Near whiteout in Duluth A blizzard warning is in effect through Friday for Duluth and along Lake Superior's North Shore.5:20 p.m.
Two Minnesota soldiers killed in Iraq The Defense Department says a Marine from
Maple Lake, Minnesota, Sgt. Chad Allen, was killed Wednesday during combat in Iraq. He is the second Minnesotan killed in Iraq this week. Army Sgt. William Beardsley of Coon Rapids died Monday in Diwaniyah, Iraq, when a bomb exploded near
his vehicle.5:46 p.m.
Walter Reed Hospital's Top Officer Relieved of Duty
Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, the officer in charge of the beleaguered Walter Reed Army Medical Center, has been relieved of his command, the Army said today. The news came one day before an independent military review panel was to investigate conditions at the hospital.
Fort Dix Holds Jobs Fair for Wounded Soldiers
The Pentagon is inviting soldiers wounded in Iraq to job fairs around the country where they can look for employers who will accommodate their disabilities. It's part of a program called Hiring Heroes.
National Guard Faces Shortage of Chaplains
Nationwide, 40 percent of the National Guard's chaplain vacancies remain unfulfilled. In response, the National Guard has increased incentives for chaplains and produced new recruitment materials, including "Courageous Spirit," a DVD targeting clergy who might consider joining.
Futures Market to Predict the Next Flu Pandemic
Governments are spending billions to prepare for a flu pandemic that everyone agrees is inevitable. But nobody knows when it will come, or how bad it will be. University of Iowa researchers are launching a new way to tap into experts' best hunches. It's modeled on the futures markets that farmers use to lock in the price of corn or pork bellies.
Scientists Befuddled in Missing Teaspoon Caper
A group of epidemiologists investigated the phenomenon of disappearing teaspoons in the workplace. They found that 80 percent of their office's teaspoons went missing in the course of the five-month study.
U.S. Hedges Intel Estimate on N. Korean Uranium
The U.S. backs away from confident statements that North Korea is making progress toward enriching uranium. That assertion by the Bush administration in 2002 helped to derail negotiations to end its nuclear weapons program.
Bush Administration Sets 'Real ID' Guidelines
The Bush Administration releases regulations to implement the Real ID law, which establishes nationwide standards for what identification people need to show to get a driver's license. Some states have protested the cost of the program.
Oldest Solar Observatory in Americas Found in Peru
Almost 2,000 years before the Inca sun cult appeared, a culture in coastal Peru built a series of towers to track the movement of the sun. Archeologists say it may be the oldest solar observatory in the Americas.
Colleague Recalls Historian Arthur Schlesinger
American historian Robert Dallek was a contemporary and friend of Arthur Schlesinger Jr., the prolific historian who died Wednesday of a heart attack while dining in Manhattan. Dallek talks about Schlesinger's contributions to the canon of 20th-century American history.