Airlines could see a shortage of pilots Eagan-based Northwest Airlines recently announced it will again start hiring pilots after years of retrenchment. But Northwest and other carriers could be facing a shortage of pilots.5:51 p.m.
U.S.-Sunni Alliance Sparks Outrage in Iraq
U.S. troops have been in an uneasy alliance with Sunni insurgents in Amriya, a district west of Baghdad, for about six weeks. The pact ensures no more attacks against U.S. troops, but it has sparked outrage from the Iraqi army and police — and the Shiite-led government.
Astronauts' Behavior Prompts NASA Policy Debate
NASA promised to review its efforts to monitor the mental health of the astronaut corps after an astronaut was arrested in February. A report on the issue says the agency allowed two astronauts to fly 12 hours after they had gotten drunk.
'Moliere' Director Compares U.S., French Cinema
French director Laurent Tirard's second film, Moliere, has been likened to a French version of Shakespeare in Love. Tirard is the screenwriter and director of the movie, which has its U.S. release Friday. The movie imagines an undocumented period of the great French playwright and actor Moliere. Tirard talks with Robert Siegel about learning to be a director in America and learning about the differences between French and American cinema.
Foreign Policy Stokes Clinton-Obama Rivalry
In Monday night's Democratic debate, Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton traded sharp words after Obama, responding to a question, said he would be willing to meet with foreign dictators without preconditions. Now, there is a full-fledged squabble over foreign policy and experience.
On the Road with John Edwards
NPR's Linda Wertheimer travels with Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards on the back roads of Iowa, where he is extremely popular with voters since his 2004 campaign.
The Hidden Messages in Romney's New Ad
No presidential candidate has spent more money on ads than Republican Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor's latest television spot, "Ocean," is a study in smart, subtle pitches to conservatives while also appealing to moderates.
Letters: Qualities of a Good Leader
A July 20 story about Columbus, Ohio, residents' thoughts on important traits of leadership featured a request that listeners write in with their ideas on the qualities of a good leader. Michele Norris and Robert Siegel read some of the listeners' responses.
Cacophanies from Metal on Dry Ice
Professional sound recordist Andy Aaron shares some sounds from his collection — various pieces of metal reacting with dry ice, with surprisingly varied results – for this installment of SoundClips.
Nervous Investors Send Dow Tumbling
The Dow continued to drop Friday, capping an ugly week for the stock market. Investors have become jittery over the prospect that tighter credit will slow the pace of mergers and cause consumers to curb spending.