Humans are overconfident creatures. Ninety-four percent of
college professors believe they are above average teachers, and 90
percent of drivers believe they are above average behind the wheel.
Researchers Paul J.H. Schoemaker and J. Edward Russo gave computer
executives quizzes on their ind…
WASHINGTON — Not sleeping, the pilots say. They were engrossed
in a complicated new crew-scheduling program on their laptop
computers as their plane flew past its Minneapolis landing by 150
miles — a cockpit violation of airline policy that could cost them
MINNEAPOLIS — Charles Lindbergh famously fell asleep while
crossing the Atlantic, and despite strict federal rules against it,
experienced airline pilots say it's not uncommon to sneak a nap
inside the cockpit.
WASHINGTON — Were the pilots distracted? Catching up on their
sleep? Federal investigators struggled to determine what the crew
members of a Northwest Airlines jetliner were doing at 37,000 feet
as they sped 150 miles past their Minneapolis destination and
military jets readied to chase them…
WASHINGTON — President Obama won a modest victory Tuesday in his
continuing effort to close the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba,
allowing the government to continue to transfer detainees at the
facility to the U.S. to be prosecuted.
Evidently some people were disappointed that Dick Cheney didn't
receive the Nobel Peace Prize, and believe me, I sympathize — I
thought Philip Roth should've gotten the literature prize instead
of that grumpy Romanian lady with the severe hair.
WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Richard Cheney on Sunday
condemned the Justice Department's decision to investigate
suspected CIA prisoner abuses, reiterated his claim that enhanced
interrogation techniques worked in revealing terror plots, and
indicated that he may not cooperate with the…