Moving day for children's hospital Staff and patients at the Amplatz Children's Hospital in Minneapolis are preparing for their big move to a new building on Saturday. It's a huge task to move 60 sick and injured children, their medical equipment and the rest of the hospital's contents in a matter of hours.4:49 p.m.
PoliGraph: Rybak right on tax changes under Pawlenty's watch PoliGraph examines a statement that Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak recently made, claiming that under former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, taxes for the richest Minnesotans went down while everyone else's went up. There's truth to Rybak's claim, but he leaves out an important detail.5:26 p.m.
Southern Theater director remains optimistic The executive director of the Southern Theater, Gary Peterson says he is "cautiously hopeful" his organization will raise the $400,000 it says it needs to stay afloat.5:54 p.m.
One Big Obstacle To Japan's Recovery? Trash
The March earthquake and tsunami in Japan made junkyards of entire cities and created the equivalent of 16 years' worth of waste. With both the national and local governments struggling to handle cleanup, corps of volunteers in places like the seaside city of Kesennuma are starting to tackle the daunting task on their own.
At Guantanamo, Big Threats Found In Small Clues
Hundreds of classified documents from the Joint Task Force at Guantanamo provide a look at how military officials determined whom they had in custody and whether they might have ties to terrorism. Interrogators were trained to look for subtle clues — among them, a Casio F-91W watch, said to be the favored timepiece of al-Qaida bomb-makers.
Protesters Take To The Streets In Syria
Despite a massive country-wide security crackdown, thousands of Syrians took to the streets in several cities and towns Friday, calling for the overthrow of the government.
Witness Describes Syrian Crackdown On Protesters
Syrian tanks and troops descended on Daraa Monday, clamping down on protests and bringing life there to a standstill. Melissa Block speaks with a resident of Daraa, Syria, about the situation there.
Changes In Great Lakes Threaten Transplanted Fish
Forty years ago, fisheries biologists in Michigan dazzled the nation when they took salmon from the Pacific Ocean and planted them in the Great Lakes. Their success transformed the lakes into a sport-fishing paradise and created a multi-billion dollar industry. But now invasive species have changed the food web in the lakes. Salmon are struggling to find food, and the state might end one of its stocking programs.
U.N. Human Rights Council Condemns Syrian Violence
Michele Norris interviews Ambassador Eileen Donahoe, the United States representative to the U.N. Human Rights Council, about the council's meeting regarding Syria. She says the action by the international community sends a strong message to the Syrian government that it cannot mistreat its people — and sends messages to the protesters that they are not alone.
Iran Suddenly Turns Silent As Protests Spread In Syria
Iran's government supported the protests in Bahrain, Yemen and Egypt, but it fears losing an ally if Syrian President Bashar Assad falls. Among other benefits, the Syrian connection is crucial for Iran's relationship with Hezbollah in Lebanon.