Come one, come all, ye Republican protester The protest groups who have reserved march or park permits during the Republican National Convention range from 9/11 conspiracy theorists to folk music loving peaceniks.5:20 p.m.
Business groups spend most to lobby this year Two organizations that advocate for businesses spent more than $1 million lobbying the Legislature and the Pawlenty administration over the first six months of this year.5:25 p.m.
Leonid Hurwicz, oldest Nobel winner, dies Hurwicz, 90, shared the 2007 Nobel economics prize with two other Americans for developing a theory that helps explain how buyers and
sellers can maximize their gains from transactions. He was retired from the University of Minnesota.6:19 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Marines in Afghanistan Weigh In on a Life at War
When compared to Iraq, the conflict in Afghanistan is often described as the forgotten war. As U.S. Marines aim to stabilize the former Taliban stronghold Garmsir, they're dealing with strenuous living conditions and wondering what's happening back home.
U.S. Report Links Climate Change to Security
Two top intelligence officials have testified in Congress about the implications of climate change for U.S. national security. They discussed an assessment that identifies parts of the world where climate change could produce political instability.
Zimbabwe Opposition Leader Seeks End to Conflict
Zimbabwe's opposition leader briefly left his refuge in the Dutch Embassy and called for talks as a way to end the electoral conflict with President Robert Mugabe. Morgan Tsvangirai said, however, he wouldn't enter talks if Friday's runoff vote goes ahead.
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Stripped of Knighthood
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has stripped Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe of his knighthood. This highly unusual move is a protest by the queen over Mugabe's human rights abuses following complaints by Zimbabwe's opposition of intimidation.
Doping Scandals Cast Shadow on Athletic Success
Two-time Olympic silver medalist Adam Nelson, a shot-putter who is aiming for gold in Beijing this summer, says the temptation for athletes to dope is strong. But, he says, he has avoided performance-enhancing drugs and finds audiences' suspicions frustrating.
Md. School Board Eyes Nixing Bus Services for Some
The Montgomery County, Md., school board is considering doing away with bus services for students who live a certain distance from school in a bid to save fuel costs. Sharon Cox, a school board member, discusses the board's options.
Ill., Calif. Sue Countrywide
Illinois and California have sued Countrywide Financial, one of the country's largest mortgage lenders. The suits against the company and its chief executive come on the same day Countrywide shareholders approved a takeover by Bank of America.
Rising Bank Fees Squeeze Consumers
Banks are increasingly charging higher fees for overdrafting accounts, wiring money or using another bank's ATM. Surcharges have become a steady source of revenue in shaky economy times, but they're also prompting some consumer backlash
Jefferson's Library Once Again Complete
The Library of Congress has managed to re-create --with the help of rare-book collectors ---the missing two-thirds of Thomas Jefferson's Library. Mark Dimunation, of the Library of Congress, discusses Jefferson's tastes and rare-book detectives.
Laptops for Kids in Small Towns May Not Be Panacea
One Laptop per Child may have been thinking of the developing world, but cities such as Immokalee, Fla., feel its kids would benefit, too. But it's unclear how much the laptops can bridge the achievement gap for the kids of migrant workers.