A Love-Hate History: Oil And Fishing In The Gulf
Since the first oil company arrived in the Gulf in the 1940s, the oil and fishing industries have had a contentious relationship. Over the years, oil exploration did provide some benefit for fishermen. But as one long-time shrimping family explains, the give-and-take may have reached a breaking point with the oil spill.
Foes Of Arizona Immigration Law Get Day In Court
A federal judge will hear two lawsuits Thursday that seek to block Arizona's new immigration law from taking effect next week. One focuses on the idea that the law will promote racial profiling; the other, brought by the U.S. Justice Department, says that only Congress, not states, can enact immigration laws.
N.M. House Race Pits Current Congress Vs. Previous
Democrat Harry Teague was swept into office two years ago by a wave of Democratic enthusiasm. Now he is battling to keep the seat from falling back into the hands of the man who used to occupy it, Republican Steve Pearce.
Rafters Push For 'Right To Float' In Colorado
A private landowner says he doesn't want people rafting through his property. Technically, the state constitution says the waterways are open to the public, but private landowners often own the riverbeds and banks. The issue was so contentious, the governor got involved.
Light, Fuel-Driven Car Goes For 100 Mpg X Prize
The Very Light Car is the last remaining four-seat sedan vying for $5 million in the prestigious X Prize competition. It weighs just over 700 pounds -- far less than a typical compact car. But unlike most other entries in the competition, it's not an electric or a hybrid vehicle.
One Sudan Marriage Ritual: An Alluring Dance
Young brides in Northern Sudan have been performing the Bride Dance on, or near, their wedding nights for thousands of years. Today, plenty of Sudanese women reject it, saying they don't want to debase themselves.
Will Sanctions On Iran, N. Korea Work?
U.S. sanctions on North Korea were tightened this week, 10 days after new ones were imposed on Iran. Sanctions remain an important alternative to military action in U.S. diplomacy. But will they work?
In India, Few Takers For Tighter Iran Sanctions
India is rejecting U.S. pressure to tighten sanctions against Iran. One reason is economics. Other reasons are more complex: Indian leaders feel the U.S. neglected them after India agreed to earlier sanctions against Iran.
Clinton Attends ASEAN Meeting
After stops in Islamabad, Kabul and Seoul, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton winds up her weeklong diplomatic tour in Hanoi, for this year's meeting of ASEAN. On her agenda for the meeting of Asian and Pacific leaders is North Korea and Myanmar.
Visit By Sudan's Bashir Puts Heat On Chad
Defying an international warrant for his arrest, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has traveled to neighboring Chad. But there's no evidence Chad will attempt to turn Bashir over to the International Criminal Court, which hopes to try Bashir on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide.