Sky high expectations for Obama A number of recent polls show Americans have high hopes for President-elect Barack Obama. But Obama also faces steep challenges that might make it hard to deliver on all his campaign promises.4:50 p.m.
Indian Forces Continue Battle With Mumbai Gunmen
Explosions and gunfire rang out across Mumbai, India's commercial capital, on Thursday as commandos fought to free hostages held by suspected militants in two luxury hotels and a Jewish center. Police say about 120 people are dead and hundreds are wounded.
Iraqi Parliament OKs U.S. Security Agreement
The pact calls for the gradual withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq over the next three years. Although the accord won easy approval, voting was almost postponed because of disputes between Iraq's many rival political factions.
Survivors Of The Great Depression Tell Their Stories
With the economy in shambles, people are worrried about going through another Great Depression. In the 1930s, unemployment was as high as 40 percent in some areas of Chicago. A few who lived through it tell their stories.
State Of Emergency Declared In Thailand
The beleaguered prime minister of Thailand has declared a state of emergency after days of civil protests that have shut down Bangkok's two airports. The declaration paves the way for the government to order police and military to force an end to protesters' occupation of the airports.
'Tis The Season For Hollywood Blockbusters
Before year's end, more than 50 movies — about everything from Nazi plots to animated French mice to visitors from other galaxies — will hit the multiplex. Bob Mondello previews the offerings.
A Thanksgiving Tradition With Bailey White
For the past 17 years, Bailey White has shared her stories with All Things Considered on Thanksgiving Day. The former first grade teacher and avid gardener from southern Georgia continues the annual tradition by weaving a tale about a small town character and his dog. These stories have been collected in a book titled Nothing With Strings.
A Time To Say 'Thanks'
People from all over the country, from all walks of life share recorded messages of thanks to someone who did something for them since last Thanksgiving.
Survivor Tells How He Escaped Gunmen In Mumbai
Coordinated attacks by gunmen in Mumbai, India, have left scores of people dead and hundreds wounded. Host Michele Norris talks with one man who was eating dinner in the Taj Mahal Hotel when it was attacked but was able to make a harrowing escape.
Examining Who May Be Behind Mumbai Attacks
The scale and sophistication of the attacks in Mumbai, India, have taken many intelligence analysts by surprise. The only claim of responsibility so far is from a previously unknown group calling itself the Deccan Mujahideen. But analysts believe it took a well-established and organized group with plenty of resources and training to mount this type of attack.
Foreclosures Overwhelm Legal Aid Programs
Half of all poor people seeking help to stave off foreclosures "are being turned away at the door," an official with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association estimates. The programs, which offer free or low-cost counsel, don't have enough staff to meet demand.