An American tourist held in North Korea is accused of trying to bring down the country's regime, according to the North's official news agency. The move comes as tensions grow on the Korean peninsula between the isolated North and the South's Western allies.
Federal agents who are investigating poison-laced letters that were sent to President Obama and others have arrested Everett Dutschke, of Tupelo, Miss. The Daily Journal of Tupelo reports that the arrest occurred around 1 a.m. Saturday.
The bidding hasn't closed yet, but a charity auction of having a cup of coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook has attracted offers of more than $600,000. The coffee klatch will take place at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, California. There is no word on whether refills are free.
On Saturday, Cambodian-Americans in Southern California are celebrating their new year festival with cultural dances, day-long picnics and visits to local Buddhist temples. But one group is also using the occasion to educate a new generation about the Khmer Rouge genocide.
The Situation Room is one of the most mysterious and important rooms in the White House. It's where George W. Bush gave the order to begin the Iraq War. Now, that famous room has been rebuilt in Dallas, inside the new George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.
Federal prosecutors recently indicted 25 people associated with the Baltimore City Detention Center on charges of racketeering, and drug and money laundering. Prosecutors allege that prison guards allowed gang members free reign over the prison, helping them smuggle drugs and cellphones into the facility. Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon speaks with Baltimore Sun reporter Ian Duncan about the case.
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