Wellington R. Burt left behind a fortune when he died in 1919, but his kids never saw the money. His will said the money would not be distributed until 21 years after his last grandchild died. The condition was finally met last month, and a dozen descendants split about $100 million.
There's a slow-moving airplane flying over Europe. It's going less than 50 miles an hour and is running on solar power. The single-seat plane took off from Switzerland Friday morning and is expected to reach Brussels in the evening. The plane, called Solar Impulse, has the wing span of a Boeing 777 and the power of a small motorcycle.
In northwestern Pakistan today, twin explosions struck a paramilitary training center. The Pakistani Taliban claimed it carried out the attack to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden. NPR's Julie McCarthy reports.
Thousands of acres of the Mississippi Delta are being inundated by floodwaters. Backwater levees along the Yazoo River, which feeds into the Mississippi, are not high enough to withstand this record flood. NPR's Debbie Elliott visits one town in the danger zone — Rolling Fork, home of legendary Mississippi bluesman Muddy Waters.
Steve Inskeep talks to John Janoush, vice president of Jan-Tran, a towboat company based in Rosdale, Miss., that has seen its business come to a halt because of flooding on the Mississippi and Arkansas rivers.