Apple has hired an independent labor association to audit working conditions at supplier assembly plants. Apple is responding to criticism about working conditions at factories in China operated by its manufacturing partners. NPR's Steve Henn reports.
All wars bring innovations — in weapons, and also in ways to repair the damage done. Penicillin is one of the more famous examples: It came into use as a treatment for troops in World War II.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have brought their own breakthroughs, none more dramatic than the prosthetics that come close to giving back what has been lost. And big advances in treating grievous injuries have meant many more troops coming home alive.