Coleman files Supreme Court appeal Republican Norm Coleman's lawyers filed a notice of appeal with the state Supreme Court Monday afternoon, seeking to overturn last week's ruling by a three-judge panel that found Democrat Al Franken received more legal votes than Coleman in November's election.5:51 p.m.
PepsiCo offers to buy Mpls bottler and one other, for $6B Shares of Minneapolis-based PepsiAmericas jumped 26 percent today after PepsiCo, the maker of drinks like Mountain Dew and its namesake cola, announced it wants to acquire the company and Pepsi Bottling Group, another of its big bottlers.5:55 p.m.
Target promises philanthropic dollars will keep coming in recession
MPR's Tom Crann speaks with Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel and Laysha Ward, President of Community Relations and the Target Foundation about the company's philanthropic plans in a harsh retail climate.6:20 p.m.
Composer Steve Reich on his Pulitzer Prize-winning sound
Performance Today host Fred Child speaks with Steve Reich about winning the 2009 Pulizer Prize in Music for his composition, "Double Sextet."6:26 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama Asks Agency Heads For Budget Cuts
President Obama sends his Cabinet back to work with a mandate: Cut $100 million dollars from the federal budget. The president called it a "drop in the bucket," but an important first step.
Justices Hears Arizona Case On Teaching English
The Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on whether Arizona is providing enough English-language learning under federal law. The case could limit a federal court's power to tell states to spend more money on English learners.
Spelling Of Lake's Name Was All Wet
Richard Cazeault, president and director of the Webster Lake Association in central Massachusetts, talks about an effort to correct old signs that misspelled the name of a local lake. The lake's 45-letter name was the subject of an Ethel Merman/Ray Bolger song.
Cars That Know If You've Paid For Them
Mark Barr, general manager at South Jersey Auto Finance, talks about technology that permits dealers to shut down cars they've sold if the owner misses a payment.
What If Marijuana Were Legal? Possible Outcomes
NPR came up with a hypothetical scenario and asked experts to respond: Marijuana has been legal in the U.S. for two years. Legally, it is treated similar to alcohol: It is taxed and regulated, and users must be 21 or older. Under these parameters, what are some possible outcomes?
Zuma Favored To Be South Africa's Next President
The controversial leader of South Africa's African National Congress will likely become the country's next president. A polygamist who has faced rape and corruption charges, Jacob Zuma is also a populist who has widespread respect for his role in winning black rule for South Africa.
'Empire Of The Sun' Novelist Ballard Dies
British writer J. G. Ballard was well known for Empire of the Sun, loosely based on his childhood in China. But his darker vision resonates. He died Sunday in London at 73.
Obama's CIA Visit Touches On Torture Issue
President Obama's visit to the CIA Monday comes on the heels of the release of Justice Department memos that provided the legal justification for certain interrogation techniques that many consider torture.