A stand from the pulpit Christian evangelical leaders are launching voter registration drives in some battleground states, including Minnesota and Ohio. They're concerned that discontent with the Republican Party could suppress voter turnout among conservatives. But one congregration won't take an active role in politics.6:53 a.m.
A receding wave of enlistments Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, patriotism surged in the United States. So too did interest in serving in the U.S. military.7:20 a.m.
Vikings debut on ESPN's Monday Night Football
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Twin Cities based sportscaster Michelle Tafoya, who will be working on the sidelines tonight in Washington when the Vikings take on the Redskins in the first regular season Monday Night Football game on the ESPN television network.7:35 a.m.
Local volunteer reflects on 9/11 five-year anniversary
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Terry Hildebrandt, Director of Social Services for the Twin Cities service area of the Salvation Army, who volunteered at Ground Zero for some of the recovery efforts.7:49 a.m.
Minnesota memorial of 9/11
Victims of the 9/11 attacks are being memorialized in New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; Shanksville, PA and around the country. For the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Minnesotans gathered for a memorial service at the State Capitol Rotunda.8:24 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Between Faith and Country: Muslims in America
The Sept. 11 attacks started an intense debate among American Muslims. Five years later, it isn't over. At a recent convention in Chicago, thousands of Muslims attended discussions on how to balance their faith and their adopted country.
Victims' Names Read at Sept. 11 Ceremony
In New York City, a moment of silence and the ring of a bell marked the minute five years ago when the first of two planes crashed into the World Trade Center. Family members held flowers and photos of their loved ones, and took part in tearful readings of the names of the victims at the site of the attacks.
U.S. Intelligence Community Changes with Sept. 11
Much has changed in the U.S. intelligence community since the Sept. 11 attacks. Agencies have been restructured, and a new agency -- the National Counterterrorism Center -- was founded. Progress has been made. But the job does not appear finished.
Louisiana Parish Readies to Demolish Homes
St. Bernard Parish in Louisiana says it will demolish 4,000 homes that were never reclaimed after the flood from Hurricane Katrina. The owners of these homes have not responded to efforts to reach them. Now the local government is ready to take action.
Episcopal Church Leaders Discuss Differences
Six high-ranking bishops of the Episcopal Church begin a three-day meeting in New York to address growing divisions within the 2.4 million-member American church. They'll talk about the election of gay bishops and the sanctioning of same-sex marriages.
Ohio Soldier Remembered for Strong Spirit
When he joined the Army, 24-year-old Joshua Jones left a big, loving family. He also left a small town and a close-knit church congregation. Many people were looking forward to Jones' return to Southeast Ohio. But he was killed in late August while fighting in Baghdad.
Thousands Gather in New York for Sept. 11
Thousands of people are gathering at Ground Zero in New York to observe the fifth anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center. President Bush was among those in the city to remember those lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
HP Board Considers Chairwoman's Fate
The board of Hewlett-Packard is scheduled to meet again Monday to discuss the fate of Chairwoman Patricia Dunn. Directors of the company that makes computers and printers are deciding whether to oust Dunn for ordering an investigation that may have used illegal means to spy on colleagues and journalists.
Tokyo Stars as Home to Cutting-Edge Electronics
Many electronic gadgets can only be found in Japan. From the latest cameras to the smallest computers, Tokyo is the epicenter for the smallest and most intriguing devices. And it sometimes takes a while for the products to arrive in the U.S.
White House Boosts National Security Rhetoric
President Bush and other Republicans are trying to shore up their political advantage in the arena of national security. With congressional elections just around the corner, the administration has stepped up rhetoric about how to combat terrorism, and how not to.