Somali bombing connection to Minn. disputed Former friends of a Minneapolis man reported by CNN to be responsible for a suicide bombing in Somalia this weekend are questioning the report.
The Associated Press reports two suicide bombers blew themselves up in an attack Saturday on an African Union base in Mogadishu. A least 10 people were killed.6:20 a.m.
Clock ticking on a Vikings stadium Gov. Mark Dayton says he wants viable plans for a new Minnesota Viking stadium on his desk this week, so he can make a recommendation on a new NFL venue next week. That's ahead of a special session he's offered to call the week of Thanksgiving.7:20 a.m.
1991 Halloween blizzard was no treat We can look back at the photos now, like this one from local DJ, musician and artist Danny Sigelman, and laugh. But 20 years ago today, the snow began falling in a record storm that ranks among the state's worst, bringing swaths of Minnesota to a standstill for days.7:45 a.m.
Nations Grow Populations, And Face New Problems
Monday marks the symbolic arrival of a milestone in the world's population: 7 billion humans. And as the number of people grows, so does the need for infrastructure to support them, such as roads and schools. Both China and South Sudan have fast-growing populations, but the challenges the two countries face are vastly different.
Cases Tied To Dubious Legal Advice Reach High Court
On Monday, the court hears arguments in two cases involving defendants who claim they were ill-served by their own lawyers. The defendants claim their attorneys gave them bad advice on plea bargain offers.
Black, Latino Shifts In Chicago Lead To Map Flap
It's map-drawing time as cities and states create new political districts. In Chicago, where blacks left in droves during the past decade and the Latino population rose, city leaders are redrawing the boundaries of the 50 wards. What's at stake is representation and political clout.
Houdini Relative Unlocks Some Family Secrets
You'd think if you were a relative of someone as famous as Harry Houdini, you'd know it. But George Hardeen, 59, didn't find out he was Houdini's great-nephew until he was a teenager. His grandfather was Houdini's brother. But the family DNA wasn't something anyone really talked about.
Visualizing How A Population Grows To 7 Billion
The U.N. says today symbolically marks the moment when the world's population reaches 7 billion. A little more than two centuries ago, the global population was 1 billion. How did it grow so big so fast? With the help of a sound montage and video, it gets a bit easier to see how the Earth can produce that kind of a crowd.
Losing Weight: A Battle Against Fat And Biology
Most people who lose weight end up gaining it back — and it's not just a matter of willpower. In fact, once we begin to shed those first few pounds, says one expert, "the biology really kicks in and tries to resist the weight loss."
Students Born To Illegal Immigrants Sue Over Tuition
In Florida, resident students who are U.S. citizens but born to illegal immigrants are charged out-of-state rates to attend state colleges and universities. They have filed a class-action lawsuit, charging that the regulations violate their constitutional rights.
Thousands Of Trucking Jobs, But Few Take The Wheel
Industry experts estimate trucking companies are short about 125,000 drivers. It's tough to fill open jobs; many who go into trucking seem to be in a hurry to get out of it. Learning how to drive an 18-wheeler is a big investment in itself, and the brutal job requirements make for high turnover.
Japan Takes Action To Weaken Yen, Boost Dollar
The Japanese government went on a buying spree Monday to try to weaken the yen and push up the value of the dollar. The exchange rate recently hit about 75 yen to the dollar, which is terrible for Japanese exporters. Honda, Panasonic and Toshiba announced earnings Monday — and all said they're affected by the currency issue.