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Thursday, February 9, 2006

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The family in happier timesReward offered in Minneapolis shooting
    Theresa Schiller was hit in the left eye with a bullet fragment Saturday night while sitting in the passenger seat of a van. Minneapolis police say the Schillers were the victims of a random crime in a part of the city that has seen an increase in violence, including shootings.5:15 p.m.
  • Troops in IraqSouth Dakota loses three soldiers within days
    Three South Dakota soldiers died this week from injuries suffered while serving in Iraq. So far, 19 soldiers from South Dakota have died in Iraq, along with a civilian working there.5:20 p.m.
  • Binge drinking on the rise at U of M
    Binge drinking is up at the University of Minnesota's Twin Cities campus.5:46 p.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • SEC, New York to Share AIG Fraud Payout
    Insurance giant American International Group will pay $1.64 billion to settle state and federal fraud charges. The settlement is one of the largest ever negotiated and will be split nearly evenly between the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and New York state.
  • Witness: Enron Executives Knew of Inflated Earnings
    Jurors in the Enron trial hear a sixth day of testimony from the failed energy company's former head of investor relations, Mark Koenig. He has testified that Enron's earnings were sometimes changed at the last minute to please Wall Street and that top executives were aware of the changes.
  • Palestinians Make Arrests in Corruption Scandal
    The Palestinian attorney general says $700 million in Palestinian Authority funds were squandered or stolen by officials in recent years. He announced 25 arrests and promised more to come. Dismay at public corruption was seen as a key factor in Hamas' election success.
  • Arrest of Chicago Priest Renews Abuse Concerns
    The arrest of Chicago priest Daniel McCormack on charges of sexually abusing three boys has sparked concerns that the Roman Catholic Church is still failing to adequately address the issue. The church is under fire for failing to remove McCormack from parish ministry after it learned of the allegations. Jason Derose of Chicago Public Radio reports.
  • New Snowstorm Ratings Gets Chilly Reception
    Maine residents are giving the National Weather Service's new rating system for eastern snowstorms a chilly reception. The five-point scale is similar to tornado and hurricane ratings, but it also considers impact on large populations. Keith Shortall of Maine Public Broadcasting reports.
  • Sen. Sam Brownback's Politics of Faith
    Sen. Sam Brownback, a social conservative who played a key role in recent Supreme Court nomination battles, doesn't deny being interested in running for president. But the Kansas Republican says it's too early to talk about 2008 yet.
  • Report: Nuclear Waste Transport Poses Few Risks
    A new National Academy of Sciences report finds that transportation accidents involving nuclear waste pose minimal risks. The academy recommends further study of scenarios involving long-duration fires or terrorist attack, and it points out another issue the government needs to address: public fear.
  • Letters: Cartoon Controversy, Real Estate Web Site
    Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read from listeners' letters and e-mails. This week's letters reflect strong feelings about our coverage of the public outcry in Muslim countries over the publication of controversial cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Listeners also weigh in on our story about a new Web site that lists home values. Some listeners checked the site, and are less than convinced of its accuracy.
  • Bush Details Failed 2002 Al Qaeda Attack
    President Bush reveals what he said were new details of a failed al Qaeda plot in 2002 to crash a plane into the tallest building on the West Coast. The president also said that global cooperation has significantly weakened the terrorist network since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
  • Opinion Wavering on Domestic Spying Program
    The debate about the NSA wiretapping program is still raging. Although polls show a small majority still supports the Bush-NSA eavesdropping program, Monday's Senate hearing shows bipartisan doubts.

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