Morning Edition for September 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013 — Grand Theft Auto V took in more than $800 million in sales on its first day in stores. The edgy and violent adventure game series isn't just a hit with young men: A significant number of women play, though some of them are disappointed the new release doesn't feature prominent female characters.
Sep 20, 2013 — People paid $1.7 billion to play in fantasy leagues last year. Real businesses are springing up to try to profit from the fantasy economy.
Sep 20, 2013 — The Republican-controlled House is set to vote Friday on a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open for business through the middle of December. And the White House has already said if it makes it to the president's desk, he'll veto it. That's because the bill also would defund the Affordable Care Act.
Sep 20, 2013 — Dan Miller's father struggled to support a large family and buckled under the conditions of poverty. That experience led Miller to choose to be a better father than the one who raised him.
Sep 20, 2013 — Chinese developers have been building communities that mimic European cities, believing they'll be a big draw for the country's newly wealthy. But so far, the appetite for the homes has been modest.
Sep 20, 2013 — Researchers find that winning and losing NFL games not only causes fan to feel differently the day after the game but to eat differently as well. Fans of losing teams eat significantly more saturated fat after suffering defeats, while fans of winning teams eat lighter fare after victories.
Sep 20, 2013 — Under the proposal from the Environmental Protection Agency, new plants that run on coal would be permitted to emit only about half as much carbon dioxide as the average coal plant puts into the air today. Emissions from the electricity industry are already declining as utilities turn to natural gas and wind farms.
Sep 18, 2013 — The cashier found the winning $6.3 million ticket last year and turned it in. He could claim the jackpot if authorities don't find the person who purchased it.