While he can explain how it happened, Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston says "there's no excuse" for the huge mistake he made Tuesday when he wrote that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. had received billions of dollars in tax refunds from the U.S. government in recent years — when in fact it had paid billions of dollars in federal taxes.
Saudi Princess Ameerah Al-Taweel, 27, is very outspoken about the rights of women in Saudi Arabia. She has been lobbying to improve their employment opportunities by allowing them to work in the public realm, and to gain the right to drive.
India's financial capital was struck Wednesday by a series of blasts that killed at least 17 people. It marked the second time in three years that Mumbai suffered a major terrorist attack. Steve Inskeep talks with Mark Magnier, a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in New Delhi, about the attack.
The seven-time Cy Young Award winner faces charges of perjury and obstruction of Congress — which carry a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison. The prosecution says it has physical evidence against the baseball pitching star, but Clemens' attorney contends the evidence is fake.
Harry Potter has headlined seven films over 10 years, and brought in $1 billion in domestic box office sales. The eighth film opens at midnight, and it already has sold more than $32 million dollars in tickets.
Reuters columnist David Cay Johnston says he made a mistake. The Pulitzer Prize-winning economics reporter wrote about Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. The company faces a scandal in Britain but Johnston focused on something else. He wrote News Corp. paid no taxes for years, instead collecting billions of dollars in refunds. Johnston tells Steve Inskeep his story was wrong.
The Obama administration stopped short of calling for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to resign after Assad loyalists attacked the U.S. Embassy in Damascus. The public posture on Syria is changing as Assad's regime continues its brutal crackdown on protesters. Britain's Foreign Officer Minister Alistair Burt talks to Steve Inskeep about the situation in Syria.
There's been more fighting in western Libya as forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi moved to retake control of a village that fell to rebel fighters earlier this week. As news of the latest attack spread, young rebels in the mountain town of Zintan jumped into cars and trucks heading to the front. Civilians fled in the other direction to escape the bombardment.
No one has claimed responsibility for a trio of bomb blasts in India's commercial capital of Mumbai that killed at least 17 people and wounded dozens, as police sifted through clues Thursday to determine who might have carried out the attacks.
Government officials said they have yet to rule out any group or motive. Despite 2008 attacks by gunmen in the city blamed on Pakistan-linked militants, the officials have been careful not to point fingers at Islamabad for Wednesday's bombings.
The phone-hacking charges involving Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. has mostly been a British scandal. But the tentacles of his empire extend far beyond Britain. Ken Auletta, media writer for The New Yorker, talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the scope of the News Corp. media empire.