Video: Blood spatters leaves clues for BCA We know that DNA evidence has changed criminal investigations, led to arrests and convictions, and helped exonerate those wrongly convicted of crimes. The same is true for another type of forensic science.
Did St. Paul lowball the Lowertown ballpark plan? St. Paul got a nasty surprise when it started digging up the site in earnest for the new Lowertown ballpark: an unseen $6 million of pollution lying underground on the Diamond Products site.
Or was it a surprise?
EPA accused of watering down letter on Minn. mine An environmental lawyer accused the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday of watering down a letter that praised progress toward completing a long-awaited review of plans for building the first copper-nickel mine in northeastern Minnesota.
States target hybrids as gas tax revenues ebb Most road construction is paid for with fuel taxes. Less gas tax revenue means less money for roads. Now states are looking for solutions, including charging hybrids extra fees or imposing fees based on miles driven.
NASA, Navy practice space-capsule recovery NASA and the Navy are training again for the first space capsule recovery in a generation. On Thursday, they completed several days of tests, practicing the retrieval of an unmanned mock-up of the Orion capsule that the U.S. hopes to send someday to an asteroid and Mars.
Does the U.S. overreact to terrorism? In a column in the Wall Street Journal, Ted Koppel argues that the recent closure of U.S. embassies across the Middle East was part of America's "chronic overreaction to terrorism." This week on the Friday Roundtable, our guests take that argument up for debate.
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