Seeking to put light rail project on track It's nail-biting time for University Avenue light rail line. Supporters of the rail link between downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis are now lobbying the governor for a special session to take up a bonding bill that includes borrowing for light rail.7:20 a.m.
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White House Silent on Subpoenas
The White House has no official response to subpoenas issued by congressional panels probing the firing of eight U.S. attorneys. Testimony is sought from former White House counsel Harriet Miers and former political director Sara Taylor.
Drill in Miami Tests Response to Dirty Bomb
Hundreds of law enforcement officials from nearly 30 countries gathered in Miami this week to compare notes on how to best combat what many fear is the next step in global terrorism: a nuclear weapon.
Drought Takes Toll on Lake Powell
Several years of drought have dramatically lowered the water levels in Lake Powell, a massive reservoir in Utah and Arizona. It's part of a network that distributes water to millions of people in several arid states.
Southwest Water: Sharing a Dwindling Supply
Drought plaguing the Southwest has forced local communities to rethink how they use water — and how the scarce resource can be most effectively distributed among competing water users.
Golf's U.S. Open Returns to Oakmont
Historic Oakmont Country Club, outside Pittsburgh, once again hosts golf's U.S. Open. Australian Geoff Ogilvy is the defending champion, but many fans are focused on a potential battle between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.
Democrats Disappoint Abortion-Rights Advocates
Abortion rights advocates cheered when Democrats took control of Congress. But hopes that their agenda would become a legislative priority have since faded. proposed increase to fund abstinence-only sex education programs.
Are Computer Keyboards Dishwasher Safe?
We put pots, dishes and silverware in the dishwasher. But a computer keyboard? Although manufacturers warn against it, NPR's Nell Boyce puts her keyboard in the dishwasher, and it lives to type the story.
Kellogg's Rethinks Ads for Sugary Cereals
The world's largest cereal maker plans to stop marketing sugary cereals to children under 12. Advocacy groups and parents threatened to sue Kellogg's for advertising junk food to kids. The groups agreed to halt the suit if Kellogg's would drop such ads.
Boeing Preparing for a Rise in Jet Demand
Boeing sees a market for 28,600 commercial airplanes over the next 20 years. The company pins most of its hopes on the 787, a mid-sized, fuel efficient, long-haul jet that goes into passenger service next year.