Architects make pitches for Vikings stadium contract All the firms vying for the stadium contract says they've got the experience to design a 21st century facility to replace the Metrodome, but at an open house last night, they provided few specifics about their ideas.7:20 a.m.
Minnesota's DNC delegates ready for fall campaign After hearing their party's standard bearer, President Barack Obama, ask for a second term last night, Minnesota's delegates at the Democratic National Convention left the arena motivated for a fall campaign fight.8:41 a.m.
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Obama Wants 4 More Years To Fix Nation's Problems
President Obama has accepted his party's nomination for a second term. In his speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night, he said the path he suggests is "harder, but it leads to a better place." He said the progress he'd made so far would be reversed if Mitt Romney won the White House.
Vermont Community Divided Over Hosting F-35s
Many air bases across the country are clamoring to get the next generation of fighter jets. But the Burlington, Vt. area is bitterly divided over being one of the Air Force's preferred locations. Some residents say there are enough problems already with the F-16s — like noise.
Thousands Of Shut-Outs Watch Obama Speech On TV
President Obama accepted his party's nomination for a second term at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday night. Due to a change in venue for Obama's speech, as many as 60,000 holders of community credentials were not allowed inside the arena. Instead, they had to watch the speech on TV.
Strike Costs Lufthansa $20 Million A Day
For the second time this week, flight attendants on the German airline Lufthansa are on strike. That means about 1,000 flights will be canceled Friday, according to Business Week. Flight crews say they haven't had a raise in three years.
Amazon Rolls Out Its New Kindle E-Readers
The new Amazon Kindles are faster, less expensive and are aimed squarely at the youngest members of a family. The least expensive model will sell for $69. The Kindle Fire comes with parental controls For instance, you can set a time limit on games or movies but let your kids read as much as they want.
Wahahah Founder Laughs All The Way To The Bank
Wahaha is the name of China's third largest beverage company — it sells soda, juice and other bottled drinks. The name means laughing children. Zong Qing Hou is now the richest man in China, according to Bloomberg's billionaire's index. He founded Wahaha 25 years ago, with a $22,000 loan.
Close Read: Examining Obama's Acceptance Speech
For a close read of President Obama's acceptance speech, Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne talk to NPR White House Correspondent Scott Horsley, Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner, and Business Correspondent Yuki Noguchi. We're checking meanings behind some of the phrases, as we did with Mitt Romney's speech one week ago.