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.
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.
Florida Braces For Election Day Voting Woes
Eight years ago, a vote recount in Florida put the presidential election on hold for more than a month. This year, an expected high turnout, new voting machines and a controversial law raise the possibility of more problems at the Florida polls.
A Grandmother Who Eased A Boy's Burdens
When Christopher Fraser was 10, the state determined that his father was unfit to care for him. And in no time at all, Christopher went to live with his grandparents — a move that changed his life.
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.
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.