Retailers have been doing their best to profit from the wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton. Limited edition tea bags featuring the prince and his bride-to-be are for sale. The betrothed stretch their paper arms out over the rim of the teacup, as though they're soaking in a jacuzzi of tea.
Voters in Memphis go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to merge the city's school system with that of suburban Shelby County. Both city and county schools are funded through joint tax revenues. But after Shelby County officials asked the state to separate the county into a new taxing district, the city school board dropped its school charter and forced the merger vote.
Jim, a 57-year-old Boston businessman, climbs up on an examining room table at Brigham and Women's Hospital for a procedure that's high on most men's list of dreads: a prostate biopsy.
A doctor will push an eight-inch ultrasound wand into his backside, then insert a spring-loaded gun that shoots a dozen needles through the rectum into Jim's prostate gland. Each needle grabs a tiny piece of tissue that will be examined for evidence of cancer.
The partisan feud over federal budget cuts moves this week from the House of Representatives to the Senate, where lawmakers are set to vote on two competing proposals.
One is the bill passed by House Republicans last month. It cuts more than $60 billion this year from domestic programs and foreign aid. The other is a White House-backed measure that trims $6.5 billion. Neither is expected to pass.
The Obama administration is hoping to win quick approval for its new free-trade pact with South Korea, but that deal may be held up by two trade agreements with Colombia and Panama that the White House says aren't ready yet. House Republicans insist that all three be considered together.