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Friday, October 4, 2013

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  • Jennifer HaselbergerChurch hid priest's pornography from police and parishioners for nearly a decade
    Leaders in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis confiscated pornography -- some of which might have portrayed children -- from the Rev. Jonathan Shelley's old laptop. But they didn't report it for nearly a decade, until a church official found it and, frustrated with her superiors' lack of response, went to police herself.5:35 a.m.
  • Fr. Peter LairdLaird, top deputy of archdiocese, resigns
    "I am hopeful my decision to step aside at this time, along with the formation of a new task force can help repair the trust of many, especially the victims of abuse," the Rev. Peter Laird said in a prepared statement. He will continue to serve in a variety of roles within the archdiocese.6:20 a.m.
  • MPR meteorologist Mark SeeleyMajor storm to hit the central U.S.
    MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about a big, slow moving storm that's due to hit in the middle of the U.S. and last through the weekend. It's forecast to cause just rain in parts of Minnesota.6:55 a.m.
  • Stadium agreement signedVikings fans to pay steep seat fees at new stadium
    Minnesota and its Vikings officially are partners in a new billion dollar real estate deal. The team and the state's stadium authority signed a pair of binding agreements last night. Now comes the hard part. Paying the mortgage.7:20 a.m.
  • Ticket expert says Vikes PSLs priced about right
    The Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota's stadium authority have worked out the cost of personal seat licenses at Vikings games, once the the new stadium opens in 2016. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke about the value of personal seat licenses, and how they work, with Drew Baydala, Director of Operations for Ticket King, a ticket broker based here in the Twin Cities. He also owns personal seat licenses with the New York Jets.7:25 a.m.
  • Lindsay Whalen, Jasmine JamesMinnesota Wild starts season as Lynx enter WNBA Finals
    In sports, the Minnesota Wild are back on the ice for another season. In the opener last night in St. Paul, the Los Angeles Kings won a shootout for a 3-2 victory over Minnesota. The WNBA finals begin Sunday at Target Center in Minneapolis. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke about those stories with Howard Sinker, a digital sports editor for the Star Tribune.8:45 a.m.

National Public Radio Stories

  • For Obama And Boehner, No Sign Of Thaw In Frosty Relationship
    President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have had five years of fights and negotiations to learn how to work together. But today, their relationship is as sour as it's ever been. While closer ties might not solve the shutdown, the mutual suspicion and mistrust aren't helping.
  • Part-Time Workers Search New Exchanges For Health Insurance
    Many will find better coverage with smaller monthly premiums on the exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act, insurance specialists say. But in states that decided not to expand Medicaid, some low-income part-timers are finding they don't qualify for federal health insurance subsidies.
  • Israel's Netanyahu Says He'd 'Consider' A Meeting With New Iranian Leader
    But the prime minister maintained Israel's bottom line of "full dismantlement" of Iran's enrichment program and called the new rhetoric from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "hogwash."
  • Tesla Stock Hits Bumpy Road After Car Fire
    Shares of Tesla tumbled after a video of a Model S going up in flames went viral. The electric car maker said the fire started when the vehicle struck some metal road debris, damaging the battery pack on the car's underbody. Tesla has been a stock market darling this year, but the high-end carmaker has lost billions of dollars in value in just a few days.
  • 'Gravity' Is Out Of this World Twice Over
    The new movie Gravity stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, who play astronauts adrift in space. Director Alfonso Cuaron heads the impressive team that makes us feel we're stranded in outer space ourselves.
  • Open-Access Journals Hit By Journalist's Sting
    Although many open-access scientific journals claim the articles they publish are subject to peer review, that doesn't always happen. Science magazine contributor John Bohannon sent out bogus papers about a fictitious cancer experiment, papers that should have raised red flags. But more than 150 journals offered to publish his work. Bohannon talks to Renee Montagne about the implications of his sting operation.
  • Deltron 3030 Travels Back To The Future With 'Event II'
    Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks with Del the Funky Homosapien and Dan the Automator about the long-anticipated sequel to their dystopian, sci-fi hip-hop debut.
  • Shutdown Delays September Jobless Figures
    The Labor Department says it's not releasing the September employment report on Friday as scheduled. The jobs report is almost always released on the first Friday of the month. Not this time — that's thanks to the partial government shutdown which is in its fourth day.
  • Mark Cuban Testifies During Insider-Trading Trial
    Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, took the stand on Thursday in his civil insider trading trial. The Securities and Exchange Commission says Cuban used confidential information to dump his shares of and avoid a $750,000 loss.
  • Twitter Releases IPO Documents
    Twitter gave potential investors the first peek at its financials as the company heads toward its initial public offering. Twitter plans to raise $1 billion in its IPO and will trade under the ticker symbol TWTR. While Twitter has quickly transformed the way people communicate and comment on events, it has yet to establish itself as a business.

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