Community restores abandoned church This Memorial Day, for the first time in nearly 50 years, a southern Minnesota community will celebrate Mass in a church abandoned half a century ago.7:40 a.m.
Prindle family hit heavy by Sunday's tornado Officials Monday afternoon identified 2-year-old Nathaniel Prindle as the one fatality in Sunday's tornado. In addition, they said his his 4-year-old sister was transported to a St. Paul hospital. Seventeen other people were hospitalized and 32 people were treated at a local school.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Obama to Grads: Write Next Chapter of History
Sen. Barack Obama on Sunday delivered the commencement address at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., urging the graduates to "discover the role that you'll play in writing the next great chapter in the American story." The Democratic presidential candidate was filling in for Sen. Ted Kennedy, who last week was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor.
Being Smart Not Enough for College Admissions
This year has been called the toughest ever for high school graduates seeking admission into selective colleges. The result is a lot of super-achieving students are ending up at their "safety" schools.
Adults Squeezing Out Teens for Summer Jobs
The weakening economy and rising unemployment are producing middle-aged competition for all sorts of summer jobs that young people rely on. But teenagers and college-aged people still have a lock on lifeguard jobs.
School in Session in China Tent City
The May 12 earthquake that devastated southwestern China left millions of people homeless. In An county, students whose schools were destroyed are attending class in a tent, taught by an English teacher who lost his family in the quake.
French Families Adopt U.S. Graves in Normandy
Eight years ago, a French couple founded an organization that adopts graves of American servicemen who died during the Normandy invasion of World War II. The volunteer group encourages French families to lay flowers on the graves when the Americans' own families can't do it.
Taliban Pacts Said to Boost Afghan Violence
NATO says recent agreements negotiated between the Pakistan government and Taliban fighters, who operate along the Afghan-Pakistan border — have led to increased violence within Afghanistan. The Afghan government is sending a delegation to Pakistan later this week to voice its concerns.
Scientists Excited After Safe Mars Landing
The Phoenix Mars Lander touched down Sunday on the Red Planet without a hitch. Onboard instruments will analyze the ice and look for signs of life at a relatively boring-looking landing site. Joe Palca was at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., for the landing.
'Lost Boy' of Sudan Served U.S. in Iraq
Renee Montagne talks with U.S. Army Captain David Moses. He served two tours in Iraq, and will be one of the speakers marking Memorial Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington today. Moses was one of the thousands of children in Sudan displaced by civil war. He is known as one of the "Lost Boys." He tells us how serving in Iraq reminded him of the rough days he survived as a child in Sudan.
Green Messages Can Confuse Consumers
A growing number of consumers want to show their concern for the environment by purchasing environment-friendly products. But now the question has emerged — how do you define a "green" company?
Airline Cutbacks Mean No Service for Some Cities
With soaring fuel costs, airlines are raising fees and cutting flights, which will leave some cities without service. Robert Smith talks to airline industry analyst David Field, U.S. editor for Airline Business Magazine, about how high fuel prices are slamming the airlines.