Legislative lowdown The races for governor, Senate and open seats in Congress have been getting most of the pre-election attention in Minnesota. But all 201 seats in the Legislature are up for grabs too.7:50 a.m.
A new season for the Timberwolves The Minnesota Timberwolves begin a new season tonight at the Target Center when they play the Sacramento Kings. The team is coming off a disappointing season in which they missed the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.8:25 a.m.
National Public Radio Stories
Bush Relives 2004 Campaign with Attack on Kerry
President Bush is attacking his former Democratic presidential opponent, John Kerry. Bush is accusing Sen. Kerry of insulting American troops during a recent speech. Kerry says he didn't insult the troops and won't apologize, calling his critics, quote, "assorted right wing nut jobs."
Ohio Political Climate Favors Democrats in 2006
In 2004, Ohio played a big role in the re-election of President Bush. Republicans have held the governorship for 16 consecutive years. But Iraq, scandal and malaise are crippling the GOP in Ohio this election season.
Hollywood Cautious Despite 'Borat' Buzz
For months, the Internet has been full of buzz about Sacha Baron Cohen's unnerving comedy Borat. But studio executives wonder whether it will meet the same fate as the summertime box-office disappointment Snakes on a Plane.
Infamous Watergate Office Up for Rent
The site of the infamous Watergate burglary is now up for rent. To some, the old Democratic headquarters that the Nixon White House tried to bug is just another office. But historians want to commemorate the space.
Abnormalities Found in the Brains of SIDS Babies
Researchers in Boston and San Diego have found brain abnormalities in babies who've died of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. They report in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the abnormalities appear in a part of the brain that controls breathing, heart rate and temperature.
U.S. Admiral Eyes Stronger Ties to Chinese Military
Adm. William Fallon, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, hopes the North Korea crisis will draw the American and Chinese militaries into closer cooperation. Fallon's interest in better relations with the Chinese comes as North Korea has agreed to return to negotiations over its nuclear weapons program.
Museum Recalls Hero of 'The Rape of Nanjing'
A new museum has just opened in Nanjing, China, commemorating the actions of a German businessman who saved lives during the 1937 Japanese invasion of the city. Known as the "Rape of Nanjing," the Japanese are believed to have killed 300,000 Chinese during the invasion and occupation.
Cendant's Forbes Guilty of Financial Crimes
A federal jury has found Walter Forbes guilty of conspiracy and filing false financial reports. Forbes is the former chairman of the Cendant Corp., among the first in a series of corporate accounting scandals. Stockholders recently changed the company's name to the Avis Budget Group.
'Chutes and Ladders' of the Low-Wage Job Market
For years, a sociology professor followed workers at a fast-food place in Harlem to see how their lives would unfold. She found that a strong economy and personal connections led some of them to much better jobs than what they started with.
Fees Climb for ATM Use
ATM fees continue to rise. The Wall Street Journal points to new study that says the fees are at a record high. Banks now charge an average of $1.64 when customers use an ATM from another bank.