Get a job the MacKay way A Minnesotan who's gained national and international acclaim for his advice on surviving and thriving in the cut-throat world of business is out with a new book on how to get and then keep a job.6:50 a.m.
The lure of Scandinavian crime writing One word which gets many thriller readers' pulses racing nowadays is "Scandinavia." The area of the world best known for fjords and Vikings is awash in blood, if you are to believe the popular novels being written by Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish crime writers. Now the phenomenon is spreading to U.S. soil.7:45 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
2 Dead In Quake Around U.S.-Mexico Border
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck the Baja California peninsula of Mexico Sunday. It was one of the strongest to hit the region in decades. The quake was felt by millions of people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexican border.
Critics Debate If New Health Law Will Help Uninsured
The new health bill signed by President Obama includes an incentive for doctors to serve the poorest patients by increasing their federal Medicaid payments. This could be quite a significant inducement, as an additional 16 million people are expected to join the Medicaid rolls in the next 10 years.
Religious Schools Court Wealthy Women In Pakistan
In Pakistan, wealthy women have been returning to Islam and finding comfort in Al Huda, a new network of religious schools. The students insist the faith they are studying is peaceful and tolerant. But critics hear echoes of Taliban ideology in what the schools preach.
White Supremacist's Murder Opens Old Wounds
In South Africa, tensions are running high after the murder of one of the country's most notorious white supremacists. It's opening up old wounds dating back to the apartheid era. South African officials are trying to keep a lid on any racial violence and President Jacob Zuma has called for calm.
Measles Resurgence Tied To Parents' Vaccine Fears
Many parents who don't get their kids vaccinated worry that the shots — particularly the one for measles, mumps and rubella — cause autism, though no scientific link has been found. The highly contagious virus had been eliminated from the U.S. but is coming in from elsewhere — and officials say unvaccinated children hasten its spread.
For Hoarders, The Mess Begins In The Mind
Researchers now believe that compulsive hoarding is an anxiety disorder that first emerges early in life and gets worse with time. For many, therapy that focuses on decision-making skills and reducing anxiety is much more successful than simply cleaning out the home.
U.S. Delays Report On China's Currency
Washington is postponing the release of its semi-annual report to Congress on the currency policies of China and other key trading partners. The report could declare that China is manipulating its currency. By putting off publication of the report, analysts say the U.S. is giving China room to let the yuan rise in value.
Sharp Shows 3D Screen That Doesn't Need Glasses
Japanese electronics maker Sharp has unveiled a 3D screen that does not require viewers to wear those dorky glasses. The screen is a little more than 3 inches long, and you have to position it right in front of you — about a foot away from your face — to get the full effect.
Pope Stays Silent On Sex Abuse Scandals
As allegations of child sex abuse charges continue to mount against the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict has avoided any mention of the scandal. There are allegations that the Vatican tried to cover up the abuse claims. At the start of Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, the dean of the College of Cardinals said Benedict was the target of what he called "petty gossip."