More specialty hospitals on the horizon? A national moratorium banning new physician-owned specialty hospitals has been lifted. We look at what will happen in a state like South Dakota, where there seems to be an interest in these facilities.7:24 a.m.
Karzai, Musharraf Headed for White House Visits
Two leaders with prominent roles in the U.S. approach to fighting terrorism are in Washington. President Bush will meet with Afghan President Hamid Karzai Tuesday, then with Karzai and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf Wednesday.
Security Bills Eyed Ahead of Campaign Break
En route to a recess and the wrap-up of the mid-term campaign season, Republican leaders in Congress are trying to push through two national security bills. One involves the ongoing debate over how to handle enemy combatants; the other focuses on President Bush's domestic surveillance efforts.
Teardown Trend Altering Historic Neighborhoods
The housing market may be cooling, but teardowns are occurring at a steady pace. The redevelopment trend -- in which smaller, older homes are torn down and replaced with much larger houses -- is going strong in 300 communities in more than 30 states.
Saints Return to Superdome with Big Win
Football returns to the Superdome in New Orleans as the NFL's Saints post a 23-3 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The event featured former President Bush for the coin flip and musical performances by U2 and Green Day.
Gibson's 'Apocalypto' Explores Mayan Rites
Mel Gibson's new film project, set for release in December, has religious overtones. It tracks the life of a man marked for sacrifice among the ancient Mayans. But critics say Apocalypto resembles Braveheart more than The Passion of the Christ.
Higher Ed Panel Calls for College Database
A commission assembled by Education Secretary Margaret Spellings finds that college is too expensive. The panel says students and parents would benefit from a common database that explains what different schools offer.
Facebook.com Expands Amid Rumors of Buyout
A popular networking site for college students is about to open its doors to everyone. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service while at Harvard. There are reports of a Yahoo! buyout offer.
Day of Reckoning for Ebbers, Fastow
Former WorldCom CEO Bernard Ebbers is scheduled to report to federal prison in Mississippi, more than a year after he was sentenced to 25 years for his role in an accounting fraud scandal. And Enron's former finance chief, Andrew Fastow, will be sentenced in Houston.
Future of Farming on Display at 'Big Iron' Show
Farming technology is big business. The latest developments -- smarter seed planters, bigger combines, advances in animal breeding -- are on display at Big Iron, a major agricultural trade show in Fargo, N.D.
Caught Holding the Fake Bag
Italian police confiscate 650,000 "knockoff" purses and accessories that falsely carry labels such as Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The bust is aimed at upholding the integrity of the European fashion industry.