Dayton, lawmakers agree on flood aid special session Gov. Dayton says he wants to call a one-day special session in late August to deliver disaster assistance to northeastern Minnesota and other communities. Dayton made the announcement this afternoon after meeting privately with legislative leaders.5:17 p.m.
Arizona Immigration Activists Mobilize Latino Vote
Maricopa County, Ariz., which for years has been ground zero in the debate over immigration, is now the center of an interesting trend. Undocumented immigrants inspired by the state's tough immigration law are among those mobilizing Latino citizens to vote in the November presidential election.
In France, The (Abandoned) Dog Days Of Summer
Every summer, French vacationers abandon an estimated 100,000 pets as people head off on long vacations. They say it's too expensive to find someone to care for the animals, and they can't bring them along. A campaign against the practice is under way.
To Beat Odds, Poor Single Moms Need Wide Safety Net
Poverty among single mothers is an astounding 66 percent in Reading, Pa., where Jennifer Stepp is raising three children by herself. To survive, Stepp relies on a safety net of support from the government, charities, family and friends. Without help, the odds are stacked against her and her family.
Review: 'Evel Knievel Days'
In Pauls Toutonghi's novel, the main character travels from Butte, Mont., to Cairo, hoping to connect with his Egyptian father.
At 100, Woody Guthrie Still Resonates
A massive influence on the likes of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, the author of "This Land Is Your Land" — and thousands of other songs — remains an inspiration to musicians nearly 45 years after his death.
'I'll Have Another' Had Injuries Long Before Belmont
Melissa Block talks with Joe Drape of The New York Times about his coverage of horse racing. He says the Triple Crown contender "I'll Have Another" had prior medical problems long before it was forced to drop out of the Belmont Stakes.