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Vice President's Son, Beau Biden, Dies of Brain Cancer
Beau Biden, Vice President Joe Biden's older son, has died after battling brain cancer, the vice president announced Saturday. Beau Biden, a former attorney general of Delaware, was 46.
First, Do This Puzzle
Because tomorrow is June 1st, today's game is one of categories based on the word "first." For each category, name something in it starting with each of the letters F-I-R-S-T.
Mississippi's Beloved Blues-Playing Son Comes Home
B.B. King was buried Saturday at his museum in Indianola, Miss. Fans and friends came for a public viewing and memorial service to remember King's journey from the son of poor sharecroppers to an acclaimed musician.
On Lake Michigan, A Cleaner Coal-Powered Ship Ferries On
The SS Badger — the largest coal-fired passenger ship operating in the U.S. — used to dump ash into the lake. After some alterations, the ship now plies its route without polluting the waters.
A Century After His Birth, Saul Bellow's Prose Still Sparkles
Bellow's centennial is being marked with reprints and a new biography. Today, critics still savor his metaphor-rich prose; his son remembers the personal pain the great writer caused.
Secretary Of Agriculture: Bird Flu Poses 'No Health Issue' To Humans
The largest outbreak of avian flu in U.S. history is ravaging poultry at farms in the Midwest. Sec. Tom Vilsack says there's no risk of transmission to humans, but egg prices may rise.
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