Ciresi quits U.S. Senate race With attorney Mike Ciresi out of the US Senate race, some political analysts say comedian and author Al Franken can focus more attention on the general election.5:25 p.m.
Minneapolis will pay you to buy a house The city of Minneapolis will give you money to buy a house in certain neighborhoods. The new initiative is designed to get owners into vacant and foreclosed properties.5:47 p.m.
Spitzer Doesn't Deny Tie to Prostitution Ring
The New York Times says federal prosecutors have wiretap evidence that New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer was a client in a prostitution ring. The first-term Democrat held a news conference and did not deny the allegations.
Israel Suspends Raids on Gaza Militants
After a sharp drop in rocket and mortar attacks launched from Gaza, Israeli officials say they will temporarily halt military operations against Palestinian militants. Egypt's intelligence chief is attempting to mediate a more formal cease-fire.
'Guest Workers' Sue Mississippi Shipyard
Workers brought over from India are suing the Mississippi shipyard Signal International, saying the company's recruiters misled and mistreated them. The dispute is the latest over a guest-worker program long decried as vulnerable to abuse.
Casinos Change the Face of Biloxi
Hurricane Katrina pulverized the casinos on Mississippi's Gulf Coast, but they have recovered and are expanding. But many complain that Biloxi — once a showplace of coastal antebellum homes — is turning into a garish town.
Senate Panel Set to Wrap Up Iraq Probe
The Senate Intelligence Committee will soon complete a classified report on the results of a probe into the Bush administration's path to war in Iraq. The chief question: was intelligence information properly used?
A Bit of Background on Bark Beetles
Large infestations of the destructive bark beetle have become more frequent — and there's really no way to save trees once a large outbreak occurs. Diana Six, a professor at the University of Montana, explains why the beetle is such a problem.
Climate Change Prompts Debate Among Baptists
A group of Southern Baptist leaders says the denomination has been "too timid" in addressing environmental issues. The letter may show the growing influence of a younger generation of evangelical Christians.
San Francisco Relives '78 for Harvey Milk Film
There's a biopic in the works on San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk, who was murdered at City Hall in 1978. So director Gus Van Sant asks San Franciscans to dress in '70s clothes and gather on Sunday for a recreation of Gay Freedom Day.