House tax bill passes The Minnesota House approved a tax bill Friday that would help ease property taxes statewide, while increasing income taxes for the state's highest earners.5:20 p.m.
Lake Superior's low levels cause problems for shippers Lingering drought is blamed for near record low water levels on Lake Superior. That's a major headache for lake shippers, who need to lighten their cargo loads to avoid hitting bottom. It's stirred a long simmering frustration over the federal government's harbor dredging program.5:24 p.m.
South Carolina Swarms with Democratic Hopefuls
A day after the first major debate of the 2008 campaign, Democratic presidential candidates press the flesh in South Carolina. The annual Jefferson-Jackson dinner is Friday night, followed by a fish fry hosted by Rep. James Clyburn.
Giuliani's Remarks? 'Outrageous' and Familiar
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's assertion that the nation will "suffer more losses" from terrorism if the Democrats win in 2008 is outrageous. But it was no less outrageous when it worked in 2004 for President Bush.
Scandals Stain Republican Representatives
House Republicans are still dealing with a flurry of ethical problems. FBI raids on a home and a business have knocked two lawmakers off key committees. And several elected officials have engaged defense lawyers.
Calipers and Chimes at the Bike Repair Shop
Ron George, a bicycle mechanic in Moab, Utah, sends along a tape that permits us to eavesdrop on his workplace. Southern Utah is home to a community of serious mountain bikers and road bikers.
U.S. Navy Wants Landing Strip in Birds' Backyard
The U.S. Navy has been trying for several years to build a practice landing strip for F-18 Hornet fighting jets in coastal North Carolina. But birds — a lot of birds — are getting in the way.
Sun Sets on St. Louis Weatherman's Long Career
After 35 unpaid years on St. Louis public radio, KWMU meteorologist Ben Abell is retiring. Those years have featured succinct and thoughtful forecasts from the professor of meteorology at St. Louis University.
Farmer Seeks to Make a Mammoth Deal
A Wisconsin farmer is seeking a six-figure deal for bones belonging to a 12,000-year-old mammoth. Experts say the skeleton in John Hebior's basement is the best mammoth specimen ever found in North America.
NFL Draft Has Turned into a TV Hit
The NFL's draft of college players has become a glitzy TV extravaganza likely to attract more viewers than an NBA playoff game or a NASCAR race. Tune in this weekend to see what ESPN has done with the draft.
Tenet Blasts Bush Team on Run-Up to Iraq
The former CIA director says the decision to invade Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein was made without "serious discussion." He says intelligence that did not support an invasion rationale was ignored.