Spring planting picks up, but some farmers hold off The pace of spring planting is picking up across Minnesota now that an important deadline for crop insurance coverage has passed. But the push to plant the state's $7 billion corn probably won't be the all-out rush expected a few weeks ago.5:50 p.m.
Dr. Jon Hallberg: New sections added to MCAT Most medical schools require that prospective students score well on a test called the Medical College Admission Test. Starting in 2015, that test will include more questions dealing with the psychological and social basis of medicine.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Justice Department Sues For E-Book Price-Fixing
The Department of Justice filed an antitrust suit on Wednesday against Apple and five major publishers for allegedly colluding to drive up the price of e-books. Three publishers — Hachette, Simon and Schuster, and Harper Collins — settled with the Justice Department. Macmillan, Penguin, and Apple remain as defendants.
Romney And Ryan: A Budding Political Bromance
One of the sharpest dividing lines emerging between President Obama and Mitt Romney is the budget introduced in Congress by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., with its sharp cuts in domestic spending and lower tax rates. The Obama campaign likes to call it the "Romney-Ryan budget." And Romney hasn't objected.
Romney Highlights Job Losses Among Women
Mitt Romney says that more than 90 percent of the jobs lost since President Obama took office were jobs previously held by women. While technically accurate, Scott Horsley tells Robert Siegel that Romney's claim doesn't tell the whole story.
Charges Made In Shooting Of Fla. Teen
Audie Cornish talks to Kathy Lohr about George Zimmerman, the Florida man who has admitted to killing Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder.
Spate Of Bomb Threats Annoys Pittsburgh Students
The University of Pittsburgh has received more than 50 false-alarm bomb threats since mid-February, which have disrupted campus life. Security has tightened but the threats continue, and some students are wondering how they'll be able to make up class work and prepare for final exams.
North Korea To Launch Rocket, And A New Power Play
North Korea is preparing to launch a satellite to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Kim Il Sung, the country's founder. But the international community has condemned the move as an attempt to test the country's long-range missile capability.
N. Korea May Stage Nuclear Test After Rocket Launch
Concern is growing that North Korea may test a nuclear device after it launches a long-range rocket in upcoming days — a sequence of events that occurred three years ago. Experts say the test could involve highly enriched uranium — rather than plutonium bombs, which North Korea exploded twice before.
Your (Virtual) Future Self Wants You To Save Up
Experts say one of the biggest barriers to saving for retirement is psychological: It can be hard to save when retirement feels so far away. Now, new research has found a way around that barrier with technology that lets you "meet" a digital version of the person you're saving for — your retired self.
'Indie Darling' Greta Gerwig, Making A Bigger Splash
The star of Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress has made a name for herself in supporting roles in independent films like Greenberg, and for a style that stands out for its naturalism. NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the writer, director and actress about her movie career.