Paulsen, Ellison discuss debt ceiling With just over a week to go before the U.S. government hits its debt limit, U.S. Reps. Erik Paulsen, R-Minn., and Keith Ellison, D-Minn., offer their perspectives on raising the debt ceiling.7:20 a.m.
Future links to past, as historic train depot is restored Workers are laying track for the Central Corridor Light Rail line between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The east end of the line will be the Union Depot in St. Paul, and the renovation of that historic building has begun in earnest.8:25 a.m.
One Woman's Struggle To Shed Weight, And Shame
Kara Curtis is one of 70 million obese Americans, and the issue dominates her life. Curtis, 37, has seen every dress size from 26 to 6. Despite countless diets and untold resources spent on fitness, she says, "I'm morbidly obese. And it's just overwhelming."
Obama Steps Up Campaign To Win Over Latino Voters
On Monday, President Obama addresses the National Council of La Raza, the largest Hispanic advocacy group in the country. It's part of the president's intense push to reach out for the Latino vote.
A Rubber Twist On Treating Tennis Elbow Pain
Some people are finding relief from tennis elbow, a condition caused by many activities besides tennis, by trading traditional hand weights for a rubber bar to strengthen their injured muscles.
A Floating Hotel At The Edge Of New York City
The Boggsville Boatel, a DIY tourist destination in Queens, N.Y., is made up of five refurbished boats that sit at a marina on Jamaica Bay,right under the flight path of airplanes taking off from JFK Airport.
Florida Fossil Hunter Gets Credit For Big Find
A carving of a mammoth or mastodon on a fossilized bone, found years ago in Vero Beach, is being recognized as important early art. The find has sparked new interest in a site first excavated nearly a century ago.
A Writer Argues For An 'Islam Without Extremes'
A Muslim writer argues that a proper reading of Islam makes plenty of room for peace and human rights. Mustafa Akyol of Turkey calls himself a liberal — meaning that he favors a wide range of freedoms, including freedom of religion.
Norway Suspect Faces Terrorism Charges At Hearing
The man accused of killing dozens of people on Friday in Norway was arraigned on terrorism charges Monday. The 32-year-old Norwegian suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, has acknowledged carrying out the attacks but pleaded not guilty. He was ordered held in solitary confinement.
Norway Attacks Stoke Fears Of Growing Extremism
The attacks in Norway highlight the rise of right-wing extremism, animosity toward non-European immigrants and questions about national identity in many parts of Europe. What had been described as an ultra-right debate has become mainstream in Europe.
Investors Await U.S. Debt Deal
Investors around the globe are waiting to see if U.S. lawmakers can come up with a deal to raise the federal debt limit. Failure to do so could damage international confidence in American assets.