State provides resources for selecting a nursing home Recent reports of patients being abused at two Minnesota nursing homes have raised concerns about the potential for abuse at other care facilities. The Minnesota Department of Health monitors the conditions at approximately 400 nursing homes in the state.7:25 a.m.
A 'West Side Story' With A Different Accent
The Broadway-bound revival, staged by co-creator Arthur Laurents, rethinks the musical from top to bottom. Some characters sing in Spanish, for one thing. And those lovable gang thugs? They're angrier now.
Going Green: A Hard Sell For Consumers?
People who promote energy efficiency are starting to realize that it may take more than high prices to get consumers to change their habits. As a result, they are turning to "social marketers" to get people to consume energy more conservatively.
Taste Test: Obama Soda A Hit With French Teens
The election of Barack Obama has inspired one French entrepreneur to create a new soft drink. The maker of Obama Soda says he hopes his beverage, and its namesake, will inspire young people living in some of France's grimmest housing projects by giving them a little taste of the American dream.
Iraqi Journalist Throws Shoes At President Bush
President Bush made an unannounced trip to Iraq on Sunday. He and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki signed a ceremonial copy of a U.S.-Iraq security agreement. Bush also dodged a pair of shoes flung by a correspondent for Al-Baghdadia television during a news conference in Iraq. Later, the president joked the shoes were a size 10.
Iraqi Refugee Sinks Roots In Atlanta
Atlanta is a prime destination for Iraqi refugee families resettling in the United States. Bothinaa Mohammed, who arrived with her three teenage children a year ago, has struggled. But, she says, "America ... my country."
Rough Road Ahead For Afghanistan Legal System
Corruption and nepotism in the struggling Afghan justice system have fostered rampant bribery and insider dealing. One expert believes it might take a generation or more to fix what only began in 2001, after the ouster of the Taliban.
New Thai Prime Minister Reflects On Recent Issues
In an exclusive interview, Abhisit Vejjajiva rejects the notion that he had anything to do with the latest government's fall. But he said that the Thaksin-friendly government was simply too corrupt to stay on.
Financial Scam Hits Wall Street, Global Investors
The list of investors who say they were duped in one of Wall Street's biggest Ponzi schemes is growing. Investors around the world who sunk cash into veteran Wall Street money manager Bernard Madoff's investment pool spent the weekend calculating their exposure.
Obama Team Keeps Grass Roots Growing
While President-elect Barack Obama staffs the top rungs of his administration, his team is paying close attention to the campaign's grass roots. Over the weekend, supporters held thousands of "Change Is Coming" house parties across the country.
Fed Set To Overhaul Credit Card Standards
The Federal Reserve meets later this week to finalize rules that would affect the credit card industry. The regulations are likely to include banning card companies from changing interest rates on existing balances, except in certain cases. The aim is to protect consumers, but industry representatives say the changes will cost them billions. Consumer advocates say the reforms don't go far enough.