Minneapolis may offer Global Market a financial break The Minneapolis City Council on Tuesday will discuss measures intended to help the cash-strapped Midtown Global Market. The city's Community Development Committee will consider forgiving more than a million dollars the Market owes to the city, as well as whether to contribute a $150,000 parking subsidy.7:25 a.m.
New collection celebrates gospel music Do you have a gospel music fan on your Christmas list? If so, you may want to check out a new four-CD collection that is being released today.8:49 a.m.
LA Sheriff's Deputies Face Charges Of Inmate Abuse
Eighteen current and former Los Angeles sheriff's deputies are facing federal charges, accused of civil rights violations and obstruction of justice. The indictments are part of an ongoing FBI probe into allegations of widespread abuse against inmates at county jails.
Women Still Largely Absent From Corporate Boards
Women hold only about 17 percent of the seats on boards of directors of Fortune 500 companies, and they have an even smaller percentage of senior executive positions, according to a new study.
In Egypt, Protests Shift To University Campuses
Student activism is now at the heart of dissent against the state. But like Egypt itself, the movement is divided. Secular and Islamist protesters are closing down their campuses and demanding that the police be tried for their crimes.
Rain Is Pouring On Capacity Crowd At Mandela Memorial
On the day Nelson Mandela emerged from 27 years in prison, it was raining in Johannesburg — a good omen in South Africa. It was pouring again Tuesday on a stadium overflowing with those celebrating and saying farewell to Mandela. Steve Inskeep has the latest on Tuesday's public memorial service.
Malala, Hailed Around The World, Controversial At Home
Malala Yousafzai is widely viewed as a heroine in the West, for her brave stand against the Taliban's violent repression of girls' right to education. But the 16-year-old is the subject of fierce debate at home in Pakistan, and some worry that she is being exploited for ideological purposes.
Marc Myers' Holiday Music Picks
Steve Inskeep talks with the Wall Street Journal's Marc Myers about the season's best holiday music. Myers sifted through more than 100 Christmas albums to find his favorites.
China's November Growth Adds To Hope For Global Upturn
China's factory output is up 10 percent from a year ago, and exports are up almost 13 percent. That rebound has been helped by a boost in demand for Chinese goods in the U.S. and the E.U. in the lead-up to the holiday shopping season.