U of M evacuates buildings after bomb threat Officials say a student found a typed note with a bomb threat in the restroom of a classroom building. The student gave the note to a professor, who turned it over to campus police.4:44 p.m.
Rep. Tim Walz talks about developments in Iraq Four bombings today made for one of the deadliest days in Baghdad in months. The U.S.-Iraqi security crackdown, which began in February, was implemented to prevent these kinds of attacks.5:24 p.m.
Senate kills lawmaker-to-lobbyist restrictions A bill that would forbid state lawmakers, state commissioners and agency heads from becoming lobbyists for one year after leaving their jobs failed on a tie vote in the Minnesota Senate on Wednesday.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Student Describes Surviving Classroom Killing
Virginia Tech junior Clay Violand was in French class at Norris Hall on Monday morning when Seung-hui Cho entered the classroom and began shooting. Violand said he doesn't understand how he escaped being shot by Cho.
Columbine Survivor With Words for Virginia Students
A survivor of the Columbine High School massacre, Brooks Brown has this advice for Virginia Tech students: "Do not internalize. Talk to everyone you can about what happened." Brown was an on-again, off-again friend of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold.
Large Car Bombs Kill at Least 170 in Iraqi Capital
In Baghdad on Wedesday, at least five car bombs killed as many as 170 people and left 200 more injured. The bloodshed posed new questions about the two-month-old, U.S.-led security crackdown in that city, which was supposed to prevent such attacks.
Iraqi Embassy Moves to Washington Mansion
Iraq's embassy in Washington is undergoing widespread change, as Ambassador Samir Sumaidaie and his staff move into a newly renovated building across the street from the vice president's mansion. The $5.8 million building used to house the Embassy of Ivory Coast.
2003 Abortion Law Upheld by Supreme Court
The Supreme Court has upheld the Partial Birth Abortion Ban Act, the law prohibiting an abortion procedure known medically as "intact dilation and extraction." The procedure is performed most often during the fifth or sixth month of pregnancy.
Protests Target Musharraf's Plan to Remake Court
Lawyers in Pakistan led demonstrations today in protest of Gen. Pervez Musharraf's attempts to sack the country's chief justice of the Supreme Court. The protests increasingly include political opponents of Musharraf and Pakistan's Islamist fundamentalists.
Russia's Response to Protests Fuels U.S. Unease
When freedoms of expression are compromised in Russia, the friendship between the United States and Russia may be challenged as well. Protests by opposition groups in Russia last weekend were met by government violence. In response, the United States expressed "deep concern" toward the Kremlin's actions.
Group Targets Yahoo Inc. Over China Cases
A human rights group sues Yahoo Inc. for disclosures that helped Chinese authorities jail several dissidents. Human Rights USA says it will sue under the Torture Victims Protection Act and other U.S. laws.
Beijing Decides Poor Translations Won't Do
As the 2008 Olympic Games approach, Beijing is trying to correct signs all around the city that have been badly translated into English. For example, a theme park dedicated to China's ethnic minorities had been called "Racist Park." The effort extends to English translations of restaurant menus, and dishes such as carp.
Cho Investigation Draws a Twisted Profile
A dark portrait is emerging of the gunman blamed for the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Seung-hui Cho had previously been accused of harassing two female students at Virginia Tech and had been taken to a mental health facility in 2005 after an acquaintance worried he might be suicidal.