Vikings could sell seat licenses to fund new stadium If a deal is sealed to build a new Minnesota Vikings stadium, fans may find they're shouldering a big part of the financing burden -- and not through taxes or state funding. The Vikings could employ seat licenses to raise money, where fans would buy their seat from the team and pay for game tickets separately, much like condo owners pay separate association dues.6:50 a.m.
What's Behind A Temper Tantrum? Scientists Deconstruct The Screams
Toddlers outfitted with high-tech wireless recording devices have helped researchers discover that tantrums have a very distinct, predictable pattern. Understanding that tantrums have a rhythm can not only help parents know when to intervene, but also give them a sense of control.
The Deep-Sea Find That Changed Biology
The depths of our oceans are dark, punishingly cold and utterly devoid of life. Or so scientists thought, until a team of researchers in the late 1970s stumbled upon squishy, rubbery worms, up to 7 feet long, living 8,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific.
White Rock Beverages Still Thirsty After 140 Years
While Coca-Cola celebrated its 125th anniversary this year, this family-owned company in New York City is quietly toasting 140 years in the soft-drink business. "We've been around, but we're healthy and growing," says White Rock President Larry Bodkin.
Party At Martha's: Stewart's Tips For 'Entertaining'
In 1982 — long before she had her own TV show or magazine or brand — a young caterer named Martha Stewart wrote a book on entertaining in other people's homes. Now, nearly 30 years later, Stewart's 75th book invites readers into her own house.
In Fla., Cautious Hope For Everglades Protection
Gov. Rick Scott has a new focus on the "River of Grass." His promise to work on restoration is welcome news to environmentalists and other concerned with the Everglades' future. Still, many are skeptical, given the big cuts to Everglades programs during the Republican's first year in office.
Merkel, Sarkozy Meet Ahead Of Brussels Summit
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy now agree that European treaties will have to be altered to give institutions the firepower to deal with the euro crisis, but many differences remain — and time is running out.
Diplomats Meet In Germany On Afghanistan's Future
A big international conference is being held in Bonn, Germany, on Monday to help draw up a roadmap for Afghanistan after combat operations there cease at the end of 2014. But Pakistan — a critical player in the Afghanistan conundrum — has said it's boycotting the conference after NATO troops killed 24 Pakistani soldiers during an attack in late November.
Russia's Election Results A Setback For Putin
Russia's ruling political party fared worse than expected in a parliamentary election Sunday. The vote is being viewed as a setback for Prime Minister Vladimir Putin's United Russia party, which retained power but has a weaker majority in Parliament. For more on the election, Steve Inskeep speaks with Masha Lipman, an analyst at the Carnegie Moscow Center.
Italy's Prime Minister $40 Billion 'Save Italy' Plan
Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti on Monday must persuade lawmakers to pass a giant reform package aimed at reducing debt and balancing the country's budget. The $40 billion package includes hikes in taxes, cuts in pensions, an increase in the retirement age, and measures to reduce tax evasion.