Xcel praised for cleaner energy moves The Allen S. King plant is the first of three Xcel coal-fired plants to go online with cleaner energy. The plant conversions are part of a 2001 emissions reduction agreement with the state Legislature.6:25 a.m.
A Korean American Reflects on Life as an Adoptee
When Susan Cox was adopted from South Korea, she was quickly Americanized by the Oregon couple who became her parents. Now, more than 50 years later, Cox says, there is more awareness about maintaining a connection to adopted children's native cultures.
Gambling on the NBA, Oh My!
Nothing creates more posturing in sports than does gambling. Amid accusations against a National Basketball Association referee, Frank Deford looks at myriad contradictions in sports gambling.
Attorney General Gonzales' Credibility Attacked
Congressional leaders from both political parties came very close to accusing Attorney General Alberto Gonzales of perjury. At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, they questioned Gonzales' previous testimony on the Bush administration's warrantless surveillance program.
Romney Camp Says He Leads GOP Presidential Bid
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign leaks a memo describing a new strategy toward victory for the Republican nomination. He leads in GOP fundraising, and while there's no lead candidate for the Republicans, Romney's camp says he's the front-runner.
Homeowner Challenges Boundary Commission
In Washington state, a dispute over a homeowner's garden wall has ballooned into a big federal lawsuit. It has stirred up a fight over private property rights versus international border security. The case touches the limits of presidential power.
New Orleans Doctor Not Indicted for Mercy Killings
A grand jury in New Orleans refuses to indict the doctor charged in the alleged mercy killings of four critically ill hospital patients. Dr. Anna Pou and two nurses were arrested last summer and accused of giving lethal injections to the patients in the days following Hurricane Katrina.
Major League Sports Devastated by Rogue Deeds
The National Basketball Association confirms a federal investigation of one of its referees for betting on games, including games where he officiated. The National Football League deals with fallout from Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick's federal indictment on charges related to dog fighting.
Amazon's Earnings, and Shares, Surge
The Internet retailing giant Amazon.com turned in one of its best quarters ever. Profits more than tripled, reflecting strong sales of books, music and electronics worldwide. Its shares skyrocketed $14.70, or 21 percent, to $83.95 in after-hours electronic trading.
Mortgage Market Woes Pull Down Stocks
One of the country's biggest lenders, Countrywide Financial, says the slowdown in the subprime mortgage market appears to be spreading, fueling the slide in stock prices across the board. The Dow Jones Industrial average lost 226.47, or 1.62 percent, closing at 13,716.95.
Bosses Do Not Always Make Best Online Pals
The era of social networking Web sites makes it a lot easier to cross the line into friendship with superiors. Lucy Kellaway, a Financial Times columnist, describes the problems with befriending the boss in the real world and online. Kellaway spoke with Renee Montagne.