March 30, 2013 MPBNWhen thousands of children partake in the annual festivities, they'll be rolling wooden eggs courtesy of Wells Wood Turning & Finishing. The business, tucked away in a small town in Maine, gets to work on the project in February and produces about 100,000 painted eggs.
March 30, 2013 During arguments this week at the Supreme Court over gay marriage, Justice Samuel Alito pointed out that the institution is "newer than cellphones or the Internet." That means the language used to describe same-sex relationships is new, too. And even linguists say they're still learning.
March 30, 2013 Florida Gulf Coast's run as NCAA darlings has ended, but it was an outcome the stats predicted. Michigan also rallied Friday, joining the likes of Duke and Louisville. The remaining eight teams will be vying this weekend to make the Final Four.
March 29, 2013 The deal makes Romo — who has one playoff victory — the highest-paid player in franchise history. The agreed-to terms stipulate that $55 million are guaranteed.
March 29, 2013 Among them is former Atlanta superintendent Beverly Hall, who was the national superintendent of the year in 2009.
March 29, 2013 Indian mothers are more likely to get more prenatal care when they're having a boy, health economists say. These small decisions about iron supplements and tetanus shots can have a profound effect on a girl's life, the researchers argue.
March 29, 2013 A U.S. attorney said "good corporate citizens" have an obligation curb the sale of illegal drugs. UPS, the government said, was aware some of its customers were ordering controlled substances illegally.
March 29, 2013 Officials say the Department of Justice is reconsidering criminal charges in an incident that killed two teenagers.
March 29, 2013 "Cyro," under development at Virginia Tech, looks and moves like a jellyfish. Researchers say it could be used for studying the oceans and cleaning up oil spills.
March 29, 2013 The housing recovery is well on its way, economists say, and Americans are becoming more comfortable spending on things like remodeling, moving, gardening and furniture. One economist expects increased housing wealth to boost consumer spending by $100 billion this year.
March 29, 2013 This model was hailed as a success in Somalia and is now being marshaled to fight rebels in the eastern Congo. It involves Western nations providing financial support to African troops who do the peacekeeping. But why are African countries so silent about their casualty figures?
March 29, 2013 The sand is pumped underground along with water and other chemicals to extract oil and natural gas trapped deep in rock. But researchers found that air samples taken at some drilling sites contained high enough levels of very fine silica particles to be dangerous to workers.
March 29, 2013 The man allegedly provided fake documentation and 42,000 pounds of Muenster cheese was loaded onto his truck.