Helping Haitians with day-to-day needs After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Minneapolis businessman Ashish Gadnis set up a Web site that actually collects things that will meet day-to-day needs of the earthquake survivors.3:45 p.m.
In Minneapolis, why the jump in homicides? Seven men have been killed in Minneapolis so far this year, and city residents and police officials are at a loss to explain why -- especially since last year, the city saw a historic drop in homicide.5:20 p.m.
Experts look at saving the health care bill One health care expert is proposing a plan that combines passing one of the most popular elements of the original health care bill while eliminating one of the most unpopular elements. But some wonder how that would add up.5:24 p.m.
Helping Haitians with day-to-day needs After the earthquake that devastated Haiti, Minneapolis businessman Ashish Gadnis set up a Web site that actually collects things that will meet day-to-day needs of the earthquake survivors.5:45 p.m.
Quake Leaves Haitians Scrambling For Fewer Jobs
Haiti was already the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere, with an unemployment rate estimated at about 70 percent. Since the quake, the privation has deepened significantly, and all over Port-au-Prince, people are frantically searching for work.
The First Hints Of A Dinosaur's True Colors
The colors of dinosaurs have long been a mystery, since soft parts aren't preserved in the fossil record. But for the first time, scientists have teased out colors from fossilized feathers to reveal the orange-and-white ringed tail of a 125-million-year-old dinosaur.
Study: Humans Were Born To Run Barefoot
Researchers say that people who learned to run barefoot put less stress on their feet and legs than their shod peers. And it's more energy efficient, too. Barefoot is, after all, the natural way to run.
Blog Tips For Pope: Give Us This Day Thy Daily Post
Pope Benedict XVI recently called on priests to "proclaim the Gospel" through blogs, videos and Web sites. Bloggers have some advice for the pontiff if he decides to start his own: Write daily, keep it short and think hot links, not footnotes.
Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Commercial Causes Storm
For years, CBS banned "advocacy" commercials from airing during the Super Bowl. But the network recently reversed its stance. An anti-abortion ad, featuring Florida Gators quarterback Tim Tebow, is set to air during this year's big game.
In An Era Of Immediacy, Why Fear The E-Book?
Apple's announcement of its new iPad represents a breakthrough for the burgeoning genre of e-books. But author Eric Weiner is worried about the growing popularity of the e-book, and not for the reasons you might think.
Democrats Face Uncertain Future
In his speech Wednesday, President Obama is as much concerned about the state of his party in the wake of the stunning loss of Ted Kennedy's seat as he is about the State of the Union. In these volatile times, change could come quickly. But for now, these seem like dark days for Democrats.
Geithner Faces Congressional Ire On AIG
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner faced questions Wednesday about the bailout of insurance giant AIG. Lawmakers pressed Geithner on why so much money intended for American International Group ended up instead with its trading partners.
Can Government Fix The Struggling Housing Market?
President Obama is expected to talk about jobs in Wednesday's State of the Union address, but should his administration be doing more for the housing market? William Wheaton, professor of economics and urban studies and planning at the MIT Center for Real Estate, says there's little the government can do to fix the housing sector.
Americans Long Way From Running Barefoot
One Portland, Ore.-area running store owner is exhibiting a runner's calm about news that barefoot running may put less stress on feet, saying Americans are not set up to run barefoot. But companies such as Nike are releasing minimal shoes that that are supposed to simulate barefoot running and other companies are taking advantage of the growing movement.