How Dayton's disclosure will affect his campaign The race for Minnesota governor now includes the issue of how public candidates' personal matters should be, after DFL candidate Mark Dayton disclosed his battle with depression and alcoholism.4:54 p.m.
Local Hmong leaders concerned about refugees in Thailand Members of the Twin Cities Hmong community say they fear for the safety of refugees living in camps along the border of Thailand and Laos. In the past few days, the Thai government sent in troops to move several thousand refugees into Laos -- a country many of them fled.5:51 p.m.
How Dayton's disclosure will affect his campaign The race for Minnesota governor now includes the issue of how public candidates' personal matters should be, after DFL candidate Mark Dayton disclosed his battle with depression and alcoholism.6:22 p.m.
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Bomb Suspect's Motives Baffle Family, Friends
The family of the 23-year-old Nigerian man held after a failed Christmas Day attempt to set off an explosive device on a plane en route to Detroit issued its first formal statement Monday, describing Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's recent behavior as entirely out of character. But his father told authorities two months ago that his son had cut off contact with his family.
Undocumented Teen's School, Work Options Limited
High school graduation marked a dead end for 18-year-old tenor sax player Sam, whose parents brought him to the U.S. from Mexico when he was 5. They overstayed their visas, and now he's dealing with the consequences of his undocumented status.
Nowell Briscoe: Archivist Of Death Revisits The Past
Nowell Briscoe has been collecting obituaries for more than 50 years. He started when he was 7 years old and living in Monroe, Ga., and he continues to add to his collection daily. Briscoe says it allows him to visit the past — and keep those who have died alive in the present.
Chevron Threatens To Leave Longtime Home
Officials in Richmond, Calif., want to raise Chevron's taxes and are blocking refinery upgrades, pending environmental review. Chevron is California's largest greenhouse gas producer. While the company tries to improve its image, it's also hinting that it might be time to relocate.
Can Afrobeat Musical 'Fela!' Move The Masses?
In 2008, the off-Broadway musical Fela! became one of the most talked-about shows in New York. Telling the life story of Nigerian musician and political activist Fela Kuti, the show made the move to Broadway last month and opened to ecstatic reviews. But will this unconventional theater piece speak to a larger audience?
'90s Alt-Rockers Make Music For Your Kids
With the upheaval in the music industry, it's no surprise that artists like The Verve Pipe and Caspar Babypants (also known as Chris Ballew of The Presidents of the United States of America) have gone from playing for adults to recording albums for kids. Reviewer Stefan Shepherd tips us off to a couple of albums worth spinning, even if the artists' original pop-music heyday has passed.
How Did Terror Suspect Elude Security?
The 23-year-old Nigerian who was arrested Christmas Day for trying to blow up a Northwest aircraft as it prepared to land in Detroit was known to U.S. authorities. Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had been placed on a watch list after his father notified U.S. authorities in November about his son's extreme views. Newsweek investigative correspondent Mark Hosenball, who has been reporting on how Abdulmutallab was able to elude security officials, offers his insight.
Data Show Retailers Had Good Holiday Sales
The holiday shopping season ended fairly well for U.S. merchants, according to some early data. Retail sales rose an estimated 3.6 percent during the 2009 holiday season, compared with a year earlier. The figures were helped by online shopping and the purchase of electronics.
Ex-Hedge Fund Analyst Finds Calling On YouTube
These days, you can learn just about anything from a YouTube video: tying a bow tie, playing the piano or learning math. Salman Khan, a former hedge fund analyst turned online tutor, has produced more than 1,000 YouTube videos ranging from basic multiplication of fractions to polynomial approximation of functions.