Minnesotans arrive in Washington Three new members of Congress from Minnesota take office Thursday. They will bring diverse backgrounds and political ideologies to Washington.7:20 a.m.
Religion in the Capitol Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode, among others, has criticized Ellison's use of the Quran in the ceremony as un-American. St. Olaf College political science professor Dan Hofrenning has the opposite opinion.7:25 a.m.
Motown: Not the Same Old Songs
A new book argues that Motown was a step in the evolution of the American popular song, a tradition reaching back to songwriters like Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Cole Porter.
The Buzz over Energy Drinks
Energy-drink makers have found an eager and booming market in teens. But researchers warn that teens don't know how much caffeine they're consuming, or how easy it is to become dependent on the energy drinks.
For a Healthy Brain in Old Age, Start Early
There may not be any quick fixes for brain as we age. But scientists say years of good nutrition and physical exercise appear to beef up the brain, as do crossword puzzles; they help reduce stress.
Spitzer Pushes N.Y. Government to Move Forward
Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday gave his first state of the state address as governor of New York. Fresh from his assertive run as the state's attorney general, he will now take on the state government in Albany.
Detroit Auto Show Highlights Failing U.S. Giants
Automakers from around the world converge on the biggest auto show of the year in Detroit next week. That's where U.S. manufacturers like Ford and GM will be working hard to regain American customers, and market share from Japanese companies like Toyota.
Chinese Company to Sell Cars with Chrysler in U.S.
Daimler Chrysler plans to join with Chinese automaker Chery to produce small vehicles for export to the U.S., among other countries. The move is a signal of the Chinese industry's growing strength, and could anger U.S. autoworkers.
New Rolls Royce Caters to the Picnic Crowd
Rolls Royce is debuting its new Phantom Drophead Coupe. The two-door convertible will cost in the neighborhood of $400,000. The highlight is the large trunk with a door that folds down to create two seats for tailgating.