Rodriguez jurors to hear death penalty arguments next Attorneys in the Dru Sjodin murder case begin presenting their arguments next week on whether the man convicted in her death deserves the death penalty. The penalty phase of a capital case is one of the most complex and intense of criminal proceedings.7:20 a.m.
New, blue Guthrie Theater settles into space
Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio arts commentator Dominic Papatola about how people are receiving the new Guthrie.8:24 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Fouad Ajami on What Went Wrong in Iraq
Fouad Ajami supported the U.S.-led war in Iraq. In a new book, The Foreigner's Gift, he says that the war went wrong because of the Arab world's prejudice against Shia Muslims and against the Americans who expected to help them lead Iraq.
Flight Attendants Practice Self-Defense
They've gone from flying nurses in the early days to hostesses, sex symbols, glorified waitresses and nannies. But these days, when flight attendants take to the skies, they're prepared to be the front-line troops in the global war on terrorism.
Calif. Diverges from U.S. with Greenhouse Gas Cuts
Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California's Democrat-controlled legislature have a plan to curb the state's greenhouse-gas emissions. Supporters see the plan as a major breakthrough for climate change policy in the United States.
Three More Arraigned in Britain for Airliner Plot
Three more British men arrested in the plot to blow up American-bound airliners have been arraigned and denied bail. Of the two dozen people originally arrested in the plot, fifteen are facing charges. Five others remain in custody for further questioning.
Salt Lake City Mayor Protests President's Visit
President Bush addresses a conference of the American Legion in Salt Lake City. To welcome the President, Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson hosted an anti-Bush, anti-war rally downtown Wednesday. The rally went against the grain of a state known for its widespread support of the Bush administration.
Exercise Helps Students in the Classroom
Increasingly, researchers are finding that brain activity and brain development are enhanced by physical exercise. It now appears that exercise can help kids learn at school.
IMF to Share Power with Developing Countries
The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) says the organization is ready to give more power to rapidly growing developing countries such as China, Turkey and South Korea. It's a goal the United States has advocated for the IMF.
Knicks' Marbury Launches Cheap Sneaker Line
In a world of multi-million dollar shoe endorsements by NBA players, New York Knicks point guard Stephon Marbury is sponsoring low-cost athletic wear and a $15 basketball shoe.