North Korea Reports First Nuclear Test
U.S. and South Korean intelligence detected a seismic event at a suspected nuclear test site in North Korea, the White House reports, a few hours after North Korea claimed it had conducted an underground nuclear test.
Drug May Reduce Deaths Due to Childbirth Bleeding
Bleeding and hemorrhaging during childbirth is a major reason why women die during labor in the developing world. A new study shows that an inexpensive drug can reduce bleeding by 80 percent in the most serious cases. If women in developing countries had access to it, it could save 150,000 lives a year.
Georgia Employs High School 'Graduation Coaches'
Every high school in Georgia has a new "graduation coach." The coaches' mission is to identify students at risk of dropping out of school and help them graduate on time. Georgia Public Broadcasting's Susanna Capelouto reports.
Wars Hamper Social Progress Across Africa
China, India and parts of Latin America have made headway recently in fighting poverty, disease and illiteracy. But social progress in Africa has lagged, hampered by persistent wars across the continent.
Hegde Fund Amaranth to Slash Staff
The hedge fund Amaranth says it will be cutting about 250 employees, about 60 percent of its staff, by week's end. Also, Toyota boosts capital investments and Japan and China agree to jointly develop gas fields in the East China Sea.
Criminals Find New Ways to Attack on the Internet
Cyber-criminals are proving to be more sophisticated than ever. New avenues for attacks include social networking sites such as MySpace and devices previously not considered vulnerable, such as computer printers.
Columbus Day No Holiday; Cheating MBA Students
Columbus Day is a federal holiday, but why do so few people get the day off from work? Also, a new survey published in the Academy of Management Learning and Education journal says MBA students are the biggest cheats of all graduate students.
North Korea, Foley Scandal and Midterm Elections
The international community has responded vigorously to North Korea's reported nuclear test. The U.N. Security Council is expected to meet to discuss the test. The development may have repercussions for upcoming U.S. elections. Also, Republicans face an uphill battle in the wake of the Mark Foley scandal.
Foley Scandal Plays Role in Minn. Congressional Race
Democratic activist Patty Wetterling made a name for herself as a child-safety advocate after her son was abducted years ago. She is now in a fierce race to represent Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, where the Mark Foley scandal is the talk of the campaign.