Same-sex marriage bill clears Minn. House committee The second-to-last week of Minnesota's legislative session started Monday with attention growing around the definition of marriage, as the bill to open it up to same-sex couples headed into what could be a pivotal week at the Capitol.6:45 a.m.
Red River cities focus on permanent flood protection Residents of Fargo-Moorhead are cleaning up sandbags and removing temporary levees after the Red River's crest last week. As it turned out, most of that preparation wasn't needed for this year's flood. Both cities are now turning their attention back to building permanent levees and flood walls.7:25 a.m.
Why Sustained Action Against Syria Is More Than Airstrikes
Advocates for intervening in Syria say if Israel can get past Syria's air defenses, surely the U.S. can. But experts say Israel's limited strikes can't be compared with the huge resources needed for a sustained operation to establish a no-fly zone, for example.
U.S. Turns Up Heat On Costly Commercial Cybertheft In China
U.S. official displeasure has grown over the problem of Chinese cyber-espionage. The Obama administration has signaled that it will step up the investigation and prosecution of trade-secret theft and has not ruled out punitive measures.
Envisioning The Future With Inventor Cori Lathan
This enterprising technologist is designing for a future where computers are intuitive and anticipate our every need. We're not there yet, but she has started a company that aims to imagine, build and test tomorrow's gadgets today.
Boston Bombing Victims To Receive Fund Money
A town hall meeting was held Monday night in Boston to begin to decide how to distribute the money collected for victims of the marathon bombings. Nearly $30 million from the One Fund Boston is expected to be distributed next month to hundreds of victims.
3 Brothers Arrested In Decade-Old Cleveland Kidnapping Cases
Three women who had been held captive in a home in Cleveland, Ohio, for about ten years are now free. Police say three brothers have been arrested in connection with their disappearance. Authorities say one women broke free on Monday and was able to call 911.
Tile Business Owners: Web Sales Tax Would Be A 'Nightmare'
With the Senate's passage of the Marketplace Fairness Act, David Greene asks two small business owners what the law could mean for them. The bill would require online retailers to collect state sales taxes. Lundy Wilder and Dave Perry own Villa Lagoon Tile in Gulf Shores, Ala.
PG&E Could Pay Record Fine For 2010 Natural Gas Blast
Regulators recommend utility company Pacific Gas and Electric pay a $2.25 billion penalty for a natural gas explosion in San Bruno, Calif. The fire, blamed on poor maintenance on an aging pipeline, killed eight people, injured dozens and destroyed 38 homes in the San Francisco suburb.
Portugal Struggles To Avoid 2nd Bailout
Portugal's creditors are evaluating the country's latest austerity package, which includes 30,000 public sector layoffs, to determine whether Lisbon might need a second international bailout. The Portuguese government is raising the retirement age and lengthening work weeks to try to squeeze out more revenue, and repay its bailout loans.
Casino Gambling Data Shows Economic Conditions Are Better
Casino gambling is back to pre-recession levels in the U.S., according to a new report from the gaming industry. One in three Americans went to a casino last year, and those who opened their wallets wagered a total of $37 billion, about 5 percent more than the previous year.