A rocky first year for St. Paul Central Corridor construction The first year of the Central Corridor project to build a light-rail line in St. Paul suffered from communication lapses, haphazard planning, and inattention to community concerns — and that's according to the government agency that manages the project. An MPR investigation reveals just how systemic some of the glitches were.4:50 p.m.
DFL chair files complaint over GOP senator's income Minnesota DFL Party Chair Ken Martin has filed a complaint with the Minnesota Campaign Finance Board against Republican state Sen. Dave Thompson for failing to disclose money he received from the state Republican Party.5:50 p.m.
First Hints That Stem Cells Can Help Patients Get Better
Sue Freeman, 78, is one of two women who appear to have unexpectedly regained some of their vision while taking part in a study testing the safety of an embryonic stem-cell therapy. The findings, if confirmed, could mark a landmark step in stem cell therapy, but everyone involved in the work is being very cautious about how they describe these results.
Johnson Discusses Political Landscape In Fla.
Robert Siegel talks to David Johnson, former executive director of Florida's Republican Party, about the state's political landscape — and what that means for the GOP presidential candidates.
In Egypt, Islamists Take Control Of A New Parliament
The freely elected Parliament held its inaugural session in Cairo. There are high expectations, as well as concerns, about the agenda of the Islamist-dominated legislature, which will have a key role in writing a new constitution.
RIM Announces Management Shake-Up
Research In Motion, the maker of Blackberry smart phones, used to be a dominant player. Now, it's looking like an also-ran. The company announced a management shake-up Monday, but the new guy won't have much time to pull off a turnaround.
Stanford Takes Online Schooling To The Next Academic Level
Last semester, Stanford University professors tried something radically new: They opened their classes to the world for free. Within hours, thousands had signed up to participate. The classes' success could transform the way we look at higher education.
Tucson, Ariz., Reacts To Giffords Resignation
Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is stepping down from her seat. She made the announcement Sunday, and Monday she spent time with the people who were with her last January when she was shot through the head at a community event in her home district.
A Ball (And A Caldecott) For 'Daisy' The Dog A Ball for Daisy is a story of loss — a little dog loses her favorite red ball to a much larger dog — but now it's also a story about winning: On Monday, Chris Raschka's book won the American Library Association's Randolph Caldecott Medal for best illustrated story.