Shooter of 2 Little Falls teens charged The rural Little Falls homeowner charged with shooting two teenagers who broke into his home on Thanksgiving waited nearly a full day before contacting a neighbor to call the police. Byron Smith was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree murder.7:20 a.m.
Duluth showing signs of economic revival After years of economic struggles and budget deficits, the city of Duluth may be poised for a new era of prosperity. The city has announced several major industry investments in the area, unemployment is down and the local economy is diversifying. Business and civic leaders are more optimistic about the city's future than they've been in decades.8:25 a.m.
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Syrian Rebels Plan Free Election
In Aleppo province of northern Syria, rebel leaders are planning the first "free" election outside government control — imperfect as it may be. For the first time, towns and villages across the province will come together in each place and decide who will represent them. Rima Marrouch contributed to this report.
In Pakistan Shooting, Malala's Friends Also Bear Scars
The Taliban attack on young Malala Yousafzai had a profound effect on her hometown, Mingora, in Pakistan's picturesque Swat Valley. For the other girls with Malala that day, the scars are both emotional and physical.
'Men' Actor Angus Jones Says His Show Is 'Filth'
Renee Montagne and Steve Inskeep report on a plea from Angus Jones, the young actor on the hit TV show Two and a Half Men. In a video, he implores people to quit watching the show, saying it's at odds with his Christian faith.
Greece Agrees To New Deal With EU Partners, IMF
The agreement will see Greece cut its debt by $51 billion, clearing the way for new loans of around $60 billion. Analysts say this makes it unlikely that Greece will default on its debt or pull out of Europe's currency, the Euro.
Companies That Were 'Naughty And Nice' In 2012
For holiday shoppers, retailers' approach to fees, returns and other practices can bring praise or anger. And when customers rant or rave, Consumer Reports takes note — and compiles them into its annual "Naughty and Nice" list of companies.