Dr. Mark Seeley chats about the weather for the weekend
Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer talked about the latest weather news with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley. They also looked ahead to the weekend forecast.6:50 a.m.
Timberwolves open their first post-Garnett season For the first time in 13 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves will be without Kevin Garnett, who was traded during the off season. Team officials hope local sports fans will take a liking to the young bunch of Wolves who will carry on without K.G.7:50 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Ex-Official Who Fired U.S. Attorneys Speaks Out
Michael Battle, the man who asked for the resignation of seven federal prosecutors, leading to the eventual ouster of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, publicly describes his role for the first time. "I can't say that it was anything other than just distasteful," he tells NPR.
Mukasey Confirmation Loses Support in Senate
The Senate is holding up the confirmation of Judge Michael Mukasey for Attorney General. Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy is among the Democrats now opposed to Mukasey. He says he cannot "in good conscience" support Mukasey because he refused to condemn waterboarding.
California Plans for Future Wildfire Control
Efforts to better manage wildfires are under way in California even as ash is settling from the blaze that ravaged San Diego County. Hopes are for more water-dropping helicopters. The U.S. Marines have agreed to train with California firefighters.
Photo Captures Firefighters Ensnarled by Blaze
California's recent wildfires produced many spectacular images, but perhaps none as dramatic and memorable as a Los Angeles Times photo of 12 firefighters trapped in a circle of smoke and flames.
Some Daily Rhythms Return to Southern California
Cherry Flores is a mail carrier in southern California. The fires kept her away from her route for about a week, but now she is back to delivering mail in an area that suffered major destruction. She says the people on her mail route are more than customers, they're her friends.
Children 'Rescued' in Chad Not Orphans
French charity workers planned a flight for more than 100 African children who were heading to foster care in Europe. The children were supposedly orphans from the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, but United Nations officials found the vast majority are not orphans, and aren't from Darfur.
Clinton No Longer Unscathed Front-Runner
Sen. Hillary Clinton, front-runner among Democrats vying for president, is finally put on the defense about several issues, including whether she feels that correspondence from her tenure as first lady (currently held under wraps by the National Archives) should be released.
Kansas Church to Pay $10M for Disrupting Funeral
A jury says a Kansas church has to pay more than $10 million in damages for protesting at the funeral of a U.S. Marine killed in Iraq. Church members waved signs saying, "Thank God for Dead Soldiers." They believe the war is God's retribution for U.S. tolerance of homosexuals.
Ford, Chrysler U.S. Sales Slip
U.S. sales declined for two of Detroit's Big Three automakers in October. Both Ford and Chrysler posted a drop. But Toyota had a great month for U.S. sales, which rose 4.5 percent. General Motors didn't do too bad either. The largest U.S. automaker saw its U.S. sales rise 3 percent.
Chrysler to Lay Off Thousands of Workers
In an attempt to turn around its business, Chrysler will lay off more workers. The carmaker plans to cut up to 10,000 hourly employees. That's in addition to the 13,000 layoffs it announced in February. The news comes just days after the United Auto Workers approved a new contract.