Forget the Brooklyn Bridge or the Statue of Liberty. One researcher found that the Apple store on Fifth Avenue is the most photographed tourist attraction in Manhattan. Eric Fischer mapped and analyzed millions of pictures taken throughout New York City, then uploaded to the photo sharing website Flickr. The Apple store is open 24 hours a day with a glass entrance reminiscent of the Louvre in Paris. Times Square came in at number four.
For a nesting duck in Maine, a Home Depot store has become just "home." According to the Bangor Daily News, the female mallard built her nest amid fowers and fertilizers. Protected by a "do not disturb" sign, she's laid seven eggs.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-Denver) has authored a bill that would require all fracking companies disclose to the public what they’re injecting into the ground.
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In Congress, the oil and gas debate is starting to move away from off-shore drilling rigs to hydraulic fracturing on land. It’s a process commonly known as “fracking.” Many opponents fear the practice contaminates drinking water in areas where it’s used – including here right in Colorado.
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.
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.
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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.
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."
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.