COVER: The nation' s worst drought in 50 years raises fears about the future
The latest dry spell is devastating for farmers just recovering from a decade of low prices and high interest rates. Hugh Sidey looks at one North Dakota farmer' s fight to save his parched land. -- There is more to the water shortage in the West than lack of rain. Wasteful agriculture could slow the region' s growth. -- Is the earth growing warmer? See NATION.
WORLD: Japan' s push for superpower rank spells finis for the American century
The world' s No. 1 creditor...