Minnesota Vikings stadium bill clears state Senate The Minnesota House and Senate will start negotiating their differences Wednesday on a bill that would finance a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings after the Senate passed its version of the bill late Tuesday night.6:50 a.m.
Stadium bills rely in part on new gambling revenue The bill that has passed the Minnesota House and Senate funds a Vikings stadium in part through new revenue expected to be generated by electronic pull tab gambling and electronic linked bingo.7:20 a.m.
Milwaukee Mayor Barrett to face Gov. Walker in Wisconsin recall The results of Tuesday's primary mean Wisconsin's recall election will be a rematch of the 2010 governor's race. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett won the Democratic primary and earns the right to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker for a second time in just 18 months. Jason Stein, who covers politics for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, talked with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:15 a.m.
North Carolina Voters Pass Gay Marriage Ban
In North Carolina Tuesday, voters approved a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage, civil unions and domestic partnerships. North Carolina becomes the 30th state to pass a measure outlawing same-sex marriage.
Cyber Briefings 'Scare The Bejeezus' Out Of CEOs
For the top brass of companies such as Dell and Hewlett-Packard, talk of cyberweapons and cyberwar could be abstract. But at a classified security briefing in spring 2010, it suddenly became quite real. "We can turn your computer into a brick," government officials reportedly told the startled executives.
Violin Virtuoso Roman Totenberg Dies At 101
Violinist and music educator Roman Totenberg had a long and distinguished career as a concert violinist, and taught for many years at Boston University and other schools. He was also the father of NPR's Nina Totenberg. He died Tuesday at the age of 101.
Annan Gives Bleak Assessment Of Syrian Ceasefire
Special envoy Kofi Annan says unacceptable levels of violence and abuse are continuing in Syria. He said military activities have declined somewhat but the level of violence is still too high. Annan warned about the devastating repercussions if the fragile peace plan failed.
Afghan Officials To Ask NATO For More Funds
Reporting from the Afghan capital Kabul, Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to Afghanistan's Deputy Foreign Minister Jawed Ludin about the strategic partnership recently negotiated between the U.S., and the case Afghanistan will be making for future economic support.
Taliban Takes Advantage Of Lull In U.S. Offensive
It's been nearly two months since Sgt. Robert Bales was accused of killing 17 Afghan civilians. After that, U.S. forces essentially stopped carrying out operations in the area of the massacre. As a result, the Taliban has been able to plant more explosives.
Toyota Predicts Big Profits This Year
Japanese automaker Toyota on Wednesday announced its January to March profits quadrupled over last year to $1.5 billion. The company struggled with production after last year's earthquake and tsunami caused huge delays at its factories. With production back to normal, Toyota expects this to be its most profitable year since before the global financial crisis.
Pink Slime Maker To Close Plants, 650 To Lose Jobs
Officials with Beef Products Incorporated, or BPI, will permanently close three production plants in Iowa, Texas and Kansas by the end of the month. BPI is the maker of finely textured beef. Critics call it pink slime. About 650 people will lose their jobs.