Baby Steps To Better Breathing
Breathing is something we take for granted. But with busy and stressful lifestyles, we can develop habits that interfere with the natural rhythm of the breath. Breathing techniques can help us slow down our breath to emulate the full, deep breaths of sleeping babies.
In Queens, Life And Failing Economy Derail Dream
Joe Alonzo, 24, had it all planned out: Graduate from a four-year college, get married, start a family and fulfill the dreams of his Dominican parents. Life and a failing economy forced him to leave community college, and like many in his generation, move to plan B.
'Bureau Tehran,' Live From Massachusetts
As Tehran cracks down on journalists there, one of the most reliable sources for news has also been one of the most unlikely: a Web site run by a woman in suburban Boston. Kelly Golnoush Niknejad's Web site is fast becoming one of the go-to sites for news from Iran.
Madoff To Find Out How Long He'll Be In Prison
The sentencing of disgraced financier Bernard Madoff, 71, is expected to draw a crowd Monday. Officials say hundreds of people are likely to show up. Prosecutors are seeking a 150-year prison sentence. The defense has asked for a 12-year term because of Madoff's age.
Supreme Court Preparing To Wrap Up Term
The Supreme Court is expected to release decisions Monday in three cases: on alleged reverse racial discrimination, campaign funding; and bank regulation. With those opinions, the Court wraps up its business for the summer.
Ousted Honduran President Vows To Stay In Charge
The first military takeover of a Central American government in 16 years is drawing widespread condemnation from governments around the world. The democratically-elected president of Honduras was ousted Sunday and a successor has been named. But President Manuel Zelaya is vowing to stay in power.
Deadline Nears For Iraqi Security Handover
By Tuesday, all but a small number of U.S. troops are to have left Iraq's urban areas, leaving security in the hands of Iraqi soldiers and police. Americans will take a supporting and advisory role. Iraqis and Americans are greeting the day with a mix of relief and anxiety.
Food Bank To Benefit From Museum's Garden
In Tulsa, Okla., the Philbrook Museum of Art is doing something different with outdoor space that it can't afford to maintain as a formal garden this year. Workers have planted vegetables that will be harvested and donated to the local community food bank. Melinda McMillan is the museum's garden director, and she talks with Renee Montagne about the program.
Non-Smokers Suffer Lung Cancer Stigma
Smoking is such a well-known cause of lung cancer that many don't realize thousands who never smoked get the diagnosis. The great majority are women. Recent research shows it's really a different disease than smoking-related lung cancer. But those with the diagnosis say they suffer the same stigma.
Bankruptcy Hearing For General Motors
General Motors is back in court Tuesday. It's expected to ask a judge to approve a plan to create a healthy "new" GM — financed by the government. Under the plan, GM would be able to shed its bad assets. But the company still has legal challenges. It faces dealers who want compensation for their contracts being terminated.