Latest farm bill roadblock? It's about the eggs A dispute over a 2010 California law concerning the treatment of egg-laying chickens looks like it may add to the complications for congressional negotiators trying to reach agreement on a new five-year farm bill this week.6:20 a.m.
Minnesota's link to prohibition captured in 'American Spirits' A congressman from Granite Falls, Minn., was the author of legislation that led to the prohibition of alcohol in the United States in 1920. The story of Judiciary Committee Chairman Andrew Volstead is part of an exhibit now on display at the Minnesota History Center.6:55 a.m.
$0 credit subsidy confuses MNsure consumers A recent study finds 90,000 Minnesotans are eligible for tax credits if they buy health insurance through MNsure. But being eligible for a credit doesn't mean consumers will definitely receive a credit.7:35 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
U.S. Military Mobilizes To Help Typhoon-Stricken Philippines
Linda Wertheimer talks to Marine Brigadier General Paul Kennedy who is managing a large aid effort from Manila. He is touring the devastated areas by air. After one assessment, he told the AP: "We saw bodies everywhere," and "I don't know how else to describe total devastation."
Dwindling Middle Class Has Repercussions For Small Towns
As the U.S. recovers from the Great Recession, one fact that's emerging is that while jobs are coming back, most of these jobs are either high- or low-paying jobs. Middle-class jobs are not coming back, and it's evident in towns across the Midwest like Lincoln, Ill.
More Deer Lead To Increased Urban Hunters
It's white tailed deer season for millions of hunters across the country. Most will tromp into fields and forests stalking their prey. But others will set up in cities and suburbs. Urban hunts are spreading across the country as a way to control the animal's booming population. But not everyone's happy having camouflaged hunters perched on tree stands in their neighborhoods.
WHO Calls Typhoon's Medical Challenges 'Monumental'
As horrific as Haiyan has been, the disaster likely won't reach the same level of death and injury as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 or Haiti's 2010 quake, disaster specialists say. Better communication systems in the disaster area are one reason why.
Key West Awash With Plans For Rising Sea Level
New ordinances adopted in the South Florida city require that new homes feature freshwater cisterns and be built higher than the current flood plain level. Says Key West's planning director, "We are, in all senses of the word, vulnerable to sea level rise."
Apple And Samsung Resume Courtroom Battle
Last year, Samsung was found guilty of patent infringement and a judge ordered Apple be paid a billion dollars in damages. Earlier this year, another judge reduced that amount to $450 million. Now, a new trial, where a jury will reconsider both the allegations and the damages awarded.
Millions Will Be Lost If Mexico Doesn't Go To World Cup
Mexico has one last chance to qualify for the World Cup next year in Brazil. On Wednesday, it begins the first of a two-leg playoff against New Zealand. One marketing consultant says if the Mexican team doesn't go to Brazil, it could result in losses of more than $650 million.
Detroit Billionaire Goes On Real Estate Buying Binge
Despite the bankruptcy, parts of downtown Detroit are going gangbusters, and that's in large part because of one guy. Online mortgage mogul Dan Gilbert has bought up 40 buildings and counting. He's filling those buildings — some of which used to be vacant — with new businesses. But some residents are wary of his expanding reach in the city.
China Celebrates Singles Day By Buying Stuff
The holiday is a Chinese twist on Valentine's Day, a day to focus not on couples but on yourself. And apparently the concept is good for business. It has led to an unprecedented online shopping spree.