Thomas Hirschhorn's cave There is a new opportunity to do cave exploration in the Twin Cities starting this weekend. It's at the Walker Art Center of all places. Using cardboard, and packing tape wrapped around a wood structure, a Swiss artist has created a huge five-chambered cave.6:49 a.m.
Panel Likely to Recommend Iraq Policy Changes
An independent panel commissioned by Congress to examine the Iraq war is set to recommend policy changes after the November elections. Iraq Study Group sources say the White House will likely review the recommendations before they're released.
General: Baghdad Security 'Disheartening'
Maj. Gen. William B. Caldwell, the top U.S. military spokesman in Iraq, has described the violence in Baghdad as "disheartening," admitting that a recent plan to quell the violence has not achieved the hoped for results.
Tight Midterm Races Force Tough Money Decisions
Highly competitive midterm congressional elections are causing the GOP, and other groups, to reevaluate which races to invest in. Linda Wertheimer interviews candidates from two affected Ohio districts.
Bush Makes Push for Two Imperiled Incumbents
President Bush gives some campaign help to two Republican incumbents whose re-election is in doubt. Virginia Sen. George Allen and Pennsylvania Rep. Don Sherwood both received visits by the president.
Signs of Progress Accompany Rice in China
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits China to coordinate with officials there on enforcement of a U.N. resolution against North Korea. There are indications that the U.S., China and North Korea may be ready to return to six-party talks over Pyongyang's nuclear program.
Dow Closes Above 12,000
The Dow Jones Industrial Average closed Thursday above the 12,000 mark for the first time. Also, Google exceeded expectations with its third-quarter earnings.
Grasso Ordered to Return NYSE Pay
A judge ruled Thursday that Richard Grasso has to return much of the big pay package he got when he was the chair of the New York Stock Exchange while it was still a nonprofit organization. Grasso was criticized for not explaining details of his pay package to his board.
FBI Investigates Pennsylvania Republican Weldon
Add another Pennsylvania Republican to the list of endangered House incumbents. This time it's Curt Weldon, who is reportedly being investigated by the FBI for possibly steering federal contracts to his daughter.