Researchers untangling link between hunger and obesity The picture of hunger in America is changing. In the past, hunger may have conjured up images of gaunt faces or rail-thin children. Today, some people who struggle to feed their families are actually obese.6:20 a.m.
Climatologist Seeley reviews a warm January MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about why January was so warm in Minnesota. He also talks about the spring flooding risk, which is down because of a lack of precipitation over the last few months.6:55 a.m.
Small breweries ready to tap into market - or fall flat When Paul Johnston flips a switch at Harriet Brewing company, 600 pounds of malted barley make their way through a grinder, up a tube and into a 15-foot-tall copper-plated vessel. In about a week and-a-half, the barley will be beer.7:20 a.m.
Gingrich, Romney Spar Over Immigration, Money
The four Republican presidential candidates debated in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night. It was the 19th debate of the GOP nominating season, and the last one before the state holds its primary on Tuesday.
Authorities Bar 6 Americans From Leaving Egypt
Egyptian authorities are preventing six Americans, including the son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, from leaving the country. They work for non-governmental agencies that were raided by Egyptian security forces last month.
Reading The Tea Leaves: Cuba's Communists Convene
This weekend, Cuba's all-powerful Communist Party will meet for the first time since April 2011. Observers will be watching for signs of who may be rising in the party ranks and for clues about who could take over after Fidel Castro, 85, and the nation's current president, Raul Castro, 80, are gone.
State-Of-The-Art Hospital Offers Hope For Haiti
A teaching hospital under construction in Haiti will bring cutting-edge technology to a health system with few resources. The project, which will be the country's largest hospital, is being built for a fraction of what it would cost elsewhere and may be a model for international aid.
In Morocco, Unemployment Can Be A Full-Time Job
Jobless college graduates regularly march through the streets at appointed times, wearing color-coded vests. It's all part of an effort to secure a government job. But critics say that creating more government workers is not a solution to Morocco's economic woes.
Accounting Change Helps Ford Post Big Profit
Ford announced Friday that it made $13.4 billion in the fourth quarter. The large gain was attributed to an accounting change. Without the accounting gain, Ford earned $1.1 billion, which meant it fell short of Wall Street expectations.
EU Outlines Online Privacy Recommendations
Saturday is European Privacy and Data Protection Day, which will be marked by events across the European Union. It caps off an eventful week with Google announcing controversial new privacy policies, and the EU outlining tough new privacy recommendations it wants to make law.