An old dog's personality shines through Have you noticed these warm, moonlit summer nights? They bring out something timeless and eternal in just about everyone -- including a certain old dog in essayist Peter Smith's neighborhood.7:35 a.m.
Entenza confident education message will see him prevail Most polls still show him running third in a competitive three-way contest for the DFL nomination, but Matt Entenza remains confident that his emphasis on education and green jobs will carry him to a win in the Aug. 10 primary election.7:40 a.m.
Al-Qaida In Iraq Weakened But Still Dangerous
Ever since the capture this spring of two senior leaders of al-Qaida in Iraq, U.S. and Iraqi military commanders say the extremist group is on the wane. Despite that, the same officials worry that al-Qaida militants might be merging with other Sunni insurgent groups.
'Warrior Monk' General Up For Central Command Post
Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis' nomination is being considered Tuesday by the Senate Armed Services Committee. He is likely to face questions about remarks he made in 2005 about killing members of the Taliban.
A Novel Approach: Free Books For Donations
The Concord Free Press has been publishing books and giving them away for the past two years. The Massachusetts-based publisher just asks readers to make a donation to a charity or a person in need and to chart the donation online. It also encourages readers to share the book with others.
College Students Hide Hunger, Homelessness
A growing population of college students is facing hunger and homelessness as tuitions rise and the economy is slow to recover. UCLA has created an Economic Crisis Response Team to identify financially strapped students and help keep them in school.
Experts Fuss Over Cost Of Nuclear Fusion Research
A group of nations, including the U.S., wants to invest in nuclear fusion as a source of energy. But adopting the process that fuels our sun to create power on Earth won't be easy -- or cheap. On Tuesday, the group called ITER will decide whether to spend another $17 billion on a lengthy experiment.
FIFA Hits Snags In Fulfilling World Cup Vow In Africa
Some of the $3 billion brought in by the 2010 World Cup is helping fund community programs in Africa. But FIFA, the organization that governs world soccer, hasn't managed to deliver fully on its pledge. Despite its name, the 20 Centers for 2010 program will not be completed by the end of this year -- or even 2011.
In Afghanistan, Little Anger At Leaked Documents
In Afghanistan, the release of the Wikileaks documents has elicited a much different response than the angry denunciations coming out of Washington and Islamabad. The Afghan government seems to have no objection at all about the leaking of so much classified information.
Conflict Widens In E-Books Publishing
A top literary agency announced a deal with Amazon to publish electronic version of some of its authors' older titles without going through traditional publishing houses. That has publishers on the defensive.
Political Combat Over A Fighter Jet's Engine
Congress and the Obama administration are approaching a showdown over the new F-35 joint strike fighter. The Pentagon wants the jet to use a Pratt & Whitney engine. Congress wants an optional engine from GE and Rolls Royce -- and it keeps sticking money for the second engine into the Defense Department budget.