Duluth blazes trails for talent, quality of life Duluth Mayor Don Ness wants his city to be one of the nation's premier destinations for people interested in biking and hiking. The city is building trails hoping they will lure young educated professionals to town, who in turn, will attract entrepreneurs seeking a talented workforce.4:54 p.m.
Locked-out Minn Orch musicians take cause to streets The Minnesota Orchestra has cancelled all its concerts through Thanksgiving, after management locked out musicians as their contract expired and the two sides could not agree on a new one. The musicians, meantime, rallied in downtown Minneapolis Monday afternoon, hoping to garner more public support for their cause.5:24 p.m.
Turkey Pushes Syrians Into Limbo Across Border
Every war has its border town that becomes a haven for refugees, rogues, aid workers and reporters. In the Syrian conflict that town had been Antakya, Turkey. But Turkish authorities are beginning to force Syrians back across the border into a once-sleepy town now controlled by rebels.
Supreme Court Weighs Major Human-Rights Case
At issue is whether a group of Nigerians granted political asylum in the U.S. can use the Alien Tort Statute to sue Anglo-Dutch energy company Shell for its alleged practices in Nigeria. The justices sharply questioned both the plaintiffs' attorney as well as Shell's lawyer.
Housekeeping Tips From One Mercurial 'Mommy'
She's been known to drink a bottle of Kahlua in the bathtub while ignoring the knocks of her kids outside. She has no shame, and she swears an extremely blue streak. In his new novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, humorist Ian Frazier spends a year in the life of a temperamental housewife.
Stakes High For Romney At First Presidential Debate
The presidential candidates meet for the first of three debates on Wednesday. This week, we'll take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of each candidate as well as the stakes. We start with a report on Mitt Romney, who got plenty of debate practice during the primary season.
Campaigns Beat Up On Their Own Ahead Of Debates
Melissa Block and Audie Cornish talk about "the expectations limbo" during this campaign season. Both presidential campaigns are trying to downplay their candidate's performance in the first presidential debate.
Ole Miss Students Look Back At Integration
Fifty years ago, James Meredith, the first black student at the University of Mississippi, had to be escorted by federal marshals to his mostly empty classes. Today, black and white Ole Miss students sit together in a class about the school's integration. Still, students say there's more to be done.
Obama, Romney On Taxes: Similar Plans, Few Details
Both President Obama and Republican Mitt Romney agree: America's tax system is too complicated. Both men have outlined changes that are broadly similar, although they have some important differences. But both candidates run for cover when asked about the tax breaks they want to eliminate.
Presidential Campaigns Rock The Gamer Vote
As political ads ramp up on TV, a newer platform is also seeing a spike in political messages. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first presidential candidate to use political advertising in a video game. This year, the Romney campaign says it is also injecting politics into gaming.
Fight Erupts Over 'Plan B' Access In New York Schools
Students at more than a dozen New York City high schools can now get the so-called morning-after pill without a prescription or a parent's consent. City health officials say they're taking the unusual step to prevent teen pregnancy and that parents can opt out if they wish. Still, many parents expressed outrage after the program was publicized.