Minn. adoption bill up for Senate hearing A bill aiming to boost Minnesota's adoption rate from foster care, currently the second-lowest in the nation, will get a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.3:24 p.m.
Minn. adoption bill up for Senate hearing A bill aiming to boost Minnesota's adoption rate from foster care, currently the second-lowest in the nation, will get a Senate committee hearing Wednesday.5:25 p.m.
House Taxes chair has strong reservations about Mayo Clinic plan The chair of a key legislative committee says supporters of a plan that relies on more than $500 million to help the Mayo Clinic expand in Rochester should go back to the drawing table. In a hearing Tuesday, House Taxes Committee chair Ann Lenczewski said she has deep concerns about the plan's financing.5:51 p.m.
Judge Enters Not Guilty Plea For Colorado Movie Theater Shooter
An attorney for the man charged in the Colorado theater shooting said he was not ready to enter a plea on Tuesday. But a Colorado judge pleaded not guilty on his behalf. James Holmes can still change the plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. Melissa Block speaks with Megan Verlee.
Quick Brown Fox Can't Find Camouflaged Quail Eggs
The tiny, speckled eggs of Japanese quail should be easy targets for hungry predators. But these quail have a survival advantage — each goes out of her way, research suggests, to choose a nesting location that best matches the particular color pattern of her eggs.
Dad's 'Donkey Kong' Hack Recasts Female As Hero For Daughter
In an industry full of damsels in distress, game designer Mike Mika hacked the classic game to let his 3-year-old play as the female hero. His story is becoming part of a larger conversation about gender roles in the video game industry. But Mika says he didn't set out to push a feminist agenda or statement.
'Unprecedented': Budget Cuts Could Hit Some Airport Towers
Nearly 200 smaller airports, including Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Latrobe, Pa., are set to have their control towers closed this year as the FAA makes sequestration cuts. Although commercial flights will continue, some say safety is a concern.