Pakistan faces a devastating insurgency. Pam Constable, a reporter for The Washington Post, recalls the moment when that insurgency began. She talks to Steve Inskeep about clerics preaching against the U.S. and Pakistani governments. By 2007, the Red mosque was stockpiling weapons.
Space camp began in 1982, the year after the shuttle first flew. The camp started out small but more than half a million students have graduated from the program. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center, which runs the camp, is building a new simulator to mirror NASA's goals to travel to the Moon, Mars and into deep space.
Homegrown Lexington tech company SIS is expanding, pouring 5.5 million dollars into its operation. And state and local lawmakers are hoping that becomes a trend. In a time when officials are eager to tout job growth, it's no surprise to see ribbon cuttings drawing larger crowds. SIS, a local tech solutions company, celebrated its expansion Monday, along with the addition of 15 new high-tech jobs. And while that number may sound modest, they're the kind of jobs Governor Steve Beshear says signal recovery.
In the mid 90's, Piers Morgan cut his teeth as an editor at Murdoch's London tabloid the "Sun" and then became the top editor of its sister Sunday paper "News of the World." Two of his successors have been arrested and a third lost his job along with his staff when the paper closed.
Rupert Murdoch, his son and the former head of his newspaper business in the United Kingdom are expected to appear before a parliamentary committee Tuesday. They are due to be questioned about the phone hacking-scandal at the News of The World.
In New Jersey, a new curriculum has been designed to help teachers talking about terrorism in class. It's called "Learning from the Challenges of Our Times: Global Security, Terrorism, and 9-11 in the Classroom." Relatives of 9-11 victims helped write the lessons.
Now that the Education Department has released "Gainful Employment" rules for for-profit schools, some would like to see similar standards for non-profit colleges and universities. With student debt increasing, they say it would be useful for students to know what their job chances are. But the industry has resisted such labels, saying they do not fit liberal arts education. NPR's Larry Abramson reports.
The last day the U.S. Treasury says it can fully pay its obligations is exactly two weeks away. That is unless Congress avoids default by raising the nation's legal borrowing limit.
Lawmakers in the House may help budge the debt ceiling impasse with a vote Tuesday on legislation dubbed "Cut, Cap and Balance." It bars any increase in the debt ceiling unless Congress first passes a balanced budget amendment. The bill has little chance in the Senate, but it could clear the way for a bipartisan fallback plan to avoid default.