Prostate cancer screening test under scrutiny The PSA test is one of the most widely used screening tests in the United States for prostate cancer, which is the second leading cause of death among American men. Yet several randomized studies have reported little or no survival benefit for men who get the test.6:25 a.m.
Learning to enjoy shoveling snow Had your fill of snow shoveling this winter? MPR essayist Peter Smith hasn't. He says it's a great form of exercise and an exercise in parenthood too.6:50 a.m.
Report: Minn. needs to close high-tech jobs gap Minnesota is lagging behind other states when it comes to creating new high-technology jobs, according to a new report out this week. The report calls for $20 million in state money over the next two years to address the problem.7:25 a.m.
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U.S., China Leaders To Focus On Economic Frictions
The relationship between China and the U.S. seems to grow more complicated every day, whether the issue is China's growing military might or how to handle North Korea. But economic issues, like the value of China's currency, are also likely to find a place on the U.S. and Chinese leaders' agenda.
GOP Ready For Hot Button Issues Like Health Care
Members of the House are expected to vote this week on repealing the nation's health care law. While the measure will pass the Republican-controlled House, it won't make it through the Democratic-controlled Senate. GOP pollster David Winston talks to Renee Montagne about how he thinks public opinion will shape the House Republican strategy going forward.
Faulty Paperwork May Slow Millions Of Foreclosures
It's unclear how many mortgages are affected and legal questions surrounding them could mean more trouble for the nation's largest banks. Some analysts think the banks might be open to litigation from investors who lost money on securities backed by home loans that went bad.
Which Supreme Court Justice Cracks The Most Jokes?
New research examines the sense of humor belonging to Supreme Court justices. According to legal consultant Ryan Malphurs' research, Justice Scalia cracked the most jokes. His research appears in the Communication Law Review.
Giffords Could Be Released Within Days Or Weeks
Doctors in Tucson, Ariz., are talking about the day Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will leave the hospital. One of her surgeons says Giffords may be just days, at the earliest, from being transferred to a rehabilitation center.
Compton's Latinos Want Council Elections Revamped
Lawyers representing Latinos in Compton, Calif., head to court Tuesday to try to postpone upcoming City Council elections. They're suing the city over political representation. Latinos want the city to change the way it votes for City Council members -- from at-large to district elections.
Finance Probe Raises Ire Among Some LAPD Officers
The Los Angeles Police Department is asking all of its gang and narcotics officers to reveal information about their bank accounts, mortgages and credit cards in hopes of sussing out investigators on the take. Many officers say they would rather be reassigned than open their books to the LAPD.
China Expands Its Influence Around The World
Over the last two years, Chinese state banks have issued loans worth more than $110 billion to other governments and private companies, according to the Financial Times. That is more than all the loans issued by the World Bank, whose main mission is to lend to developing countries -- including China.
Small Businesses 'Square' Away Client Bill Pay
Small business owners no longer have to purchase scanning devices or pay processing fees to be able to accept credit cards. Square, a device and phone application developed by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, lets them collect on-the-spot payments with a cell phone.
Calif. City Considers DUI Mug Shots On Facebook
Huntington Beach, Calif., is known for its bars, its surfing and its beautiful beaches. Unfortunately, it's also known for a high number of alcohol-related traffic fatalities. A city councilman wants to address the problem by using the social networking site Facebook.