Is there justice for people with fetal alcohol brain damage? Pregnant women who drink alcohol risk giving birth to children with permanent brain damage. As these kids grow up, many get in trouble with the law. Experts say the country's justice system is ill-equipped to deal fairly with fetal alcohol offenders.4:44 p.m.
Hungry like a wolf? The Minnesota Zoo is getting into the video game business.
The Zoo unveiled Thursday a pioneering wildlife simulation game called "WolfQuest."5:50 p.m.
Cantus & Theater Latte Da - All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 Imagine putting your rifle down, climbing out of the safety of your trench, and walking across No Man's Land to deliver the gift of song -- to your enemy. Minneapolis-based men's choir, Cantus, and Theater Latte Da perform a new radio drama based on the Christmas truce of 1914.5:55 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Effort Builds to Help 'Forgotten' Troops with PTSD
Veterans advocates are looking to restore benefits for troops who came back from combat with mental health problems, couldn't get adequate help, misbehaved and then got kicked out of the military. One lawmaker said that taking care of such vets is "simple justice."
Mexican Pilot Plans to Bring Back the Jet Pack
The jet pack conjures up images of the Jetsons, or James Bond blasting off in the film Thunderball. But in Mexico, there is a man who believes he can bring back this obsolete technology and make it useful for everyday life.
Rickman Gives Voice to 'Sweeney Todd' Nemesis
Veteran stage and screen actor Alan Rickman plays the evil Judge Turpin in Tim Burton's Sweeney Todd. Rickman discusses his distinctive sound, his experience with musicals and the criticism he received at drama school about his voice.
Men Freed from Guantanamo Accuse U.S. of Abuse
Three British residents released after spending more than four years in Guantanamo have been celebrating their freedom in London. The men were questioned by police as they entered Britain on Wednesday. One was released, but the other two appeared in court Thursday on a Spanish extradition request; they were freed on bail.
Bush Highlights Spending Bill in Year-End Speech
In a news conference Thursday at the White House, President Bush thanked Congress for passing a spending bill but warned that there's more work to be done in the coming election year. The president also touched on the destruction of CIA tapes and Russian President Vladimir Putin being named Time's man of the year.
Astronaut in Space Gets News of Mother's Death
Daniel Tani became the first American astronaut to lose a close family member while in space. Dr. Sean Roden, a flight surgeon at Johnson Space Center in Houston, broke the news to Tani that his mother, Rose Tani, was killed Wednesday when her car was struck by a train.
Vermont Governor: EPA Emissions Ruling Misguided
The Environmental Protection Agency has denied California and 16 other states the right to set their own standards for carbon dioxide emissions from cars. The first to follow California's path was Vermont, and Gov. Jim Douglas says the EPA's ruling is misguided.
Jackie Clegg Dodd Is at Home with Iowans
Jackie Clegg Dodd, wife of Democratic candidate and Connecticut Sen. Christopher Dodd, moved with her family to Iowa this fall to campaign full time for her husband. She says the move has helped her get to know what's really on voters' minds.
Lee Brings Mixed Record to South Korea Presidency
Lee Myung-bak was elected president of South Korea on Wednesday after a career of solid achievements, but he has also been marked by scandal and illegal practices. In business, in parliament, as mayor of Seoul, and now as president-elect, questions remain about Lee's character.
Celebrating Christmas, for Better or Worse
Commentator Adam Gopnik loves everything about Christmas, gaudiness included, because to him it represents an idea — that oppression can produce new beginnings, and that a light can go on in the middle of darkness.