TCF Bank Stadium prepped for Vikes Shovelers and maintenance personnel are back at TCF Bank stadium today to work on getting the Gopher's home field ready for its debut as a pro football venue. The Minnesota Vikings are scheduled to play the Chicago Bears on Monday in Minneapolis, but their usual home, the Metrodome, isn't available because the dome's roof can't be fixed in time after last weekend's major winter storm.8:40 a.m.
Lame-Duck Session Brings Out Yuletide Nastiness
Many are counting the days until Christmas. But Congressional Democrats have a different countdown going on: in 20 days they relinquish their House majority and five Senate seats to Republicans. Democrats are scrambling to pass as many bills as they can, and that's made for a testy holiday season on Capitol Hill.
New Chairman Of House Tax Panel Seeks Spending Cuts
Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the incoming chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, says he is encouraged by President Obama's calls for tax reform but says curbing government spending must come before higher revenue.
App-etizing: Cookbooks And Recipes Go Mobile
These days, more and more home chefs are using their laptops and iPhones to find recipes -- and they are using traditional cookbooks less and less. Lynn Neary reports on the cooking app craze and how it will affect the future of food publishing.
High Gas Prices Compete For Holiday Shoppers' Cash
Stories about rising gasoline prices usually turn up during the summer driving season. But this holiday season, gas prices are high -- and rising. That squeezes consumers' wallets just when they want to shop for holiday gifts.
Political Crisis Ratchets Up Tensions In Ivory Coast
For 40 years, Ivory Coast was a haven of peace and prosperity in West Africa. That reputation was dashed a decade ago with a military coup, followed by a disputed election and a rebellion that split the nation. Last month's presidential vote was meant to end the crises, but the post-electoral standoff has deepened the divisions.
ICC Case Accuses 6 Prominent Kenyans Of Violence
Six men suspected of fueling ethnic violence in Kenya's 2007 elections are accused of crimes against humanity. The accusations were made in the International Criminal Court, though no formal charges have been filed against the men. Steve Inskeep talks to Scott Baldauf, the African bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor, about this latest development.
EU Leaders Hold Debt Crisis Summit In Brussels
European Union leaders are meeting -- yet again -- to try to figure out a way to solve the financial crisis plaguing several member nations. Politicians have appeared deadlocked recently. And many Europeans are bracing for deep cuts to social welfare programs as their governments try to reduce their public debts.
Riots Erupt Amid Anti-Austerity Strikes In Greece
Protest marches in Greece turned violent Wednesday, as police clashed with rioters throwing rocks and petrol bombs. The marches were part of a national strike, the seventh so far this year, called by unions to protest the governments austerity measures.
New Software Can Help You Manage Your Life
Technology -- you may complain -- makes life more complicated. It causes information overload. It's opens us up to too many new new choices and causes more stress. Sree Sreenivasan, digital media professor at Columbia University, talks to Don Gonyea about software that can make your life more efficient.
Hertz Announces Electric Car Rentals
Drivers in New York City can now rent electric vehicles. Rental car giant Hertz is giving the fledgling electric car market a boost by investing in vehicle charging infrastructure early. Within a year, the company plans to ramp up to 1,000 vehicles nationwide.