Northwest cuts flight cancellations way back It's the end of the month, but Northwest Airlines passengers haven't had to deal with a rash of flight cancellations. The airline seems to have solved the problem of month-end spikes in cancellations, at least for this month.6:25 a.m.
Commentary: Brewster brings success before a game is played The Minnesota Gophers open their football season Saturday against Bowling Green. Most of the focus has been on new head coach Tim Brewster, but commentator Jay Weiner says there's something else we should pay attention to -- the makeup of his coaching staff.6:50 a.m.
Weather with Mark Seeley MPR's Cathy Wurzer and University of Minnesota Climatologist Mark Seeley talk about the latest weather news and look ahead to the weekend weather.6:55 a.m.
An Education Star Takes on New Orleans Schools
Last year, New Orleans' public schools were beset by woes: rock-bottom test scores, and a shortage of teachers and schools. Now, many are counting on Paul Vallas, the new superintendent who turned around Chicago's and Philadelphia's schools, to work his magic.
Amid Racial Tension, an Actor Finds His Voice
Changing high schools can be a big blow for a teenager, but Ricardo Pitts-Wiley also had to deal with the racial backlash of desegregation in 1960s Michigan. Then he found his professional calling and peace in an unexpected place: a Shakespeare play.
Former Leaders Sharif, Bhutto, to Return to Pakistan
Pakistan's President Gen. Pervez Musharraf has ruled since a military coup in 1999. Now the prime minister he deposed, Nawaz Sharif, is preparing to return from exile. Sharif is playing a role in a story that involves democracy, dictatorship, and the war on terror.
Greek Fire Victims Receive Compensation
Forest fires sweep through Greece, killing scores of people across the country. Now the government faces criticism for its handling of the disaster. With elections less than three weeks away, the government is rushing to hand out compensation to fire victims.
Home Loan Defaults Cause German Bank Collapse
The troubles in the U.S. subprime mortgage market have spilled over to the European financial markets. That has lead to the demise of a German bank, which ran out of cash covering investment losses tied to the crisis.
School Report Cites Failure to Handle Mentally Ill
A report about mass killings at Virginia Tech last spring found many problems, starting with the university's failure to handle a mentally ill student who became the shooter and killed himself. The panel made some 70 recommendations for handling mental health and law enforcement.
Virginia Tech Instructor: Ready to Move Forward
The head of Virginia Tech's engineering department describes life on campus for faculty and students returning to Norris Hall, the engineering building where dozens were killed last spring in a shooting rampage by a mentally disturbed student who also killed himself.
New Orleans Residents Use Color to Restore Hope
Color is among the vibrant signs of hope for those recovering from Hurricane Katrina. As the wrecked, washed-out homes of Gulf Coast residents are slowly rebuilt, bright, cheerful, colorful paint seems to be the one thing strong enough to wipe away the past.
Bush Administration to Stem Mortgage Fallout
President Bush plans to announce steps to help families hit by the subprime mortgage crisis meet the rising costs of their housing loans. He says he'll ask the Federal Housing Administration to guarantee loans for delinquent borrowers.
'Forbes' Ranks the World's Powerful Women Forbes magazine releases its annual ranking of the 100 most powerful women. The chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, is at the top, and Condoleezza Rice is No. 4. But more than half the women on the list are business leaders, not government leaders.