When Somalis are in the news, so is Omar Jamal Somali community activist Omar Jamal is in the news again, this time for finding a lawyer for a Somali pirate. Jamal has made a comeback following his own high-profile problems with the law, but he remains controversial.3:50 p.m.
'Wounded Knee' gets big-screen preview at film festival Part of a new PBS series about American Indians is getting a big-screen preview this weekend at the Minneapolis-St Paul International Film Festival. "Wounded Knee" depicts the 1973 siege that took place on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota.4:50 p.m.
Supreme Court recount timeline called reasonable Minnesota will head into summer without a second U.S. senator under the Supreme Court's schedule for hearing Republican Norm Coleman's appeal. While the timeline might seem long, legal observers say it's reasonable considering the gravity of the case.5:20 p.m.
New Reno Ballpark Offers Escape From Troubles
The new baseball stadium in downtown Reno — and the arrival of the Aces, a Triple A team playing its first season there — has been seen as a local stimulus package of sorts. The stadium, with all those classic minor league trappings, has created several hundred new jobs and a sense of optimism.
Chinese Businessman Hears The Sound Of Money
Qin Jie is betting big on the sonic market. He has set up an online audio archive that includes 22 different hiccups and the disappearing calls of street peddlers. He is building a hotel complex with voice-activated sound systems and hopes someday to open an "Audio Disneyland."
The Magic Of Tarell McCraney's 'Distant Present'
The 28-year-old playwright has quickly earned admiration and high praise from the theater community. The McCarter Theatre is presenting his Brother/Sister series, a trio of plays in which he wraps familiar issues of family, community and coming of age.
More Bombings Rock Baghdad
There were more deadly bombings in Iraq Friday. Back-to-back suicide bombers struck at a Shiite shrine in Baghdad, leaving around 60 dead. What's behind this latest surge in violence?
Week In Politics
Michele Norris talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They'll talk about the week in politics.
Selling Kettle Corn In Kansas City
The economy may be bad, but that apparently doesn't tame the urge to snack. So when Brent Voepel had trouble finding a new job in advertising, he went back to his college gig, selling kettle corn in a Kansas City suburb.
Congress Prepares For War Funding Debate
Congress is getting ready to act on President Obama's request for $83.4 billion in supplemental spending for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That includes money for equipment, training and foreign aid.
AIDS Study Marks 25th Year
A quarter-century ago, more than 6,000 gay men volunteered to participate in a landmark study of what came to be called AIDS. The study has allowed researchers to learn much about how HIV is spread, how it destroys the immune system and how some people have natural immunity to HIV.
Your Brain On Twitter: No Hands Necessary
Adam Wilson, a biomedical engineering graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has figured out how to "tweet" using the power of his brain. A cap with electrodes scans the brain, while a person concentrates on one letter at a time to create a message on a computer.