NWA pushing hard to win China route Eagan-based Northwest Airlines is one of four U.S. carriers seeking the right to fly a new route to China. For the winner, the route holds the promise of full planes, high fares, and fat profits.7:20 a.m.
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U.S., North Korea Resume Nuclear Talks in China
Six-nation talks on North Korea's nuclear program are underway in Beijing. The discussions resumed after a long hiatus, during which North Korea conducted a nuclear explosion for the first time.
Germany Casts Skeptical on Iran Sanctions
Diplomats say they've made significant progress developing a U.N. Security Council resolution that imposes sanctions against Iran for its refusal to stop enriching uranium. But there is skepticism in Germany that the sanctions will work.
L.A. Tries New Methods to Police Skid Row
Skid Row in Los Angeles is a square mile of shelters and missions helping thousands of homeless people. The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division is headquartered right in the heart of Skid Row.
Search Resumes for Mount Hood Climbers
Rescuers on Mount Hood continue their search for two missing climbers. The body of a third climber was found Sunday. The search has been complicated by weather that battered much of the Pacific Northwest last week.
Company Offers a Choice of Poinsettia Colors
The poinsettia is getting a modern makeover. Consumers used to have the choice of red or red. But demand is rising for dazzling new colors. In California, the world's largest poinsettia producer wants to change our perception of a Christmas tradition.
A Wearable Scoreboard to Aid Sports Fans, Players
An Australian college student has developed a basketball jersey that lights up to tell fans, players and coaches how many points and how many fouls individual players have. The technology may also make its way to football, soccer and other sports.
Gates Begins Tour As Defense Secretary
Robert Gates is sworn in as the new secretary of defense. The former CIA chief arrives just as the White House contemplates a strategic shift in its Iraq policy.