South Dakota drought ends, West Nile season begins The National Weather Service announced that the drought that gripped much of South Dakota for the past five years is officially over. However now, standing water in some areas will bring on a wave of mosquitos and cases of West Nile virus will likely be on the rise.5:48 p.m.
Obama Puts Early Focus on Michigan
Sen. Barack Obama returned to Michigan this week for two days of campaigning. It's the first state to get such attention from the likely Democratic presidential nominee.
McCain Woos Clinton's Female Supporters
Republican John McCain is courting the suburban women who voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton during the primaries. McCain has made campaign stops in the Clinton territories of New York and New Jersey, talking up the fear of terrorism with these soccer moms.
As Beaches Creep In, Ownership Disputes Erupt
Many dream of owning beachfront property. But when an encroaching shore swept under the Porter's Surfside, Texas, home, the government told them they had to remove the house from what was now a beach.
Bombing Targets Shiite Sector of Baghdad
A car bombing in Baghdad has killed more than 50 people and left dozens wounded. The explosion took place at an outdoor market in a Shiite district of the Iraqi capital.
The Future of U.S. Troops in Iraq
Will U.S. troops have a new legal basis to operate in Iraq after a U.N. mandate expires at the end of the year? Meetings between the presidential candidates and Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari and negotiations between U.S. and Iraqi officials have focused on the issue.
Deputy Has Midas Touch in Asset Seizures
Chief Deputy Eddie Ingram's skill at sniffing out drug money has led to millions of dollars in drug asset seizures over the past 15 years. The departments he has worked for are allowed to pocket up to 80 percent of his hauls.
Detecting and Preventing Heart Attacks
The death of Meet the Press host Tim Russert has prompted much discussion about how to detect and prevent heart attacks. Dr. Stuart Seides, associate director of cardiology at the Washington Hospital Center, talks about prevention with Robert Siegel.
Three Books for Teens Who Hate to Read
Enticing teens to read of their own free will during the one time of year they're not locked up in school is a daunting task. Here are a few books that can steal even the most reluctant readers away from Guitar Hero — if only for a few hours.
Taliban Fighters Make Gains Near Kandahar
Taliban militants have seized a string of villages and fruit orchards just outside the southern city of Kandahar, within a few miles of a major NATO base. The move comes just days after Taliban militants attacked Kandahar's main prison, freeing more than 1,000 detainees, including many Taliban members.