First the storm, then the fun It's back to work Monday for the many people who had an unexpected long weekend because of the snowstorm. Once the shoveling was done, the fun began.7:55 a.m.
A rise from the fall How recent stock market falls may actually help the financial markets.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Allen Shawn's 'Notes from a Phobic Life'
Composer Allen Shawn lives a phobic life. He doesn't like heights, bridges, tunnels, subways, elevators, open spaces or closed spaces. "The degree of my self-preoccupation is appalling," he writes in a new book.
Sam Brownback, 'Bleeding-Heart Conservative'
Presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback embraces conservative social issues — he is strongly anti-abortion. But the Kansas Republican also talks about subjects dear to liberals, like stopping the killing of refugees in Darfur.
Afghan President Decries Attack, Civilian Deaths
Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai condemns the deaths of civilians shot by American troops. At least a dozen Afghans died near the eastern city of Jalabad when American troops opened fire Sunday after a suicide bomber struck their convoy.
Deadly Baghdad Bombing Punctuates Security Push
About 1,200 U.S. and Iraqi forces have begun a security push in Sadr City, an impoverished part of Baghdad. Elsewhere in the capital, a suicide car bomb killed at least 26 people in a busy commercial district.
Guardsmen Head for Iraq, Bid Farewell to Family
Another large group of National Guard members leaves Southern California on Monday, bound for a one-year tour of duty in Iraq. Meanwhile, a new report says war deployments are taking their toll on Guard units nationwide.
Researchers Investigate Weight-Puberty Link
Girls who were overweight as children might be reaching puberty earlier. But which comes first? Researchers are trying to figure out whether increased body fat causes early puberty, or puberty causes weight gain.
Political Questions Surround Prosecutor's Firing
A recently fired U.S. prosecutor believes he was terminated because he didn't indict state-level Democratic politicians before the November 2006 Congressional elections. Sunday, Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM) admitted that he was one of the callers.
Board Conflict Prompts NAACP President to Resign
NAACP President Bruce Gordon resigned from the organization Sunday, after just 19 months on the job. Many hoped he would lead the venerable civil rights organization in a new direction. Gordon cited conflicts with the NAACP's board as his reason for leaving.
Former Missouri Sen. Eagleton Dies at 77
Missouri's governor ordered flags to half-staff in honor of former Democratic Sen. Thomas Eagleton, who died Sunday at 77. Eagleton served as George McGovern's running mate in 1972, until it was discovered that he had been hospitalized for depression.
Asian Stock Markets Resume Decline
It could be another volatile week for investors. Tokyo's Nikkei average lost more than 3 percent Monday. Shares in Hong Kong and South Korea also declined.