Crime in Rochester a problem of perception versus reality Crime has become a hot topic in Rochester, even though the city's crime rate has remained virtually static in the past decade. But city and police officials say the perception of crime in Rochester is actually getting worse.4:49 p.m.
Dayton unveils $531M bonding plan, GOP scoffs Gov. Mark Dayton has revealed $531 million in projects that he hopes become part of a $1 billion bonding bill to improve public buildings and create construction jobs across the state.5:20 p.m.
The Jayhawks perform 'She Walks in So Many Ways' The Jayhawks performed "She Walks in So Many Ways" live on Midmorning with Kerri Miller Monday, Jan. 31, 2011. It's a new song the band is including on its upcoming album, which will be released in June.6:28 p.m.
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Egypt To Start Dialogue With All 'Political Forces'
It may be the beginning of the end for the Mubarak regime. Egypt's newly appointed Vice President Omar Suleiman spoke on state television Monday saying President Hosni Mubarak had asked him to immediately begin dialogue with "political forces" for constitutional and legislative reforms. Meanwhile, demonstrators are preparing for a million-person march Tuesday.
Accessing The Internet From Egypt
Egypt is now its fourth day with virtually no Internet access. The government cut off access to the Internet last week to try to disrupt the planned protests against the government. And while the shutdown has left most Egyptians blocked from the Web, there are a few who, with a little creativity, are getting back online. Michele Norris talks with Danny O'Brien, Internet advocacy coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists, about accessing the Internet from Egypt.
New Car Technology Tells Tailgaters To Back Off
Ford is working with other major automakers to turn vehicle-to-vehicle communications technology into a basic safety feature of every car. The wireless technology sounds an alarm to alert drivers if they or another car pose a threat on the road.
U.S. Appeals For Orderly Transition In Egypt
The United States evacuated 1,200 Americans from Egypt on Monday, and the State Department says it will keep chartering flights as long as needed. Behind the scenes, the Obama administration is pressing the Egyptian government to prepare for what U.S. officials call an orderly transition to democracy. The U.S. has carefully avoided calling for Hosni Mubarak to step aside.
Youth Movement At Heart Of Egypt Protests
Sherif Mansour, senior program officer for Freedom House's Middle East North Africa programs, speaks to host Robert Siegel about the April 6th movement, a youth organization that's behind the protests in Egypt. The group is calling for a million people to join the demonstrations Tuesday.
California Challenges China In Rare Earths Mining
China has cut its exports of rare earth minerals, used in cell phones, hybrid cars and computers. This has sent the price of rare earths soaring, making it profitable for the U.S. to compete with China in mining. A long-shuttered California mine has reopened and is expected to produce 40,000 tons of rare earths each year.
Conor Oberst Leads Immigration Law Protest In Song
Oberst has had a busy 10 years. He's released five albums with Bright Eyes and two solo roots-rock records, and has worked on a number of side projects. But he says taking a political stand is new to him.