Senators from both parties are trying to release some of the assets of Moammar Gadhafi's regime, which were frozen several months ago. But figuring out how to do that isn't simple. Stuart Levey, of the Council on Foreign Relations, talks to Steve Inskeep about how it could happen. Earlier this year, Levey left the Treasury Department as undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.
In Syria, refugees are still fleeing into Turkey after government forces cracked down on a rebellious northern town. Other details are more difficult to get hold of. For example, what is daily life like across the country? Steve Inskeep talks to a woman who blogs from Damascus, who writes under the name Jasmine Roman.
The Supreme Court has upheld a Nevada law that bars lawmakers from voting on or even debating matters in which they have a conflict of interest. A Nevada council member had challenged the law, asserting that it prohibited his first amendment rights.
For Libyans, one of the main hardships caused by the worldwide campaign against their leader, Moammar Gadhafi, is a nationwide shortage of gasoline.
Fighting has nearly ground to a halt the oil-rich nation's ability to refine fuel. A naval blockade keeps any fuel tankers from leaving or reaching the North African nation's ports.
The shortage has led to cars lining up as far as the eye can see outside Libyan gas stations providing what little fuel is left at normal prices. But being a woman there means you may not have to wait as long to fill up.
The field of GOP presidential contenders appeared onstage for their first major debate in New Hampshire, taking aim at President Obama, criticizing his handling of the economy and vowing to repeal his health care overhaul.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the presumed front-runner, set the tone for Monday night's debate by explaining that any of the Republican contenders present "would be a better president than President Obama."
The National Labor Relations Board has accused Boeing of retaliating against its union workers by setting up a new non-union factory in South Carolina. The NLRB says in doing so, Boeing broke federal labor law.
The complaint has outraged some members of Congress, who have reacted by trying to cut funding for the NLRB.
The case has been a hot political topic for weeks, but on Tuesday the action moves into a Seattle courtroom. The NLRB is bringing the complaint before one of its own administrative law judges. Any appeals could eventually get to the federal courts.
After months of previews, cast injuries, scathing reviews, innumerable jokes and the firing of its creator and director, the $75 million musical Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark officially opens Tuesday night on Broadway. The show — the most expensive in Broadway history — has been almost completely revamped.