General Mills changes leadership General Mills' CEO Steve Sanger is stepping down from that post immediately, and the company promoted president and COO Ken Powell to replace him.7:20 a.m.
U of M's business school to require foreign study The University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Business will soon require its undergrads to have a business experience abroad. The new policy goes into effect this fall, with the incoming freshman class.7:50 a.m.
For McCain, Once and Again the Underdog
When he first ran for the House in 1982, John McCain was the underdog. He won by knocking on lots of doors and speaking his mind to voters. It's an approach — and position — he still embraces as he mounts an uphill bid for the White House in 2008.
Iraq War Stirs Memories for Vietnam Vets
For Vietnam veteran Jim Hale, Iraq is almost like "watching a rerun" of Vietnam. Hale is one of more than 150,000 Vietnam vets suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder who have sought help from the VA since 2003.
Holocaust Survivors Honor Camp Liberator
When Vernon Tott came upon Germany's Ahlem concentration camp in April 1945, he and fellow American liberators were unprepared for the horrific scene they found. The photos he took were kept out of view for 50 years but later shared with camp survivors.
Iran's President Causes Stir at Columbia
Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's engages in a tense exchange with students and faculty at Columbia University after an address that included nuclear ambitions, Israel, and terrorism.
Tabloids Have Field Day with Ahmadinejad
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's address at New York's Columbia University produces screaming headlines in New York's tabloid newspapers. Overseas publications are more restrained and more circumspect.
House to Vote on Compromise SCHIP Bill
Lawmakers will vote on a compromise bill to renew and expand a program that provides health insurance to low-income children. President Bush has vowed to veto the measure. But pressure is mounting from every corner to get him to change his mind.
Scientists Study Flu Vaccine in Elderly
Some scientists say the flu vaccine may be much less effective in people over 65 than has been claimed. But they are firm that older people should still be vaccinated. About 90 percent of Americans who die from the flu are 65 or older.
Gay Issue Looms over Episcopal Church
American Episcopal bishops are trying to resolve whether they will accede to the worldwide Anglican Communion's request that they take a conservative stance on gay bishops and same sex blessings. The American church has a Sept. 30 deadline to placate the conservatives and avert schism.
Bid to Build Reactors Is First in Three Decades
NRG Energy will request permission to build two new nuclear reactors. It's the first request to build a new nuclear power plant in the U.S. in three decades. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has geared up for a flood of applications.
Microsoft Considers Stake in Facebook
Microsoft is reportedly looking into buying a 5 percent stake in the social networking Web site Facebook. The prices being bandied about suggest FaceBook is being valued at about $10 billion.