School counselors in short supply in Minnesota After two public school students in southeastern Minnesota committed suicide this spring, experts expressed concern about gaps in mental health services in Minnesota schools. Minnesota has one of the largest ratios of students to school counselors in the nation - and a shortage of community counselors who treat children.6:55 a.m.
Obama Camp Hammers Away At Bain Capital Issue
The Obama campaign continues its attack on Mitt Romney's time at the private-equity firm Bain Capital. Over the weekend, Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker seemed to veer off the campaign's message. Later, Booker tempered his remarks in a YouTube video. But it didn't take long for the Romney campaign to seize on Booker's comments.
Obama Made A Strong First Impression At Harvard
After their first meeting in 1989, legendary law professor Laurence Tribe was so impressed with the skinny first-year law student in jeans, a sweatshirt and an afro, that he made a special notation on his calendar. The student, Barack Obama, went on to become the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
Mongolia's Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?
Mongolia is now tapping huge natural resources. But they're in the Gobi region, where traditional nomadic herding is under assault and desertification is a major problem. Herders are worried the mines will siphon off already dwindling water supplies, while trucks and roads destroy pastureland.
Supreme Court Lets Stand Music Download Verdict
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the case of a former Boston University student sued for illegally downloading music. Joel Tenenbaum was charged with downloading 30 songs in 2007 from an unlicensed file-sharing service, and then ordered to pay damages of $675,000.
Time To Move Grandma: What To Do With Her Home?
Depressed home prices make the decision to move an aging relative even more difficult than normal. So what should be done with the house? Try selling in a depressed market? Or rent it until prices perk up? One family weighs a tough choice as it struggles to pay for a grandmother's care.
Prosecutor Links Rajat Gupta To Raj Rajaratnam
The insider trading trial of Rajat Gupta is underway in New York. Gupta is a former Goldman Sachs board member, who prosecutors say provided inside information to hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam. Gupta's lawyer told the jury that the case against his client was based on guesswork and speculation.
Spain's Beloved Four-Day Weekends Are At Risk
As an austerity move, Spain is considering rearranging its holiday schedule. Holidays that fall on a Tuesday or Thursday tend to become four-day weekends. But now there's a move to mark them on Monday, and limit the weekend to three days.
Obama Defends Campaign Attacks On Romney
President Obama is back in Washington after a long weekend of international diplomacy. First there was the G8 summit at Camp David and then the NATO summit in Chicago. The Windy City is also home to the president's re-election headquarters, and at news conference Monday, he was forced to defend his campaign attacks on Republican rival Mitt Romney.