Dayton, lawmakers agree on flood aid special session Gov. Dayton says he wants to call a one-day special session in late August to deliver disaster assistance to northeastern Minnesota and other communities. Dayton made the announcement this afternoon after meeting privately with legislative leaders.5:17 p.m.
Arizona Immigration Activists Mobilize Latino Vote
Maricopa County, Ariz., which for years has been ground zero in the debate over immigration, is now the center of an interesting trend. Undocumented immigrants inspired by the state's tough immigration law are among those mobilizing Latino citizens to vote in the November presidential election.
In France, The (Abandoned) Dog Days Of Summer
Every summer, French vacationers abandon an estimated 100,000 pets as people head off on long vacations. They say it's too expensive to find someone to care for the animals, and they can't bring them along. A campaign against the practice is under way.
Hillary Clinton Confronts Vietnam War Legacy In Laos
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Laos Wednesday as part of her current tour of southeast Asian nations. Laos is not a country that receives much attention from Washington these days, but it is still recovering from the days when it was massively bombed by the U.S. air force during the Vietnam War.
To Beat Odds, Poor Single Moms Need Wide Safety Net
Poverty among single mothers is an astounding 66 percent in Reading, Pa., where Jennifer Stepp is raising three children by herself. To survive, Stepp relies on a safety net of support from the government, charities, family and friends. Without help, the odds are stacked against her and her family.
Review: 'Evel Knievel Days'
In Pauls Toutonghi's novel, the main character travels from Butte, Mont., to Cairo, hoping to connect with his Egyptian father.
At 100, Woody Guthrie Still Resonates
A massive influence on the likes of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, the author of "This Land Is Your Land" — and thousands of other songs — remains an inspiration to musicians nearly 45 years after his death.
Friendly Skepticism Greets Romney At NAACP
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney addressed the NAACP on Wednesday. Rather than reach for common ground, he touted his opposition to issues the group cares about deeply. Romney drew sustained boos when he called for repeal of the Affordable Care Act.