In just three years time, Toronto will play host to the Pan Am Games -- a sort of mini Olympics. Putting the thing on will cost more than C$1 billion in new facilities and infrastructure, but it's only projected to bring in a few hundred million in revenue. Proponents say the facilities will get a life-time of use. Critics say these specific facilities won't.
London isn't the only city preparing for an international sporting event. In Canada, Toronto will host the Pan American Games in 2015. In both London and Toronto, there's a similar debate. Is hosting a major sporting event a blessing or a curse?
Nigeria's government is trying once more to eliminate its fuel subsidy, sending gasoline, heating and cooking oil prices skyrocketing. In response, workers have called an indefinite, general strike and demanded the government back down.
Continental Airlines opens up a new route today: a direct daily flight from Houston to Nigeria. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with John Campbell, former US ambassador to Nigeria, about the threat posed by the Islamic extremist movement, "Boko Haram".