Some dispute extent of ballpark's economic benefit claim An analysis buried in the application for a state grant says the economic impact of a new Saints ballpark would be a fraction of the $10 million amount that was earlier claimed. St. Paul's application is widely regarded as a top contender, if not a shoo-in, for a $47.5 million statewide competition designed to spur job creation.7:20 a.m.
Voter ID implementation costs in dispute Many government officials say if passed, the voter ID amendment will come with a multi-million dollar price tag that will ultimately fall to taxpayers. But another new report downplays the financial effect of voter ID and suggests possible long-term savings.7:25 a.m.
U.S. House passes bill to swap land inside BWCA For years, state and local officials have discussed selling or swapping land set aside in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to generate money for public schools. On Wednesday, the U.S. House passed a bill that would make a swap official.8:35 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
How Benghazi Is Reacting To The Deadly Attacks
One Libyan diplomat says U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens had close ties within the country where he was serving. Reuters correspondent Hadeel Al-Shalchi, based in Benghazi, speaks to Steve Inskeep about the tragic events in Libya that led to Stevens' death, and the deaths of three other American diplomats.
Attacks Move Foreign Policy To Center Of Campaign
The old adage that politics ends at the water's edge is out. Even before the State Department had confirmed the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney issued a statement condemning the Obama administration.
Fed Stimulus Expected, But Remedy May Not Be Right
The Federal Reserve is meeting in Washington to discuss what to do with the sluggish economy. Analysts believe the Fed will take action, but some economists wonder if it will have an effect — or even be counterproductive.
Buddhist Meditation: A Management Skill?
A handful of executive MBA programs around the country — from Harvard to Michigan's Ross School of Business — are teaching students Buddhist meditation techniques. It's not necessarily about teaching spirituality, but focus. There's no way to quantify whether learning how to be centered during a stressful business meeting is balancing the bottom lines at companies. But students say slowing down does help them be more effective.
Anti-Islam Film Crafted To Provoke, Experts Say
Muslims are condemning the killing of the American ambassador in Libya, but say the crudely produced video that sparked the violence — The Innocence of Muslims — is breathtakingly offensive to Muslims.
'Where's My AMC?' DISH Network Dispute Drags On
All of AMC's channels have been cut by satellite provider DISH Network, and viewers of hit shows like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead are irked. Tiffs between networks and cable providers are common, but this one has gone on for record time.
Austerity Tested In The Netherlands
Parliamentary elections in the Netherlands are being seen as a referendum on the government's austerity measures. The two leading parties differ on how to respond to Europe's financial crisis.
iPhone 5 Wireless Plans And The User Experience
Renee Montagne talks to Bloomberg technology reporter Rich Jaroslovsky about wireless carriers' pricing plans, which will shape iPhone users' experiences as much as the technology inside the new gizmo.