Search brings mixed emotions for the Wetterlings Law enforcement officials continued searching Thursday at a farm near where 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted more than 20 years ago, but his mother said she doesn't think the search signals a break in the case.6:55 a.m.
Minnesota students make gains on MCA-II tests The state's students performed well this year on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment test, with virtually every grade tested this spring and virtually every cross-section of the student population showing at least small improvements in the reading and math tests over last year.7:45 a.m.
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Russians Slough Off U.S. Allegations Of Spying
For years, Russians were fascinated by their spies, even proud of them. Ten suspects have been arrested in the U.S. accused of spying for Russia. The accusations weren't exactly a bombshell in Moscow -- after all, Russians say the Cold War is the past, and espionage seems like an old art.
Need For Military Secrets Didn't Die With Cold War
Former Director General of MI5 and spy novelist Stella Rimington talks to Mary Louise Kelly about the art of spycraft, and how those arrested on charges of allegedly spying for Russia employed tactics we often see in novels.
U.S. Judge Agrees To Grant Ex-Israeli Spy Asylum
A former Israeli spy has been tentatively granted asylum in the United States. Mosab Hassan Yousef is the son of one of the founders of Hamas and feared for his life if he were deported. Yousef went against his father's group and spied for Israel. The ruling came after the federal government dropped concerns that Yousef was a terrorist threat.
Tanning Salons Burned By New Health Law
Indoor tanners must pay a 10 percent tax starting Thursday. Dermatologists hope this mandate will do for tanning beds what similar taxes have done for cigarettes -- encourage people to stop using them. But tanning salon owners say this is the last thing they need in a down economy.
Iraq's Government Accused Of Targeting Sunnis
In Iraq's Anbar province, Sunni Muslims are increasingly worried about a return to sectarian violence. They say the recent deaths of six Sunnis while in custody in Baghdad show that Sunnis are again being targeted by Iraq's Shiite-led government.
Child Sex Abuse Case Brings Tough Laws To Delaware
The state has enacted new laws to toughen oversight on medical practitioners. The Bradley Bills are named for Dr. Earl Bradley, a pediatrician charged with sexually abusing more than 100 patients in a Delaware beach town. The new rules require that a chaperon be present during exams and that doctors be fingerprinted.
Prehistoric Whale Ate Other Whales For Breakfast
Modern day sperm whales have tiny teeth and eat squid. But this ancient sea monster devoured other whales. Researchers have discovered the gigantic head and 15-inch-long teeth of this sperm whale ancestor. Named for the author of Moby-Dick, Leviathan melvillei lived about 13 million years ago.
'Airbender': A Kid Flick With Little To Lure Parents The Last Airbender is based on the cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender. Kenneth Turan notes that one of Hollywood's truisms is, 'If you don't hook the parents, they'll never take the kids' -- and wonders if Airbender will prove that rule or break it.
Toyota Warns Of Possible Engine Defect
Toyoto Motor Corp. announced Thursday that about 270,000 cars sold worldwide -- including luxury Lexus sedans -- have potentially faulty engines, the latest quality lapse to hit the automaker after massive global recalls of top-selling models.