Schools making final push to win funding support More than five dozen Minnesota school districts have questions on next Tuesday's ballot that ask voters to approve some form of local funding, and in many cases approval would mean higher property taxes.4:35 p.m.
Minn. delegation weighs in on Reid's public option All of Minnesota's Republican representatives oppose Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's public option he announced on Monday, and at least one Democrat says he's skeptical it doesn't go far enough.5:06 p.m.
On The Hunt For Roadside Bombs In Afghanistan
The Marines of "America's Battalion" have been fighting the Taliban in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province since July. Now, as the Marines move south, looking to extend their area of operation, they are patrolling for the deadliest of threats: roadside bombs.
Health Care Pools: Let Youth Jump, Or Push Them?
In drafting national standards on how health insurers should be able to use age to set premium rates, congressional committees agree that older people should pay more. But they differ widely on just how much. Ultimately, it comes down to how best to persuade young adults to get into the pool.
In Gaza, Hamas Finds Popularity Waning
The Palestinian militant group Hamas has been consolidating its power more than two years after it took over the Gaza Strip. But the recent conflict with Israel and Gaza's continuing isolation are taking a toll on the group's popularity.
Is Your Facebook Profile As Private As You Think?
A growing number of companies are trawling social networks looking to scrape up data about you and your friends. For instance, that Facebook quiz you just took? It opened up your photos, political views --- even your sexual preference — to the stranger who wrote it.
Orhan Pamuk's 'Museum' Of Obsession, Innocence
Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk says his new novel is a love story that "doesn't put love on a pedestal." Instead, The Museum of Innocence is about one man's obsession with a beautiful young woman — and the museum collection he dedicates to the affair that derailed his life.
Deadly October For U.S. In Afghanistan
Eight American troops were killed Tuesday in southern Afghanistan, making October the deadliest month so far in the Afghan war. The deaths come a day after two helicopters crashed, killing more than a dozen Americans in the country.
Karadzic's War Crimes Trial Resumes
The war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb Leader Radovan Karadzic resumed Tuesday in The Hague, but once again Karadzic boycotted the proceedings. The judges at the international tribunal, however, ruled the trial could continue without him being in court.
Chicago Club Accused Of Racism Over Dress Code
When Washington University law students visited a club in Chicago, the black students in the group were kept out, allegedly because they were wearing "baggy clothes." From that incident, a controversy over discrimination has ensued.
Some Dallas Drivers Cited For Not Speaking English
Since 2007, at least 20 Dallas police officers from five patrol divisions have wrongly cited motorists for not speaking English. Scott Goldstein, a reporter with The Dallas Morning News, says in at least one case a rookie officer mistakenly used a federal statute covering commercial drivers to issue a citation to a woman who made an illegal U-turn.
Exploring New Methods To Make Swine Flu Vaccine
Some of the delays in producing the swine flu vaccine can be attributed to egg-based production. With this method, the vaccine takes about two months to produce. Robert Belshe, director of the Center for Vaccine Development at St. Louis University, says tissue cultures can be used to produce the vaccine in a matter of a few days.