Six dead in Minneapolis fire A fire swept through a two-story Minneapolis
building that housed several apartments and an Irish pub Friday,
killing six people - including three children - who friends and
family feared were a bartender and several of his girlfriend's
German Archbishop Says Church Failed Abuse Victims
The head of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany expressed "shame" at the scandal, and a hot line for victims of abuse by clergy and church employees has been set up. But victims groups continue to press for action from independent investigators and the German government, saying the church has shown itself unable to investigate its own crimes.
Catholic Paper Says Pope's Credibility Is At Stake The National Catholic Reporter has aggressively covered the ongoing story of child abuse by priests in the U.S. for the past 25 years. It is now among the voices calling for Pope Benedict XVI to answer questions directly as the scandal again gains force in Europe and the U.S.
Job Prospects Grim For Youth, Especially Black Teens
The unemployment rate for 16- to 19-year-olds has topped 26 percent. For African-Americans that age, it's 41 percent. Experts worry that this trend could reverse the economic progress African-Americans made during the 1990s.
Dodgers Fans Fear Owners' Divorce May Hurt Team
Lawyers for Frank and Jamie McCourt, owners of the Los Angeles Dodgers, revealed some eye-popping details about the couple's lavish lifestyle this week. As the McCourts tussle over cash and property, many fans worry the team will be the big loser.
Ex-College Stars Seek A Piece Of The NCAA's Billions
As the NCAA Final Four heads to Indianapolis, a number of its former stars are headed to a courtroom. Former UCLA standout Ed O'Bannon is headlining a class-action suit that demands some of the money college basketball makes selling the likenesses of its stars to video-game makers and others.
Ant Attack! E.O. Wilson's First Novel Takes On War
In Anthill, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard biologist uses "the most warlike of all creatures" as a metaphor for how human societies start wars. Wilson tells NPR he was compelled to write a novel to affect public opinion on conservation.
Economy Added Jobs In March
The U.S. Labor Department said Friday that employers added 162,000 positions last month, but the unemployment rate held steady at 9.7 percent for a third straight month. The numbers show the fastest rate of growth in three years.
Week In Politics Reviewed
How Democrats and Republicans are spinning the jobs numbers; the president's plan to open parts of the U.S. coastline to oil and natural gas drilling; and who, if anyone, counts as a moderate Republican. David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post offer their insight about the week in politics.
Letters: April Fool
Reaction to a Tom Moon review of a new CD box set of NPR funding credits ranged from wildly enthusiastic to downright disappointed. Robert Siegel and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mail.