South Dakota execution scheduled for July Elijah Page's execution was delayed last summer because the state's lethal injection laws were questioned. New laws are in place but some opponents of the death penalty say they only complicate the issue and lay the ground work for further legal challenges.5:20 p.m.
Sioux Falls soldier dies in Iraq A South Dakota soldier has died in combat in Iraq. Staff Sgt. Robb Rolfing was killed Saturday by small arms fire in Baghdad.5:56 p.m.
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Eighth Person Arrested in U.K. Terrorism Probe
Police in Britain have made another arrest in their ongoing probe into a series of attempted terrorist attacks. A total of eight people have been detained in what a senior police official has called "a fast-moving investigation."
U.S. Cities Boost Security for July 4 Events
Police chiefs John Timoney of Miami and Gil Kerlikowske of Seattle are amping up their cities' Forth of July security measures in the wake of last week's terrorism attempts in Britain.
Bush-Putin Summit: Real Differences Remain
NPR Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr says not much has come of the Bush-Putin summit at the Bush family home in Kennebunkport, Maine — and that is good news for both presidents.
Older Recruits Seek to Prove Their Fighting Form
The Army recently increased the maximum age for recruits from 35 to 42. At Fort Jackson, S.C., "mature" recruits try to show they've still got what it takes to be effective soldiers. One is already emerging as a leader: Fellow recruits call her "Mom."
Niger's Trees May Be Insurance Against Drought
For decades, necessity has forced the people of Niger to chop down their valued trees. But recent local and international efforts to plant and protect trees have succeeded. This new tree growth may allow Nigeriens to better cope with the effects of climate change.
Bush, Putin Wrap Up Weekend in Kennebunkport
Are they going to talk, or are they going to fish? President Bush and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, did a little of both over the past two days at the home of the American president's parents in Kennebunkport, Maine.
Hong Kong Marks 10 Years Under Beijing's Rule
Sunday marked 10 years of Beijing's rule over Hong Kong: Britain withdrew as the colonial power July 1, 1997. Martin Lee, a member of the Democracy Party in Hong Kong's Legislative Council, weighs in on whether "one country, two systems" is working.
Shipments of Seafood from China Await Inspection
Last week, the FDA banned five types of seafood from China after testing found unacceptable levels of contaminants. The shipments must now be inspected before they can be admitted into the country, a process that will take some time.