Examining the efforts to save the Pacific Northwest salmon from extinction, which include raising them in hatcheries and then transporting them on trucks and barges to the Columbia River a few miles below the Bonneville Dam.
Examining the toll that building and servicing America's cellular infrastructure is taking on cell-tower workers, who are 10 times more likely than an average construction worker to die on the job. Also: a report on the reliability of expert testimony.
Items include an 1863 U.S. Grant letter; a circa 1950 "Li'l Folks" cartoon by Charles Schulz; and two paintings purchased together for five dollars that are valued at $75,000. Also: collecting flashlights is discussed.
As President Obama and other NATO leaders wrap up a two-day summit today in Chicago, the ongoing dispute with Pakistan over reopening supply routes from that country into Afghanistan threatens to "put a crimp in the Obama administration's efforts to lay out a clear strategy for winding down the war in Afghanistan," NPR's Jackie Northam tells our Newscast desk.
According to the BBC: "At least 63 people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack during a rehearsal for a military parade in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, officials say. The assailant, who was reportedly wearing an army uniform, blew himself up among a group of soldiers at al-Sabin Square, near the presidential palace."
New York has its first million dollar parking spot. The 12 by 23 foot space in lower Manhattan's East Village comes with its own deed and maintenance fees just like the luxury condo it's attached to. The New York Post calculates the investment this way: It's the same as paying $115 parking ticket every day for the next 24 years.