Sen. Craig asks to withdraw guilty plea The Idaho senator at the heart of a sex sting operation at the Minneapolis St. Paul airport says he struck a plea deal out of fear -- not guilt. Larry Craig asked a Hennepin County court Monday to throw out his guilty plea in connection with his airport arrest in June.5:24 p.m.
Network will link patient records By next spring, most insured Minnesotans will be able to access parts of their medical records electronically from virtually any clinic or hospital in the state.5:50 p.m.
Physician, write thyself Dr. Vincent Lam has seen a lot during his career as an emergency room physician in Toronto, from mundane scrapes and broken limbs, to the mysterious horrors of the SARS epidemic, which hit the city a few years back. He's written about his experiences in a new collection of short stories.6:21 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Petraeus, Crocker Brief Congress on 'Surge'
Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, joins U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker for long-awaited testimony before Congress. Petraeus, in particular, pointed to progress he associated with a so-called troop surge.
Opinions Vary on Rumors of U.S. Attack on Iran
Recent days have seen a rise in rumors of possible U.S. military action against Iran, including plans for air strikes against nuclear and military targets. But do the rumors reflect a real possibility of an attack? Opinions are mixed.
Scholar Held in Iran Returns to Work in D.C.
After spending four months in Tehran's Evin Prison, a Woodrow Wilson Center scholar was back at work Monday. Haleh Esfandiari, who runs the Middle East program at the Washington-based center, met with reporters to talk about her time in captivity.
Scientist Measures an Overlooked Greenhouse Gas
Growing emissions of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, could make projections for global warming far worse than estimated. Katey Walter, 31, is one of the first scientists to measure methane released from thawing permafrost in Alaska and Siberia.
Polar Waves: One Cool Sound
Our SoundClips series continues with listener Jim Hetrick of Stockton, Calif. He shares recordings he made in 1982 at the South Pole, where he captured low-frequency radio waves created by lightning storms.
Story of Missing British Girl Takes Abrupt Turn
A 4-year-old British girl remains missing four months after vanishing during a holiday in Portugal. Portuguese police now say Madeline McCann's parents — who led an international media campaign aimed at finding her — are suspects in the case.
Battles Creates a Musical Hall of Mirrors
Battles looks like a normal quartet, but it doesn't act like one. Band members play two or three instruments simultaneously and then digitally loop the sounds they've just made. So the group, in essence, becomes five, six or seven members at once.
Petraeus Cites Progress in Iraq
Gen. David Petraeus tells members of the House that last winter's buildup of U.S. troops has met most of its military objectives. He said he envisions the withdrawal of roughly 30,000 U.S. combat troops from Iraq by next summer, leaving 130,000 in place.