Pawlenty, lawmakers take action on foreclosures Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Tuesday that a federal grant will help the state pay for more foreclosure counselors. Earlier in the day the Minnesota House passed several bills targeting some of the secondary effects of foreclosures.5:24 p.m.
Vinyl's staying power The vinyl record is undergoing somewhat of a resurgence in the Twin Cities music scene. More bands are putting their music out on vinyl, more consumers, especially younger ones, are choosing vinyl over compact discs.5:54 p.m.
Divisions Arise in Wounded Iraq Veteran's Family
Sgt. Tim Ngo was 20 years old when he almost died from a head wound in an Iraq grenade attack. Though years of therapy have helped him recover, his relationship with his mother has deteriorated. Now, he's starting a new life in Texas, and the rift with his mother remains.
Growing Trade Ties China to Latin America
Hungry for trade with resource-rich Latin America, the Chinese are binding themselves closer to the continent, snapping up commodities such as Brazilian soy in record amounts. However, some in Brazil see China as posing a threat as well as an opportunity.
Backroom Primary: Profile of a Calif. Superdelegate
Robert "Big Red" Rankin, a retired chemical worker from California who supported John Edwards, is an undeclared superdelegate with an important vote to cast. He's trying to decide which of the two remaining Democratic candidates will be best for working families.
Ore. Uses Lottery Approach for Health Program
Oregon officials knew demand for new slots in a state-funded health-insurance program would far exceed supply, so they decided to randomly pull names from the nearly 100,000 people who applied. Meet a winner and a loser in Oregon's health-insurance "lottery."
Colo. Town Flushes Salmonella from Water System
As Alamosa, Colo., recovers from a salmonella outbreak that sickened 300 people, Mayor Farris Bervig talks about learning how to manage such a crisis and what it means to be under yellow water notices.
Speculation on Mugabe's Political Fate Abounds
Despite delays in reporting election results, Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe's aura of invincibility appears to have evaporated among voters looking in hope for a change in leadership and economic fortune, says Robyn Dixon, foreign correspondent for the L.A. Times.
Bush Urges NATO Membership for Ukraine, Georgia
Visiting Kiev ahead of this week's NATO summit in Romania, President Bush says he supports the idea of extending possible NATO membership to Ukraine and Georgia — even in the face of strong Russian opposition.
NATO's Mission, Sense of Unity Is Flagging
Old alliances, like old soldiers, never die. They just fade away. In the case of NATO, membership may expand even as the alliance's sense of purpose and cohesion fades.
Heart Association Supports Compression-Only CPR
It's all right to skip mouth-to-mouth resuscitation and use hands-only compression when performing CPR on adults, according to the American Heart Association. Dr. Gordon Ewy, a longtime advocate of compression-only CPR, talks about the change in guidelines.
A Hoop Dream Comes True
Lance Allred is a basketball vagabond who most recently played for the Idaho Stampede in the NBA's development league. His hard work on and off the court — he lives with a severe hearing deficiency and battles obsessive-compulsive disorder — finally paid off when the Cleveland Cavaliers called.