Minneapolis gives up on finding missing ballots Elections officials in Minneapolis today gave up their search for 133 missing ballots in the U.S. Senate recount. In addition, some counties are not cooperating with a call from the State Canvassing Board to sort out rejected absentee ballots.5:20 p.m.
Duluth's aviation industry comes down to earth Duluth's aircraft industry is starting to hurt. Duluth-based Cirrus Design makes the nation's top selling small airplane, the SR-22. But airplane sales aren't recession-proof, and reduced demand is affecting other spinoff industries in the region.5:50 p.m.
Bush May Scale Back Plans For Marine Reserve
The White House is considering the designation of a new marine reserve in the Northern Mariana Islands, but it may not get the same amount of protection as an area created two years ago near Hawaii. The same could be true for other sites in the Pacific that are also under consideration.
MusicianCorps May Strike Right Tone For Obama
Modeled after AmeriCorps, a new program that has grabbed the attention of the Obama transition team would recruit musicians to spend a year or two working as music teachers in exchange for health care and a living stipend.
Indictments Unsealed In Blackwater Shooting Case
Blackwater Worldwide security guards have been charged with killing 17 people at a Baghdad traffic circle. In indictments unveiled Monday, five are being charged with 14 counts of manslaughter and other charges.
Five In Guantanamo Offer 9/11 Guilty Pleas
Five of the most prominent detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say they want to plead guilty to plotting the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Carol Rosenberg, a reporter for the Miami Herald, who is covering the hearings, offers her insight into the case.
Chicago Privatization Blitz Draws Critics
Chicago is privatizing its 36,000 parking meters and getting more than a billion dollars in return. It is the latest in a handful of public assets that the city is leasing to private operators, leading some to wonder whether it sells future generations of taxpayers short.
Webcams Offer View To Another World
Omar Gallaga, tech culture reporter with the Austin American-Statesman, talks about webcams: how they work, what kind of networking programs will give you the most bang for your webcam buck, and just how much you should spend on a decent webcam.
Housing Gamble: Vegas Swims In Foreclosures
In Las Vegas, the foreclosure rate in October was more than seven times the national average — about one in every 60 homes. And half of the homes in the Vegas area are worth less than the loans owed on them. Every month, several hundred more homeowners fall behind on payments.
Economist Examines Housing Prices, Recovery Plans
Karl Case, professor of economics at Wellesley College, and co-founder of the Standard & Poor Case-Shiller Housing Price Index, says across the country between 12 million and 13 million people now hold mortgages worth more than their homes.
Did Coldplay Plagiarize Guitarist Joe Satriani?
This past summer, you might have found it impossible to avoid the string-saturated "Viva La Vida" by Coldplay. Guitarist Joe Satriani thinks it sounds remarkably similar to his 2004 song "If I Could Fly" and has sued for copyright infringement.