Missing cub found at Ely bear center Researchers at the North American Bear Center in Ely said Wednesday that they have found the cub that had been separated from her mother for a second time.7:25 a.m.
Holiday traffic tests Duluth road construction The huge road repair project in and around Duluth got its first major traffic test over the Memorial Day weekend. The project has reduced the roadway to one lane in each direction over parts of a 10-mile stretch. MnDOT officials were telling motorists to expect trips to allow an extra half-an-hour.8:25 a.m.
Lawyer's detention revs up debate over genocide in Rwanda William Mitchel College of Law professor Peter Erlinder has been been in a prison in Rwanda for six days. Rwanda accuses him of espousing "genocide ideology." Professor Erlinder argues the 1994 massacres that killed more than 800,000 Rwandans were the result of a war between rival factions in the country, and were not a genocide perpetrated by the majority Hutus against the minority Tutsis.8:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Turkey Wants Obama To Condemn Israeli Raid
The Israeli raid on an aid flotilla heading for Gaza couldn't have come at a worse time for the Obama administration. The U.S. had finally gotten indirect peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians off the ground when the raid set off a firestorm of criticism. Turkey's foreign minister is demanding an apology and compensation for the activists who were killed -- many of them Turks. He and others are putting pressure on the White House to take a tougher line on Israel.
Former U.S. Diplomat Witnessed Israeli Raid
Former Ambassador Edward Peck, who was on one of the ships boarded by Israeli commandos over the weekend, talks to Steve Inskeep about the experience. Peck says the group had discussed being nonviolent because they didn't want to provoke soldiers.
Overhaul Debate Centers On Bank Risk-Taking
As the battle over financial industry rules nears its final phase, lawmakers will be focusing on how much risk banks should be allowed to take. The measure is heading to a House-Senate conference, where banks are trying to kill a rule that would prohibit them from trading for their own profit.
Suspects Must Invoke Miranda Right To Stay Silent
The Supreme Court has given police greater latitude in questioning suspects, cutting back yet again on the famous Miranda decision. By a 5-to-4 vote, the court ruled that a properly warned suspect, who remains largely silent for hours of questioning, has not invoked his right to remain silent -- and that even a one or two word answer to a single question can be used against him at trial.
Corruption Trial To Start For Ex-Ill. Gov. Blagojevich
Jury selection begins Thursday in the corruption trial of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. He is charged with scheming to use his office to enrich himself. Blagojevich has used much of the last 18 months to proclaim his innocence.
Falcon 9: A Future Space Taxi?
A rocket set to launch this week could be the bellwether for President Obama's new vision for NASA. The Falcon 9 rocket was designed by a private company called SpaceX to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The company is hopeful that one day it will also carry astronauts into space.
British Retirees Watch Pension Leak Into The Gulf
The oil spill in the Gulf has BP taking a battering in the media and on the London Stock Exchange. Shares in the oil company have lost a third of their value since the crisis began. BP is a major source of investment-income for Britain's pension funds, and many British seniors feel they are watching their pension leak away.
'Consumer Reports' Rates Ice Cream
Testers at the consumer research group tasted 13 vanillas and 11 chocolates. Consumer Reports says topping the vanilla list: Haagen-Dazs and Ben and Jerry's. The No. 1 chocolate was Archer Farms Belgian Chocolate -- that's Target's in-store brand.
Taliban Makes Good On Threats To Disrupt Jirga
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has convened an assembly of tribal leaders and others to discuss a plan to reach out to the Taliban. Police say a suicide bomber detonated explosives a few hundred yards from the tent where 1,600 delegates are gathered in Kabul. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack in the Afghan capital.
Israel Deports Activists From Gaza-Bound Flotilla
There is more fallout in Israel from Monday's commando raid on a humanitarian aid ship that left nine pro-Palestinian protesters dead. Israel is releasing and deporting nearly 700 international activists who were on board the ships carrying relief supplies destined for the Gaza Strip.