New book tells history of Duluth's famous lift bridge The aerial lift bridge is an icon in Duluth. When raised, the bridge allows giant ships to enter and leave the protected waters of Duluth Harbor. Tony Dierckins is the author of "Crossing the Canal: An Illustrated History of Duluth's Aerial Bridge."6:55 a.m.
Recount begins at county level Election officials throughout Minnesota have begun recounting nearly three million ballots to determine who won the U.S. Senate race.7:20 a.m.
Big Tobacco Seeks Safer Cigarettes
While there is still a market for cigarettes — nearly 1 in 5 American adults smokes — that number has been steadily decreasing. So tobacco companies are investing in technology and research that could create a safer cigarette.
Obama Takes 'Common Sense' View On Economy
The president-elect's economic team includes advisers from a wide range of backgrounds who hold a variety of political views. But one word is often used to describe the group: pragmatic.
Natty Dressers Disappear From NFL Sidelines
These days, football coaches have swapped the snappy attire of their predecessors for Goodwill chic and headsets. Commentator Frank Deford says he never imagined that he would have warm reveries of Weeb Ewbank or Vince Lombardi, strolling the sidelines as they would the boulevard.
Senator-Elect Begich: Alaskans Wanted Change
In the U.S. Senate race in Alaska, Democrat Mark Begich has claimed victory over six-term Republican incumbent Ted Stevens. The Anchorage mayor's victory moves Senate Democrats within two seats of a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority. Senator-elect Begich tells Renee Montagne that he won because Alaskans are ready to focus on the future.
Lieberman Gets To Keep Committee Chairmanship
Democrats in the Senate decided Tuesday that Joe Lieberman may keep his committee chairmanship — even though he campaigned for Republican John McCain. Democrats secretly voted 42-13 to let him remain chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. His only sanction was being removed from the Environment Committee.
Democrats Still Need Georgia, Minnesota
Democrats and Republicans are anxiously awaiting the results of two unresolved Senate races. In Georgia, there's a runoff election next month, and in Minnesota, a statewide recount begins Wednesday.
Tool Bag Floats Away From Astronaut
A spacewalking astronaut accidentally let go of her tool bag Tuesday after a grease gun inside exploded. She helplessly watched as the tote and everything inside floated away.
Gear Heads Prepare For Los Angeles Auto Show
It's time for the Los Angeles Auto Show, the first major North American auto show of the season. It's known for presenting cutting-edge technology and design. Mark Phelan, automotive critic for the Detroit Free Press, talks with Renee Montagne about what will — and won't — be on the floor of the convention center this year.
Pirates Commandeer Busy Shipping Lane
India's navy says one of its warships patrolling the Gulf of Aden battled Somali pirates and destroyed one of their so-called mother ships — a supply vessel that helps the pirates operate in open water. The attack occurred the same day Somali pirates hijacked two more ships. What can be done to protect one of the world's busiest shipping lanes?
Tibetans Gather In India To Rethink China Strategy
Hundreds of Tibetan exiles have convened in Dharamsala, India, to discuss a new China strategy. China has warned against any efforts at Tibetan independence. Earlier this month, the Dalai Lama acknowledged that talks with China to win greater autonomy had not been successful. It was a significant comment.