The big question: Why did the bridge fall down? A bridge is thousands of pieces of metal and concrete. It's built to withstand all manner of weather and stress. And most bridges do exactly that -- for up to 100 years. So why did the 35W bridge collapse after only 40 years?5:19 p.m.
A rescuer's story A few moments after Gary Babineau realized he survived the collapse of the I-35W bridge, he began helping dozens of children in a school bus escape to safety. On Saturday, he told his story to President Bush. Now he tells it to MPR All Things Considered host Tom Crann.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Shiite-Sunni Imbalance Intensifies in Baghdad
The U.S. military suspects the Shia-led government in Baghdad of trying to push Sunnis out of the city. Sectarian violence has pushed most Sunnis into west Baghdad, and the Iraqi government is suspected of limiting basic services to them.
Buyer Backs Out of Rich Deal for Trailer Park
Trailer owners in Briny Breezes, Fla., thought they were about to become millionaires, but the prospective buyer of their prime location backed out of the deal. What caused the real-estate deal to sour?
Surveillance Law: What's in It?
President Bush signed legislation Sunday that lets the government eavesdrop without a warrant on communications between Americans and people reasonably believed to be outside the United States.
Chrysler's Nardelli Vows to Continue Turnaround
Chrysler's new CEO, Robert Nardelli, will lead Chrysler as it tries to make its way in an increasingly tough North American market. Nardelli left Home Depot earlier this year amid controversy over a rich compensation package.
Spanish Winemakers Go Cooler to Stay in the Game
As the temperature – and the wine-producing competition – heats up, Spanish winemakers, Torres wine, have headed for the cooler fields of the Pyrenees Mountains to grow grapes that can withstand changes in climate and the wine industry.
Are Infants Who Sleep in Parents' Bed at Risk?
A story about a string of five infant deaths in Detroit prompted a flood of e-mails from parents who sleep with their infants. Each of the babies in the Detroit cases was sleeping in a bed with an adult. So, is so-called "co-sleeping" safe?
Apollo Moon Images Made Available Online
A new digital scanning project at Arizona State University is archiving and posting on the Web the exposed films of the original Apollo flights. The project is allowing people to see the moon in a way they've never seen it before.