The deadline has come and gone, and there is no deal between the NFL and its players union. As promised, the union has decertified itself, meaning the impasse could last quite a while. Robert Siegel talks with NPR sports correspondent Mike Pesca.
If Republicans are successful in repealing last year's health law, they want to replace it with legislation that would give states far more discretion about how to cover people, according to a top Senate Republican.
"There are some things that Washington can do better. National security is one of them," said Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, currently the top Republican on the Senate Finance Committee and former chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions panel. "But health care is not."
The start of the 2012 presidential primary season is still almost a year away. The field of candidates has just begun to form. But some Iowa organizations are already gearing up for the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses next winter.
Generally, the market price of something is the result of two things: the supply of a product and the demand for it.
But in the oil market, it's not so simple. On Friday, for example, the variety of oil that traders follow most closely was selling for about $114 a barrel — up about $18 from the price at the beginning of the year.
The largest earthquake known to have hit Japan has killed hundreds of people and caused widespread damage. The quake also created a large tsunami whose waves washed away boats, roads and buildings. The tsunami continued eastward across the Pacific and has struck Hawaii and now parts of the west coast of the U.S.
As the tsunami rolled past Hawaii Friday morning, some places reported surges of 6 or 7 feet, according to experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.