus on ensuring long-term economic stability after last year's global economic meltdown. At the top of the agenda is an attempt to correct the mistakes that led to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
Gadhafi Unleashes Litany Of Complaints In U.N. Debut
Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi uses his first U.N. appearance to rail against what he sees as the inequalities of the U.N. system. He also chastises the world body for failing to intervene or prevent some 65 wars since its founding in 1945.
Sen. Dodd Backs Banking Superregulator
Senate Banking Committee Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT) says he favors the creation of a single regulator to oversee U.S. banks, calling the current system "an irrational system created by historical accident."
High-Tech Solutions To Help Deter Driver Texting
Texting while driving is so dangerous, many states have made it illegal — but just like driving drunk, people still do it. So high-tech companies across the nation are racing to develop devices to make it harder to text and drive.
On Fall TV, A Constellation Of Flickering Stars
Never mind the quick failure of her FX series Dirt: Courteney Cox is back on TV again, courtesy perhaps of her Friends fame. Kelsey Grammer (and others) are also returning after flops that tarnished the luster they earned in older hits. Will that old goodwill be enough this time?
Obama Toughens State Secrets Privilege
Under new rules, the government must convince the attorney general that releasing information would cause "significant harm" to national security. The rules are a break with the Bush administration, but officials are pushing to extend other Bush-era security policies.
University Of Illinois President Quits Over Scandal
B. Joseph White resigned Wednesday after officials acknowledged that they admitted some students with political clout over other, more qualified applicants. White, who has served as university president since 2005, said he will step down at the end of the year.
University Of Calif. Faculty, Students To Walk Out
More than 1,000 faculty members and students at the University of California schools are planning to walk out Thursday in protest against an increase in tuition and furloughs. Joshua Clover, an associate professor of English at the University of California, Davis, says the moves instituted by the university system's administrators mean that students are getting less attention from their professors despite having to pay more for their education.