NTSB bridge probe attracts congressional attention The NTSB's handling of the 35W bridge collapse investigation will be a large part of a congressional hearing today. Morning Edition's Cathy Wurzer speaks with MPR reporter Sea Stachura in Washington about the hearing.7:20 a.m.
DWIs highest in Midwest; Minnesota is third The upper Midwest has the worst drunken
driving rates in the country, according to a government report, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The worst five are Wisconsin, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota.7:50 a.m.
Saudi Produces Video Response to Anti-Islam Film
A young businessman in Saudi Arabia has produced a video in response to short film portraying Islam as a violent ideology that has provoked anger in the Muslim world. The new video, Schism, matches Bible verses with scenes of violence by Christians.
Throwback Baseball Leagues Catch On
Overly competitive baseball leagues have driven some fans of the game back to the basics — way back. Now, about 250 vintage baseball teams have formed around the country.
Draft Process Takes the Surprise Out of Sports
Pro sports draft-guessing, based on game films and other technology, has become a cottage industry. But it seems the more that players are analyzed, the less we know about them — and the professionals who picked them.
Trailing in Money, Votes, Clinton Gains Momentum
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton won the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night with a 10 percent victory margin. The win gives her momentum as the race moves to North Carolina and Indiana.
Obama Accumulates Delegates, Looks Ahead to Ind.
Following his loss in the Pennsylvania primary Tuesday night, Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spoke in Evansville, Ind. Indiana is one of the next states where primary votes are up for grabs. Obama still leads Hillary Clinton in delegates.
McCain Settles In as Unchallenged GOP Candidate
While the Democratic candidates fight for primary votes and delegates, Republican presumptive nominee John McCain continues to campaign for the general election in November. McCain has been visiting regions that have been hit hard by the economic slump.
U.N. Declares Rising Food Costs a 'Silent Tsunami'
The United Nations World Food Program announced Tuesday that increases in food prices could leave more than 100 million people hungry. The head of the program calls the international crisis a "silent tsunami." A summit Tuesday was aimed at addressing the issue.
Undersea Microphone Helps Measure Hurricanes
In order for scientists to measure the strength of a hurricane, they typically must rely on the tricky maneuver of flying an airplane through the storm. But a discovery from the field of underwater acoustics means it's possible to measure a hurricane's strength just by listening to the sounds it makes — under the sea.
Sunni Bloc to Re-Join Iraq's Shiite-Led Government
Iraq's prime minister, long criticized as weak, overly sectarian and indecisive, has used the crackdown on Muqtada al-Sadr's militia to strengthen and improve his political position. A key Sunni bloc has declared it will soon re-join Nouri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government.
Burial Set for Soldier Found Dead After 4 Years MIA
For four years, the parents of a soldier from Southwest Ohio regarded their son as captured and missing. Friends and family kept up hope that Matt Maupin would return home alive. But a recent Iraqi tip led the U.S. Army to his remains, and now the community is preparing for a funeral.