Not just another jumbo jet Airbus had its flagship A380 jumbo jet in the Twin Cites Tuesday. Airbus is trying to convince Northwest and other U.S. carriers to add the $320 million jet to their fleets.6:20 a.m.
Critics voice concerns at Iron Range power plant EIS meeting The critics ruled at a public meeting for a proposed Iron Range power plant Tuesday. The gathering in the town of Taconite was to hear comments on the draft Environmental Impact Statement for Excelsior Energy's proposed coal gasification power plant.7:20 a.m.
Egg collection reveals much about bird history A new book from a Minnesota-based wildlife specialist tells the story of bird history and conservation in North America, based on a collection of about 4,000 bird eggs gathered by an Iowa farmer named Ralph Handsaker.8:25 a.m.
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Online Courses Catch On in U.S. Colleges
Nearly one in five college students takes at least one class online, according to a new survey. For professors, the growth of e-learning has meant a big shift in the way they deal with students and prepare for class, as well as the kinds of students they teach.
The Hottest Football Game You Might Not See
The Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, each with 10-1 records, face off Thursday night, but much of America won't be able to see the game. The TV blackout is the result of a dispute between the NFL and cable companies.
Afghanistan's Air Corps Struggles to Rebuild
Afghanistan's air corps has been virtually wiped out — gutted by years of civil war and left to rust by Taliban leaders. Now, the American military is urgently trying to help restore what was once a formidable force in the region.
Lead GOP Presidential Hopefuls Covet Distinction
The early primary voting schedule means candidates will try to distance themselves from rivals any way they can. GOP leaders Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney are slinging more mud than previously. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee gains strength and consolidates the Christian conservative vote.
Huckabee Finally Commands Attention
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee suddenly finds himself in the media's spotlight. He has hovered just below the media radar and had not been taken seriously for the GOP presidential nomination. But his lead in one Iowa poll changes that.
Roadside Attractions Fading from Landscape
A staple of the American road trip could be slowly disappearing. Owners of some roadside attractions are deciding that interest is waning in such treasures as the world's largest ball of string, Stinker the monkey or the Elvis Is Alive Museum.
Pakistan's Musharraf Retires as Head of Army
Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf resigns his post as chief of the army, a day before he was due to be sworn as a civilian president. The former general's retirement from the military has been a key demand of the country's political opposition. By giving up his uniform, he risks being overthrown.
Stocks Stage Comeback, Reverse Correction
A rally in U.S. stocks pulls all three major stock indexes out of "correction" territory. That's the term for what happened on Monday when stocks fell more than 10 percent from their peak. News that troubled bank Citigroup would receive a $7.5 billion cash boost from Abu Dhabi set off the rally.
Robert Cade, Inventor of Gatorade, Dead at 80
Dr. Robert Cade, the man who invented Gatorade, has died. Cade created Gatorade at the University of Florida in 1965 as a way to both quench players' thirst and replace carbohydrates and electrolytes lost through sweating in the intense Florida heat. He succumbed to kidney failure. He was 80.
Meet the Woman Who Dictates the Taste of Coffee
Tracy May Adair holds the grand title of master coffee cupper for Folgers. It's her job to make sure that each of the 85 million cups of Folgers that Americans drink every day taste exactly the same.