Favre's second coming: Super Bowl or bust Brett Favre says the strong chance of
playing in another Super Bowl brought him back to the Minnesota Vikings -- again. He also said that no matter what, this will be his last season.5:51 p.m.
Can U.S. Take The Heat Of Canada's Oil Practices?
Canada, the largest supplier of oil to the United States, is relying more heavily on controversial techniques to extract crude from its oil sands deposits. One of the methods includes pumping 500-degree steam underground to melt the oil and force it to percolate to the surface.
Israel Removes Wall, Palestinians Remain Wary
The Israeli army this week began removing a concrete security barrier shielding the southeast Jerusalem settlement of Gilo, a sign of the relative calm in recent years. The barrier predates the larger separation barrier in the West Bank. While Israeli officials are calling the move significant, Palestinians say it is largely cosmetic.
In South Africa, A Nice Year For 'White Wedding'
Hollywood wedding movies are about as predictable as a white dress. But change the film's setting to South Africa, and things get a little more interesting. The star and the director of White Wedding, South Africa's official entry for the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, discuss their film with NPR's Michele Norris.
Calls of 'Shark!' Bring Caution, Smiles To Beach
The appearance of great white sharks in shallow waters off Cape Cod is forcing coastal towns to close areas to swimming. But unlike in the movies, many residents welcome the sharks. They're good for both science and local businesses.
Archaeologists Discover Civil War Artifacts In Georgia
Archaeologists said Wednesday they have found potentially hundreds of Civil War artifacts at a site in Millen, Ga. Items like buttons, buckles, jewelry and coins were left behind as Union prisoners and their Confederate captors fled Camp Lawton during Gen. William Sherman's march toward Savannah in 1864.
Hospital Trains Focus On Ending Cycle Of Violence
Hospital emergency rooms are filled with the fallout of violent crime. Sometimes, the victims and the perpetrators are one and the same. It's a cycle of violence many would like to end. At the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, doctors and others have developed an outreach program that appears to be working, and it has been modeled by others.
Mexico Slaps Tariff On U.S. Products In Truck Dispute
Mexico slapped new tariffs on some U.S. pork and cheese products on Wednesday, the latest in a long-running spat between the two nations over U.S. refusal to permit Mexican truckers to cross the border. It's a tough problem for President Obama, who sees expanded trade as a key to economic growth.
Summer Jobs: Enterprise
Today's summer job stories are about the moment young people turned into young capitalists. NPR's Robert Siegel reads a story from listener William Caldwell of Brentwood, Tenn., about how he earned $500 catching fireflies one summer. And listener Stacy Jackson of Denver recounts seizing opportunity at a gas line during the Arab oil embargo of 1973.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Gives Big To GOP
The owner of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, has given $1 million to the Republican Governors Association, making it one of the largest corporate donors to the GOP this election season.