What will Orlando Cabrera bring to the Twins? The Minnesota Twins have made a deadline trade with the Oakland Athletics for a new shortstop. Orlando Cabrera is expected to be in the Twins line-up by tomorrow's evening game against the LA Angels.4:20 p.m.
Ash borers not a threat to MLB's bats, yet What do Major League Baseball players have in common with forest products researchers? They're all preoccupied with, well, wood. Recently, the focus has been on tree-eating bugs and exploding baseball bats.4:24 p.m.
Lessons learned from the 35W bridge collapse It's been two years since the collapse of the I- 35W bridge in downtown Minneapolis. In that time, Minnesota and other states have become more rigorous about managing their bridges, and researchers are learning how to help design better bridges for the future.4:45 p.m.
FBI searches Rochester homes in Somali probe Earlier this month, FBI agents raided the apartments of two Rochester women, investigating whether they were sending supplies to insurgents in Somalia. The woman say they were collecting used clothing to send to poor people in their native country.5:20 p.m.
Hells Angels in Duluth cause few problems for police Life has been as close to normal as it can be around the town of Carlton today Friday, that is, given the presence of about 500 members of the Hells Angels and an untold number of law enforcement officials.5:24 p.m.
When A Man's Home Really Is His Castle
From whimsical to threatening, mock medieval castles are scattered throughout the U.S. They are monuments to wealth, theatricality, eccentricity and the Gothic revival in architecture. But what inspires people to build them?
Ethiopia Prepares For 'Rumble In The Jungle' Redux
Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield is expected to meet Ethiopian boxer Sammy Retta next month in Addis Ababa. Though not quite as dramatic, the match in Africa recalls the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman fight more than 30 years ago. So far, though, the boxers are late to the ring.
Will Swine Flu Follow Campers To School?
Scores of children have been sent home from summer camps across the nation this summer with flulike symptoms. The outbreaks have raised concerns about what schools may face this fall.
HUD Chief Admits Gaps In Loan Modification Program
Shaun Donovan calls the 200,000 loans modified through the program since March a "significant achievement," but says the pace will have to pick up to have a real impact. The agency was shooting to have 3 million to 4 million loans modified over three years.
Mulatu Astatke's 'Ethio-Jazz' Gets A New Edge
Astatke is a well-born Ethiopian who fell in love with jazz in the early '60s and has been making music ever since. His most impressive effort, critic Robert Christgau says, is his latest album Inspiration Information, which he created in collaboration with the British experimental funk musicians in The Heliocentrics.
House OKs More Cash-For-Clunkers Funds
The House voted Friday to rush $2 billion more dollars into the government's cash-for-clunkers program. It emerged Thursday that the $1 billion set aside to encourage purchases of fuel-efficient vehicles may be in danger of running out only days after the program began.
Analyst On Cash-For-Clunkers Program
The government's cash-for-clunkers program ran out of funds only days after it was launched. Gary Dilts, senior vice president of global automotives at the market research firm J.D. Power, offers his insight.
GDP Data Show Recession May Be Easing
The recession that began in December 2007 is likely still with us, but it appears to be fading. A report released Friday by the Commerce Department shows the economy contracted at a 1 percent annual rate during April through June. The new data also show the downturn was quite a bit deeper than previously thought.
Pakistan Court Rules Musharraf Emergency Illegal
Pakistan's Supreme Court ruled Friday that a state of emergency imposed in 2007 by former leader Pervez Musharraf was illegal. As a result, some of the actions taken by Musharraf during that time may be reversed. The ruling might bolster the case for trying Musharraf, who seized power in a 1999 military coup.