The Pentagon reported on Tuesday that reports of sexual assault increased significantly last year. That's despite intensive efforts to combat the problem. The numbers could indicate that victims are more comfortable coming forward. But sexual assault advocates say it's a sign that the military's approach is not working. Larry Abramson speaks with Robert Siegel about the new report.
Security was a central theme as the Senate held a confirmation hearing Tuesday for Deborah K. Jones, who has been nominated to succeed Christopher Stevens as ambassador to Libya. On Wednesday, House Republicans will hear testimony about the attack that killed Stevens and three other Americans.
The number of honeybees has now dwindled to the point where there may not be enough to pollinate some major U.S. crops, including almonds, blueberries, and apples. And this year brought farmers closer than ever to a true pollination crisis.