World War II vets talking more about horrors of combat The willingness of the vets to tell their stories can be traced in part to a decision by the Veterans Administration to look more closely at the stress and anxiety many older vets still experience from military service.5:23 p.m.
Liberians hope for reprieve Liberians want either President Bush or President-elect Obama to extend their temporary residency in the U.S. That would allow about 1,000 Liberians in Minnesota to remain in the U.S. legally.5:50 p.m.
Bailout law helps bike commuters A new federal law is now rewarding companies for promoting bike riding by their workers. The Bicycle Commuter Act was part of the fine print included in the Wall Street bailout that Congress passed last fall.5:54 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Interactive Games Make Museums A Place To Play
On a recent evening, 100 museum professionals gathered in Washington, D.C., to hear a lecture — not about funding, or curatorial responsibility — but about games. Museum directors are hoping alternate reality games will get visitors of all ages engaged with their collections.
At Auto Show, GM Seeks To Shift Perceptions
The auto industry is in such dire straits that some brands aren't exhibiting at the International Auto Show in Detroit this week. So what are the stakes for General Motors? Bob Lutz and other executives aim to get the word out about their cars to generate short-term sales.
RNC Race Reflects Party's Troubles
Six candidates are continuing their campaign for the chairmanship of the Republican National Committee. Meanwhile, a fourth Republican senator has announced he will not run in 2010, suggesting how difficult the job of reversing the GOP's electoral momentum may be.
New Tech Gadgets Target Older Folks
From talking pillboxes to a video game that tests a person's memory, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week was filled with gadgets for aging baby boomers. For the first time, it had an area designated for technology for seniors.
Letters: Digital TV, Video Game
Melissa Block and Michele Norris read from listeners' e-mails about the transition from analog to digital TV and a a video game that allows you to try physics with an e-crayon.
Conflict In Pakistan's Swat Valley Takes Grisly Turn
More than a year after it began, the war between Pakistan's army and Taliban militants in Pakistan's northwest Swat Valley continues. The conflict has taken a nasty turn: Recent weeks have seen a sudden spike in the number of corpses displayed in the streets.
What's In A Name? Ossama's Becomes Obama's
Mike Elsheikh took over Obama's Hair Design in Chicago earlier this year and renamed it. It used to be called Ossama's Hair Design. Elsheikh says business has improved since the new sign went up. He says he will take the name down only if a request comes straight from the president-elect.
Obama May Have Few Rights Over Use Of Name
There is no shortage of things bearing Barack Obama's name or likeness these days. Margaret Esquenet, an intellectual-property lawyer with Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, says everybody has some control over whether their image can be used for commercial purposes, but politicians have the least right to control this of anybody.
At Final News Conference, A Reflective Bush
With just eight days left in office, President Bush looked back over eight years in office and talked about his joys and disappointments in his final White House news conference. He also had words of encouragement for his successor, Barack Obama.
Obama Seeks Bush Help On TARP
President-elect Barack Obama asked President Bush to formally request the rest of the money allocated by Congress in October as part of the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Congress has the ability to block the money.