DNR: Warm weather is stressing fish in Minnesota lakes The hot weather this summer is having a big impact on the lakes in our region. Don Pereira of the Fisheries Research Policy Manager for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources talked about the issue with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.7:25 a.m.
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Romney, Obama Keep Up Campaign Sniping Attacks
The campaign rhetoric continues to heat up. On Fox News Monday, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said the Obama campaign was off base in demanding he release more tax returns. Meantime, President Obama traveled to Ohio where he held a town hall meeting with voters.
Romney's Plan To Revive Jobs Has Mixed Results
The Republican presidential candidate says he wants to revive an idea first tried under the Bush administration: the personal re-employment account. Long-term unemployed people would get a lump sum to spend on job retraining and education. The idea was tried in eight states in 2004 and 2005.
Addict To Activist: How Elton John Found His 'Cure'
The musician describes his life in the '80s as a "drug-fueled haze," but he says he turned it all around after meeting Ryan White, a teenager who contracted AIDS through a blood transfusion. In Love Is the Cure, John recounts his journey from substance abuse to AIDS advocacy.
Democrats' Efforts To Reveal GOP Donors Stymied
Democrats in the Senate have failed to break a Republican filibuster on a bill that would force non-profit social welfare groups advertising in federal campaigns to disclose their donors. Such groups are keeping GOP presidential challenger Mitt Romney competitive in the TV ad campaign against President Obama..
Athletes, Visitors Flood London's Heathrow Airport
Athletes and fans from around the world have begun to arrive in London for the Summer Olympic Games. On Monday, Heathrow saw a record number of arrivals. Meanwhile, a giant security firm failed to recruit the number of Olympic guards it promised. The London Olympics start July 27 and end Aug. 12.
Investigation: HSBC Laundered Drug Money
Europe's largest bank allowed drug cartels to launder billions of dollars through its U.S. operations, and skirted bans against transactions with Iran. Those are among the findings of a Senate investigation of London-based HSBC. Executives from the bank are in Washington for a hearing on the probe.
Tech World Star Marissa Mayer To Head Yahoo
Yahoo has hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to run the struggling Internet company. Mayer, a 13-year Google veteran, will face a tough task trying to reverse Yahoo's sagging fortunes.
Silicon Valley Firm To Help UVA Expand Online Courses
The University of Virginia's board of governors last month fired then rehired its president. One reason some board members called for her ouster was that she had not moved quickly enough to expand the university's online courses. On Tuesday, school officials plan to announce a partnership with Silicon Valley company Coursera that will do just that.
At An Air Force Base, Allegations Of Sexual Assault
Opening statements will be made Tuesday in the trial of a former Air Force instructor accused of rape and sexual assault of young trainees in his care at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Staff Sgt. Luis Walker faces 28 charges and could be sentenced to life in prison. Other instructors are also under investigation.
With Funding Gone, Last Undersea Lab Could Surface
For nearly 20 years, the NOAA's Aquarius Reef Base has operated off Key Largo 60 feet underwater as the world's only undersea research station. The Obama administration has essentially killed its funding, and the staff is now working to find other money to keep the research station alive.