Outlook for archdiocese investigations uncertain Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation after being accused of improperly touching a boy, and the St. Paul police chief is frustrated with Nienstedt for failing to cooperate with an investigation into sex abuse involving priests. MPR News reporter Madeleine Baran spoke with Morning Edition host Phil Picardi about the new developments in the story.7:25 a.m.
'Happy' birthday to Keith Richards, 70 The legendary guitarist and Rolling Stones co-founder was born in Dartford, just outside London in the middle of World War II. He's survived everything from drug addiction to near electrocution to falling out of a coconut tree.8:49 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Tech Execs Complain About NSA During Obama Meeting
Leaders of some of this country's largest technology companies were at the White House on Tuesday to meet with President Obama. While the administration said the meeting would touch on a range of topics, including issues with the health care website, many of the tech executives had another matter on their minds: the National Security Agency.
What It's Like To Live On Low Pay In A Land Of Plenty
Employees at Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google and Facebook are highly paid and enjoy a wide range of perks on the job. The security guards who watch over their workplaces earn around $16 an hour, a tough wage to get by on in the high-priced San Francisco Bay Area.
NFL Fans In Seattle And Kansas City Battle Over Who's Louder
The Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs aren't scheduled to play each other during this NFL season — unless both happen to make it to the Super Bowl. But the two cities are in competition with each other over the title of having the world's loudest outdoor stadium.
Why N.Y. Mets Should Avoid Donning Santa's Suit
The Santa suit is cursed, according to The Wall Street Journal. Consider these former Santa Mets: Center-fielder Mike Cameron got badly injured, right-fielder Jeff Francoeur was traded and pitcher John Maine's career tanked. The list stretches back a decade.
'60 Minutes' Criticized For NSA Report
CBS is once again facing criticism over a story aired on 60 Minutes — this one about the National Security Agency. This new controversy over the show's journalism comes on the heels of a false story the show aired on the attacks against the U.S. diplomatic installation in Benghazi, Libya.
Is The Primary System To Blame For Partisanship?
Many observers say increasing partisanship in America is the result of gerrymandered districts, which allow partisan voters to determine candidates for Congress. A new analysis tests this theory.