Return of wheat rust on the horizon An old nemesis is threatening wheat crops around the world. Wheat stem rust epidemics have been controlled for decades, but a new outbreak in Africa has scientists in the Midwest working overtime to breed new resistant wheat plants.7:20 a.m.
New exhibit features Alec Soth's Mississippi photos A new exhibit at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts features the work of Minneapolis photographer Alec Soth. "Sleeping by the Mississippi" is a collection of large photographic prints that were originally published in a book by the same name. MPR's Cathy Wurzer took a tour of the exhibit recently.8:25 a.m.
Next for Clinton: Vice President? Senate? Governor?
Now that Barack Obama is the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, questions are swirling about what Hillary Clinton will do next. Clinton hasn't conceded to Obama — yet the New York senator has said she'd be open to being his running mate. There's speculation about other options, too.
As Democratic Race Ends, McCain Back in Spotlight
John McCain has been the presumptive Republican presidential nominee for a few months while the two Democratic candidates stole the spotlight in a drawn out battle for their party's nomination. What will the Arizona senator's strategy be in a presidential race against Democrat Barack Obama?
Obama's Triumph: A Turning Point for America?
Throughout Barack Obama's candidacy, many black Americans have grappled with a range of emotions: doubt, initially; incredible pride; even fear for his safety. Now that Obama is the first black presumptive presidential nominee of a major political party, do African-Americans consider the triumph a turning point for the nation?
Survey Assesses Teens' Risky Behavior
A new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals how high school students are handling health issues, from drinking alcohol to smoking to sex.
Verizon in Talks to Buy Alltel
Verizon is in advanced talks to buy the phone company Alltel, which serves rural areas. If the merger goes through, Verizon would vault over AT&T to become the nation's largest mobile phone company.
United Airlines Cuts Flights, Discount Carrier
High fuel prices are causing airlines to make changes. United Airlines is the latest carrier to announce cutbacks in service. The company also said it's shutting down Ted — the discount carrier it launched in 2003.
Road-Trip Destination Offers 'Gas-Buster' Deals
Branson, Mo., is a tourist town that is largely a driving destination. That's a problem as gasoline prices continue to rise. Now, area businesses are offering "gas-buster" discounts and deals in hopes of luring more people to the area.
Long Island Teens Give Up Cars in Gas Protest
A class discussion on civil disobedience inspired a group of seniors at a Long Island high school to organize a protest against high gas prices. Despite heavy rain, hundreds of students left their cars at home and walked, scooted or biked to school.
Men Accused in Sept. 11 Attacks Face Tribunal
Five men accused of helping organize the Sept. 11 attacks are being arraigned Thursday at the U.S. prison camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The group includes Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the attacks.