Socialist art finds life after socialism The Museum of Russian Art in Minneapolis is currently showing an exhibition dedicated to the work of one of Russia's most reknowned socialist realism painters, Geli Korzhev.7:20 a.m.
Attitudes, PTSD Complicate Iraq Vet's Job Search
When Steve Kraft returned to work after serving in Iraq, he had trouble concentrating. He didn't immediately realize it, but it was a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder. Now unemployed due to a corporate reorganization, Kraft is once again looking for work.
Boston High School: No College Plans, No Diploma
A Boston high school makes college acceptance a prerequisite to graduation. The school aims to offer inner-city students the same opportunities that their affluent counterparts get at private schools or in suburban districts.
Out of This World: Great Sci-Fi and Fantasy
Nancy Pearl had a hard time compiling a short list of her favorite science fiction and fantasy books. There are too many good ones, she says. But one title seemed a natural to the Seattle librarian: Alcatraz Versus the Evil Librarians.
Pakistan's Musharraf Won't Lift Emergency Rule
Pakistan's opposition wants President Pervez Musharraf to lift a week-old state of emergency. Former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto says emergency rule would make campaigning "difficult" in a promised election in January. Musharraf says the emergency decree is needed for a fair vote.
High Oil Prices Affect Many Products
Oil prices are soaring to levels never anticipated – nearly $100 a barrel. The price of oil affects just about everything that is made, transported, eaten and sold in the United States. But the cost hasn't had the impact on the economy many analysts expected.
Venezuela's Chavez Attempts New City
Awash in oil profits, Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is attempting to build a city from scratch. The plan is to erect a municipality in a national park just outside Caracas and away from the pollution.
Talks Stall as Broadway Strike Presses into Day 3
The stagehands' strike on Broadway shut down more than two dozen shows over the weekend. Producers say the union forces them to hire people who do little or no work at wages that can hover around $100,000 a year. Union representatives say they are willing to offer some concessions.
Merck Tries to Move Beyond Vioxx Debacle
Merck agrees to pay nearly $5 billion to settle lawsuits from consumers contending the painkiller Vioxx caused heart attacks and strokes. The safety problems of Vioxx and the withdrawal of Vioxx from the market was a watershed event in regulating prescription drugs in the U.S.
Mailer: Memories of a Literary Lion
World War II veteran and author Norman Mailer, who died Saturday at 84, is remembered for his many enduring works. One shows Mailer in an unusually unguarded moment after hearing a roar while running on a dark road in Africa.
Asian Stocks Plunge on Worries over U.S. Economy
Asian markets fall sharply as traders take a cue from renewed worries on Wall Street about a slowdown in the U.S. economy. Japan's Nikkei index dropped to a two-year low. Exporters in Japan also feel the pinch as the dollar loses value against the yen.