Ellison says Mideast trip helped foster dialogue Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison says touring the Middle East with a congressional delegation organized by Democratic House Speaker Nanci Pelosi was enlightening for him, and sent a symbolic message to the people of that region.5:20 p.m.
Iran Expands Nuclear Effort to 'Industrial' Scale
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says his country is expanding its nuclear program, and is now capable of producing nuclear fuel on an industrial scale. The announcement comes on the heels of a new U.N. Security Council resolution meant to pressure Iran to stop enriching uranium.
Outrage Prompts Reversal on Sailors' Story Deals
After a swirl of public condemnation, the British defense ministry says the British sailors who were held hostage in Iran cannot make media deals to tell their stories. Faye Turney, the only woman among the hostages, sold her story for close to $200,000.
Pentagon: National Guard Units to Return to Iraq
The Pentagon says it is sending four National Guard combat units back to Iraq, although most of the soldiers have already spent 18 months away from their civilian jobs and their families. Others are returning — after less than three years — to Iraq.
Black Women Face Quandary in Democratic Race
Sen. Hillary Clinton is the first woman frontrunner for president in either party. But right behind her looms Sen. Barack Obama, the most competitive black candidate for president ever. What conflicts might this pose for black women in Democratic primaries?
The World's Largest Particle Accelerator
Physicists are building a particle accelerator that will smash subatomic particles together with tremendous force. What they find may solve some fundamental mysteries about how the universe is constructed — IF everything works.
Sol LeWitt: Conceptual Art Pioneer Dies at 78
Modern-art pioneer Sol LeWitt has died at age 78, leaving behind a legacy of strikingly simple invention. He was known for his dynamic wall paintings — and as a founder of minimal and conceptual art styles.
CBS, MSNBC Suspend Imus for Racial Comments
CBS Radio and MSNBC have suspended talk-show host Don Imus for two weeks. Their decision came at the end of a day in which he repeatedly apologized for disparaging Rutgers University women's basketball players in racially and sexually charged comments on the air last week.
Hearing a Lively Dream: Hickey's Last Town Chorus
The Last Town Chorus is the musical brainchild of Megan Hickey, a singer/songwriter who plays and writes songs almost exclusively on lap steel guitar. The group makes music for in-between hours, when the world around you is eerily quiet, when you can't sleep but you can't wake up.
Bush Looks to Restart Immigration Debate
President Bush attempts to re-launch the drive for new immigration measures as he takes a trip to the Arizona-Mexico border. The president said steps have been taken to reduce illegal border crossings, and more should be done to give some people the chance to work in the United States legally.