Metro mosquitoes triple 10-year norm No doubt about it, the mosquitoes are bad this year after a very wet spring. But exactly how bad are they? This week, the mosquito population is three-times as high as the 10-year average.5:35 a.m.
Not all heat waves are the same MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about heat waves in the 1930s and the 1990s that were very different. He also had the statewide weather forecast for the weekend.6:55 a.m.
Screenwriters bring timeless lessons 'Way, Way Back' You can learn a lot in how people introduce themselves. Clearly, screenwriters Nat Faxon and Jim Rash are old and good friends. Instead of jumping on offers after winning an Oscar for "The Descendants", the two decided to return to a coming-of-age script they had wanted to produce for years.8:25 a.m.
Senate Democrats Fed Up With Filibusters On Nominations
Senate Democrats are once again threatening a rules change to allow President Obama to win approval for his executive branch appointments on a simple majority vote. Republicans complain that this strike against the filibuster is both unfair and a bad precedent.
Mary Hamilton, The Woman Who Put The 'Miss' In Court
Mary Hamilton, a field secretary for the Congress of Racial Equality, was arrested at an Alabama protest and refused to answer the judge unless he called her "Miss." It was custom for white people to get honorifics, but black people were called by first names.
Newtown Families Criticize Donation Payout Proposal
After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, millions of dollars were donated to help the people of Newtown, Conn. Who gets that money, and how it's divided, has become a contentious issue for families already struggling with their grief.
Israel's Internal Battle Over Ultra-Orthodox Soldiers
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men are exempt from military service in Israel, but a proposed law would change that. It would be a major social shift that is part of the larger question concerning the role of the ultra-Orthodox in Israeli society.
In Southern Syria, Rebels Say U.S. Support Is Critical
After a string of defeats, Syrian rebels have scored rare victories around Dera'a, a key battlefront near Damascus. Rebel commanders say those gains could be lost without a dependable arms supply and promised U.S. aid. So far, those weapons haven't materialized.
Microsoft CEO Reveals New Corporate Structure
CEO Steve Ballmer has shuffled the organizational deck at Microsoft, breaking down long-standing barriers within the company. Microsoft has been criticized for internal turf battles and slow-footed responses to changes in technology.
Apple To Appeal Ruling It Fixed E-Book Prices
A federal judge this week ruled that Apple conspired to raise prices of e-books, handing a victory to the Justice Department. Another winner in the fallout from this case was Amazon, the dominant seller of e-books.
Chuck Foley, Co-Creator Of Twister, Dies At 82
Foley and business partner Neil Rabens invented the game — which they originally wanted to call Pretzel — for Milton Bradley in 1966. Twister is now manufactured by Hasbro, and the company says it remains a top seller.