Candidates line up in wake of Rybak's announcement Minneapolis voters will elect the city's first new mayor in more than a decade next year. Mayor R.T. Rybak's announcement that he will not seek a fourth term will unleash a flood of pent up political ambition. Within hours of the announcement, candidates were already lining up to take Rybak's place.7:20 a.m.
Pioneer cemeteries fall under plow's threat A Minnesota farmer is being investigated in connection with the destruction of a small pioneer cemetery that stood for more than 100 years in his field. The state archaeologist says the case highlights a growing concern.7:24 a.m.
'Fiscal Cliff' Countdown: 4 Days Until The Plunge
So far there are no signs of a breakthrough in talks between Democrats and Republicans in Washington to stave off the tax hikes and spending cuts set to take effect on New Year's Day. President Obama has summoned top congressional leaders for talks at the White House on Friday.
'The Book Of Gin' Distills A Spirited History
From medieval medicine to 18th century English "crack," gin has come a long way. But according to Richard Barnett, author of The Book of Gin, now is "the best time in the last 500 years to be drinking" it.
China Approves Real-Name Internet Rule
On China's Internet, cyber citizen have been posting incriminating videos or allegations against politicians. Instead of deleting the material, censors have often left it up. So far, at least seven officials have either lost their jobs or are being investigated. But the recent exposure of graft may not last.
Another Side Effect Of Chemotherapy: 'Chemo Brain'
For years, researchers have struggled to understand the mental fog that envelops some patients getting chemotherapy. Now a study has found that the cancer treatment significantly decreases brain activity in regions responsible for memory, attention, planning and prioritizing.
SEC Filing Reveals Apple CEO's Pay Package
Apple CEO Tim Cook got a relatively modest $4.2 million in salary for the latest fiscal year. That's after the company's board set him up with stock now worth $510 million for taking the reins in 2011.
Administrator Lisa Jackson To Leave EPA
Accused by Republicans of running an agency that issued "job-killing regulations," Jackson has faced stiff political opposition in her four years at the Environmental Protection Agency.
What's In Store For The Airline Industry In 2013?
Events in the new year could include the biggest airline merger ever. For months, a deal between American Airlines and U.S. Airways has been talked about. The new year is also likely to bring slightly higher domestic ticket prices and some new planes.
Parking Meter Rates To Rise In Chicago
In 2013, Chicago will have the most expensive parking meters in North America. The rate to park in the heart of downtown will jump 75 cents an hour — up to $6.50 an hour.