Pressure is building on Detroit Mayor Dave Bing. A group wants to build a statue in the city that would honor RoboCop, the fictional cyborg at the center of a movie based in Detroit. The movie portrays Detroit as a nightmare city, but organizers think the statue will promote the city. They've raised $50,000 to build it.
Two cabinet ministers in Norway are off the job, and the prime minister couldn't be happier. That's because the justice minister and family affairs minister are both men on parental leave. The prime minister has been pushing fathers, as well as mothers, to take time off for newborns.
Consumer prices rose 0.4 percent in January from December, the Bureau of Labor Statistics says. Higher food and energy costs accounted for much of the increase. Excluding those sectors, prices were up 0.2 percent.
Over the past year, BLS adds, prices rose 1.6 percent.