Scott NeumanScott Neuman works as a Digital News writer and editor, handling breaking news and feature stories for NPR.org. Occasionally he can be heard on-air reporting on stories for Newscasts and has done several radio features.
A U.S. F-16 jet fighter took off from a NATO airbase in Aviano, Italy, last month. The Pentagon has estimated that U.S. involvement has cost taxpayers more than $600 million at last count.
Construction workers lug building materials at a job site in New York's midtown Manhattan. While a number of industries added jobs in December, the construction sector lost 16,000.