A sneak peek at the new Central Library Minnesota Library officials say so far, the $125 million project is on schedule and on budget. The five-story, 365,000 sq. ft. building will house much more than books.5:53 p.m.
More than 80 People Found Executed in Baghdad
In the past two days, police in Baghdad have found the bodies of more than 80 men -- some shot, some strangled, most with their hands bound -- raising fears that Shiite militias are running death squads to avenge Sunday's bombing in the capital's main Shiite district.
Author Examines Impact of Iraq's Sectarian Violence
Vali Nasr, professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif., and author of the forthcoming The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future, talks with Robert Siegel about recent sectarian violence in Iraq.
Israel Storms Prison, Sparking Riots and Kidnappings
Israeli troops storm a prison in Jericho and take custody of six Palestinian militants, including those accused of murdering an Israeli cabinet minister five years ago. The action prompts riots in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, where foreign diplomatic missions are attacked and foreigners are kidnapped.
Delaware's High-Risk Students Find Success
In Wilmington, Del., the attrition rate for African-American boys in public schools is alarmingly high -- six out of 10 eventually drop out. A middle school created more than two years ago is having remarkable success in helping low-income African-Americans students overcome years of educational neglect.
Milosevic Will Be Buried in Serbia, Attorney Says
A family attorney confirms that Slobodan Milosevic will be buried in Serbia. The former Serbian president's body will be flown to Belgrade on Wednesday. Milosevic's son Marko had accused Serbia of trying to block a Belgrade funeral, and also accused the international tribunal of mistreating his father when he was in prison.
Hard-Line Immunity Policy Leaves U.S. Out of Touch
The United States has been punishing countries that join the international criminal court without signing immunity deals with Washington. Now, as China steps in to fill the military training gap for Latin American countries, the Bush administration is having second thoughts about the policy.
Saudi Investors Learn Ups and Downs of Stock Market
Saudi Arabia's exploding stock market has been a favorite place for oil-rich citizens to put their money. With rates of return last year that dwarfed those of European and American markets, the Saudi boom has generated millions of dollars in paper profits. But new investors are learning that what goes up can also come down.
Allan Sherman: Beyond 'Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh'
Forty years ago, Allan Sherman topped the pop charts by replacing the lyrics of folk songs with satires of Jewish American life. And in doing that, he offered a perfect snapshot of what it meant to assimilate.
Moussaoui Trial Will Continue Without Key Testimony
Federal Judge Leonie Brinkema decides that the sentencing trial of Zacarias Moussaoui can go forward, but without testimony and evidence key to the government's case. The judge halted proceedings Monday, warning government lawyers that they had violated her order not to coach upcoming witnesses.
Guantanamo Commander Prepares to Leave Post
For the past two years, Maj. Gen. Jay Hood has been commander of the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hood's tenure has been marked by a series of scandals, and an increasing controversy over the administration's policies on detention and interrogation. His assignment at the remote base will end soon.