Muslim comedian performs in Minnesota Azhar Usman may be the most famous Muslim comedian today. He's back in Minnesota for gigs in Rochester and in Minneapolis, and talked with Tom Crann about to be a Muslim comic.4:44 p.m.
Jobless Data Highlight Economic Weakness
Hopes that businesses would ramp up hiring took an unexpected hit in December, as the economy shed 85,000 jobs. Employers are nervous about the fragility of the recovery and remain reluctant to hire.
Week In Politics Reviewed
The new unemployment data, the announcement by key Democratic senators that they won't seek re-election and the review of intelligence failures that led to an attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound flight on Christmas Day dominated the news this week. E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times discuss the week in politics.
Report: DA Eyes Indictment Of Jackson's Doctor
The Associated Press is reporting that Michael Jackson's doctor will soon be indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter for actions that allegedly contributed to the pop star's death last year. Jackson died at his Los Angeles home in June while under Dr. Conrad Murray's care.
France Moves To Outlaw Mental Abuse In Marriages
The proposed law, which supporters say would be the first of its kind in the world, covers every kind of insult, including repeated rude remarks about a partner's appearance, false allegations of infidelity and threats of physical violence. But skeptics say verbal violence is next to impossible to prove, and that the law will clog the courts with "he said, she said" cases.
Examining France's Psychological Abuse Move
The French government is planning legislation that would make psychological violence between a couple punishable by law. Psychologist Steven Stosny, an expert on the subject, says the key is to distinguish between abusive acts and an abusive relationship.
U.S. To Renew Push For Israeli-Palestinian Peace
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is making a new effort to revive peace talks, and the Obama administration's Mideast envoy will travel to the region soon. Clinton said Friday there is a sense of urgency to reach an agreement.
Wrapup Of College Football Season
With the college football season over and the NFL playoffs about to get under way, sportswriter Stefan Fatsis offers his insight on a battle between two undefeated teams that resulted in the University of Alabama winning the national title. He also previews the upcoming NFL postseason and an important anti-trust case against the NFL that the Supreme Court will hear next week.
Olympic Hopeful's Dreams Include Beating Cancer
Not only was Seun Adebiyi a Yale Law School graduate with a pilot's license who overcame a fractured spine; he also harbored Olympic dreams. But after moving to a training center to practice skeleton, a Winter Olympic sport, he was diagnosed with leukemia.
A Year After Program, Under 100 Hyundais Returned
Hyundai Motor America's president and CEO says fewer than 100 customers availed of a company program that allowed them to return vehicles because of a loss of income. John Krafcik says the company sold 435,064 vehicles, adding the returns were far fewer than expected.
NBC Eyes Moving Leno Back To Late Night
This fall NBC scheduled Jay Leno's new talk show five nights a week in primetime, getting rid of dramas at that hour. But Leno's ratings took a nosedive almost immediately, hurting the lead in to the local news on many NBC affiliates.