Voters approve 10 school questions; reject three One school district is headed out of debt and another two will soon merge. Those are just some of the results of school-related referenda that were on ballots yesterday in Minnesota.6:50 a.m.
Heffelfinger: We will not be reviewing claims of police misconduct The city of St. Paul has hired former U.S. Attorney Tom Heffelfinger to conduct an independent review of police planning and tactics during last week's Republican National Convention. However, the team will not investigate allegations of excessive force by the police.6:55 a.m.
Franken breezes in first step of Senate chase Franken cruised to an easy victory over a half dozen DFL rivals in Tuesday's primary.
Republican Senator Norm Coleman easily defeated his lone GOP challenger. And it will be Dean Barkley who will represent the Independence Party in the November election.7:20 a.m.
Davis beats Day for Republican endorsement Republican Candidate Brian Davis won last night's 1st Congressional District primary. Davis faced off against long-time state senator Dick Day. Davis beat Day with more than 66 percent of the vote.7:25 a.m.
Physicists Revving World's Most Powerful Smashup
The first test beams of protons were sent through tunnels in a multibillion-dollar machine Wednesday. Later this fall, the Large Hadron Collider will begin smashing subatomic particles together so that scientists can search through the wreckage for clues about the early universe.
Baldness Pattern: A New Cold War Analysis
For much of the 20th century, Russian (and Soviet) leaders with full heads of hair shared the country's top political spot with bald men. In fact, they very nearly went back and forth -- something their American rivals did not come close to doing.
Traveling In Ohio, Va., Obama Pans Bush's Iraq Plan
Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama was on the campaign trail Tuesday in Ohio and Virginia. In Dayton, Obama touted his education reform plan and criticized President Bush on Iraq. Later, the Illinois senator reaffirmed his belief in the Second Amendment right to own guns to a crowd in rural Virginia.
In Ohio, McCain Repeats Upbeat Iraq Assessment
The Republican ticket of John McCain and Sarah Palin campaigned Tuesday in the battleground states of Ohio and Pennsylvania. The GOP presidential nominee spoke about the progress in Iraq and praised President Bush's plan to withdraw about 8,000 troops by next year.
The Role Of Sept. 11 In Presidential Politics
Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama say they will set aside partisan politics to appear together at Ground Zero on the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. The legacy of that day has played a role in the politics of presidential elections ever since.
North Korea Denies Leader's Health Is Failing
North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is reported to be in failing health. North Korean officials denied the report, while a U.S. intelligence official told NPR that Kim may have suffered a stroke in recent weeks.
Klansman's Conviction In 1964 Case Overturned
A federal appeals court Tuesday overturned the 2007 kidnapping conviction of James Ford Seale in connection with the deaths of two black teenagers in Mississippi in 1964. He was sentenced to three life terms in 2007, but the appeals court now says the statute of limitations had expired.
$4 Billion Loss Is Latest Blow For Lehman Brothers
The future of one of Wall Street's top investment banks is in doubt. Lehman Brothers had been in talks with a Korean bank about purchasing a stake in Lehman, which desperately needs the funds. But the talks ended with no deal, and on Wednesday, Lehman announced a quarterly loss of $4 billion.
OPEC To Cut Oil Output
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries decided Wednesday to cut overall output by more than 500,000 barrels a day. The move is seen as a compromise meant to avoid new turmoil in the markets.