Landmark smokestack loses to greener natural gas A familiar landmark in St. Paul is coming down tomorrow. Xcel Energy is imploding the stack at the old High Bridge power plant as part of its conversion of metro-area power plants to cleaner fuels.6:28 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Gun Case Attorney Targets Laws in Other Cities
New lawsuits are moving forward after a landmark Supreme Court decision affirming the rights of individuals to own guns. Attorney Alan Gura, who argued the case, says he will pursue similar cases in other cities to ensure the right is enforced.
Doctors May See Payment Cut for Medicare Patients
Doctors who treat Medicare patients will likely see a 10.6 percent cut in payments starting Tuesday. The move follows the Senate's failure to pass a Medicare bill on Thursday night. The House had earlier approved a similar measure.
Nuclear Preparedness? Yawn...
U.S. scientists meeting to discuss how to respond to a terrorist nuclear attack on American soil say our country is largely unprepared. The first step: getting people to care.
Crash at Airport Grounds Honduras' Jet Set
The airport in Honduras' capital, Tegucigalpa, has been closed since May 30 when an Airbus A320 aircraft overshot the runway, resulting in a fiery crash that killed five people. The airport's closure has left the jet set with few options: none great.
McCain Touts Retraining Displaced Workers
GOP presidential candidate John McCain has toured a General Motors plant in Ohio. The plant is a rare GM bright spot as other GM plants are slashing jobs. McCain says retraining displaced workers is the answer, but he isn't promising tax dollars.
Court Rules on Text-Messaging Privacy
A court has ruled employers don't have the right to read text messages sent by employees even if the employer is paying for the service. Peter Swire, law professor at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, discusses the ruling.
'Wall-E,' Speaking Volumes with Stillness and Stars
Crazily inventive, deliriously engaging, emotionally true, Pixar's latest is a gratifying look back at the silent-film twilight of 70 years ago — and a cautionary look 700 years ahead, at what our silent planet's twilight might be.
Letters: Guns, Alcohol
Guns and alcohol: Those two subjects got the most response from listeners. They commented about the coverage of the Supreme Court's overturning of the Washington, D.C., handgun ban, and about the official New Orleans cocktail.
Play Examines Boise Sex Scandal Boise, USA is a new play that tells the story of the Boise sex scandal of 1955. Playwright Gene Franklin Smith likens the fear instilled in the citizens of Boise, Idaho, to that stirred up by the federal government after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Zimbabwe Runoff Goes Ahead
Zimbabwe has gone ahead with a presidential runoff despite the opposition's boycott of the vote. Widespread voter intimidation has been reported. Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai withdrew from the race after a crackdown against his supporters.