Weather with Mark Seeley University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley discusses Minnesota weather history and looks ahead to the weekend weather.6:50 a.m.
Coleman defends support for war at Senate debate Minnesota's three major party U.S. Senate candidates have just two more debates before the election. During last night's third debate held in Duluth, the candidates, Republican Sen. Norm Coleman, Democrat Al Franken and Independence Party candidate Dean Barkley, engaged in a spirited discussion about campaign finance and ethics.7:20 a.m.
Europe Leading The Way To Financial Reform
Europe wants to take the lead role in overhauling the world's financial system. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is flying to Washington for talks Saturday with President Bush at Camp David. Sarkozy, who is also the chairman of the European Union, just presided over a summit in Brussels that gave unanimous approval to a European rescue package.
GM's Autoworkers In Germany Brace For The Worst
The global financial crisis is ratcheting up fears of recession. Germany's "rust belt" has been hit hard by the economic slowdown. Opel, General Motors' European brand, is the largest employer in the town of Bochum — where the unemployment rate is over 9 percent. Autoworkers there heard this week that their situation is likely to get worse.
From The Iraq War, A Troubled Romance In America
A former U.S. Marine and his Iraqi wife, who met when she worked as a translator in Fallujah, are struggling to adjust to married life and raise a family in America. And their future is anything but certain.
Sen. Stevens Will Be Back On The Witness Stand
Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens began testifying Thursday at his corruption trial in Washington. He denied wrongdoing. His wife, Catherine, also testified about her role in home renovations, which the prosecution says were gifts to the senator that were not reflected on his financial disclosure forms.
Democrats Could Reach 60 Senate Seats
Republicans are trailing not only in the presidential race but also in House and Senate races. Both parties are wondering whether Democrats can win enough races to give them the votes to push through the legislation they want. There's a chance that Democrats can reach 60 seats in the Senate.
Udall Leads Polls in New Mexico's Senate Race
Voters in New Mexico will choose a new senator to replace retiring Republican Pete Domenici. Right now, Democrat Tom Udall has a sizable lead. He's up against Republican Congressman Steve Pearce.
Social Security Benefits Increasing
Social Security checks are going up. It's the largest increase in more than a quarter-century. The Social Security Administration on Thursday announced the cost-of-living increase of nearly 6 percent, affecting 50 million Americans.
Credit Markets Need A Dose Of Faith
In the current financial crisis, banks have no way of knowing which of the businesses they lend to are good for their debts. The term "counterparty risk" refers to the risk that someone you're doing business with won't be able to pay up. The new federal rescue measures are designed to restore faith with counterparties.
Companies Check Out Applicants On Facebook
A recent survey found that one in five company managers checked out job applicants on Facebook or other social networking sites. And one-third of them found content that led them to reject a candidate. The survey by CareerBuilder.com found that one turnoff for potential employers is pictures of the applicants drinking or using drugs.
Obama Challenges Bush Policies Backed By McCain
Barack Obama said Thursday in New Hampshire that he's not trying to run against President Bush but against the Bush policies that John McCain supports. Obama also charged that McCain hasn't outlined anything he would do differently from President Bush on important economic issues.