Convention-related arrests top 500 Police hauled detained protesters to jail by the busload after using smoke and concussion grenades to disperse groups of roving protesters in St. Paul on the final day of the Republican National Convention.5:13 p.m.
GOP operative gives Minnesota delegates campaign advice A top Republican pollster spoke to Minnesota Republican delegates today to give them advice about how to present presidential candidate John McCain's message in the two months between now and Election Day. He gave some insight into the logic behind the spin.6:15 p.m.
McCain tells convention, nation he'll bring change John McCain, a POW turned political rebel, vowed Thursday night to vanquish the "constant partisan
rancor" plaguing the nation as he launched his fall campaign for the White House. "Change is coming" to Washington, he promised the Republican National Convention.6:20 p.m.
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McCain Takes Center Stage At GOP Convention
The spotlight is on Sen. John McCain at the Republican National Convention in Saint Paul, Minn., as he accepts the Republican nomination for president. McCain's speech will promote his "straight-talking" image and its format plays to his strengths.
Wisconsin Town Reflects On Palin
The town of Bloomer, Wis., responds to Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's speech Wednesday and her selection as Republican John McCain's running mate. The town had sounded off on Democrat Barack Obama before the state's primary in February.
Detroit Mayor In Plea Deal, Quits
Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick accepted a plea agreement, stepped down from office and will serve jail time. He pleaded guilty to two felony obstruction charges stemming from a scandal involving a cover-up of an alleged affair with his former top aide.
Novel Tactics At Chicago School-Funding Protests
Organizers of a school boycott in Chicago are trying high-profile tactics to protest education funding. On Tuesday, more than 1,000 students skipped the first day of classes. On Wednesday, some classes were held in the lobbies of office buildings.
What To Make Of Students' Sexy Clothes?
As students head back to school, teachers can find themselves face to face with teenagers clinging to their summer styles. Commentator Annmarie Kelly Harbaugh knows that the boundary between what is and is not appropriate school clothing can be a bit blurry.
Parsing Palin's Speech For Facts
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's speech at the Republican National Convention included many claims. Bill Adair, editor of Politifact.com and Washington Bureau Chief of the St. Petersburg Times, says some of those statements are only partly true.
Teens Respond To Palin, Daughter's Pregnancy
Bristol Palin's pregnancy has caused plenty of discussion among adults. Some of her fellow teens talk about the issues being raised as Bristol's mother, Sarah, jumps into the national spotlight as John McCain's running mate.
Diversity At GOP, Democratic Conventions Examined
Last week, the Democrats touted their convention in Denver as the most diverse in the party's history. Meanwhile, at the Republican National Convention this week, the number of African-Americans is at its lowest point in 40 years.
Gettysburg Works To Heal Civil War-Era Tree
Gettysburg is trying to return the battlefield to what it looked like in 1863. Last month, high winds sheared off the top of a honey locust that stood in the center of the Union line in the battle. The park is helping the Witness Tree heal.
DNA Part May Play Role In Limb Formation
Scientists are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of what used to be called "junk" DNA. Yale researchers have found a region of DNA that appears to be crucial in making a human limb. Although it's not a gene in the traditional sense of the word, it is inherited.