In spite of attempted robbery, U crime still low Monday's attempted daylight robbery of a University of Minnesota student follows a rash of robberies that could make crime a bigger concern this fall on campus than in past semesters.5:50 p.m.
American Indians balance native customs with Christianity Many misconceptions can be found of Native American spiritual practices. For America's indigenous people, late 19th century Christianity meant forced assimilation and cultural domination. And generations later, Native Americans who chose Christianity are sometimes said to have "sold out."5:54 p.m.
Appetites: Get a head start on Thanksgiving cooking The thought of the big Thanksgiving dinner, with all of the shimmering side dishes, can be overwhelming for many. But it is not to early to start planning, and even cooking, parts of your Thanksgiving dinner.6:23 p.m.
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Typhoon Victims Struggle To Survive As Aid Is Slow To Arrive
Military aircraft are flying supplies into the Philippines, but the goods haven't reached many of those who need them. As officials assess what's needed, food aid has been looted. Meanwhile, desperate crowds push up against the local airport's fences, hoping to get on a plane out of Tacloban.
The Challenges And Limitations Of Disaster Donations
After Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Philippines, people around the world responded to calls for donations to help with the aftermath. But what are the limits and challenges of sending contributions and charitable donations to the storm victims? Audie Cornish speaks with Robert Ottenhoff, president of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, to find out.
New Cholesterol Guidelines Could Put More Americans On Statins
New cholesterol guidelines are out, and the bottom line is millions more Americans will be getting recommendations that they should be taking a cholesterol-lowering pill every day. The new guidance, from the nation's two leading groups of heart specialists, is a big departure from the advice Americans have been getting for decades to get their cholesterol levels down to a certain number. Instead, the emphasis is on whether you fit into one of four risk groups.
The Health Care Numbers Are Out, And They're Disappointing
Just over 100,000 people managed to get signed up for health insurance through the state and federal health exchanges, the Obama administration reported. But barely a quarter of those — 26,794 — signed up through the faltering HealthCare.gov website.
The Tech Stats We Now Know About HealthCare.gov
Government's top tech officials — including U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park — showed up on Capitol Hill to give a status report of the troubled HealthCare.gov system. As the administration unveils enrollment numbers, the tech officials outlined technology metrics of progress.
Supreme Court Questions Labor-Management 'Neutrality' Pacts
The justices are examining the legality of a key union organizing tool called a neutrality agreement. Under such a pact, employers pledge to remain neutral during union organizing campaigns. In exchange, unions promise not to picket, boycott or strike.
Critics Say Mob Boss's Trial Has Been A Disappointment
A federal judge in Boston is about to sentence former mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was convicted in August of participating in 11 murders while running a massive criminal enterprise for decades. There is little suspense around sentencing; even the minimum for the most minor of the charges would be enough to keep the now-84-year-old Bulger behind bars for the rest of his life. It's all left some questioning whether the whole "big show," as the former mob boss has called his months-long trial, was worth all the time and money.
Americans Might Soon Get To Buy Mexican Beachfront, Border Land
Mexico is considering relaxing its law prohibiting foreigners from owning land within 30 miles of the coast or about 60 miles from an international border. Real estate developers say the change would lead to a boom along Mexico's coasts. But opponents fear it could launch a modern-day foreign land grab.