Reseeding the prairie The number of prairie areas in Minnesota is slowly increasing. Each fall the state reseeds hundreds of acres of marginal farmland and other parcels of land with native prairie plants.7:22 a.m.
Miami Plans Island Home for Mega-Yachts
A worldwide boom in the construction of mega-yachts leaves a shortage of places to dock them. A $480 million development in Miami's Biscayne Bay would be able to accommodate 50 boats up to 465 feet long.
Senate Candidate Casey Wants Iraq-Policy Overhaul
Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum faces an uphill battle against Bob Casey Jr. The war in Iraq is a defining issue in Pennsylvania politics, and Casey's call for benchmarks and accountability is resonating well with voters.
A Shelf Full of Books Chronicle Iraq Policy, Strategy
A slew of recently released books examine U.S. policy and military strategy behind the Iraq war. George Packer, author of 2005's highly acclaimed The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq, reviews some of the latest titles.
Former Coke Workers in Venezuela on Protest
More than 10,000 former workers of Coca-Cola's subsidiary in Venezuela are blockading bottling plants in the country. They say a Mexican-based Coke subsidiary owes them a large amount of money in unpaid social benefits.
N.C. Officials Learn from Mexico Visits
Ethnic tensions in North Carolina are on the rise as the state's Hispanic community has boomed. To foster understanding, a nongovernmental organization is sending local policy makers on trips to Mexico. Officials say the experience has helped them in their jobs.
Ultra-Discount Stores Proliferate in Japan
Japan's 15-year economic downturn has produced ultra-discount shops, selling a wide-variety of no-brand goods. They're proliferating in a country considered one of the most expensive places on earth.
Former DeLay House Seat May Fall to Democrats
At the peak of his power, Tom DeLay was able to engineer the redrawing of the Texas congressional map. Now, not only has DeLay resigned his seat and found himself under an ethics cloud, but a Democrat may win his former seat.
Outsider Takes Over as CEO at Wrigley
Chewing-gum maker Wrigley has named a new CEO. William Perez, formerly of Nike, will take over the Chicago-based candy empire. After four generations in the Wrigley family, this is the first time an outsider will lead the company.
Skilling Plans Appeal After Lengthy Prison Sentence
Enron's former CEO Jeffrey Skilling plans to appeal his sentence of 24 years in prison for his role in the collapse of the energy trading company. A jury earlier this year convicted him of fraud and conspiracy.