Labor Day weekend a time for cultural outings
Labor Day represents a last blast of summer. While the long weekend might not seem like a time for a cultural outing, Morning Edition arts commentator and St. Paul Pioneer Press theater critic Dominic Papatola says this could be a good weekend to hit your favorite theater or museum.8:25 a.m.
Inside the Terrorist Screening Center
The Terrorist Watch List that was formed after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks is the responsibility of the Terrorist Screening Center, which is run by the FBI. The Center compiles the watch list and tracks suspected terrorists in the United States. NPR's Dina Temple-Raston is the first journalist ever permitted inside the center.
Olympics Security Guard Richard Jewell Dies at 44
Richard Jewell, the former security guard who was wrongly linked to the 1996 Olympic Games bombing and then waged a decade-long battle with news organizations to defend his reputation, has died. He was 44. Jewell was found dead in his west Georgia home.
New Orleans Lowers Juvenile Crime
Following Hurricane Katrina some in New Orleans saw the chance to reform the city's troubled juvenile justice system. It created a house arrest program, youth advocates, and mental health liaisons to meet the needs of children.
N. Korea, U.S. to Discuss Normalizing Relations
U.S. and North Korean negotiators are to meet this weekend in Geneva to talk about normalizing ties. Now that North Korea has shut down a key nuclear facility, the United States says it will keep its end of the bargain and discuss ways to improve relations with the communist nation.
Knee Replacements, Designed for Women
Aging baby boomers are getting their knees surgically replaced. This year, about 300,000 women will undergo the surgery. Subtle differences in female anatomy have led to the development of gender-specific implants.
Letters: Hurricane Katrina, Bloomberg, Power Plant
Too many Hurricane Katrina stories overlook Mississippi. New York City Mayor Bloomberg's ideas to end poverty are overshadowed by questions about running for president. All power plants that run from thermal processes — including coal, oil and natural gas — require cooling.
Asian, European Stocks Rebound
Asian and European stocks following a rally in the U.S. financial markets. Wall Street's rally recouped previous sharp losses. The improvement was partly because investors were hunting for bargains.
Teamsters Seek to Halt Trucking from Mexico
The Teamsters Union asks a federal appeals court to put the brakes on a pilot program that would allow Mexican trucks to travel deep into the U.S. Trucks from the United States and Mexico were supposed to be able to travel at will between the two countries under the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Auto Sales Decline Amid Credit Woes
Retail sales of new vehicles could be off as much as 10 percent this year as troubles in the credit market spilling over into new car sales. Industry analysts say overall vehicle sales are off about 3 percent. But when you take out corporate and fleet sales, the picture is bleaker.