Franken's opponents attack his views on a Syria strike DFL Sen. Al Franken was clear from the start in saying he favored limited military strikes on Syria and believed the White House had authority to act without congressional approval. The Republican challengers hoping to win his Senate seat next year share their views on the issue.5:15 p.m.
Senate Waits On Possible Diplomatic Solution In Syria
The U.S. and its allies await details of Russia's proposal to place Syria's chemical weapons arsenal under UN supervision. Meanwhile, senior Obama administration officials are continuing to press for congressional approval of a potential military strike against the Bashar al-Assad regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons in August.
New York City's 'People's Opera' May Face Its Final Curtain
The New York City Opera, nicknamed the "people's opera" by Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia when it was founded 70 years ago, has always been a low-cost alternative to the more upscale Metropolitan Opera. The company may have to cancel its upcoming season if fundraising falls short.
Dust Bowl Worries Swirl Up As Shelterbelt Buckles
When the swirling, howling winds of the 1930s Dust Bowl gobbled up farmland from Texas to the Dakotas, the federal government planted 100 million trees to act like a giant windbreak. It worked. But now, after years of drought, those old trees are dying.
1963 Anniversaries Highlight Civil Rights Lessons
On Tuesday in Washington, D.C., the four girls killed in the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing in Birmingham, Ala., posthumously received the Congressional Gold Medal. The recognition comes after a year of civil rights ceremonies across the South. The events have drawn renewed attention to how the civil rights movement should be taught to a younger generation.