Ford Bell drops out of U.S. Senate race Ford Bell has dropped out of the race for U.S. Senate. Bell, a DFLer, intended to challenge Hennepin County Attorney Amy Klobuchar in the September primary. But he says difficulty raising money led to his withdrawal.7:20 a.m.
Bankrupt treasurer runs again The personal finances of the Murray County Auditor/Treasurer are attracting attention as he begins his re-election campaign. That's because Gary Spaeth and his wife filed for personal bankruptcy last fall.7:24 a.m.
Dangerously high temperatures may test heat notification plan this weekend
As the metro area prepares for a heat wave this weekend, folks who are the most vulnerable to the physical effects of high heat and humidity, may get special warnings, to be careful. Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer spoke with Pam Blixt, Manager of Public Health Emergency Preparedness for the City of Minneapolis.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Interviewing an Al-Qaida Recruiter
To sustain itself, the al-Qaida terrorist organization must recruit new members. Islamic studies expert Bernard Haykel recently spent two days talking with a known Yemeni jihadi about his recruiting tactics. The man had just returned from Iraq.
Investigators Search for India Train-Bombing Clues
Authorities search train wreckage in Mumbai for clues in a series of bombings Tuesday that killed more than 180, injuring 700. Suspicion quickly fell on Kashmiri militants, although one group has already denied responsibility.
Critical Report Stokes Iraq Debate in Congress
A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds serious shortcomings in how the Iraq war is being handled, and estimates the costs at about $3 billion per week. The report adds fuel to a rancorous Capitol Hill debate over Iraq.
Panel: EPA Should Reassess Dioxin Threat
A committee convened by the National Academy of Sciences says the Environmental Protection Agency's review of dangers posed by the chemical dioxin is flawed and needs to be reworked. Despite decades of research, scientists have been unable to agree for certain on whether dioxin causes cancer in humans.
Orphaned Wolves Lost in Idaho
State wildlife officials in Idaho have killed a pair of wolves that had been considered "problem animals." They left the pair's newborn pups to fend for themselves. A follow-up search for the pups has failed to find them.
Fire Destroys a Piece of Hollywood History
Wildfires are sweeping through California's Yucca Valley. High winds pushed the flames through Pioneertown, destroying some structures that were once sets for Hollywood Westerns.
Hezbollah Captures Two Israeli Soldiers
Israeli forces enter Lebanon in a search for two soldiers captured by Hezbollah militants during clashes along the border. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert called the abduction "an act of war."
Workers Vent on Web About Bad Bosses
The release of The Devil Wears Prada is putting a spotlight on wretched bosses. On the Internet, there's a "My Bad Boss" contest in which people write in with their tales of abuse. You know the types: the relentless micromanagers and the unhinged screamers.