PFOS present in fish in east metro lakes The state has discovered PFOS contamination in several east metro lakes. The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a fish consumption advisory in a dozen lakes as a result of the testing.5:20 p.m.
Padilla Convicted of Terrorism Ties
Jose Padilla was found guilty on all counts at his trial in Miami on charges of supporting violent Islamist extremist groups overseas — including al-Qaida. Padilla is the U.S. citizen held by the military for 3 1/2 years as an "enemy combatant."
Report: 99 Military Suicides in 2006
A new report from the Defense Department says 99 active duty soldiers committed suicide last year — more than a quarter of them while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. The report says the stress of their work, failed personal relationships and legal and money problems were all contributing factors.
Kidnapping Becomes a Job Prospect in Iraq
We often hear about kidnapping in Iraq — how it's one method of sectarian cleansing, and how it helps finance insurgents activities. With the nation's economy in ruins, kidnapping has become an industry, a way for even some ordinary Iraqis without jobs to make money — or make a living.
Hundreds of Channels, but Where's the Artsy Stuff?
Years ago, both Bravo and A&E served up opera, ballet and more fine-arts programming. But the divas and dancers have long since ceded airtime to reality shows and Law and Order reruns. So what makes the new owners of Ovation TV think they can make a go of an arts-focused cable channel?
Letters: Katrina Survivor, Rizzuto and 'Wacky Cake'
Robert Siegel reads from listeners' e-mail. Included are responses to a follow-up interview with Hurricane Katrina survivor Sharon White, a remembrance of famed Yankee Phil Rizzuto and alternative names for "wacky cake."
Abramoff Update: Ney's Chief of Staff Sentenced
Bob Ney's former chief of staff turned state's evidence against his boss and now faces sentencing for his own role in the political corruption case. He will be sentenced Thursday. Where do all of the other players in this long-running drama stand?
iPhone: A Compact Device with a Very Bulky Bill
The iPhone is widely acclaimed as a masterpiece of design — all those digital functions packed into one device. But some iPhone users are receiving huge bills — as in lots and lots of paper. Justine Ezarik, a Web designer and video blogger in Pittsburgh, received a 300-page bill.
Railways' Toxic Emissions Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
Residents of cities such as Commerce in Southern California are more concerned than ever about the amount of diesel fumes and toxic dust surrounding them. A report from state air regulators says those living near active rail yards are at greater cancer risk.