Klobuchar tours Gunflint Trail damage U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar was in northern Minnesota on Tuesday, touring fire-damaged areas in and around the Gunflint Trail. The senator flew over burned resorts and homes to get a look at the amount of destruction the Ham Lake Fire caused earlier this month.5:50 p.m.
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High Court Limits Discrimination Cases
A Supreme Court ruling Tuesday limits workers' ability to sue employers for pay discrimination that results from decisions made years earlier. The decision says employers would otherwise find it difficult to defend against claims "arising from employment decisions that are long past."
Presidential Hopefuls Highlight Health Care
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) unveils his plan to overhaul the nation's health care system Tuesday, on the heels of part one of the three-part plan unveiled by Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) last week. The candidates are using one of the most potent domestic issues in the campaign to tailor their messages.
How the Candidates Stack Up in Iowa
Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama is considered one of two front-runners for the nomination nationally. But in Iowa,where Obama unveiled his health care proposal Tuesday, Obama and New York Sen. Hillary Clinton both trail John Edwards, whose strong standing reflects the amount of time he has spent in the state. On the Republican side, Mitt Romney has pulled ahead, despite Rudolph Giuliani's national lead. David Yepsen, columnist at the Des Moines Register, talks with Michele Norris.
CDC Issues Quarantine Over Tuberculosis Case
The CDC has placed a Georgia man with a rare and exceptionally dangerous form of tuberculosis under quarantine, the first time a quarantine order has been issued in the United States since 1963. Authorities say the man may have exposed passengers and crew aboard two trans-Atlantic flights earlier this month. Robert Siegel talks with CDC Director Julie Gerberding.
State-of-the-Art Ads Are Increasingly One-to-One
Word-of-mouth advertising, also called "buzz marketing" and "viral advertising," is all the rage. Companies are spending millions on this one-to-one marketing trend; critics say it's intrusive, raises legal and ethical questions, and needs regulating.
11-Year-Old Bags Enormous Wild Hog
A wild hog thought to be more than 1,000 pounds was killed by an 11-year-old boy May 3 at Lost Creek Plantation, a commercial hunting preserve. Jerry Cunningham, owner of Jerry's Taxidermy in Oxford, Ala., was hired to mount its head, and he watched preserve employees use a backhoe to move it.
Used-CD Shops Criticize Resale Laws
Legislation in Florida and Utah to restrict the resale of used merchandise is having unintended consequences for used-CD stores. A number of other states are considering "pawn shop laws" that primarily target trade in stolen goods. Some CD shops say the legislation may put them out of business.
U.S. Develops Strategy to Deal with Sudan
President Bush announced new sanctions against Sudan on Tuesday in an effort to bring an end to the genocide in Darfur. The president said Sudan's government has defied the international community in bringing an end to the violence.