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.
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.
Landowner Fights Squatter's Rights to Vacant Lot
Using a legal doctrine known as adverse possession, or "squatter's rights," a judge has awarded a Colorado couple ownership of one-third of a vacant lot in Boulder valued at $1 million. The lot's owner had no idea his lot was being used by the couple and is appealing the claim.
Surfing Icon Davi Dies Pushing Limits of Big Waves
Legendary surfer Peter Davi died last week while surfing waves as high as 70 feet off the coast of California. Anthony Ruffo, a surfer who found Davi's body, talks about Davi's legacy and what made him seek out the big waves.
Pieta Brown Sticks to Her Roots in 'Remember'
Singer/songwriter Pieta Brown grew up in Iowa and Alabama, and her songs bear the stamp of her rural past. Her father is renowned folk singer Greg Brown, and the two share a gift for looking askance at contemporary life. Brown's third CD is titled Remember the Sun.