Community members say they saw warning signs of alleged sex ring Even before details of an alleged multi-state prostitution ring came to light this week, a lot of people were worried.
Somali-American community members and social workers say they came across a number of warning signs, including brazen solicitations for sex.7:20 a.m.
Bachmann faces uphill battle on the Hill The newly elected Republican majority in Congress meets next week to choose its leaders. They'll elect the Speaker of the House, the majority leader, the whip and a few lesser known posts including "conference chair." That's the number-four position in the House Republican caucus, and it's the one Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann hopes to win. But in spite of her national profile and unmatched frundraising prowess, Bachmann appears to be the underdog in the race.7:45 a.m.
Near Kandahar, Key Test Of Afghan War Plan Unfolds
A company of the 101st Airborne Division in Panjwaii tries to cut Taliban supply lines and win the support of locals. It offers a focused look at the overall U.S. war strategy in Afghanistan. Watching closely are the Taliban -- and the top ranks of the U.S. military command.
Cholera Cases Spur Containment Efforts In Haiti
The threat of Hurricane Tomas has passed, but Haiti is facing a cholera outbreak. Amid fears that the deadly waterborne disease could spread quickly in the crowded camps for earthquake survivors, aid agencies and the government are working to contain it.
Warnings Overlooked In Case Of American Tied To Mumbai Attacks
David Headley, an American man known to U.S. authorities as a convicted drug dealer with ties to radical Muslims, was able to slip through the cracks to help plan the Mumbai hotel attacks of 2008. Steve Inskeep talks with Stephen Coll, head of the New America Foundation, about how it happened.
Soldier From Illinois Killed During 9th Deployment
After nine tours of duty, Sgt. 1st Class Ronald Grider was killed in Afghanistan in September on his 30th birthday. Friends and family say despite the frequent deployments, Grider was still the happy-go-lucky kid they all called "Hank," and that he had found his calling in the military. Rachel Lippmann reports for St. Louis Public Radio.
Helping Homeowners On The Verge Of Foreclosure
Two Missouri Realtors go door-to-door offering some free assistance to homeowners who are within days of eviction. But it's hard to get clients because homeowners facing foreclosure seldom answer mail, phone calls or even their front door.
High Court Case Tests Bans On Class-Action Suits
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday in a case that focuses on whether a company can include a ban on class legal actions in its contracts. Both sides say that if they lose, the results will be calamitous.