Minneapolis, Wolves and AEG agree on $97M redo for Target Center Minneapolis is contributing $48.5 million to the project, the Timberwolves and Lynx will be paying $43 million and AEG, the company that operates the arena, will be contributing $5.5 million. Minneapolis is using hospitality taxes that were freed up as part of the Vikings stadium deal.5:25 p.m.
More Technical Issues For Obamacare, But Good News For Medicare
After yet more problems over the weekend, HealthCare.gov, the federal site for people to buy insurance through the Affordable Care Act, seems to be making incremental improvements. Probably the best news on the health care front is that premiums for Medicare will not increase next year.
NSA Spying Draws Focus To Decades-Old Intelligence Pact
Widening revelations about NSA spying now include allegations that the U.S. is collecting data on millions of citizens in countries such as Spain and France and has spied on the leaders of some 35 allies. The scandal is drawing attention to an intelligence-sharing agreement known as Five Eyes between the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Audie Cornish speaks with ambassador John Negroponte, chairman of the board of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance and the former director of national intelligence under George W. Bush.
'News Of The World' Phone Hacking Trial Gets Started In London
Monday was day one of The News of the World phone hacking scandal trial in London. Among others, two former editors of the now-defunct tabloid — Andy Coulson and Rebecca Brooks — have been charged with a raft of offences, including some that carry a prison sentence.
Brazil's Restrictions On Abortion May Get More Restrictive
Latin America has some of the most restrictive anti-abortion laws in the world. Many countries in the region have a total ban. In Brazil, abortion is illegal, but there are some exceptions. A new bill is trying to roll those exceptions back.
For Digital Natives, Childhood May Never Be The Same
Our children these days might be called digital natives, kids who grow up surrounded by and immersed in digital media. How does that affect childhood? How might it affect their adulthood? This week All Tech Considered kicks off a week of stories about kids and technology.
Turkish Cease-Fire With Kurish Militants Hangs By A Thread
A tenuous peace process between Kurdish fighters and Turkey's military is hanging by a thread, according to Kurdish officials. Militant Kurdistan Workers' Party commanders in northern Iraq say they're ready to resume attacks in southeastern Turkey if the government doesn't accelerate the implementation of civil and political reforms long sought by Turkish Kurds. After nearly a year of peace, the cease-fire could collapse — and would be quite hard to restore, analysts say.