Boof could become household name with Game 2 win In Game 2 of their playoff series with the Oakland A's, the Twins will try to rally behind an unlikely hero when Boof
Bonser takes the pitcher's mound. Bonser was in the minor leagues only two months ago, but he'll throw the first pitch at the Metrodome today as the Twins try to bounce back from yesterday's 3-2 loss.7:21 a.m.
Crops bounce back for a strong harvest Minnesota's corn and soybean farmers are harvesting decent yields following a year of weather uncertainties. There's was too much rain, then too little. A mid-summer drought nearly ruined the October finish.7:25 a.m.
The fight for the 1st Minnesota's 1st Congressional District race has heated up. In a part of the state that has voted Republican for years, a Democratic challenger may have a chance.7:53 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Palestinians See Little Hope in Rice Visit
U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice visits the West Bank city of Ramallah to meet Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. Later, she will begin talks with Israeli officials. But Palestinians living on the West Bank doubt the visit will make any difference in their lives.
Israelis Philosophical About Golan's Future
The Golan Heights was occupied by Israel in 1967. But in the aftermath of the war in Lebanon, some politicians are wondering whether it is time to return the area to Syria as part of a peace deal. The two sides came close to an agreement in 1993, and again in 1999.
Parents Revive New Orleans Catholic School
In New Orleans, Catholic schools were just as hard hit by Katrina as the public schools. But the private Catholic institutions lacked the deep well of funding from state and national governments that has helped the public system. A dedicated group of parents has revived one Catholic high school.
Amish Families Prepare to Bury Children
Families of the five students killed in an Amish schoolhouse shooting in Pennsylvania are expected to conduct funerals Thursday and Friday. The Amish do not worship inside formal church buildings. The funeral services are likely to take place in individual homes, or in a larger building, like a barn.
Planned North Korea Nuclear Test Draws Criticism
North Korea's neighbors react with alarm to a fresh announcement from Pyongyang of plans to conduct a nuclear test. South Korea expressed grave concern, and Japan called such a test "unacceptable."
Red Cross Checks on U.S. Prisons
The Red Cross is checking on the conditions of prisoners who've recently been moved by the United States. One Red Cross team visited a new American prison in Baghdad that holds about 3,500 detainees, including many who were once at the Abu Ghraib prison.
Yoo Defends Detainee Measures as 'Rules of War'
New legislation on the treatment of terrorism suspects is designed to limit hundreds of petitions from Guantanamo detainees that have flooded federal courts, according to John Yoo, who helped formulate the Bush administration's enemy-combatant policies.
Labor Board Decision May Slash Union Membership
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that nurses with certain responsibilities are supervisors, and therefore barred from joining unions. Labor organizers say the ruling could cut the potential union membership among nurses by hundreds of thousands.
Airbus Super Jumbo Jet Delivery Delayed
The biggest passenger plane in the world hasn't even started flying commercially yet, and it's already delayed. Airbus announced Tuesday that it can't deliver the first massive A380 jet until October of next year, 10 months behind schedule.