Jeune Lune gets back to basics This weekend in Minneapolis, Theater de la Jeune Lune opens its new show, "Fishtank." The company is in a deep financial hole. After years of doing lavish operas and classical French theater, Jeune Lune is going back to its clowning roots as it tries to rebuild.6:50 a.m.
Weather with Mark Seeley University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend forecast.6:55 a.m.
Police Seek Motive in Deadly Campus Shooting
Police are trying to determine a motive for the deadly shooting Thursday at Northern Illinois University. Authorities say a former student opened fire into a packed science class. At least five students were killed before the gunman killed himself.
Baseball Memories: The Red Barber Centennial
Walter Lanier Barber, better known as "Red" to countless baseball fans who heard his memorable broadcasts over the decades, was born 100 years ago this Sunday. Before his death in 1992, Barber spent a dozen years as a Morning Edition commentator.
Lupita Tovar, Mexico's Sultry Screen 'Sweetheart'
Lupita Tovar was just a teenager when a Hollywood scout discovered her in Mexico City. Nearly seven decades and one postage stamp later, the star of the Spanish-language version of Dracula has no regrets.
Africa Trip Designed to Show Compassionate U.S.
President Bush leaves Friday for a six-day trip to Africa. The president is traveling to Benin, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana and Liberia. All have benefited from U.S. aid to save lives and develop their countries.
Rice to Visit Violence-Wracked Kenya
President Bush announces Thursday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will travel to Kenya to support efforts to end more than a month of politically inspired violence. More than 1,000 people have been killed and half a million more displaced.
Pakistanis Fear Vote Will Be Rigged
Amid a climate of insecurity, Pakistan holds parliamentary elections on Monday. Residents widely believe the vote will be rigged, and many expect violence to break out if President Pervez Musharraf's unpopular party does well.
Justice Official Testifies on Waterboarding
The acting head of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel tells a House subcommittee on Thursday that his department has not ruled on whether waterboarding is illegal. Steven Bradbury signed secret memos in 2005 authorizing the CIA to use the interrogation technique.
Newspaper Companies Join in Online Ad Deal The New York Times is teaming up with Hearst, Gannett and the Tribune companies in a new venture aimed at bringing in more money from online ads. The companies hope a single portal offering access to their Web sites will encourage advertisers to spend more money.
Top Financial Officials Take Heat for Economy
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson came under fire before the Senate Banking Committee on Thursday for their handling of the economy. They said they expect the U.S. to avoid a recession.
Consumers Will Determine Extent of Recession
Consumers pinched by rising energy prices and declining home values have become more practical in their spending. And they, more than businesses, will determine whether the country experiences a difficult recession.