Tribal opposition delays ATV trail plan The state wants to build a showcase ATV trail in Becker county. But the trail would cross the
White Earth Indian Reservation, and tribal officials oppose the project.4:50 p.m.
Entenza draws challenger for attorney general nomination State Rep. Matt Entenza has a DFL primary opponent for attorney general. Jennifer Mattson, a 29-year-old St. Paul attorney, says she's challenging Entenza because she's concerned that his campaign will harm the DFL ticket this fall.5:53 p.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Senate Debates Bills on Stem-Cell Research
The Senate opens a new debate over stem-cell research, as three bills are under consideration. One would overturn President Bush's restrictions on research. The president is expected to use his veto power for the first time if that bill passes. The other two bills are expected to pass.
Rules on Stem-Cell Research Vary Widely
The Senate is debating whether to approve legislation expanding federal support for embryonic stem-cell research. But how have current restrictions shaped the pursuit of advances using the cells -- and what is the current status of the research?
Recalling the TWA Flight 800 Disaster
It has been 10 years since TWA Flight 800 crashed off the coast of Long Island, N.Y., killing all 230 people on board. Investigators determined that wiring had sparked an explosion in the plane's fuel tank. Ten years later, a key safety recommendation to prevent such explosions has gone largely unheeded. But overall, airline travel is safer than ever.
Spain Uneasy on Catalonia's Autonomy Vote
The people of Catalonia in northeastern Spain voted for greater autonomy within Spain in a referendum last month. Although most Catalonians say they don't want outright independence, many Spaniards fear it's the first step toward the country's unraveling.
Bush and Blair Heard Planning Approach to Israel
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice intends to travel to the Middle East, amid continuing border attacks between Israel and Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon. President Bush's frustration with the conflict was revealed in remarks captured by an open microphone at a luncheon.
Israelis Support Military Action in Lebanon
Israeli politicians and commentators, for the moment at least, clearly support the country's military operations in Lebanon. But the goals -- and the final result -- of that operation are less clear.
Nasrallah Returns to Spotlight in Conflict
Melissa Block talks with Adam Shatz, literary editor at The Nation. In 2004, Shatz wrote a series on Hezbollah for the New York Review of Books. He interviewed numerous party officials for his articles, including the movement's leader, Sheik Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.
L.A. Exhibit Spotlights Hockney Portraiture
Over a career that spans more than five decades, David Hockney has experimented with many different methods of making art. But he has always returned to portraits. Now, the first major exhibition devoted exclusively to those portraits is on view at Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Internationals Flee Lebanon to Escape Fighting
As the death toll continues to mount along the Israeli-Lebanese border, several foreign governments are undertaking a mass evacuation of their citizens in Lebanon. A ship departed Beirut to take about 1,200 European passport-holders out of the country.