Jobs a key issue in Vikings stadium debate Supporters of a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings say the jobs it will create are a key benefit. They say the stadium will help bolster a struggling construction sector.6:55 a.m.
Expert: Flu vaccine still has value despite new study Flu season is here. You've seen vaccination signs everywhere from the drug store to the grocery store. But now you're wondering what to do after hearing the news that the flu vaccine is not as effective as previously thought. If you missed it, a new study out Tuesday found that flu vaccines provide only moderate protection against influenza.7:20 a.m.
In Northwest Town, A Local Fight Against Global Coal
Plans are afoot to build new coal terminals on the West Coast to ship the lucrative commodity to China. But the mayor and activists in Bellingham, Wash., want to keep the city's green image and move beyond its industrial past.
As It Turns 10, Patriot Act Remains Controversial
President George W. Bush signed the act into law 10 years ago. But in the years since, civil liberties groups have raised concerns about whether the Patriot Act goes too far by scooping up too much data and violating people's rights to privacy.
Fresh Violence Strains Reforms For Turkish Kurds
The Turkish military launched its biggest military operation in a decade after a deadly raid last week by Kurdish militants. The operation comes as politicians begin to debate a new constitution that many hope will grant Turkey's Kurdish population long-sought civil rights.
South Africa Reconsiders Walmart's Bid For Retailer
Earlier this year the South African government approved Walmart's takeover of Massmart, the region's largest retail chain. Now that ruling faces an appeal. Massmart gets roughly 90 percent of its products from South Africa, but opponents say Walmart's business model means that likely won't continue.
Outsourcing Tradition: My New, Globalized Diwali
For commentator Sandip Roy, the Indian festival of Diwali usually brings to mind the warmth and comfort of tradition. But this year the holiday seems more commercial than ever before. He has this essay on celebrating the festival of lights in a globalized India.
Supercommittee Reconvenes On Deficit Reductions
The deficit-cutting supercommittee re-emerges Wednesday morning with its first public meeting in more than a month. The group is charged with finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions by late November. If it fails, automatic, across-the-board cuts follow.
How And Who Does New Refinancing Rule Help?
Ari Shapiro talks with Edward DeMarco, the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, about the Obama administration's efforts to help more Americans refinance their homes.
Occupy Oakland Protesters Clash With Police
Ari Shapiro speaks with San Francisco Chronicle reporter Matthai Kuruvila about Tuesday's dramatic clashes between police in Oakland, California, and protesters supporting the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Outspoken Ambassador To Syria Returns To U.S.
U.S. Ambassador Robert Ford has been brought home from Syria because of fears for his safety. His very public criticism of government repression and his expressions of support for protesters — attending the funeral of a slain activist, for example — have brought threats. The United States accuses Syria's state-run media of inciting violence against him.