Who has the power to influence design? We've heard how design has incredible power over us as individuals. It can affect not only what we buy, but also how we feel. It can determine the fate of a community. But what control do we have over design?7:41 a.m.
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Libby Grand Jury Tapes Released
The judge in the Lewis Libby case reluctantly releases recordings of Libby's grand jury testimony. The prosecution says the recordings capture Libby lying under oath about his role in the leak of a CIA agent's identity.
Rice: Iran Did Not Offer to Recognize Israel
The House Foreign Affairs Committee questioned Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice about the administration's unwillingness to hold direct talks with Iran. She defended that policy and denied knowledge of a document that raised the possibility of Iranian recognition of Israel.
L.A. Police List Most Dangerous Gangs
As local and federal authorities hold a "gang summit" in Los Angeles, Police Chief William Bratton offers a list of the city's worst gangs. Braton says it will help target offenders. Critics worry he may be creating a de facto badge of honor for gang members.
A Fine Specimen in the 'New England Journal'
There's a picture in this week's New England Journal of Medicine of a glowing urine-specimen container. Why is it glowing? And how did the picture wind up in one of the world's most prestigious medical journals?
Letter Bombs Rattle London Motor-Vehicle Offices
An enraged motorist may be waging a letter-bomb campaign against traffic enforcement agencies. Three bombs exploded at auto agencies this week. Police say the devices appear to have been intended to shock, not kill.
Non-Prescription Diet Pill Gets FDA Approval
The FDA has approved a non-prescription diet pill that blocks some fat absorption in the body. But critics say the pill hasn't been adequately tested and worry about some of its side effects.
Study: Sleep Helps Youngsters Stay Trim
It's well known that children who exercise and eat healthy foods are less likely to be overweight. A new study in the journal Child Development finds that getting enough sleep is also key.
In Florida, Qualms After the Storms
Three tornadoes hit Central Florida last week, taking 20 lives. The deadly storms have left some residents of the region rattled, aware that hurricanes aren't the only danger posed by Mother Nature.
Florida Considers Sirens for Tornado Warning
Unlike several states that are frequently troubled by tornadoes, Florida does not have a siren warning system in place to alert residents that dangerous storms may be developing in the pre-dawn hours.
Wal-Mart, Union Unite on Universal Health
Strange bedfellows are uniting to promote universal health care. The latest alliance is between Wal-Mart and its longtime nemesis, the Service Employees International Union.