For states, it's the big unanswered question about expanding opportunities for elderly and disabled people to get their long-term care at home: How much is all this going to cost?
There's lots of chatter on the cable channels and on the Web today about the news from NASA that researchers found a bacterium that can live without phosphorus -- something scientists didn't think life forms, at least those we know about, can do.
What's more, it's able to survive on a diet heavy in arsenic, which we all know isn't good for you.
The expiration of unemployment compensation this week is having an impact on the bottom line and the outlook of many people who have been out of work for months.
Washington is now focused on deficit reduction, and that means there's a lot less political support in Congress for spending money to keep extending benefits for Americans who remain out of work.
About 40 people, most of them apparently trainees in Israel's prison guard service, died today when the bus they were in was caught in flames from a huge brush fire in the Carmel Mountains near Haifa.
Haaretz reports the victims were "being brought to the Damon Prison to aid in evacuating the prisoners there."
A 23-year-old Russian who the FBI alleges controlled computers that generated about one-third of the world's spam -- 10 billion e-mails a day -- is under arrest.