Minn. man suspected of encouraging suicides A Minnesota nurse who authorities say got his
kicks by visiting Internet suicide chat rooms and encouraging
depressed people to kill themselves is under investigation in at
least two deaths.5:35 p.m.
New York Governor Says Budget Cuts Will Be 'Painful'
New York Gov. David Paterson has called on state legislators to slash $5 billion from the budget to head off a ballooning budget gap. Resistant legislators have called his forecast "hysteria." Paterson tells NPR that legislators need to step up and "meet obligations."
Afghan Vote Audit Nears End; Runoff Likely?
The results of the audit could drop incumbent Hamid Karzai's vote total below 50 percent, triggering a second round of voting. Officials in Kabul also say a resolution of the election could come in a loya jirga, a political assembly traditionally used in Afghanistan to decide political matters.
Is Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal At Risk?
Pakistan is believed to have at least 60 nuclear weapons, and the country's leaders say security measures protecting them are "foolproof." But recent terrorist attacks against a Pakistani police post and the army's headquarters have raised serious questions about that security.
Evicted Israeli Settlers Attack Palestinian Land
It's a tactic extremist settler groups are calling "the price tag." Each time settlers are evicted from an illegal outpost, they retaliate with an attack on Palestinian land. "It's smart but evil," a lawyer with an Israeli human rights group says. "Security forces will have to divert manpower energy to deal with the new problem."
Future Unlikely For Kyoto Climate Treaty
Despite dissent from developing countries, the U.S. and Europe seem to be abandoning the idea of extending or revising the Kyoto climate treaty when it expires in 2012. Instead they will form a new treaty, but some doubt it will be ready in December, when diplomats meet in Copenhagen. The news leaves many countries in the developing world frustrated.
Goodie Mob: Come And Get Some 'Soul Food'
Rap music may have started in the Bronx, but in recent years, the South has taken over the airwaves. The latest selection in the You Must Hear This series, in which musicians talk about a piece of music they love, is some early Southern rap from the group that coined the term "Dirty South." Rapper Bun B, of the Grammy-nominated group UGK, says that Goodie Mob's debut album inspires his life and music to this day.
Week In Politics Reviewed
Afghanistan, health care and the economy dominated the week in politics. Regular political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times offer their insight.
Letters: Baseball, Modern
Listeners respond to the story on the timing of baseball games on TV and the overuse of the word "modern." Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' e-mails.
Endangered Sea Turtles Return To Mexico's Beaches
Prized for their meat, shells, skins and eggs, Olive Ridley turtles were harvested to the brink of extinction in Mexico during the 1970s and '80s. But thanks to a government ban on their slaughter, about 1 million of the sea turtles now nest on three beaches in Oaxaca.