WSJ: Northwest talking deal with Delta The revelation from the Wall Street Journal came on the day when US Airways increased its offer in a hostile takeover bid for the Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.6:45 a.m.
Soldier's brother reacts to new Iraq strategy James Berka's brother Joel is in the U.S. Army. Joel is on his second tour of duty in Iraq. James offers his reaction to President Bush's new strategy for Iraq and talks about what his brother has observed during his time overseas.7:23 a.m.
The new season of "American Idol" premieres next week on the Fox Network with two hours of highlights from its first-ever auditions in Minneapolis. The blockbuster reality-TV/talent show is entering its sixth season, but the genre is becoming crowded as programs such as "America's Got Talent" and "Dancing With the Stars" turn relative unknowns into national celebrities. And last Sunday, NBC premiered "You're the One that I Want," a new show that will publicly cull through a couple dozen would-be Sandys and Dannys to find the leading players for a new Broadway production of the musical "Grease." Arts commentator Dominic Papatola is with us morning to talk about the intersections -- if any -- between art and reality TV.8:22 a.m.
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Bush Admits Problems in Iraq, Plans Troop Increase
In his speech from the White House on Wednesday night, President Bush laid out what he called a new plan for the U.S. mission in Iraq. He said he's sending more than 20,000 additional U.S. troops to Iraq.
New Orleans Struggles to Cope with Murder Wave
A recent spate of homicides in New Orleans has some locals reconsidering their decision to stay and rebuild in the Big Easy. Rafael Goyeneche, president of a local crime watch-dog group in New Orleans, talks about the high rate of murders in the city.
Bush Speech Receives Little Attention in Europe
European reaction to President Bush's speech on Iraq was muted as most nations focus on domestic concerns. In Britain, America's strongest ally in Iraq, a changing political landscape means that Tony Blair's government is also quiet on the U.S. plan to increase troop numbers in Iraq.
Low-Stress Life May Be Best Way to Prevent Colds
Some people swear by a jolt of wheat grass or mega-doses of vitamin C or zinc to ward off a cold. But researchers say those dietary supplements, while popular, are unproven. The best preventative medicine so far seems to be a low-stress lifestyle.
Defining a New Purpose in Life
The loss of a spouse can result in unexpected behavior. Sometimes the behavior — such as constant visits to the doctor and hospital — can be a sign of a search for direction in life.
Cisco Sues Apple over Use of the iPhone Name
Apple CEO Steve Jobs wasn't even off the stage from introducing his company's Internet phone, when Cisco Systems filed a lawsuit demanding that he not use the name "iPhone" for his new high-profile product.
Bid for Delta Raised, Northwest Enters the Picture
US Airways has upped its hostile bid for bankrupt carrier Delta Air Lines to $10.2 billion. So far, Delta has snubbed those takeover overtures. Now it turns out that Delta may be talking to Northwest about a merger, another bankrupt carrier.
Smart Elevators: A Faster Way Up and Down
Smart elevators are designed to transform the simple act of traveling between floors in a building. With fewer stops, passengers arrive at their destinations more quickly. But they can also take a little getting used to.