Veterans, Pentagon contend with sexual assault in military Military officials say sexual assault in the armed services is dramatically underreported because most victims fear retribution. At least a third of Minnesota's female veterans and more than two percent of male veterans were sexually assaulted while in the service, according to the Veterans Administration.3:49 p.m.
A new guide to the Twin Cities' best food The Twin Cities area has a vibrant and growing food scene. Food writer James Norton has made a valiant effort to catalog it and present it in a guide called "The Food Lovers Guide to the Twin Cities." He spoke to MPR's Tom Crann about some of the most notable eateries in the Twin Cities.4:50 p.m.
St. Paul warns of economic impact of NHL lockout The Minnesota Wild were supposed to kick off the 2012 home season with an opening night celebration in downtown St. Paul Saturday night. But an ongoing lockout will keep players off the ice for at least a few weeks.4:54 p.m.
Veterans, Pentagon contend with sexual assault in military Military officials say sexual assault in the armed services is dramatically underreported because most victims fear retribution. At least a third of Minnesota's female veterans and more than two percent of male veterans were sexually assaulted while in the service, according to the Veterans Administration.5:50 p.m.
Week In Politics: Vice Presidential Debate
Robert Siegel talks to regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the vice presidential debate.
Do Chinese Tech Firms Pose U.S. Security Threat?
The U.S.-China economic relationship is under pressure again with allegations from the House Intelligence Committee that two top Chinese telecom firms are security threats. China responded by saying the report could damage relations with the U.S.
Russia No Longer Wants U.S. Aid To Secure Nukes
When the Soviet Union collapsed, its vast nuclear stockpile did not appear secure and the U.S. stepped in to help. Thousands of nuclear weapons have been dismantled with U.S. aid over the past two decades. But now Moscow says it's ready to pull the plug on the program.
American Documented Syria's War From Inside
Robert Siegel talks with Obaida Hitto, a 25-year-old Syrian American from Texas who spent five months assisting the Free Syrian Army in Deir al-Zour on the Euphrates River, near the border of Iraq. He documented the violence in the eastern Syrian city through videos he posted on the Internet, until he was injured in a mortar attack by Bashar Assad's forces at the end of September. He is now recovering in Istanbul.
Prehistoric 'Kennewick Man' Was All Beefcake
"K-Man," as he's known to locals, lived more than 9,500 years ago in what is now Washington state. Scientists studying his ancient bones say he was all athlete, with a soccer player's leg muscles and a killer arm that might fit right in among today's major league players.
Indie Appeal And Black Experience Meet In 'Middle'
Publicist-turned-filmmaker Ava DuVernay's Middle of Nowhere follows an inmate's wife's struggle to start over. It's part of a larger, indie film movement that aims to expand the audience for black cinema by telling stories that are "emotionally resonant [to] all."
Vice Presidential Candidates Spar Over Medicare
Fact checkers have raised some flags about some of the claims the candidates made regarding Medicare. Ryan tried to insist that his Medicare plan is bipartisan, while Biden at one point may have confused Medicare with Medicaid.