Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat who lent his name to bipartisan legislation that would have extended background checks for gun purchasers to gun shows and online sales, isn't letting go. At least not yet. Others in the Senate, however, seem ready to move on.
This week's explosion at the West Fertilizer Co. plant in Texas reminds us of the "cursed" side of the nitrogen that powers most of agriculture around the world. Through habit or necessity, we've come to depend on it. But there are costs.
More insulation between battery cells and a new steel box to contain a potential fire are Boeing's solution for battery woes that grounded the "Dreamliner."
While there is still conflicting reports about how easily the new strain can be transmitted between humans, the CDC says early intervention is key.