Urban farms a tricky row to hoe for Minneapolis City Council Robert Woods can eat the vegetables he grows, give them away to his neighbors, or lend the land to his non-profit. But he can't sell his vegetables to make a profit. This week, the Minneapolis City Council may change rules that govern his endeavors, and others like his.5:35 a.m.
Mondale remembers 'relentlessly curious' Cowles Former Vice President Walter Mondale fondly recalled newspaper publisher and philanthropist John Cowles Jr., who died on Saturday, as a relentlessly curious man who "really helped change the attractiveness of Minnesota to the world."8:40 a.m.
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911 Tapes Raise Questions In Fla. Teen's Shooting
Police in Florida have released recordings of 911 calls from the night Trayvon Martin was killed. The unarmed black teenager was visiting his father outside Orlando when he was shot by a white neighborhood watch volunteer. George Zimmerman says it was self-defense, but Martin's relatives say the 911 tapes paint a very different picture. They want federal authorities to take over the investigation.
Florida Challenges Medicaid Spending 'By Force'
When the Supreme Court hears arguments over President Obama's health care law next week, one item on the table will be a program that has been in place for nearly 50 years: Medicaid. The program is already a sore issue in Florida, which is one of the states fighting the health care law.
Afghanistan Shooting Suspect Held In Kansas Prison
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, the alleged shooter in last week's attacks on Afghan civilians, has been transferred to a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. A complicated picture of his life — in the Army and back home near Tacoma, Wash. — is still emerging.
Chevron Executives Barred From Leaving Brazil
The move suggests formal criminal charges may be coming over their alleged roles in a deep-water oil spill last year off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. The company already faces fines and an $11 billion lawsuit over November's 3,000 barrel spill.
Startup Converts Plastic To Oil, And Finds A Niche
Only 7 percent of plastic waste in the United States is recycled each year, according to the EPA. A startup company in Niagara Falls says it can increase that amount and reduce the country's dependence on foreign oil at the same time.
Taco Bell Aims To Hook Customers On 'Loco' Shell
Taco Bell has introduced a new taco with a shell made of Doritos. The "Doritos Locos" taco is an example of the lengths fast-food companies are going to in their efforts to differentiate themselves with customers.