At the new Mob Museum in Las Vegas you can listen to wiretaps, practice FBI-style surveillance and spray pretend bullets from a Tommy gun. The National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement tells the story of how the mob helped create Las Vegas and influenced the rest of the country.
Inside the museum’s elevator, a cop on a video monitor greets you by reading you your Miranda Rights.
Scientists who work for the Food and Drug Administration are feeling more optimistic about the future of their agency than they did back in 2006, according to a survey just out from the Union of Concerned Scientists.
But they still report concerns about outside pressures on the FDA's decisions and policies.
Americans use 300 million gallons of gasoline every day, so it's no surprise they keep a close eye on prices at the pump. Taxes, refinery regulations, transportation expenses and global crude oil supply and demand all influence rising costs.
The proposal sought a November vote on whether photo enforcement should be outlawed in Arizona. That includes not just catching speeders but also those who run red lights. Sen. Rick Murphy said only a small percentage of those who ignore traffic signals are bad drivers. He said these red light cameras mainly capture what he called technical violators.
These lawsuits are filed by parents who claim a doctor was negligent in failing to detect a birth defect -- and that failure deprived them of the ability to decide whether to have an abortion. Generally speaking, the parents seek to have the doctor pay the extra costs of raising a child with special needs. This legislation would make such lawsuits illegal, with proponents saying that the birth of a live child, even one with birth defects, is not a wrong that should result in litigation. Senator Linda Lopez said that lets negligent doctors off the hook.
-- First the Labor Department announced that while American workers were more productive at the end of last year, the gains in productivity slowed. The AP reports that could "signal that companies are ready to hire more workers."
As has been the case with all of Apple's product unveilings, there is a shroud of secrecy surrounding today's impending announcement.
Today, Apple has invited media to the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco for a 1 p.m. ET. event. The only clue provided by Apple was a typically cryptic invitation with a picture of an iPad and a few words: "We have something you really have to see. And touch."
Our friends at It's All Politics have started to digest the results of Super Tuesday. In a nutshell, it pretty much left us where we were before the 10 big contests: All four candidates are still in the race and the campaign will go on and on.
There were two non-presidential pieces of news from last night, too: