Replacements in works for roof, and Dome itself The commission that runs the Metrodome says it will begin putting a new roof on the stadium starting in mid-April, and they're hoping to have it done in time for the Vikings pre-season in August.6:35 a.m.
Hunters take deer to test for wasting disease The fatal brain disease, known as chronic wasting disease, or CWD, was found in one deer last fall south of Pine Island. It can also affect elk and moose. Beginning Monday, state officials will order a deer-feeding ban Monday to reduce the spread from deer-to-deer.8:50 a.m.
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Protesters Dismayed By Mubarak's Insistence To Stay
Protesters have plans for another big day of expansive demonstrations in Egypt. They had been expecting President Hosni Mubarak to announce on Thursday that he was stepping down. Instead, Mubarak promised to transfer most of his powers to his vice president.
U.S. Could Use Egypt To Boost Credibility, Some Say
U.S. credibility fell over the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, analysts say, and again last year when Israel rejected U.S. calls for a building freeze in the occupied West Bank. Egypt may be one place where the U.S. can stop this decline.
GOP Presidential Hopefuls Court CPAC Attendees
The annual Conservative Political Action Conference is under way in Washington, D.C. Newt Gingrich and Donald Trump teased the crowd Thursday about possible presidential bids. A long list of other potential Republican candidates for 2012 will speak Friday and Saturday.
Iraqi Protesters Call For Better Jobs, Benefits
In Iraq, it's getting to the point where protests are happening every day. It's a few hundred people here and there, airing local grievances. Most Iraqis doubt this will turn into an Egypt-style uprising.
Crest Fallen Protesters March Again Against Mubarak
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said in a speech Thursday night that he would not resign. Shadi Hamid, of the Brookings Institution, tells Steve Inskeep that the celebratory mood of protesters in Cairo quickly became tense after Mubarak announced he would only transfer some powers to the vice president.
Singaporean Cuisine Of All Stripes, Courtesy 'A Tiger'
Chinese New Year in Singapore lets the unique Malay, Indian, Chinese and European influences of Singaporean cuisine shine through. The author of a new memoir about the country's food shares favorite recipes and family memories.
Protesters Start 'We Won't Pay' Movement In Greece
The economic collapse of Greece was precipitated by the countries massive national debt, caused in part by Greeks not paying their taxes. Now there's a growing protest movement against the government's austerity measures.
A Whirlpool Of Passion For Valentine's Day In Japan
The Japanese are passionate about Valentine's Day — but they celebrate it with a twist. Women are expected to give chocolate to the men in their lives. And a month later, the men reciprocate. But in the meantime, Japan's sweets shops are whipping up a frenzy for Valentine's-related goods.