- Making News: LAX Airport Security Update
At Los Angeles International Airport, there were mixed messages today about airline security. The holiday ban on curbside drop-offs was cancelled at the same time the Department of Homeland Security unveiled its new plan for fingerprinting and photographing foreign visitors. Greg Krikorian, who covers federal law enforcement and terrorism for the LA Times, reports on the tightened security measures.
- Reporter's Notebook: Another Red Letter Day on the Planet Mars
After a series of disappointments, NASA-s latest expedition to Mars is beginning in textbook fashion. The robot called Spirit got its direct Mars-to-Earth antenna up and running today. That was more good news for Dr. Dan McCleese at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. McCleese says scientists are eager to begin studying the data and high-definition images that should be begin arriving tonight from the Red Planet. (This segment was originally broadcast earlier today on To the Point.)