- Newsmaker: Court Cuts Five Billion-Dollar Exxon Valdez Award - The 1989 Exxon-Valdez oil spill spread 11 million gallons of crude oil over 1500 miles of Alaskan coastline. A jury found Exxon liable for the largest punitive damage award in history but, today, a San Francisco appellate court overturned the five billion-dollar award. Bob Egelko, of the San Francisco Chronicle, has a progress report.
- Reporter's Notebook: Red-Light Cameras Are Operating on Red - High-tech automatic cameras to catch speeders who run red lights at 16 of LA's busiest intersections aren't catching enough light runners to pay for themselves. Rick Orlov, of the Los Angeles Daily News, explains why Lockheed Martin wants to get out of the red light business.