Q&A: Preventing drug theft in hospitals Several recent cases involving nurses, who allegedly stole drugs from patients and health care facilities, are winding their way through the courts in Minnesota. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Dr. Keith Berge to find out what is being done to prevent this kind of theft. Dr. Berge is an anesthesiologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester leading an effort to address this issue.7:25 a.m.
Obama Energy Plan Would Reduce Oil Imports
President Obama is calling for reducing oil imports by a third over the next decade. Environmental groups have long complained the oil industry isn't developing leases that it already holds on public land and offshore.
Gov. Kasich: Ohioans Must Get Used To Change
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been trying to build support for his budget that includes deep cuts — but no tax hikes — in order to eliminate a projected $8 billion budget deficit. Kasich wants to sell five prisons to the private sector.
Strategic Ivory Coast Towns Fall To The Opposition
Opposing forces in Ivory Coast are bearing down on the disputed leader Laurent Gbago in the main city Abidjan. The U.N. Security Council gave him a last chance to relinquish power peacefully to Alassane Ouattara, the internationally-recognized president-elect.
Berlusconi Promises To Remove Migrants On Lampedusa
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa, where thousands of Tunisian migrants now outnumber residents. He promised to clear the island of the Tunisians within three days. But the islanders are skeptical because many Italian regions don't want the migrants.
Capitol Hill Hearings To Delve Into Libya Mission
Thursday's hearings are expected to be dominated by questions about President Obama's decision to begin military action in Libya without congressional approval. Top Pentagon and State Department officials testify before several panels, making the case for military and diplomatic action.
Is Libya A Litmus Test For The Arab World?
The debate over Libya does not break down along ideological lines. Linda Wertheimer talks to two liberals who disagree over whether the U.S. should be intervening in Libya. Phyllis Bennis, the director of the New Internationalism Program at the Institute for Policy Studies, opposes the allied military action. Marc Lynch, who writes for Foreign Policy and heads the Middle East studies program at The George Washington University, is in favor.
Berkshire Hathaway Executive Abruptly Resigns
David Sokol, a top executive at the company run by investor Warren Buffet, resigned Wednesday. Sokol was seen as a likely successor to Buffett, who is 80 years old. Sokol quit amid revelations that he had made some questionable personal stock trades involving a chemical company that Berkshire recently agreed to buy.
Implementing Technology Could Make Bus Trips Safer
Dozens of people have been killed in recent bus crashes. Three accidents this month spurred a Senate subcommittee to hold a hearing on the matter. The Transportation Department says about half of all motor coach fatalities in recent years have occurred as the result of rollovers, and about 70 percent of those killed in rollover accidents were ejected from the bus.
High Oil Prices Could Slow U.S. Economic Growth
David Wessel, economic editor of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Renee Montagne about the U.S. economy, and possible threats to a recovery because of slow growth overseas. Wessel says the single biggest risk to the U.S. economy right now is that oil prices continue to rise.