Two sides in SPCO dispute meet to consider play and talk proposal Management and locked out musicians of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra have been meeting all afternoon. It's the first face-to-face talks the two sides have had in some time. They are trying to hammer out an agreement which may get the musicians playing again, and ultimately lead to a settlement in the long-running contract dispute.5:24 p.m.
Rep. Kline hears concerns about school safety, funding On Thursday, Minnesota Republican Rep. John Kline will hold hearings in Washington on school security. Kline, who chairs the House Education Committee, spoke with school officials in Burnsville today to get their input on the issue.5:51 p.m.
Increased Humidity From Climate Change Could Make It Harder To Tolerate Summers
It's not just the heat — it's the humidity. Health experts actually apply that principle to workers, soldiers and sportsmen who toil outside and in places that lack air conditioning. A study in Nature Climate Change says that global warming will noticeably reduce the amount of time people can spend working and playing safely outside.
Wisconsin Governor Tries To Rejuvenate State's Mining Industry Amid Protest
Plagued by a stagnant economy, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is pushing a rewrite of his state's mining laws to clear the way for a massive open pit iron mine. Backers hope the project could rejuvenate an industry that helped build Wisconsin, although it's been mostly dormant for more than 50 years. But the proposal's sweeping changes to environmental protections have met fierce opposition in a state that also prides itself on its history of protecting the earth.
Senior Catholic Cleric Resigns After Allegations Of 'Inappropriate' Behavior
Britain's most senior Catholic cleric has resigned just before he was to attend the conclave to select a successor to Pope Benedict XVI. Cardinal Keith O'Brien is alleged to have behaved inappropriately with three priests and a former priest who filed complaints with the Vatican. The allegations date back to the 1980s. Audie Cornish talks to Philip Reeves.
NASCAR Under Fire After Crash Injures Dozens Of Fans
The big NASCAR news this weekend wasn't Jimmie Johnson's victory in the Daytona 500 or Danica Patrick's 8th place finish, the highest ever for a woman. A huge crash at the end of Saturday's Nationwide 400 in Daytona injured more than 30 fans and put a pall on NASCAR's biggest event. Audie Cornish talks to Ryan McGee, senior writer for ESPN The Magazine.
Study: Mediterranean Diet Can Greatly Reduce Risk Of Heart Attack, Stroke
There's a rare bit of good news for debt crisis ridden Spain, Italy and Greece. A new study finds that 30 percent of heart attacks, strokes and heart disease can be prevented in high risk people if they switch to a Mediterranean diet that includes olive oil, nuts, fish, fruit and vegetables.
Alabama Divided As Court Prepares To Hear Voting Rights Challenge
The Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday in a case challenging a Voting Rights Act provision that requires some states to receive federal approval for elections rule changes. Shelby County says the system is outdated, but some black officials argue it's still necessary to ensure diverse voices in government.