International adoptions bring more alcohol-exposed kids to U.S. In the U.S. and countries around the world, children are born each day to mothers who drank alcohol while they were pregnant. As more American families adopt children from other countries, doctors say they are seeing more cases of fetal alcohol syndrome.4:50 p.m.
Smoking ban reignites cessation efforts With Minnesota's smoking ban taking effect this week, we're being inundated with messages about how to quit smoking. Here's another one from All Things Considered medical analyst, Dr. Jon Hallberg.5:50 p.m.
Blackwater Chairman Defends Employees
Erik Prince, the chairman of the private security company, Blackwater USA, has rejected allegations that his employees have acted inappropriately in Iraq and Afghanistan. The FBI is investigating Blackwater personnel for their role in a shooting two weeks ago that left 11 Iraqis dead.
Jury Awards $11.6 Million to Ex-Knicks Executive
A federal jury has found that New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas sexually harassed Anucha Browne Sanders, a former top executive of the Knicks, by subjecting her to unwanted advances and insults. Madison Square Garden and its chairman are ordered to pay $11.6 million in damages.
Obama Marks His Early Opposition to Iraq War
Democratic U.S. Sen. Barack Obama tries to set himself apart from other presidential contenders with a series of talks marking the fifth anniversary of his speech against the Iraq war. At the time, he was an Illinois state senator. Four of his opponents for the Democratic nomination were in the Senate then, and each supported the invasion.
County Apologizes to Emmett Till Family
In the courthouse where the accused murderers of Emmett Till were tried and acquitted more than 50 years ago, Tallahatchie County, Miss., holds a memorial service for him, apologizes to his family, and unveils a historical marker.
Tensions Rise in Occupied Golan Heights
Tensions increase along the Israeli-Syrian border. After an Israeli air strike in Syria last month, Israel has increased its military presence in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
On the Ground in Iraq: Three Women's Stories
Sgt. Griselda Benavides and Lance Cpl. Mary Carnes of the U.S. Marines, and Army Staff Sgt. Laurie Perez Hawkins have all served in Iraq. They share their experiences in a war zone and their thoughts on the service of women in the military.
Sounds from an Impractical Homemade Engine
Our SoundClip series continues with listener Larry Cottrill, who provides audio of a homemade pulse jet engine. It's very loud and very simple, and it can't be muffled. Therefore, it is impractical despite its efficiency.
A Quotable, Pithy Guide to Aphorists
James Geary has gathered examples of what he calls the oldest and shortest literary art form on the planet — the aphorism — into a compendium, Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists. He shares the rules he uses to identify an aphorism.
U.S. Forces See Opportunity as Sadr Regroups
It has been a month since radical Shiite cleric Muktada al Sadr called on his militia to cease fire for six months so his Mehdi Army could reorganize and clean up its ranks. There has been a drop in violence since Sadr's announcement, and the U.S. military sees that as a possible opening it can exploit.