Passengers tackled a JetBlue captain yesterday in mid-flight after he acted erratically and talked about a bomb on board. Retired pilot John Cox, of USA Today's Ask the Captain column, explains what we don't understand about relationships between pilots and crew.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday heard the third of three days of oral arguments on the fate of President Obama's health care law. The morning arguments focused on the issue of severability, or whether certain parts of the health care law can remain in effect, or if the whole law needs to be scrapped.
This election season, presidential candidates have been putting the word "Muslim" back into the national consciousness. So Tell Me More wanted to ask, "What does it mean to be Muslim in America?" Guest host Jacki Lyden puts this question to a prominent Muslim American and a scholar on Muslim assimilation.
"I'm just happy I was able to get him down to the floor," says David Gonzalez, about helping to subdue the captain, who suffered some sort of breakdown and was ranting about bombs and trying to break back into the cockpit, passengers say.
Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on racial profiling and hate crimes Tuesday. The parents of Trayvon Martin — the Florida teen whose shooting death sparked a nationwide outcry — were in attendance.
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