A tour of St. Paul's Union Depot Tom Crann took a tour of St. Paul's Union Depot, the historic train station could become a major transit hub once again.3:54 p.m.
'Rock 'n' Roll' in the communist era Tom Stoppard's play "Rock 'n' Roll" is making its regional premiere at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. The show examines the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and the role rock music had in its demise.4:43 p.m.
'Rock 'n' Roll' in the communist era Tom Stoppard's play "Rock 'n' Roll" is making its regional premiere at Park Square Theatre in St. Paul. The show examines the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, and the role rock music had in its demise.6:20 p.m.
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Yemen Rewarded For Tougher Stance On Al-Qaida
In a sharp change of direction, the government in Yemen is showing a willingness to counter the growing presence of al-Qaida. Airstrikes and raids have been carried out on suspected al-Qaida operatives over the past month. In exchange, there has been a spike in military aid from the Obama administration.
In Okinawa, Elections Renew Debate Over U.S. Bases
The U.S.-Japan alliance is showing strains again over American military bases on Japanese soil. Most of the bases are on the southern island of Okinawa. Voters in one town there have put pressure on Tokyo and Washington by electing a mayor who opposes a proposed base.
What's The Allure Of Tablet Computers?
Apple is launching a new product, widely thought to be a tablet computer, this week. But it would be entering a crowded market. While tablet computers are a small fraction of computer sales, many companies are selling or plan to sell tablets in the near future.
Ski Cross Brings Excitement, Danger To Olympics
The sport makes its Olympic debut at the Vancouver Games, opening Feb. 12. In ski cross, the skiers come out of the gates four at a time, compete for space on a narrow, twisty half-mile course and finish in about 50 seconds. Daron Rahlves, who may be the best hope for a U.S. medal, says the danger "gets the blood boiling."
Haitians Find Lifeline In Local Radio Station
Signal FM 90.5 has been on the air around the clock since the earthquake struck Jan. 12. The station has become a community bulletin board for missing person reports, rescues, body collection, survival tips and solace.
Hold The Hallelujah: The Perils Of Rifles And Religion
For former Marine Benjamin Busch, his time spent in Iraq meant fighting ideals as an American soldier, not as a Christian. Blending church and state is dangerous in any context, but in war, he says, America walks a fine line between religious extremism and zealous patriotism.
Iggy Pop: The Voice As Weapon
His isn't the first name you'd expect to see on a list of great voices. But when you think of voice in the broadest sense of the word — a person communicating an idea with an audience — then Iggy Pop more than holds his own. He's proved that a voice doesn't have to charm or seduce someone; it can provoke. A vocal can be dangerous.
Baghdad Attacks Targets Hotels; Over 30 Killed
More than 30 people were killed and dozens wounded in coordinated attacks on three Baghdad hotel compounds popular with Western journalists and businessmen. Iraq's government blamed insurgents linked to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's regime.
Iraq Executes Chemical Ali
Iraqi TV announced Monday the execution of Chemical Ali, one of Saddam Hussein's top lieutenants. Chemical Ali, whose real name was Ali Hassan al-Majid, was sentenced to death in four separate trials for leading attacks against Iraqi Kurds and Shiites that left tens of thousand dead.
Creditors Take Over $5.4B NYC Housing Complexes
New York investment firm Tishman Speyer defaulted on a $5.4 billion loan for 56 apartment buildings that make up Stuyvesant Town in Manhattan, N.Y., and agreed to turn the properties over to the lenders. When the deal was announced four years ago, it was the nation's biggest residential real estate deal.