Coleman praises Bush's call for moderation in U.N. speech Sen. Norm Coleman, one of two members of Congress appointed to represent the United States in the United Nations General Assembly, was at the U.N. for President Bush's speech today. Sen. Coleman spoke to MPR's Tom Crann from New York.5:14 p.m.
Dayton blasts weather forecasters Dayton says he is "outraged" a tornado warning wasn't issued and is calling for an investigation into Weather Service practices. A 10-year-old girl was killed in the storm.5:22 p.m.
EPA meets with Minneapolis residents about possible arsenic contamination
South Minneapolis residents that may have been affected by arsenic contaminated-soil have a chance to get some answers tonight. The Environmental Protection Agency is meeting with residents tonight through Friday to answer questions about the ongoing clean-up of the affected soil. Tim Prindeville is in charge of the clean-up for the EPA. He says the EPA just finished sampling 3,000 homes within a three-quarter-mile radius of a former pesticide manufacturing plant and they are still determining the number of affected households.5:53 p.m.
Coal is back; so are concerns over pollution Utilities are embracing coal as a plentiful, relatively cheap source of energy. But environmentalists say coal-fired power plants
remain a major source of air pollution.6:19 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Bush, Ahmadinejad Air Competing Views at U.N.
President Bush urges the U.N. General Assembly to support "the forces of moderation in the Middle East." Addressing the Iranian people, he said its rulers are the greatest obstacles to Iran's progress. Hours later, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his policies.
Iran's Ahmadinejad a Study in Contrasts
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sought to make the case for his government's right to develop nuclear capabilities. According to NPR's senior news analyst Ted Koppel, many in Tehran believe an accommodation can be reached -- if the sides come to understand one another.
Baker and Hamilton See Iraq's Future
Former Secretary of State James Baker and former Rep. Lee Hamilton, back from a fact-finding trip to Baghdad, outline their views about how America can extricate itself from the Iraq quagmire.
Hungarian Leader Under Fire for Campaign Lies
In Hungary, a peaceful demonstration against the prime minister turns into a riot outside a central TV station. Thousands are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsany, who said he lied about the national economy during his successful re-election campaign.
A Clarification on Canine Americans
Host Robert Siegel sets the record straight on canine humor when he addresses an error that our colleagues at Wait Wait Don't Tell Me made this past weekend in their "Fill in the Blank" quiz.
Hearing a Dog Who Virtually Talks
In today's Sound Clip, we hear from Nick, a West Highland white terrier, and Scott Bode, who live together in Boise, Idaho. Nick has some unusual -- and almost human -- vocal expressions. This is the latest installment of our series about people and the sounds around them.
An Oil-Fueled Boomtown in Canada's Subarctic
Forty years ago, Fort McMurray was a subarctic outpost with 1,600 people and little else. Today, it's a northern Canadian boomtown of 65,000 with traffic jams and workers from around the globe making six-figure salaries. Behind that staggering growth: the price of oil.
Capitol Security Questioned After Breach Monday
The U.S. Capitol is considered one of the most secure buildings in the world. But Monday, a man with a loaded gun in his pants managed to crash an SUV through a concrete barrier and dash through several floors of the labyrinthine building. Since Sept. 11, 2001, the Capitol has seen massive landscaping, traffic and protocol changes intended to enhance security.
'Rogue's Gallery:' Songs of the Sea
Record producer Hal Willner's new collection brings together songs of the sea — songs about drinking, women, death and nasty crimes on the water. Songs of pirates, you say? Hardly. There's nary an "ahoy" or eye patch in sight.
Thai Leader Ousted During Trip to United Nations
Thailand's army has taken control of Bangkok in an apparent bloodless coup timed to Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's visit to the United States. Military leaders revoked the constitution, but they have also promised a return to democracy.