McHale's time with Timberwolves ends Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn announced yesterday that Kevin McHale would not be returning next season as head coach. McHale also spent 14 years running the team.8:45 a.m.
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At 104, She Was Still 'Classy'
Even past the age of 100, Clarice Morant, called "Classy," remained the caregiver for her elderly siblings until their deaths. Last week, about six months after her sister's death left her alone in their home, Morant passed away. Those she leaves behind will remember her expressive eyes and her unflagging devotion.
Writer Hitchens: Parthenon Sculptures Must Go Back
More than 200 years after a British diplomat arranged to have large sculptures from the Parthenon shipped to Britain, author Christopher Hitchens says the objects should now be returned. A new state-of-the-art museum in Athens wants them, but officials at the British Museum plan to hold on to one of their most famous collections.
'Paint Made Flesh': Modern Bodies, Naked Eyes
Goya's nudes are nice, but newer art has its pleasures, too. A new exhibition features the fat, the unkempt and the careworn; Susan Stamberg says the show can be difficult, but it's worth the effort.
Obama Introduces Sweeping Financial Overhaul
President Obama unveiled a plan to overhaul regulation of the nation's financial institutions Wednesday. He blamed the current economic crisis on a culture of irresponsibility by Wall Street, Main Street and Washington. Obama also said the government had to do more to protect consumers. The effort requires congressional action and would represent the most substantial revamping of the regulatory structure since the Great Depression.
Forcing Banks To Put More 'Skin In The Game'
During the housing bubble, banks made thousands of loans to people who were unable to pay them back. The banks could afford to because none of their own money was at stake. President Obama and top Democrats in Congress want to change that.
Tiger Woods Favored To Win U.S. Open
Opening round play begins Thursday in the U.S. Open Golf Championship. Tiger Woods is defending two U.S. Open titles: the one he won a year ago on an injured knee; and the one he won seven years ago, which was the last time the tournament was played at New York's Bethpage State Park.
Day Of Mourning For Dead Iranian Protesters
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi has called for another mass rally Thursday in defiance of Iran's powerful Islamic rulers. Borzou Daragahi, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, talks with Steve Inskeep about the situation in Iran.
Iranians Still Connect To Social-Networking Sites
The Iranian government has been blocking access to YouTube and Twitter. The two sites remain important communication outlets for protesters. That's because people outside Iran have volunteered their time and their computers to keep Iranians connected.
Investors In Asia React To U.S. Financial Overhaul
Investors in Asia are watching President Obama's proposed changes to overhaul the U.S. financial regulatory system. One giant U.S. trading partner is offering a generally positive response. Chinese economists are welcoming the proposed ideas — with some reservations.