Black Friday shoppers still show, but some scale back Shoppers crowded into malls Friday to snatch up sales on Black Friday, one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year. A lot was riding on the day to rescuscitate consumer spending, which has plummeted in recent months.5:24 p.m.
Meteorologist reflects on life and career in new memoir Minnesota Public Radio meteorologist Craig Edwards has written a memoir titled "Nature's Messenger: Memoirs of a prophetic Meteorologist." Edwards sat down with Tom Crann to talk about his career, the book and what prompted him to write a memoir on his life as a meteorologist.5:50 p.m.
A Push To Get In The Black On Black Friday
The Friday after Thanksgiving is the traditional start of the holiday season, with retailers offering sale items to lure shoppers into stores. This year the economic downturn has retailers very worried and they are going all out to get people to open their pocketbooks.
Vigil For American Rabbi Killed In Mumbai
Among the Americans killed in the Mumbai terrorist attacks was an ultra-orthodox rabbi and his Israeli wife. Rabbi Gavriel Noach Holtzberg was found dead after Indian commandos stormed a Jewish community center in the city. The center was one of 10 targets attacked on Wednesday.
Va. Spiritual Group Mourns Members Killed In India
Alan Scherr, 58, and his daughter Naomi, 13, were shot and killed when gunmen opened fire in the cafe at the Oberoi hotel in Mumbai Wednesday. Twenty-five members of the Synchronicity Foundation — a meditation retreat center in rural Faber, Va. — had traveled to Mumbai for a tour of local ashrams.
Minority Contractors Lose Preference At Pentagon
A Pentagon affirmative action program that benefits contracting companies owned by racial minorities has been declared unconstitutional. The decision was issued Nov. 4 — Election Day — so it hasn't received much attention. But the decision could mean the end of similar programs at all levels of government.
Memories Are Main Ingredient This Thanksgiving
As part of StoryCorps' National Day of Listening project, Michele Norris talks with her mother, Elizabeth, about her life growing up in northern Minnesota. The project encourages people to sit down with a loved one on Nov. 28, the day after Thanksgiving, and record a meaningful conversation.
The Crossdressing Family Man Down The Block
For a time, the Nadeau family had secret: the husband had a tendency to wear women's clothes. Then Doug Nadeau got sick — and after surgery, he became less inhibited, and became more public in his crossdressing. We learn how his wife came to understand his habits.
Bluefin Tuna On Edge Of Collapse, Scientists Say
Many of the world's fish are heading toward commercial extinction. The next one to go could be the majestic Atlantic bluefin tuna. This week, an international committee meant to protect the species approved fishing levels that far exceed what scientists say is sustainable. Conservationists fear the remaining stocks of bluefin tuna in the Western Atlantic and Mediterranean could collapse completely.
Beating Washers Into Wind Turbines In Iowa
Many people know Iowa for its corn. But for decades it was a major source of household appliances, as industry giants like Amana, Maytag and others supplied much of Americans' demand. Most of the factories are closed now, and the losses hit the state hard. But Iowa has since taken the lead in the emerging field of wind energy.
In Mumbai, Militant Violence Not Quelled
Today in Mumbai, Indian commandos continued to battle militants in three locations, eventually recapturing the Oberoi Trident Hotel and a Jewish Center. What could be the final push to retake the Taj hotel began toward the end of the day. The death toll is more than 120, including an American rabbi and his wife at the Jewish Center.
Few Options For Obama In War On Al-Qaida
President-elect Barack Obama has charged that the Bush administration "took its eyes off the ball," allowing Osama bin Laden to escape and al-Qaida to regroup. But recently, the Bush administration has intensified its efforts to go after al-Qaida.