Ron Paul stumps in Minnesota Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul is scheduled to hold a campaign rally Monday night at the University of Minnesota, one day before Minnesota's precinct caucuses.7:20 a.m.
Baby left at hospital, apparently under safe haven law A 3-day-old baby is in foster care after being dropped off at Children's Hospital in St. Paul.
The baby was apparently left under what's known as the "safe haven" law, which allows mothers to anonymously give up their unwanted newborns with no legal consequences.8:40 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
The Bowed Piano: Fishing for a New Sound
Imagine a grand piano with the top removed. Armed with fishing line, plumbing tape and Popsicle sticks, 10 musicians lean over the innards of the instrument and play the bowed piano.
Bond Insurers' Woes Hit Global Market
Bond insurers are feeling the pain of the subprime mortgage mess. Four bond insurers' troubles are now impacting the global financial markets. David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, discusses the impact with Renee Montagne.
High School Teaches Thoreau in the Woods
The Walden Project, an alternative high-school program in northern Vermont, focuses on environmental studies and the teachings of Henry David Thoreau, who did some of his best thinking outdoors at Walden Pond.
How to Pick a President
In Washington, D.C., pundits and politicos alike have poured over every aspect of this year's presidential race. For a different perspective, we turn to the cowboy poet. The philospher from the far west says it's natural to want someone in office who understands you. He offers some advice on how to pick a president.
Judge: Navy Not Exempt from Sonar Ban
Whether Navy sonar training exercises are harmful to marine animals has long been a point of conflict. On Monday, a federal judge in Los Angeles said President Bush cannot waive environmental laws that require the Navy to take special steps to protect whales.
Bolivian Leader's Successes Expose Divisions
Bolivia's first indigenous president, whose striped sweater became his emblem, is marking his second year in office with greater state control over the oil and gas industry and a new draft constitution. But the accomplishments of Evo Morales have also exposed deep ethnic and class divides inside the nation.
Banks Set Guidelines on Financing 'Dirty' Plants
Three of the nation's biggest banks have announced that they're going to be much more careful about financing coal-fired power plants. The banks say they expect Congress to impose limits on carbon emissions soon and don't want to lose money on plants that aren't ready to comply with the new rules.
United to Charge for Extra Luggage
Starting in May, United Airlines will charge domestic passengers with nonrefundable tickets $25 to check a second bag. United says the new system is "part of its continuing effort to offer customers choice, flexibility and low fares."
Trudge to Voting Day Hasn't Dulled Hype
Many speculated that Americans would be wearied by a two-year presidential campaign. But so far, the country remains hooked on the races — and so are TV news channels.
Bush's Approach to 'Earmarks' Raises Questions
President Bush has renewed his attacks on congressional "earmarks," the pet-project spending items lawmakers love. But his plan to reduce the practice pushes the heavy lifting into the next president's lap.