The Fayette County School Board has narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three individuals. The decision was made Tuesday night following a two hour closed door session. Names of the three finalists are expected to be announced today after they agree to interview for the position. The three were chosen from among 14 applicants coming from ten states including Kentucky.
Many cities and counties around the country are still struggling with budget shortfalls. But in Washington State, some local officials are being thrown a lifeline from Native American tribes. Tribes don't pay taxes, but those with casinos have to give some of their earnings to local governments.
As NPR's Hansi Lo Wang reports, some tribes are giving above and beyond what they have to.
HANSI LO WANG: Prosecutor Mark Roe is sitting in his office in Everett, Washington, and he's holding a photocopy of a check.
Osama bin Laden's death could create an opportunity for a negotiated settlement in Afghanistan. There were reports last week that a European official met with a representative of Mullah Omar, a powerful Taliban leader with close ties to bin Laden. On Wednesday's "All Things Considered," host Robert Siegel will ask Defense Secretary Robert Gates whether the U.S. would be open to those talks.
John Bryson is the former chairman and chief executive of energy company Edison International. He also co-founded the Natural Resources Defense Council and served on a United Nations advisory group on energy and climate change.
Canada's parliament resumes work Thursday after national elections gave the majority to the ruling Conservative Party. And for the first time in its history, the socialist-leaning New Democratic Party will take on the role of "official opposition."
NPR's business news starts with music in the cloud.
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MONTAGNE: Apple has reached deals with Warner Music and EMI, among other labels, to allow consumers to listen to music on the Web. That's according to The Wall Street Journal. The deals are critical for Apple's effort to set up an online digital storage system for consumers.
Former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic is in the Hague to face war crimes charges. He was captured last week and a Serbian court rejected an appeal to delay his transfer. For some insight on Mladic, Mary Louie Kelly talks to veteran U.S. diplomat Christopher Hill.
Jury selection has been postponed until next week in Delaware for the criminal trial of Earl Bradley. The former pediatrician is accused of sexually assaulting more than 100 children he treated over a 10-year period. That's left parents and others in the small town of Lewes wondering why it took authorities so long to intervene.