The Two-Way
7:05 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Will She Tip Over? Norwegian Cruise Ship Listing Dangerously After Fire

The MS Nordlys sits stricken in the water at Aalesund in western Norway.
Hakon Mosvold Larsen AFP/Getty Images

Norway's VG-TV is streaming video from the scene as workers try to keep the cruise ship MS Nordlys from tipping over.

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The Two-Way
6:30 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Texas Execution Put On Hold By Supreme Court

Duane Buck, "a black man convicted of a double murder in Texas 16 years ago was at least temporarily spared from lethal injection" on Thursday when the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to "his lawyers' claims that race played an improper role in his sentencing," The Associated Press writes.

As the wire service adds:

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Around the Nation
6:17 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Big Y Supermarket To Phase Out Self-Checkout Lanes

The self-serve checkout lanes were meant to speed service and save money, but checkout times increased. Cashiers will return, helping people baffled by bar codes, coupons and ways to pay.

Around the Nation
6:10 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Grandparents Monkeying With Camera Are Web Stars

Esther and Bruce Huffman were playing with the camera on their new laptop but didn't know millions were about to see it. Their granddaughter posted on YouTube the retired couple's first attempt at uploading video. It went viral.

Asia
3:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Substantial Parts Of Pakistan Are Underwater

Pakistan is dealing with substantial flooding for the second year in a row, leaving hundreds of thousands of people homeless. For the more on the situation, Steve Inskeep talks to Timo Pallkkala, the humanitarian coordinator for the United Nations in Pakistan.

Politics
3:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Politics In The News

Originally published on Fri September 16, 2011 7:23 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, Host:

Let's talk about politics, the economy and more with NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson, who's on the line.

Mara, good morning.

MARA LIASSON: Good morning Steve.

INSKEEP: Okay, we heard Speaker Boehner's proposals having to do with this supercommittee that's supposed to reduce the deficit. The president takes his swing at this on Monday, right?

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Business
3:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Business News

Steve Inskeep has business news.

Environment
3:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

EPA Postpones Power Plant Emissions Rules

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided to delay new rules that would limit emissions of climate-warming gases from power plants. It's the second time this month the EPA has either withdrawn or postponed new pollution rules that industry didn't like.

Europe
3:00 am
Fri September 16, 2011

Could Euro Bonds Mend Eurozone Debt Crisis?

As the 17 European countries that use the euro grapple with the sovereign debt crisis, one possible way out is jointly underwritten euro bonds. The debt burden would be jointly shared among the nations that use the euro and stronger economies would help shore up weaker ones. But Germany — Europe's largest economy and main player in the crisis — remains vehemently opposed to the idea.

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