Fake products make for real holiday fun Maybe you've done this -- packed an inexpensive Christmas present in a box from a high-end retailer. An Eden Prairie graphic designer has taken this disconnect between gift and gift box to another level.4:49 p.m.
Three MnDOT managers discplined over Pitt case State officials have disciplined three Transportation Department managers for lax oversight of an emergency manager who stayed out of state after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse.5:20 p.m.
China's Mother River Under Threat
Over the centuries, the floodwaters of China's Yellow River have claimed millions of lives. Now, the problem has reversed: The river is drying up due to ecological damage, forcing nomadic Tibetans to give up their traditional way of life.
Vick Sentenced to 23 Months in Dogfighting Case
Suspended NFL quarterback Michael Vick's sentence for his role in operating a dogfighting ring was harsher than expected. Vick apologized to the court and his family during Monday's hearing.
Jandek: The Man From Corwood
Many people are famous just for being famous. But Jandek is an artist who has shunned recognition to such a degree that, intentionally or not, he has developed a celebrity all his own. Little is known about the man behind this avant-garde blues, even 51 albums into his career.
Move-Out Date Looms for New Orleans' Homeless
On Tuesday, the state is planning to begin building a fence around a city park that has become an encampment for homeless people. They'll have until Dec. 21 to move out, and that may not be enough time for groups that help the homeless to find them permanent housing.
Rep. Harman Says She Raised Concerns to CIA
In January 2003, U.S. Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) took over as the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee and, as the ranking member, was briefed in February 2003 on the existence of videotapes of CIA interrogations.
Gore Calls on U.S., China in Nobel Speech
In his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech Monday in Oslo, Norway, former Vice President Al Gore urged the United States and China to face up to the challenges of dealing with climate change or, in his words, "stand accountable before history for their failure to act."
Nations Plot Modest Climate Goals at Bali Talks
Representatives of the world's nations have gathered in Bali, Indonesia, to plan how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions after the Kyoto agreement expires. There is growing optimism that the conference will be able to reach its very modest goals.
Aussie Climate Advocate Cheers Howard's Ouster
Bill McCarg, a wealthy co-founder of Colliers International, supported former Prime Minister John Howard in the past but became a vehement anti-Howard campaigner in the Nov. 24 elections because of climate change. Howard was a climate change skeptic for most of his 11 years in power.