Fire pits get new scrutiny in quest for clean air People who are sensitive to wood smoke have long been concerned about backyard burning, but the growing trend of fire pits and chimineas has now caught the attention of state environmental regulators, who say wood smoke is becoming a bigger contributor to Minnesota's air pollution.3:20 p.m.
Fire pits get new scrutiny in quest for clean air People who are sensitive to wood smoke have long been concerned about backyard burning, but the growing trend of fire pits and chimineas has now caught the attention of state environmental regulators, who say wood smoke is becoming a bigger contributor to Minnesota's air pollution.5:20 p.m.
Week In Politics: Obama And Drone Strikes
Melissa Block speaks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss highlights from the national security speech delivered by President Obama on Thursday.
Battered Jersey Shore Pins Recovery Hopes On Summer Season
Seven months after Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Jersey Shore, Asbury Park is still waiting for insurance and federal aid money. In the meantime, it borrowed $10 million to repair the waterfront in time for the critical Memorial Day weekend.
Tornado Safe Rooms In Schools A Popular, But Costly Idea
In the aftermath of the destruction in Moore, Okla., residents throughout Tornado Alley want storm shelters installed in schools. Some schools in the region already have them, but funding to build new ones is hard to come by.
New York City Hopes Bikesharing Will Make Streets Safer
Citi Bike, the country's largest urban bike-sharing system, will soon be rolling in New York City after almost a year of delays. The idea has worked elsewhere, including Paris, Washington, D.C., and Montreal. But critics wonder if it's safe to add tens of thousands of new cyclists to the crowded streets of New York.
Horror Film Takes Cues From Roman Catholic Church
Horror director Rodrigo Gudino grew up Roman Catholic in Mexico, but now he calls Canada his home. He's no longer a practicing Catholic, but he's brought the aesthetics of his childhood into his movies, including his latest, The Last Will and Testament of Rosalind Leigh.
German Soccer Teams Face Off For League Championship
Robert Siegel speaks with sportswriter Stefan Fatsis about soccer news and Saturday's unlikely Champions League final between two German teams — Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London.