Senate DFLers shift strategy in budget debate They're proposing a mix of tax increases to pay for new spending and property tax relief. So far this session they've been passing bare-bones spending bills for things like K-12 schools and higher education.5:20 p.m.
Speeding still a problem, still deadly Minnesota officials say there were 230,000 speeding convictions last year, up sharply from recent years. Speeding remains one of the major factors in roadway deaths and injuries.5:24 p.m.
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Iranian TV Airs Video of Captured British Sailors
Iranian Television ran video of 15 British sailors and marines captured by Iran in what it claims were Iranian waters. The broadcast included footage of the only female captive, who said that the British had "trespassed" into Iranian waters.
MRIs Advised for Women at High Breast-Cancer Risk
Women at particularly high risk for breast cancer should get a yearly MRI in addition to their annual mammogram, according to new recommendations from the American Cancer Society. A look at who is affected by the new guideline.
Pritzker Winner Designs to Serve the Public
Richard Rogers, who has won architecture's top prize, designs buildings that flaunt their infrastructure — like Centre Pompidou in Paris. But he also has an interest in city planning, and pushes for walkable, welcoming cities. One of his new buildings is part of the World Trade Center site.
L.A. Hospitals Investigated on Patient-Dumping
California lawmakers are considering a proposal to toughen penalties on hospitals for dumping homeless patients on Skid Row in Los Angeles. One hospital that isn't accused of dumping is the Los Angeles County USC Medical Center.
Saudi King Criticizes U.S. for 'Illegitimate' Occupation
Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, speaking at an Arab summit conference in Riyadh, criticized the United States for what he called the "illegitimate foreign occupation" of Iraq and warned of the dangers of a sectarian civil war there.
A Device to Send Hail Back to the Heavens
In California's Central Valley, where most of the nation's peaches, plums and almonds grow, orchards are filled with blooms and tender baby fruit. But sometimes, spring hailstorms can destroy the fruit. So farmers are looking for ways to protect their crops.
Iraq Debates Readmitting Baathists to Government
The Iraqi parliament is expected to discuss a proposal to allow thousands of former members of Saddam Hussein's Baath party to reclaim jobs or pensions they lost when the dictator was ousted. The Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki approved the bill, but its passage by the lawmakers is by no means guaranteed.
Once Exemplary, Tal Afar Returns to Violence
A year ago, President Bush spoke of Tal Afar as a model of success in Iraq, but recent sectarian violence there suggests that the calm that American troops achieved has not endured.
Last Surviving Female Vet of WWI Dies
A 109-year-old woman who was believed to be the country's last living female veteran of World War I died Tuesday near Boonsboro, Md. Charlotte Louise Berry Winters was a yeomanette in the U.S. Navy.
Rewrite Would Weaken Endangered Species Act
The Bush administration has been losing many Endangered Species Act cases in court. Now, it's in the midst of a major rewrite of the rules behind the landmark law — in part to make it harder for environmental groups to successfully sue the administration.