Art Hounds Each week Minnesota Public Radio News asks three people from the Minnesota arts scene to be "Art Hounds." Their job is to step outside their own work and hunt down something exciting that's going on in local arts.4:44 p.m.
Senate passes bill that expands use of deadly force The Minnesota Senate debated legislation Thursday that would give gun owners significantly more latitude to use deadly force for self defense. The Senate is expected to pass the bill this evening.5:20 p.m.
Auto Bailout A Chief Topic For Michigan Voters
The economy is the top issue for most voters this election year. In Michigan, the political debate over the economy is especially intense. It centers on the federal government's 2009 bailout of the auto industry.
Conference To Consider New Ideas For Somalia
Representatives from more than 40 governments gathered in London on Thursday to devise a new international approach to Somalia. The Horn of Africa nation has slid into poverty, hunger, anarchy and terrorism in the two decades since the overthrow of President Siad Barre. The gathering will talk about how they can step up efforts to tackle the root causes of the problem.
Virginia Governor Backs Down From Ultrasound Bill
After protests, the GOP governor asked legislators to revise a bill that would have mandated an invasive procedure before a woman could have an abortion. The bill had become a political liability for Bob McDonnell at a time many see him as a potential GOP vice presidential candidate.
Politics In Myanmar Reverberate In Upstate NY
Several thousand residents of Utica, NY, are watching events in Myanmar with particular interest. They're Burmese Karens who came to upstate New York from refugee camps after waves of violence forced them out of their homeland.
Why Astronauts Crave Tabasco Sauce
Why do astronauts lose their sense of smell in space, and what's this got to do with their preference for fiery condiments? No one is sure, but NASA food scientists have some plausible ideas.
The Man Behind 5-Hour Energy
You may have seen the ads for the energy shot 5-Hour Energy — maybe you've even knocked one back yourself. But you probably don't know much about the man behind those little red and yellow bottles. His name is Manoj Bhargava and he's managed to fly under the radar — until now. Forbes staff writer Clare O'Connor tells host Audie Cornish about Bhargava — as Audie downs her own 5-Hour Energy shot.
U.S. Apology Over Qurans Fails To Stop Afghan Riots
Two U.S. troops were shot dead by an Afghan soldier in a day of riots and protests across the country over Qurans that were burned. U.S. forces and Afghan authorities are braced for more trouble following Friday prayers at mosques nationwide.
Letters: On The 'Other' Jeremy Lin
Melissa Block and Audie Cornish read emails from listeners about segments on the 'other' Jeremy Lin and the Academy Award for 'Best Original Song.'
Syrian Forces Tightening Grip On Parts Of Homs
The Syrian army has reportedly cut off all escape routes from the rebel-held neighborhood of Baba Amr in Homs. Syrian tanks were seen moving closer to Baba Amr on Thursday, as efforts continued to negotiate a cease-fire to evacuate the wounded, including two Western journalists.