State works to cut haze in northern Minn. wilderness areas The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency today takes another step in a long-running effort to clean up the air over some of Minnesota's most cherished places. The MPCA's Citizens' Board will consider submitting a state plan to reduce air pollution to the federal Environmental Protection Agency.5:25 a.m.
Monticello municipal broadband slugs it out Residents of Monticello started seven years ago to push for faster Internet service, and the bruising public-private battle that ensued is still going on. Residents have fast cheap service but the city's fledgling operation is struggling and under continued pressure from private competitors. Meanwhile, some lawmakers want to ban other cities from doing the same.6:40 a.m.
High Court Delves Into More Health Care Questions
At the Supreme Court, lawyers and justices will continue to spar over the new health care law. Tuesday's debate will center on whether the requirement that everyone carry health insurance — the individual mandate at the heart of the law — is constitutional.
Uninsured Will Still Need The Money To Meet The Mandate
While the Supreme Court considers the legality of requiring individuals to purchase health insurance, others are questioning the economics of the mandate. Some worry that, even with government subsidies, it may be difficult to find the funds to pay for health insurance.
'October Baby' Tells A Story Hollywood Wouldn't Morning Edition's David Greene explores the phenomenon of independent Christian filmmaking with Jon Erwin, who along with his brother has made an anti-abortion road trip movie called October Baby.
Idaho Businesses Want More Flights To Boise
Cutbacks in airline routes affect more than disgruntled passengers — it may hinder a city's opportunity to turn around economically. Business owners say, as one of the most remote U.S. cities, Boise can't afford to lose flights.
Obama Praises Global Nuclear Summit
More than 50 international leaders wrapped up talks Tuesday in Seoul, South Korea, on what needs to be done to secure vulnerable stockpiles of plutonium and highly enriched uranium. President Obama hosted the first such summit two years ago. He praised the achievements since then, but said much more needs to be done.
Pope To Meet With Cuban President Raul Castro
Pope Benedict is in Cuba, Latin America's least Catholic country. He arrived Monday in Santiago, where Cuba's revolution began in 1953. He urged Cubans to seek unity and overcome their divisions, but his message wasn't especially political.
For U.S. Analysts, Rethinking The Terror Threat
In recent years, U.S. officials were working from the premise that independent groups like al-Qaida were most likely to carry out terrorist attacks. But now it appears that the focus is less on al-Qaida and more on the prospect of state-sponsored terrorism.
Apple Tries To Clear Up Problems In China
Apple CEO Tim Cook has flown in to China to meet with government leaders. He's trying to work out issues ranging from trademark concerns to treatment of local factory workers who make Apple products.
Jobs Act Could Expand Funding For Startups
Lawmakers in the House are expected to vote on a jobs act Tuesday. Part of the legislation would allow the public to make investments in start-up companies and small businesses. These companies could raise money online or through social networks. The bill would lift SEC regulations that restrict soliciting investors.
Crime Goes Up In Budget-Strained Harrisburg, Pa.
The Pennsylvania capital Harrisburg is more than $300 million in debt. The budget is controlled by a state-appointed custodian. City and law enforcement services are under strain and residents worry violent crime may be growing.