Wednesday's coverage: a united front for the US and South Korea, continuing protests in Iran, and new oversight for the US financial industry
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• Al Qaeda in Yemen. Is Al Qaeda on the rise in Yemen?
And in the US:
• Airbus rudder issues. Alexandra Marks obtains a memo from a corporate travel management organization recommending that United Airlines reconsider buying Airbus jets because of their history of rudder problems.
• Health care hits the Hill. Wrangling over healthcare reform begins in earnest on Capitol Hill, as the bill designed by Senator Kennedy enters the amendment process. It’s just one of several plans being considered in the Senate, but the debate over it will make the fault lines clearer.
• Another healthcare vision. Gail Chaddock covers a bipartisan path to healthcare reform proposed by three former lions of the Senate – Daschle, Baker, and Dole.
• Iraqi refugees in the US. Homelessness looms for some of the nearly 10,000 refugees. Patrik Jonsson asks where Washington’s duty to refugees ends, as Americans – and returning soldiers – also struggle to find footing in the economy?
• Still too big to fail? Mark Trumbull takes a further look at the new financial regs, asking how they address the core concern that led to a massive government bailout – namely, that some firms are “too big to fail.”
• The garden blog. Judy Lowe on how native grasses clean up soils contaminated by TNT (and herbicides).