A chat with Target's new CEO The weak economy and cautious consumer spending have made it a tough time to take the reins at a major retail company. Gregg Steinhafel did just that on May 1, when he became the new CEO of Target Corp.4:50 p.m.
Franco guilty on all 24 counts A jury in Willmar Wednesday night found Olga Franco guilty of driving a minivan into a school bus and killing four children last February near Cottonwood.5:21 p.m.
Pawlenty calls for freshened up GOP Gov. Tim Pawlenty told two groups in Washington Wednesday that the Republican Party needs to come up with better ideas to appeal to blue collar voters.5:24 p.m.
Community upset over defaced sculpture Residents of St. Paul's east side are trying to figure out how to deal with what police are treating as a hate crime. Several weeks ago, vandals swept through a local park and defaced a popular sculpture.5:50 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
China Plays Modest Role In U.S. Presidential Race
China's role on the world stage has not been a major campaign issue for either McCain or Obama, though both have addressed the topic. McCain has called for the release of Tibetan prisoners, and Obama says China offers opportunities for prosperity and cooperation.
In Defense, Randy Newman Has A Few Words
His sharp-tongued lyrics have skewered rednecks, kingpins and heartless politicians. Newman has riled a long list of people — and it's likely to grow with the release of his new CD, Harps and Angels. He may be the most misunderstood songwriter ever.
Savoring The Spice In Kung Pao Chicken
Melissa Block learns how to cook the spicy dish at the Sichuan Higher Institute of Cuisine in Chengdu, China. The spice comes from the Sichuan peppercorn, which has a numbing power.
Bin Laden's Driver Found Guilty Of Supporting Terror
A jury of six military officers at Guantanamo Bay convicted Osama bin Laden's driver Salim Hamdan of supporting terrorism in the first war crimes case in the U.S. since World War II. He was cleared of conspiracy charges, but faces the possibility of life in prison.
Evaluating Al-Qaida's Nuclear Strategy
Scholars say the likelihood of al-Qaida carrying out a nuclear attack involves two issues: whether the group has the technical capability and whether it would be beneficial to the group.
Solzhenitsyn Laid To Rest In Moscow
Writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn has been buried in Moscow. Senior Russian literary and political figures attended the Orthodox Church service. Solzhenitsyn, a Soviet dissident and Nobel laureate, was a fierce Russian nationalist. He died last Sunday.
Doctor Who Treated K2 Survivors Recounts Ordeal
Eleven climbers are confirmed dead on K2. American Dr. Eric Meyer, who treated several of the climbers who managed to escape, says there were too many people in too small an area moving slowly in extremely hazardous conditions.
Cheek: Darfur Work May Have Led To Revoked Visa
China has revoked the visa of former Olympic speedskater Joey Cheek. Though he was given no explanation, Cheek says he suspects his Darfur-related activism may have prompted the move. He runs Team Darfur, which highlights the violence in the region.
Three Sizzling, Sexy South Beach Books
South Beach is just as tantalizing today as it was in the days of Miami Vice. Mix one part Art Deco, one part Cubanita culture, one part surreal fantasy and you've got a book — or three.
Feds: Scientist Acted Alone In Anthrax Attacks
Federal authorities have said Army scientist Bruce Ivins' guilt in the 2001 anthrax attacks could be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. At a news conference, they said Ivins was the only person responsible for the attack that killed five people.