Prescription drug program aims to prevent doctor shopping by addicts The high-profile overdose death of former Wild hockey player Derek Boogaard has turned a spotlight on prescription drug abuse and doctor shopping. A state database has helped doctors detect patients who are abusing prescription narcotics. But supporters are disappointed though that many prescribers are still not using the tool.7:50 a.m.
More drownings in Minnesota this year So far this year, five people have died while boating on Minnesota waterways and 19 people have drowned in non-boating related incidents. Tim Smalley, boat and water safety specialist for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, talked about the trend with Morning Edition host Cathy Wurzer.8:25 a.m.
Ariz. Voters Pick Giffords' Aide To Replace Her
Voters in Southern Arizona decided Tuesday who will replace former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords for the remainder of her term: her former district director, Ron Barber. Giffords resigned from Congress in January to focus on recovery from injuries she suffered in a shooting in early 2011. Barber was also injured. His Republican opponent, Tucson businessman Jesse Kelly, narrowly lost to Giffords two years ago.
From Philippines To Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story
Spc. Bryan Maximo dreamed of being a soldier when he was a young boy in the Philippines and heard stories of his grandfather, who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. Maximo came to the U.S. and worked hard studying English. He wanted to become an infantryman. Last month, he suffered a concussion in an explosion in Afghanistan.
Ruling Could Help Break The Nuclear-Waste Logjam
The federal government promised almost 30 years ago to find a place to bury nuclear waste from power plants. It hasn't. So 70,000 tons of waste is piling up at power plants around the country, and a federal appeals court has told the government it needs to prove the temporary solution is truly safe.
Coroner Finds Dingo Killed Baby In 1980
A decades-long mystery over the death of a baby in Australia has ended, after a coroner found a dingo was responsible for killing the infant in the Australian Outback.
JPMorgan Chase CEO To Testify On Trading Losses
Jamie Dimon will be on Capitol Hill on Wednesday testifying about massive trading losses at the nation's biggest bank. The CEO of JPMorgan Chase is expected to apologize for a hedging strategy that led to a multibillion-dollar loss. In prepared remarks, Dimon says despite those losses, the bank's overall balance sheet remains solid.
Study: Working Women Don't Play 'Queen Bee'
A new study of global business refutes the notion of the queen bee — the often cited assertion that women are reluctant to help other women and will undermine each other to get ahead. In fact, the study shows that women are more likely to develop new talent — especially other women — than men are.