Should Minnesota mandate cancer vaccine? Lawmakers at the state Capitol are debating whether to require 12-year-old girls to get a vaccine that prevents some forms of cervical cancer. Opponents are concerned it would send a mixed message about sexuality to young women.6:50 a.m.
Shia Rise Amid Century of Mideast Turmoil
The Shia are a minority among Islam's 1.3 billion people. For centuries, they have been considered the downtrodden of the Islamic world. But as turmoil gripped the Middle East in the past 100 years, their prospects have changed dramatically.
The Color Red: A History in Textiles
On Valentine's Day, red is everywhere. But how did that color become a symbol for love and passion ... and other things, too? A textile exhibition in Washington, D.C., offers clues to the history of a hue.
North Korea Nuclear Talks Yield Draft Accord
North Korea agrees to shut down its main nuclear reactor and allow nuclear inspectors on its soil, in exchange for an initial supply of 50,000 tons of fuel oil and a chance for more.
Defense Lawyers Paint Libby as Scapegoat
Some of the nation's best-known journalists are called to the witness stand. Defense attorneys for Lewis "Scooter" Libby will try to show that he is a scapegoat for others who helped expose the identity of a CIA operative.
Smoking and Other Vices in the Movies
Should movies depicting someone smoking get an "R" rating? The American Medical Association says most adults think so. But isn't parental involvement equally key?
Toy Fair: Big-Ticket High Tech
With iPods and cell phones in abundance, the toy industry wants to come up with new electronic gadgets. At the annual Toy Fair in New York City, there are plenty of innovative ideas, but most come at a hefty price.
GE's 'Green' Efforts Go Slightly Off the Rails The Wall Street Journal says General Electric has quietly tried to weaken smog controls for railroad locomotives. GE dominates the North American locomotive market. A GE official says his company is concerned over "certain technologies," and while the company fundamentally agrees with regulators, he calls their proposal "pretty aggressive."
Selling 'Terror-Free' Gas in Nebraska
A gas station that says it sells "terror-free" fuel has opened in Omaha, Neb. But tracing the origin of the gas in anyone's tank can be difficult in today's global energy market.
Whole Foods Grows, But Share Prices Slip
The Texas-based grocery chain credited for getting consumers excited about "going organic" plans to open dozens of new stores soon in the U.S. and Britain. But the company's stock has dropped in price and analysts see challenges ahead.