Tall ships sail into Duluth harbor More than 100,000 visitors are expected to flock into Duluth this weekend for the festival, likely to be the city's biggest summer attraction. It opens today with a grand arrival of all nine.7:25 a.m.
A closer look at DFL candidates' education proposals The three Democrats vying to be their party's nominee for Minnesota governor in this fall's election are battling over their education credentials. Two of those three, Mark Dayton and Matt Entenza, are running ads that focus on the issue. Margaret Anderson Kelliher is talking about her education proposals on the campaign trail.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
U.S. Turns Up Heat On Internet Imam Awlaki
Last month, U.S. lawyers got a series of unexpected phone calls from Yemen. The father of Anwar al-Awlaki -- a cleric with al-Qaida ties who appears on a CIA "capture or kill" list -- was asking for legal advice as he seeks to protect his son.
Oil Industry Rethinks Cost, Risk Of Drilling In U.S.
Tighter regulations and tougher safety standards in the aftermath of the Gulf spill could mean higher costs for companies engaged in offshore oil drilling. As a result, oil production could shift to countries with less governmental oversight and fewer safeguards.
Secret Jails Used To Enforce China's 'Hidden Rules'
On the surface, they appear to be simply farmyards, hotels or guesthouses run by provincial governments. In fact, they are part of a network of extrajudicial detention centers known as "black jails," where local governments hold people who come to Beijing to complain about abuses.
During CPR, Locking Lips May Not Be Necessary
Many people are uncomfortable with mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, so they don't attempt CPR at all. Two big studies show that a streamlined, hands-only CPR method could be just as good. Experts hope the findings will get more bystanders to try CPR -- and, in the end, save more lives.
Arizona Girds For Long Legal Fight Over Immigration
Gov. Jan Brewer says her state will ask the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday to let all of its controversial immigration law take effect, a day after a federal judge in Phoenix blocked key parts of the measure.
Outlook Dims For Popular Energy-Efficiency Loans
A White House-backed program to allow property owners to pay for energy-efficiency improvements through property tax assessments may be shut down. The federal agency that oversees mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac says the program poses a risk to mortgage lenders.
Frank Fairfield: A One-Man Folk Revival
The banjo player may have an old folk sound, but he's just 24 and hails from California's central valley -- not Appalachia. Still, with his Brylcreem-parted hair and high-waisted pants, Fairfield brings an old-time aesthetic to his old-time music. Hear him perform two songs live in the studio.
Gulf Residents Face Quandary: Sue Or Settle?
The administrator of BP's compensation fund is trying to persuade Gulf Coast residents not to sue the company, but to take a settlement instead. But many in the region affected by the oil spill say it's too early to pinpoint their damages.
U.S. Steps Up Pressure On Iraq Stalemate
It's been nearly five months since Iraq's the general elections, but the country's politicians have been unable to agree on much of anything, including who will be the next prime minister. Iraqi officials say the Obama administration is stepping up pressure to end the stalemate.
Toyota Recalls 400,000 Vehicles
Toyota is recalling more than 400,000 vehicles, due to steering system trouble. The cars involved are mostly higher-end Avalon sedans -- from model years 2000 to 2004. Toyota says the steering lock bar could break under certain conditions.