Their family name inspired the English word we know today. We drop in on their unusual family reunion in San Antonio.
Not everyone is happy that under a 2007 energy law, old-style incandescent light bulbs will be phased out starting in January 2012. The federal government says it’s not a ban. But the change is prompting some people to hoard incandescents, which haven’t changed much since Edison invented them. We speak with Nolan Finley, editorial page editor of the Detroit News.
From controversial new textbooks to a Maverick family reunion, here are stories from Jeremy Hobson's week in Houston and San Antonio.