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Thursday, July 12, 2012

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • North Minneapolis vigil63 Minneapolis homicides in five years remain unsolved
    Too often, police say, citizens don't come forward to help solve murders. And that is one reason why Minneapolis' rate of unsolved homicides is higher than several other cities its size. Sixty-three homicide cases have gone unsolved in the past five years.6:50 a.m.
  • Cub Foods shopperSupervalu reports big quarterly loss
    Eden Prairie-based Supervalu, the nation's third-largest grocery chain, reported a year-over-year drop in sales and profits for the quarter ending last month. Sales fell 5 percent and earnings plunged 45 percent.7:20 a.m.
  • Aquatic invasive speciesEfforts intensify to stop spread of invasive species
    Minnesota natural resources officials fight invasive species with laws, higher fines and more inspections. But that may not be enough.7:25 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • 'Treatment As Prevention' Rises As Cry In HIV Fight
    Momentum behind the tactic has grown ever since a big study showed that people with HIV are 96 percent less likely to pass the virus on if they faithfully take antiviral medicine. Experts call it a "transformational moment" in the course of this epidemic. But many people with HIV still don't know they have it.
  • Nightly Glass Of Wine May Protect Boomer Women's Bones
    A small study in the journal Menopause says moderate drinking slows bone loss in baby boomer women. Researchers saw fewer signs of bone breakdown in the blood of women in their early 50s and 60s who consumed up to 1 1/2 drinks a day.
  • Mobile Ad Networks Accused Of Invasive Apps
    Mobile apps are aggressively placing unwanted ads on phones. Lookout, a mobile security firm in San Francisco, tested mobile apps and found some disturbing practices. Those include transmitting consumer phone numbers and email addresses and transmitting to third parties and placing ads on the mobile phone's desktop.
  • Waste Not, Want Not: Town To Tap Sewers For Energy
    Officials in Brainerd, Minn., say the sewers below the city streets are a huge potential source of energy that could be used for heating and cooling. A local company has devised a system to capture the energy, and city officials plan to hook up the police station by the end of the year.
  • Report Released On PSU Sex Abuse Scandal
    Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has released his report on an investigation into how Penn State University dealt with allegations of sexual abuse by former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report says the safety and welfare of child sex abuse victims were disregarded. Last month, Sadusky was found guilty of 45 counts of child sexual abuse.
  • Contents Of Ireland's 'Big House' Auctioned
    The mansion belonged to aristocrat Ambrose Congreve, who died last year at the age of 104. He spent a lifetime amassing a fabulous collection of art and antiques. Thanks to the eurozone crisis, the Irish are in trouble. So a lot of them flocked to the auction to see if there were any antiques worth investing in.
  • United To Place Major Order With Boeing
    United Airlines is set to buy about 100 Boeing planes — the single-aisle 737s. The deal, long rumored, will be worth billions of dollars for Boeing. Boeing would still be behind Europe's Airbus when it comes to new orders for the next generation of narrow body jets.
  • DirectTV, Viacom Battle Over Distribution Fees
    Nearly 20 million subscribers of the country's largest satellite TV provider are unable to watch dozens of channels. DirecTV ordered the blackout after its distribution agreement with Viacom ended.
  • New Online Users Have A Longer Timeline
    For the first time, more than half of adults 65 and older are using the Internet. Pew Center data shows that trend really picked up in the past year, particularly with help from offline outreach to senior citizens. Besides, few grandparents can resist a wall full of family pictures.
  • Brazilian Dogs To Get Mating Hotel
    Two entrepreneurs — a brother and sister team in Brazil — are building an eight-story hotel for pets. One floor apparently is dedicated to mating. The hotel's romantic rooms for canines will cost about $50 a day, and feature amenities like mood lighting, a heart-shaped ceiling mirror and red floor cushions.

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