Oklahoma Town Battles Powdery Carbon Pollution
After 726 formal complaints, a union lockout, protests and lawsuits and settlements totaling about $20 million, residents in Ponca City no longer have daily struggles with carbon black.
Nobel Prize-Winning Physicist Norman Ramsey Dies
If you want to know what time it is, a smart way to find out is call the U.S. Naval Observatory in Washington, D.C. We owe this accurate timekeeping to a man named Norman Ramsey. Ramsey died Friday at 96. It was his scientific research in the years following World War II that revolutionized how we keep track of time.
New Measure Shows Higher Poverty Rate In U.S.
The Census Bureau released a new experimental poverty measure Monday that takes into account benefits people receive, spending and geographic differences. Under the new measure, which won't replace the official one, more than 2 million additional people in the U.S. are described as poor.
Why Is Food Stamp Usage Rising So Fast?
Robert Siegel speaks with John Davis, the director of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, in Mississippi. He talks about the numbers and nature of recipients in his state. While the program is targeted at people who need help for a limited time period while they transition from unemployment back to employment, many people are using it indefinitely.
Win Or Lose, DuPree Makes History In Mississippi
Johnny DuPree is the first African-American candidate to win a major party's nomination for governor in Mississippi since Reconstruction. Though he remains a long shot against GOP Lt. Gov. Phil Bryant, DuPree says his run shows that the state has made progress.
For-Profit Education Provider Faces Trouble
Career Education Corporation, a major for-profit post-secondary education provider, is facing trouble after it admitted to supplying misleading information on job placement rates. Other for-profit companies are struggling too, under pressure from new federal rules.
Newest Cain Accuser Holds Press Conference
GOP presidential contender Herman Cain may have a difficult time getting his campaign back "on message" after a week spent responding to allegations of sexual harassment. Attorney Gloria Allred held a news conference in New York on Monday afternoon for a woman who says she was sexually harassed by Cain.