Fargo-Moorhead's flood risk bumped up The National Weather Service is increasing the flood risk along the Red River because of the delayed spring melt, and nearly double the normal precipitation in the southern Red River Valley in recent weeks.5:21 p.m.
Dropped long-distance calls irk rural Minnesotans Rural phone customers in Minnesota have complained about dropped or uncompleted long-distance calls for several years. The problem stems from third-party long distance carriers that are trying to save money, FCC officials say.5:24 p.m.
Letters To Mississippi Senator, Obama Show Signs Of Ricin
Just a day after a pair of explosions brought terror to the Boston Marathon, letters containing the poison ricin started turning up in the mail of senators and President Obama. So far the suspicious packets have been intercepted in the security procedures adopted after the post-Sept. 11 anthrax attacks.
China's Growing Debt Raises Alarms
Robert Siegel speaks with Simon Rabinovitch, reporter for the Financial Times based in Beijing, about his piece on Chinese debt and why both outsiders and insiders are worried about China's economic situation.
Gun Site Allows Felons To Purchase Firearms Online
One proposal in the Senate gun control bill was to extend background checks to gun sales over the Internet. There turns out to be a bustling marketplace for weapons, as the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Robert Siegel talks to reporter Michael Luo about what he and his colleagues found. Then we hear from the president of one Internet outlet for gun sales — Jim McComas from Carolina Gunrunners in Raleigh, N.C.
Large Police Presence Surrounds Margaret Thatcher's Funeral
Margaret Thatcher was laid to rest in a funeral attended by dignitaries from around the globe as well as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip on Wednesday. It's the first funeral of a British politician attended by the Queen since Sir Winston Churchill's in 1965.
Immigration Proves A 'Rubik's Cube' For Many Republicans
They don't want to offend Hispanic voters, but they don't want to turn off the GOP base either, says Ron Bonjean, a former Republican leadership aide. And competing for Hispanic votes is not a top priority for the sizable number of Republican rank and file who still see the bill as amnesty.
Senate Rejects Compromise On Expanded Background Checks
The Senate has rejected a compromise background checks language pushed by Democrat Joe Manchin and Republican Pat Toomey. It could mean the end of gun control legislation in Congress, at least for a while. Ailsa Chang joins Robert Siegel from the Capitol with the latest.