McCain not the only one benefiting from Pawlenty's campaigning Gov. Tim Pawlenty is back in Minnesota Monday, touring the state trying to build support for his 2008 bonding bill proposal. Over the weekend, Gov. Pawlenty criss-crossed the state of Michigan to build support for presidential hopeful John McCain.6:50 a.m.
U of M creates first beating heart organ University of Minnesota scientists say they have for the first time created a beating heart in a laboratory. The discovery offers hope that the technique could be used one day to create a fully functioning heart for humans.7:20 a.m.
Why is the town of contentment in chaos? A group of former Northfield mayors has called for mayor Lee Lansing's resignation. An investigation late last year found Lansing had improperly used his influence to steer city business to his son.7:25 a.m.
DHS Still Dogged by Questions over Effectiveness
The Department of Homeland Security began to take shape five years ago, merging two dozen agencies and almost 200,000 federal employees. More than $200 billion later, the department faces low morale, missed deadlines and continued concerns about its abilities.
Crucial California Delta Faces a Salty Future
Rising sea levels from global warming threaten to turn California's Sacramento Delta into a salty marsh. But the delta provides drinking water for millions, and locals fear competing interest groups are blocking solutions.
Vietnam-Era Zippo Etchings Spark Artist's Fixation
The Zippo lighter was a tool, a talisman and more to American GIs during the Vietnam War. Artist Bradford Edwards calls the carvings on the lighters "pure art without ambition" — personal narratives that capture the mixed emotions of a confusing time and place.
Bush Visits U.A.E., Continues Push for Mideast Peace
President Bush is in the United Arab Emirates and heads next to Saudi Arabia. Both states are allies of the U.S., but that comes with some caveats. Part of the trip is aimed at reenergizing Mideast peace talks and keeping pressure on Iran.
Bush Visits Saudi Arabia Amid Changing Alliance
President Bush visits Saudi Arabia, a nation that has struggled to maintain good relations with Washington and rein in Islamic radicals at home. The al-Qaida attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, sparked animosity and suspicion toward Saudi Arabia, the country of origin for many of the hijackers.
Race Matters Emerge Ahead of S. Carolina Primary
As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton squabble over race, John Edwards enters the fray, trying to peel off enough votes to give him a chance in the crucial South Carolina Democratic primary on Jan. 26. More than half of the Democratic voters are expected to be African Americans.
Georgia Lawmakers Mull Guns in Cars at Work
A key issue for Georgia lawmakers at their new session is a battle between the National Rifle Association and Georgia business owners. The NRA wants Georgians to be able to keep guns in their cars even if their employers don't want weapons on company property.
TV's Judge Alex Goes to the Supreme Court
While television's Judge Alex usually measures his success in ratings for his TV show of the same name, he's now turning to the Supreme Court. He's looking to the justices' votes in a contract dispute with his manager.
Music Firm EMI Reportedly Cutting Jobs
The music label behind the Rolling Stones and the Beastie Boys is slashing a third of its workforce. British newspapers report that EMI plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs. It's part of a big restructuring by the company's new owners.
Apple to Unveil New Products at Expo
Fans of Apple's Mac, iPod and iPhone gather for the annual Macworld Expo. It's where the company rolls out new products. But China, it seems, isn't so dazzled by Apple's iPhone. Apple and China's largest mobile phone company call off plans to launch the iPhone.