- Making News: Moussaoui Lashes Out at His Defense Lawyers
After the jury heard yesterday's gut-wrenching audio files from the cockpit recorder of United Flight 93 which crashed in Pennsylvania on September 11, today they hear from the defendant himself. On the stand this morning, Zacarias Moussaoui defiantly berated his own legal team, accusing them of criminal non-assistance. Defense attorney Richard Jaffe calls Moussaoui's resolve to become a martyr an attorney's "worst nightmare."
- Reporter's Notebook: Ethanol Fuels Brazil toward Energy Independence
Americans suffering steadily climbing gas prices will welcome Brazil's success in shifting away from imported oil. The country converts sugar cane to ethanol alcohol and produces flex-fuel engines that run on alcohol as well as gas. So, when they fill up, Brazilians often have a choice---a pump marked "G" for gas and one marked "A" for alcohol. From Rio de Janeiro, the New York Times' Larry Rohter reports on the 30-year experiment.
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The standoff with Iran over its nuclear ambitions heated up this week when President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made a televised announcement that Iranian scientists have produced enriched uranium at a level sufficient to create nuclear energy. Yesterday, his deputy nuclear chief upped the ante by declaring that the country plans to move toward large-scale enrichment. Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, is in Tehran, trying to persuade Iran to suspend its nuclear program. Secretary of State Condeleezza Rice is defending international diplomatic efforts but has not ruled out additional action by the UN Security Council. Is there a way out of the stalemate? Are nuclear weapons next? Guest host Diana Nyad considers the options for the US, Europe, Russia, and China as well as claims that the US is preparing for military action.