West Nile treatment could come from geese Local research could lead to a breakthrough in treatment of disease caused by the West Nile virus. A small Grand Forks biotech company is preparing for human trials of West Nile antibodies produced by geese.7:25 a.m.
No Breakthroughs In Clinton's Trip To China
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in China as part of her six-nation Asia trip. Despite mounting tensions, Clinton emphasized mutual cooperation and strong ties as she visited Beijing.
Elephant Poaching In Africa Is On The Rise
Africa is in the middle of what Jeffrey Gettleman of The New York Times calls an epic elephant slaughter. He says poachers are killing more elephants now than at any time in the last two decades. He talks to Steve Inskeep about what's behind the resurgence in poaching and where the ivory is going.
Colo. Gov. Hickenlooper To Address DNC Delegates
Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper is considered a rising stary in the Democratic Party. He will address the Democratic National Convention in prime time Wednesday night. So far, the former Denver mayor and brew pub owner has rebuffed speculation that he has national political aspirations.
1 Shot Dead At Rally For New Quebec Premier
In Montreal, Canada, one person is dead and another wounded in an apparent political assassination attempt. The shooting happened at a midnight victory rally to celebrate the election of Quebec's separatist party. David Greene talks to Sue Montgomery, a political reporter with the Montreal Gazette.
A Syrian Village Is Oasis Of Calm Amid Conflict
The Syrian helicopter gunships and fighter planes that regularly strike villages nearby don't fly over Kfar Ghan. Turkey warned that any Syrian military aircraft near the border would be a target. The difference from the rest of Syria is evident: The shops are open, and there are kids on the street and a crowd of shoppers.
GM, Ford And Chrysler Post Double-Digit Increases
Pickup trucks sold briskly last month which is good for the bottom line of Detroit's Big Three. One analyst says "the success of the truck segment is usually seen as the harbinger of the overall economy recovery."
Web-Based Subscription Businesses Surf A New Wave
Subscription-based business models are nothing new. But right now, e-commerce subscriptions are exploding. And in some cases, companies that make a unique pitch about their product line can win customers away from large retailers like Amazon.
Obama Needs Minority Voters On His Side
Tuesday night at the Democratic National Convention, speaker after speaker made the case that voters should give President Obama four more years. Ronald Brownstein of the National Journal tells Steve Inskeep that to get that chance; the president will need to win 80 percent of minority voters.