Court Aims to Help Vets with Legal Troubles
A new court in Buffalo is working with the Veterans Affairs Department to help veterans such as Gary Pettingill, who was busted in a drug sweep, get back on their feet. Court officials hope that reaching out to troubled veterans will help reduce the risk of suicide or violence.
L.A. SWAT Unit on Verge of Accepting First Woman
If Jennifer Grasso survives the SWAT team's intense training, she'll make history. The SWAT unit has been all-male, mostly white and resistant to change. But some critics among the ranks say SWAT is scaling back its requirements to be politically correct.
Minty E. Coli And Other Bioengineering Feats
Scientists all over the world are matter-of-factly amending, changing and rearranging living creatures for all kinds of reasons, some silly, some profound. Take the case of the MIT team that made the icky-smelling bacteria E. coli and gave it a wintergreen-scented twist.
Making Changes to Head Off Credit Disaster
Kim Love was keeping up with her debts until she went on disability and her income was cut in half. She and her husband soon had 11 credit cards and bills topping $20,000. A credit counselor helped them cut their debt by a third.
Bill Lets Fla. Schools Teach Evolution Alternatives
Florida's House joins the Senate in passing legislation that would allow — or require — teachers to present alternate theories of how life evolved. Proponents say the issue is academic freedom. But critics say the bills would introduce religion into public schools.
More Than 200 Injured as Tornadoes Blast Virginia
A series of tornados ripped across southeastern Virginia on Monday, damaging scores of homes and businesses and injuring more than 200 people. Hosts Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on the scene around Suffolk, Va.
Airline Ticket Costs Up 10 Percent Over Last Year
The average cost of airline tickets was up more than 10 percent in March, compared with the same month a year ago. Airlines usually have a lot of trouble making fare increases stick — but not this time. Airlines say they have no choice but to raise prices and other fees.
Some Investors Locked Out of 'Safe' Securities
The credit crisis on Wall Street is having an effect on individual investors who own auction-rate securities. What some investors thought was a safe investment has become an obstacle to tapping into their savings.