Foreclosures down, yet struggles for loan modifications continue Minnesota saw a 15-percent drop in foreclosures during the first half of this year compared to last year. Yet foreclosures remain at historic levels across the state, and some homeowners are still fighting to save their homes. One Twin Cities couple, like many struggling homeowners, tried repeatedly to get a loan modification, only to fall into foreclosure anyway.5:21 p.m.
Minneapolis police chief nominee praised at hearing Acting-Police Chief Janee Harteau appears to be on a smooth path toward confirmation for the job. A City Council committee Wednesday afternoon unanimously approved her nomination to become Minneapolis' next top cop.5:51 p.m.
USGA Might Ban Practice Of 'Anchoring' Putters
The U.S. Golf Association proposed a rule on Wednesday that would outlaw a style of putting known as "anchor putting." The style makes use of an extra long putter where the end of the club is "anchored" in a player's chest or stomach. Robert Siegel speaks with David Duseck, deputy editor at Golf.com about the change.
A Short Fuse For Fusion As Ignition Misses Deadline
The $5 billion National Ignition Facility has been called a modern-day moonshot, a project of "revolutionary science." But the massive experiment that aims to generate nuclear fusion has failed to do so by a key deadline.
Syrian Rebels Claim They Shot Down Fighter Jet With A Missile
Syrian rebels claim to have shot down a government MiG fighter jet and captured one of its pilots. It appears to be one of the first times Syrian rebels have successfully used a type of portable missile and could mark a turning point as the rebels challenge the regime's advantage in the air.
What Will It Take To Make The Gaza Cease-Fire Hold?
A week has elapsed since a ceasefire ended an explosion of violence between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The truce has so far held, despite some disputed incidents which have left one Palestinian dead and a group of Gaza fishermen in Israeli custody. Egypt, as mediator, is now holding separate talks with both sides to hammer out detailed agreements on key issues, including easing Israel's blockade of Gaza, and preventing weapons being smuggled into the region.
Mormonism: A Scrutinized, Yet Evolving Faith
The 2012 election shined a spotlight on the previously little-known religion of Mormonism. Many Americans have heard about the missionaries or baptism for the dead. But on the whole, the theology is shrouded in mystery. Mormons say their religion is often misunderstood because, unlike other faiths, it changes with time.
Doping Era Could Change MLB Hall Of Fame Entrants
Baseball Hall of Fame voters will come face-to-face with the doping era this year. Major figures in steroid scandals including Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, and Sammy Sosa will be on the ballot for the first time. Melissa Block talks with Mike Pesca about the slate of candidates announced on Wednesday.
Ghetto Brothers: Guitars Over Guns
The group's one and only album, Power Fuerza, provides a snapshot of a pivotal moment in musical and political history in 1970s New York City.