Little improvement evident in Northwest's cancellation woes The airline has been trying to make amends for cancelled flights by dishing out frequent-flier miles to at least some customers. Northwest had hoped to get back to normal on Monday, but cancellations still appear to be running above normal.5:19 p.m.
Where's the driest place in Minnesota? Much of Minnesota is dealing with another dry summer. One of the driest spots in the state is the central Minnesota community of Litchfield. Rainfall in the Meeker County town is almost eight inches behind normal for the year.5:53 p.m.
Latest report shows crops are drying up Minnesota crops continued to deteriorate over the last week, despite rain in parts of the region. The latest crop report out Monday says only 21 percent of the state's farmland has adequate soil moisture.5:55 p.m.
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Iraq Inspector General Reports Failures, Corruption
In his July quarterly report released Monday, the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction says many projects have failed. Stuart W. Bowen Jr. also says that next to security, corruption — especially involving oil smuggling — is the greatest challenge facing Iraq.
Efforts to Restore Carolinas' Oysters Hit Snag
More homes are being built along the Carolina coasts, and the landscaping for those homes is causing the conflict: The shells that are dumped back into the water as habitat for new oysters also are prized by landscapers as an authentic addition to garden designs.
West Side Story: The Murder That Shocked New York
Fifty years ago Monday, Puerto Rican and black gang members in New York City fatally stabbed Michael Farmer, a white teenager. Farmer's killing highlighted the rising problem of gang violence, as well as the city's changing racial demographics.
Public-Private Switch Snarls Kids Insurance Program
The biggest fight in Congress over renewing a popular federal health insurance program for kids has to do with how many will leave private coverage to get government insurance instead. Too many, says President Bush. But every plan to help the uninsured involves some substituting of public for private coverage; the trick is figuring out how to keep it to a minimum.
Gloucester's Inspiration for Artist Edward Hopper
Artist Edward Hopper is best known for provocative, shadowy oil paintings of people in urban settings — diners, offices and bedrooms. But the work that put Hopper on the map is a watercolor of an elegant, light-drenched house in Gloucester, Mass.
Bush Meets with New British Prime Minister
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown has told President Bush that he shares the U.S. view that there are "duties to discharge and responsibilities to keep" in Iraq, although Britain is reducing its troop presence there. Brown's comments came Monday at a joint news conference with Mr. Bush at Camp David in Maryland.
Peres Seeks to Halt Iranian Nuclear Program
Israel's new president calls for a united international front to stop Iran's nuclear program. Shimon Peres says Iran's president "worships" a nuclear bomb more than he worships God.