Flood forecasting improves after 1997 disaster Some residents along the Red River criticized the National Weather Service for not providing an accurate warning of the severity of the flood in 1997. Now, there are new systems in place to prevent a disaster like the one in 1997 from happening again.7:50 a.m.
A critic in the Big Apple Morning Edition arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola is in New York for a few days, taking in some shows soon to be on Twin Cities stages.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Cho Video Probed for Clues to Motive
NBC News airs video and photos sent to the network Monday, apparently by Seung-hui Cho, the 23-year-old man blamed for the mass killings at Virginia Tech. Investigators are evaluating the cryptic, rambling tapes to gain perspective on the onslaught.
Senate Panel Set to Hear from Gonzales
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will return to Capitol Hill on Thursday for much-anticipated testimony on the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing amid calls for Gonzales to step down.
Feith Takes Iraq Policy Debate to Georgetown
Douglas Feith left a high-profile Pentagon job, where he helped shape U.S. policy leading to the war in Iraq, for Georgetown University. He's now teaching a seminar on the Bush administration's war on terrorism.
New Orleans Runs Short on Public Defenders
A judge in New Orleans has released 42 inmates who were suspected of drug crimes. They lack legal counsel, so they can't be tried. The public defender's office has been in crisis since Hurricane Katrina.
Study: Breast-Feeding Decreases Cancer Risk
Delaying childbirth can come at a high price — an increased risk of breast cancer later in life. But new evidence shows that older mothers can erase that risk by breast-feeding their babies. What's more, breast-feeding reduces the risk of the worst kinds of breast cancer.
Online Calculator Estimates Breast Cancer Risk
It is commonly stated that 1 in 9 women will develop breast cancer. But what does this statistic mean for a woman's personal risk? Scientists at the National Cancer Institute have created a Web-based calculator that estimates an individual's risk of developing the disease.
Yahoo Faces Suit over Chinese Operations
A lawsuit from the World Organization for Human Rights USA accuses Yahoo of providing information to the Chinese government that led to the arrest and torture of dissidents. Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and other U.S. technology companies have signed pledges to abide by China's censorship laws. A Yahoo spokesman says the company must comply with those laws or its employees would face civil or criminal penalties.
Google Earnings Awaited; eBay Profits Jump
Google, one of the Web's biggest success stories, is expected to announce Thursday that its earnings are up as well. Meanwhile, the Internet auction site eBay reports that quarterly earnings are up 52 percent, an impressive jump.
Innovative Vonage Blocked by Powerful Rival
The innovative Internet phone company Vonage is on the verge of collapse after copyright infringement lawsuits from traditional phone giant Verizon. Some see Verizon's legal action as a simple power play.
Great Expectations for Dickens Theme Park
A $125 million Charles Dickens theme park is set to open outside London in May. Attractions will include cobblestone streets, staff dressed as pickpockets and wenches. Plus rat catchers who will hunt down vermin.