The British newspaper the Guardian reports the CIA recruited a Pakistani doctor to set up a fake vaccination program in the town where Osama bin Laden was living. The idea was to obtain a DNA sample from one of bin Laden's children.
At the heart of the phone-hacking scandal threatening Rupert Murdoch's empire, is a woman who's been described as a "tough social climber" with "long flame-red hair." The woman is Rebekah Brooks, head of the British arm of News Corp. Andy McSmith wrote a profile of Brooks for Britain's "Independent" newspaper, and he talks to Mary Louise Kelly about it.
Deficit-cutting negotiations continue with little apparent progress. Time is running short to raise the government's debt limit so lawmakers are beginning to consider alternatives, in case no deal is made.
Former First Lady Betty Ford is being laid to rest in Michigan Thursday. Her funeral was held Tuesday in Palm Desert, California. Among the speakers were former first lady Rosalyn Carter and the head of the Betty Ford Clinic.