Borlaug's connection to the U of M Norman Borlaug won the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in combating world hunger. He died Saturday at the age of 95. Borlaug graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1937, and continued to be involved with the university throughout his life.7:20 a.m.
Favre efficient in first game with Vikings The Minnesota Vikings are undefeated with Brett Favre as their quarterback. Favre threw a touchdown pass in his debut with the Vikings to help Minnesota defeat the Browns 34 - 20 in Cleveland yesterday. The big star on offense was not Favre, but running back Adrian Peterson.7:45 a.m.
Federal Reserve Mulls Its Role One Year After Crisis
As the global financial system teetered on the edge of collapse a year ago this week, the Federal Reserve stepped in with unprecedented actions. Yet some lawmakers say the Fed should have done more to prevent the crisis.
Energy Secretary 'Optimistic' But Cautious
Steven Chu tells NPR he favors more moderate steps as the U.S. attempts to reduce energy consumption — such as buying energy-efficient appliances and learning how to put your computer in sleep mode to save electricity.
Models With Psoriasis Strut To Raise Awareness
With the help of Project Runway's Tim Gunn, psoriasis patients hit the catwalk to demystify this often-misunderstood skin disorder. Not only is the disease painful, it can be embarrassing, causing people to hide their skin and even isolate themselves.
Argentine Cattle No Longer Just Home On The Range
Great herds of cattle roamed and dined on Argentina's vast plains for more than a century. Now, ranchers are increasingly fattening their herds in American-style feedlots. Promoters say it's efficient, but some Argentines wonder if quality isn't being lost for the sake of quantity.
In Sweden, 'Pirates' Make The Web A Political Cause
Sweden's Pirate Party has gained power in Stockholm and won a seat in the European parliament. The movement seeks to protect Internet privacy and eliminate patents and copyrights. In Germany, the party has gained some city council seats. Branches exist or are being set up in dozens of other countries.
NBC Gambles Big With Jay Leno In Prime Time
In the TV industry, Jay Leno's move to from late night to prime time is the most talked about event of the year. But the question remains: Will moving the former Tonight Show host into an earlier time slot transform the landscape of network TV?
Enter Leno, Exit Writers: The Crisis Continues
If you're dreaming of becoming a high-priced Hollywood writer, you might want to dream on, says commentator John Ridley. The union that represents the bulk of movie and TV writers recently released its annual report. It reads like the script of a horror movie. And, he says, things are only going to get worse.
Timeline Of War's Progress Differs In U.S., Kabul
Defense Secretary Robert Gates mused this month about the very different timelines in Washington and Kabul for progress in the war in Afghanistan. The notion of "two clocks" isn't new for military leaders. Gen. David Petraeus said Washington's clock ticked faster than the one in Baghdad. President Lincoln even grappled with the problem in the Civil War.
U.S.-China Frictions Escalate Over Tire Tariff
A trade row between the U.S. and China seems to be escalating. On Friday, the Obama administration announced it would increase tariffs on imports of Chinese tires. On Sunday, Beijing said it's investigating possible restrictions on imports of U.S. poultry and automotive products. Observers worry that a tit-for-tat trade war could slow any global economic recovery.
France Marks Return From Vacation In 'Rentree'
Every September, Paris buzzes with renewed excitement and energy — it's la rentree. "The return" is best described as a giant back-to-school for the whole country — because it's not just schoolchildren who've had the summer off; the entire nation is returning from a two-month break.