Franken gains from uncounted Ramsey ballots Democrat Al Franken has gained 37 votes
on Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in the U.S. Senate recount, after Ramsey County found 171 ballots that weren't counted on election night.4:49 p.m.
Preventing foreclosure, one door at a time The battle to prevent more foreclosures in north Minneapolis has just become a ground war. All this week, a group of volunteers will go door to door, trying to prevent foreclosures.4:54 p.m.
Hopes High For Foreign Aid In Obama Presidency
Aid groups and development experts are urging the incoming Obama administration to revamp U.S. assistance to foreign nations and maintain spending despite the financial crisis at home.
Immigration Experts Predict Fewer Workplace Raids
As the Obama administration takes shape, many experts are betting it will significantly curtail one of the most visible and controversial facets of the Bush administration's immigration crackdown: the high-profile workplace raids in which federal agents arrest dozens, even hundreds, of undocumented workers.
Mo Willems Puts Santa On The Couch
Award-winning children's book author and illustrator Mo Willems wants to become a radio cartoonist. He and Michele Norris give it a shot.
Automakers Deliver Plans To Congress
The Big Three automakers have presented their plans to Congress for how they will restructure themselves to make them worthy of a congressional bailout. Ford says it wants a $9 billion standby line of credit; GM has sought $12 billion. Chrysler is expected to ask for $7 billion.
Own Electric Car, But No Garage? Firm Has Answer
In Silicon Valley, there are now enough fully electric cars to spark a new business: car-charging stations. One company is joining with the city of San Jose to offer car-charging outlets on streetlight poles, in parking lots and even on parking meters.
How The Recession Compares To Other Downturns
The board responsible for assessing economic cycles announced Monday the U.S. economy is in a recession, and has been for nearly a year. Jeff Frankel, a Harvard professor and a member of the Business Cycle Dating Committee for the National Bureau of Economic Research, offers his insight.
Some Students Fear Openness On Mental Health
In the wake of the shootings at Virginia Tech, colleges and universities are paying more attention to students with mental health problems. But in some cases, that has meant that students who complain of serious depression or suicidal thoughts are quickly suspended or expelled.
The Fate Of Obama's Net Roots Network
Technically speaking, the Obama campaign had two crown jewels: a database with the e-mail addresses of 10 million supporters and an online network that mobilized voters. What will become of this machine as the president-elect moves to the White House?
Taking A Lesson From Hadrian
When he takes office in January, President-elect Barack Obama will inherit the gloomiest economy since the Great Depression, prompting comparisons to Franklin D. Roosevelt. But there's another leader Obama could draw inspiration from — a 2nd century Roman emperor.