St. Paul drops hundreds of cases from RNC The St. Paul city attorney's office will not prosecute more than 300 people who were arrested on on the final night of the Republican National Convention.5:46 p.m.
Two former Jayhawks make music together again Minneapolis alt-country pioneers The Jayhawks may no longer be a band, but two of its co-founders have reunited as a folk duo. Mark Olson and Gary Louris have released a new CD entitled "Ready for the Flood."5:49 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Doubting Darwin: Debate Over The Mind's Evolution
Evolution doubters have adopted a new focus for their attacks on Darwin's theory: the human brain. They say it's impossible that a grouping of cells could produce something as abstract and complex as consciousness or free will. Brain scientists counter that there's plenty of evidence that the brain causes the mind. But they admit they're not exactly sure how this happens.
U.N. Ambassador Rice Says America Is 'Back'
Susan Rice tells NPR that the U.S. won't "pick unnecessary battles" with countries around the world as it seeks to change perceptions that the U.S. can't be trusted. She also says that the Israeli-Palestinians conflict and U.S. policy toward Iran are priorities.
Nationalization Rumors Batter Bank Stocks
Rumors that some of the nation's biggest banks might have to be nationalized pushed the Dow Jones industrial average down. The market bounced back a bit after White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said the administration strongly believed in a privately held bank system.
Filipino Veterans Get Overdue Benefits
The Filipino-American World War II veterans who have been fighting for benefits since 1946 will receive a compensation package from the economic stimulus package. Veterans say they are grateful not just for the lump sum, but also for recognition of their services.
Impact Of Tiger's Return To Golf
The long-awaited return of Tiger Woods to the golf tour was announced this week. Woods will play in his first tournament in eight months next month. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis talks about professional golf's dire need for the return of its biggest star.
Letters: Cartoon Flap, Teenage Friends
Listeners respond to the discussion of the furor over the political cartoon in the New York Post, and to the story about the two teenage friends who were badly hurt after falling asleep on train tracks.
Bank Of America CEO Subpoenaed Over Merrill Deal
Bank of America CEO Ken Lewis received a subpoena from New York state officials who want to know about bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch employees. The investigation focuses on whether the bank withheld information from investors during its acquisition of Merrill.
High-Rolling Dubai Economy Comes Down To Earth
The global drop in consumer and investor confidence has arrived in the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, where growth had been relentless. Now, as layoffs mount and unemployed foreign workers flee to escape their debts, the government is struggling to contain the growing anxiety.
Beheading Of Muslim TV Exec Spurs Questions
Muzzammil "Mo" Hassan who, with his wife, Aasiya Zubair, founded Bridges TV, a cable channel dedicated to breaking down stereotypes against Muslims, is charged with her beheading. Carolyn Thompson of The Associated Press discusses the case.