Morning Edition for April 2, 2014
Apr 2, 2014 — GM CEO Mary Barra and the head of the National Transportation Safety Administration testified on Capitol Hill about why it took so long to fix an ignition switch linked to at least 13 deaths.
Apr 2, 2014 — Archaeologists in St. Louis say they have uncovered the site of a French settlement from 250 years ago. The find supports written evidence that the city was a major commerce center at the time.
Apr 2, 2014 — Morning Edition's Renee Montagne, who's reporting from Afghanistan, talks to New York Times reporter Carlotta Gall about her new book, The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan: 2001-2014.
Apr 2, 2014 — It was such an odd day of news on Tuesday that people wrote asking which of our stories was the April Fool's joke? Hint: It was the one about the cat.
Apr 2, 2014 — NATO is scaling back cooperation with Russia to punish it for its annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula. While the rhetoric is tough, Secretary Kerry is keeping the door open for negotiations.
Apr 2, 2014 — Six months after a disastrous rollout, more than 7 million people had signed up for health insurance on the federal and state exchanges when the deadline passed on Monday.
Apr 2, 2014 — Karl Sutton belongs to a farmers co-op in Montana where member-owners share costs and revenue. A health insurance co-op appeals to him, too — but can the model grow beyond its niche market?
Apr 2, 2014 — Contract negotiations with the pilot's union over pay and recent changes to retirement benefits broken down over the weekend. The 3-day strike is one of the biggest walkouts in Lufthansa's history.
Apr 2, 2014 — Taiwanese students have demonstrated against a trade agreement between Taiwan and China. The protesters see the pact as another step toward economic absorption into mainland China.
Apr 2, 2014 — It has been nearly 2 months since a metal stormwater pipe ruptured near the Dan River. A federal criminal probe was launched into the relationship between Duke Energy and a state environmental agency.