New novel explores growing up Japanese-American Twin Cities writer David Mura's new novel, "Famous Suicides of the Japanese Empire," explores the Japanese-American experience through the eyes of a boy growing up in Chicago just after World War II.4:50 p.m.
'Greenest' Museum To Open In San Francisco
A building heralded as the greenest museum in the world opens Saturday in San Francisco. Italian architect Renzo Piano tucked the building into the hills of Golden Gate Park — in both form and function, the museum fits into the natural world surrounding it.
A New Contender For Earth's Oldest Rock
It's hard to find rocks from the earliest days of the planet because the Earth's surface is constantly changing. But exposed bedrock on the eastern shore of the Hudson Bay in Quebec may be 4.3 billion years old.
Lawmakers Hope To Vote On Deal In Days
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have agreed in principle to a $700 billion bailout for Wall Street. They're taking it to a summit Thursday at the White House, and hope to vote within days.
Under Pressure On Bailout, Lawmakers In Quandary
Members of Congress are getting earfuls from home about how much their constituents hate the Bush financial bailout plan. They are also getting warnings from top financial officials that if they do nothing, the economy will collapse.
Across Country, Mixed Reaction To Financial Woes
People around the country talk about how the collapse of large investment banks is affecting them. One person says she is far from retirement and so there has been no immediate effect. Another says he feels safe as long as he has a job.
As U.S. Struggles Financially, Adversaries Rise
America on the financial ropes presents a tempting target for its adversaries. North Korea is threatening to reactivate its nuclear program. Iran's leader inveighs against the U.S. at the U.N. and Russia is firing back at U.S. criticism of its actions in Georgia.
Amid Bailout, Stake For Uncle Sam Sought In Firms
As the Wall Street bailout package takes shape, lawmakers are calling for the government to get some ownership of the companies that it is going to help. There's a precedent for this both in the U.S. and abroad.
Storm-Related Gas Shortages Irk Drivers In South
With refineries hobbled by Hurricane Ike, gas shortages are popping up across the South. Drivers in Atlanta, Nashville and other places are devising strategies to find gas. One approach: follow a fuel truck to see what station it is filling up.