Six locations in Afghanistan are scheduled to be handed over to Afghan control next month. The most daring location is the capital of Helmand province. U.S. Marines are just now assessing the security gains they've made in Helmand. How ready are Afghan troops for the hand over, and, how much of the area will really be under Afghan control?
The Paris Air Show opened Monday with more than 2,100 exhibitors from 45 countries taking part in the week-long event. Most of the attention will be focused on the annual battle between Airbus and Boeing over who will sell the most airliners.
Rory McIlroy, 22, of Northern Ireland is this year's U.S. Open champion. He won by eight shots and broke the tournament scoring record by a whopping four strokes. Renee Montagne talks to "USA Today" Sports Columnist Christine Brennan about the new U.S. Open Golf champion, and what drama unfolded over the weekend on one of the hardest courses of the majors.
NATO says one of its airstrikes in the Libyan capital of Tripoli went astray and may have killed civilians. The military alliance said the errant strike early Sunday may have been due to "a weapons system failure." Libyan officials say nine civilians were killed, including two children.
Chris Weitz has directed a variety of movies from "About a Boy" and "American Pie" to "New Moon" of the "Twilight" series. Now he's out with a movie about an illegal immigrant from Mexico who's working as a gardener in Los Angeles, and is trying to keep his son out of gang life. Renee Montagne talks with Weitz about the film, "A Better Life."
Nine months ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million gift to improve public schools in Newark, N.J. The plan to spend the money is now taking shape, and a new superintendent is coming on board to lead the effort.
But in New Jersey, initial jubilation over the gift has turned into protests, suspicion and a belief that students will never benefit from the money.
Correction officials in California see San Quentin State Prison, once a notoriously violent place, as a model for reform at a time when the state's prison system is in crisis. It's under a U.S. Supreme Court order to reduce its overcrowded facilities and continues to cut rehabilitation programs for lack of money.
Two months ago, on a wooded path in upstate New York, a psychologist named Chris Chabris strapped a video camera to a 20-year-old man and told him to chase after a jogger making his way down the path.
For close to two years Chabris, who teaches at Union College, had been conducting this same experiment. He did the experiment at night, in the afternoon, with women, with men. All were told to run after the jogger and watch him.
The goal of all this was to answer a question: Is it possible to see something really, really obvious and not perceive it?