House Dems eye alcohol tax bump A tax increase on alcohol has been added to the list of ways Minnesota House Democrats are proposing to help balance the state's budget and spend more money for schools.7:25 a.m.
Star Tribune comes up big among 2013 Pulitzer winners The New York Times won four Pulitzer Prizes on Monday, including the award for investigative reporting for stories that detailed how Wal-Mart used bribery to expand in Mexico. The Star Tribune of Minneapolis won two awards.7:40 a.m.
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Deadly Blasts Punctuate Boston Marathon's Finish Line
Two explosions took place in short order at the finish line of Monday's race as runners were still coming through. Many serious injuries and at least three deaths have been confirmed. The FBI is leading the investigation through the joint terror task force.
Boston Doctors Compare Marathon Bomb Injuries To War Wounds
These days hospitals drill for mass casualty disasters like the explosions at Monday's Boston Marathon. But when it happened for real, the first response was disbelief. Then the victims began arriving. Doctors say they were confronted with the kinds of IED injuries that U.S. troops have gotten in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Adoption Case Brings Rare Family Law Dispute To High Court
After a South Carolina couple adopted a baby girl, her biological father sought full custody. Normally, the Supreme Court does not hear such disputes, but this case tests a federal law meant to stop Native American children's being improperly taken from their families.
Venezuela's Presidential Election Remains Disputed
The government declared Nicolas Maduro the winner Sunday night. He's the man picked by the late Hugo Chavez to become president. Opposition candidate Henrique Capriles is challenging his narrow defeat.
Diverse List Of Future British Literary Stars In Latest 'Granta' Granta has published its once-a-decade list of the best young British novelists. It's a hefty volume that's showcased names like Salman Rushdie and David Mitchell in the past. This year's list is impressively diverse — though Granta editor John Freeman says that wasn't intentional.
Lower Gold Prices Capture Trading Spotlight On Monday
Gold prices dropped by more than 9 percent by the end of trading. That is the sharpest daily decline in the gold price in 30 years. Analysts say it suggests investors are losing faith in the precious metal as a safe haven.
Bankruptcy Affects More Than Patriot Coal's Retired Miners
Retired miners are converging on St. Louis Tuesday for a union rally to protest a proposed cut in health benefits. Patriot Coal is in bankruptcy and has asked a federal judge to allow it to shed most of the health coverage for nearly 10,000 retired miners. But most of those miners never worked a day for Patriot.
Boston Marathon Changes In An Instant
At least 3 people were killed and dozens injured by two explosions that occurred near the finish line of Monday's Boston Marathon. Hours of struggle and accomplishment changed in an instant Monday afternoon.