Climatologist reviews warm and dry November MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley about the driest November on record in many parts of the state like the Twin Cities. The southern part of Minnesota is in a drought.6:55 a.m.
Merkel, Sarkozy Push For Fiscal Change In Eurozone
Time is running out for European leaders to find a way out of their debt crisis and salvage the euro as the single currency for 17 nations. As they prepare for a European Union summit next week, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have presented their plans to their respective countries.
U.S. Troops Monitor Volatile Afghan Border
The border between Afghanistan and Pakistan is at the center of controversy. Last week, NATO forces on the Afghan side fired across at what they thought were insurgents, and killed two dozen Pakistani soldiers. Officials are investigating.
Russia By Rail: Setting Off From Moscow
NPR Moscow correspondent David Greene, producer Laura Krantz and photographer David Gilkey share their journey along the Trans-Siberian Railroad from Moscow to Vladivostok.
'Shame' Is Hard To Watch But You Can't Turn Away
A new film called Shame arrives in theaters with several honors, including the best actor award from the Venice Film Festival. It also arrives with a rare NC-17 rating. Michael Fassbender plays Brandon, a New Yorker who's addicted to sex.
Senate Passes Controversial Defense Bill
The Senate has passed a defense policy bill that includes controversial provisions requiring terrorism suspects be held in military custoday rather than civilian custody. President Obama has threatened a veto.
Businesses Pledge 'Healthier Choices' For Customers
Corporate America is jumping on the opportunities to make people healthier, while keep their bottoms line strong. Leaders of supermarkets, hotel chains and restaurant groups gathered in Washington this week for a summit aimed at shaping private sector solutions to the obesity epidemic.
Study: Multitasking Multistressful For Working Moms
A study in the American Sociological Review shows that working moms are more stressed out by multitasking than working dads. It's a significant finding because women report they do a lot more multitasking than men.
Housing Market Lags Other Areas Of Recovery
The housing industry continues to be a drag on the economy. David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal, talks to Steve Inskeep about the state of the housing market, and possible action the administration might take to boost this critical sector of the economy.