A man landed his plane in south Texas on a runway that was supposed to be closed. So the FAA ordered him to take remedial pilot lessons. So now, Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) has introduced a bill to strengthen the position of pilots who contest FAA enforcement of safety rules.
The last edition of the News of the World hit newsstands in the United Kingdom Sunday. And in that last issue, the paper's staff managed to vent same of their anger at being shut down in the crossword puzzle.
Washington is suspending military aid to Pakistan. The aid deferral is due to Pakistan's expulsion of U.S. military advisers and because of its perceived lack of zeal in pursuing militants. But this is only the latest in a series U.S. reprimands for Pakistan.
Defense Secretary Leon Panetta flew to Afghanistan and Iraq over the weekend. The unannounced visits were his first to those war-zones in his new role. NPR's Rachel Martin is traveling with the secretary and reports on the challenges he faces, and how his experience with the CIA helps — and perhaps hurts him.
In recent years, Brazil has flexed its economic muscles and gotten the world's attention. But Brazil has also turned heads by reducing poverty for tens of millions of people. Now the country's new president is on a crusade to eliminate extreme poverty. Much of the government's efforts are centered in the far northeast, which is a traditionally poor area, but also a region with China-like economic growth.