County turns to eBay St. Louis County has saved a bundle on high tech equipment - by turning to the popular online auction site eBay.6:55 a.m.
Newspapers await new owners The deadline has arrived for prospective buyers of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Duluth News Tribune, and Grand Forks Herald to submit their bids. These are among 12 newspapers put on the market after the sale of Knight Ridder, the nation's second-largest newspaper company.7:55 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Israel Votes for a New Government
Voting for a new parliament has started in Israel. Polls show acting Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima Party holds a commanding lead over the Labor and Likud parties. Renee Montagne talks to Linda Gradstein.
Moussaoui Testifies of Plan to Attack White House
Zacarias Moussaoui offers surprising testimony at the sentencing phase of his trial. The confessed terrorist told the court he was supposed to hijack a fifth plane on the day of the Sept. 11 attacks and fly it into the White House.
Reading and Math Gain Ground with Education Law
New research shows that the No Child Left Behind law is changing the way individual schools work. Many schools say they're giving greater emphasis to reading and math than before. But some educators worry that other subjects are getting short shrift.
Georgia Plans to Shed Light on After-School Activities
Georgia lawmakers want to require every school to publish a list of its clubs so that parents can have a say in what clubs their children join. Opponents say it would be an administrative nightmare and is targeted at gay/straight alliance groups. Rickey Bevington of Georgia Public Broadcasting reports.
French Unions Strike to Protest New Jobs Law
French trade unions sponsor a one-day national strike to try and force Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin to abandon a new jobs law that makes it easier to fire younger workers. Commuters faced delays because of the strike. Renee Montagne talks to reporter Eleanor Beardsley in Paris.
Reagan Advisers Weinberger and Nofziger Die
Casper Weinberger, defense secretary under Ronald Reagan during the height of the arms race with the Soviet Union, has died at age 88. Former Reagan press secretary and political adviser Lyn Nofziger has also died. He was 81.
Bernanke Takes First Step Guiding Interest Rates
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is leading his first meeting of the committee that sets key interest rates. It's expected to raise them again today. Commentator Ev Ehrlich says this is the legacy of former chairman Alan Greenspan, and we'll have to wait a little longer to see how the new chairman makes his mark.
Immigration Takes Center Stage in Washington
The Senate begins debate on overhauling the nation's immigration laws. Senators will consider a measure passed on Monday by the Senate Judiciary Committee that would clear the way for 11 million illegal immigrants to seek U.S. citizenship. It would create a guest worker program, something President Bush supports and the House of Representatives has rejected.