The NCAA men's basketball tournament is in full swing. Sixteen games were played Thursday — and another 16 will be in the books by the end of Friday. NPR's Mike Pesca discusses the proceedings with Robert Siegel.
When things go wrong at a nuclear plant like the one in Fukushima, workers may have to risk their lives to put it right. In Chernobyl, that job was a suicide mission for dozens of workers. At Three Mile Island, no one was lost. But both events offer hints about what workers at the Dai-ichi plant may be going through.
Removing menthol cigarettes from the market would benefit public health because the minty flavoring has led to an increase in smokers and makes quitting harder, a Food and Drug Administration advisory panel said Friday.
The agency's Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee stopped short of recommending an outright ban. The FDA should consider other factors, the advisers said, including that a ban could increase counterfeit and smuggled cigarettes.