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Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:58:34 GMT
Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure

The launch of the Khoramshahr missile, with a range of 2,000km, was shown on state TV.
China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:57:48 GMT
China limits oil trade to North Korea and bans textile trade

Traditionally Pyongyang's only ally, China is targeting the North's economy after new UN sanctions.
Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:26:25 GMT
Popular Indian guru arrested over alleged rape of law student

Falahari Maharaj is accused of raping a 21-year-old law student at his ashram in Rajasthan state.
Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:45:31 GMT
Trump rails against Republican Obamacare rebels

Republicans who refuse to back repeal legislation lack "guts", the US president says.
North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:55:47 GMT
North Korea: Tremor detected near weapon test site

It remains unclear if the magnitude 3.4 tremor was caused by an explosion or a natural event.
Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:38:47 GMT
Miss Turkey stripped of her crown over coup tweet

The beauty pageant's organisers say they discovered the "unacceptable" tweet after the ceremony.
Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:21:23 GMT
Brexit: UK needs to clarify issues - Macron

The French president says Theresa May needs to sort out three key issues before talks turn to trade.
NFL: Donald Trump says players protesting during US national anthem should be fired
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:10:38 GMT
NFL: Donald Trump says players protesting during US national anthem should be fired

US president Donald Trump says NFL players who protest during the national anthem should be fired.
Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:11:12 GMT
Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria

More than 70,000 people who live near the dam are warned they face "a life-threatening situation".
Brazil's army sent to quell Rio favela violence
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:47:09 GMT
Brazil's army sent to quell Rio favela violence

Soldiers are sent to help Rio police after heavily-armed drug gangs fought over its biggest favela.
Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:32:46 GMT
Indonesia: Bali volcano highest alert issued

About 10,000 people are evacuated amid fears an eruption on the Indonesian island could be imminent.
Canada targets senior Venezuelan officials with sanctions
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:27:25 GMT
Canada targets senior Venezuelan officials with sanctions

Canada says it "will not stand by silently" as it targets 40 senior Venezuelan officials.
Mexico earthquake hit church during christening
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:33:15 GMT
Mexico earthquake hit church during christening

A two-month-old baby was one of a number of people who died at the Santiago Apostol church.
Puerto Rico dam failure sparks mass evacuation
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:40:02 GMT
Puerto Rico dam failure sparks mass evacuation

Rainfall from Hurricane Maria caused a dam to fail along the Guajataca River in Puerto Rico.
Hurricane Maria: Woman and children stranded on vessel rescued
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:30:26 GMT
Hurricane Maria: Woman and children stranded on vessel rescued

A British helicopter lifted a woman and two children from a vessel to safety as Hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean.
Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:29:15 GMT
Syria war 'ignored by United Nations'

A cinematographer for an Oscar-winning film about Syria says the topic was overlooked at the UN.
ICYMI: A hidden Picasso, Trump and a forest fire
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:01:30 GMT
ICYMI: A hidden Picasso, Trump and a forest fire

A few of the stories you may have missed this week.
Snow comes early to California
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:24:29 GMT
Snow comes early to California

The unexpected and unseasonal snowfall hit the US state on the last day of summer.
Mexico quake: 'If you die saving someone it's ok'
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:23:49 GMT
Mexico quake: 'If you die saving someone it's ok'

The BBC followed a recovery effort in Mexico City, after Tuesday's deadly 7.1-magnitude earthquake.
US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:21:19 GMT
US student trapped in Indiana cave for three days

Lukas Cavar, 19, says he had to lick the walls of the cave for moisture during his three day ordeal.
Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:47:55 GMT
Kalashnikov statue changed because of German weapon

Part of a statue to Russia's creator of the AK-47 rifle is cut out because it had the wrong weapon.
Saipan campaigns for controversial Earhart statue
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:46:52 GMT
Saipan campaigns for controversial Earhart statue

Doubts surround a Pacific island campaign for a statue of pilot Amelia Earhart.
Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:50:39 GMT
Boeing 747s offered for public auction in China

Cargo jets are being put up for online auction in China after failing to find buyers.
Ukraine women's football clip prompts online sexism row
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 12:04:44 GMT
Ukraine women's football clip prompts online sexism row

A Ukrainian TV promotion for a women's football game scores an own goal with many on social media.
Blocked off
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:07:19 GMT
Blocked off

A number of Rohingya activists have had their social media accounts curtailed during the recent conflict in Myanmar.
In pictures
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:20:44 GMT
In pictures

Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport.
Political football
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:18:33 GMT
Political football

The Catalan referendum places some uncertainty over the future of Spain's prestigious football club.
Train spotting
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:35:26 GMT
Train spotting

Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him.
Speed teens
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:00:31 GMT
Speed teens

Bosnia's young lugers are helping to restore an old Winter Olympic run in the mountains above Sarajevo.
Fear for the future
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:28:41 GMT
Fear for the future

Despite the gradual defeat of IS, Iraq's minorities fear for their future, says Yolande Knell.
Farglish no more
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:42:31 GMT
Farglish no more

The new Apple's iOS has Persian keyboard. BBC Persian's Sam Farzaneh discusses why it is an important feature.
Deep impact
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:12:12 GMT
Deep impact

How widespread is CTE, the disease found in dead former NFL player Aaron Hernandez?
The long wait
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:57:01 GMT
The long wait

The BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan talks to families searching for loved ones as rescue efforts continue.
In pictures
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:51:51 GMT
In pictures

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.
Respect your elders
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:17:30 GMT
Respect your elders

Professor wins praise on social media for bringing his mother, who has Alzheimer's, to his lectures.
After Trump's first UN General Assembly appearance, some analysts see worrying potential for US isolation
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:57:36 GMT
What exactly is a 'dotard'?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:03:22 GMT
What exactly is a 'dotard'?

Kim Jong Un's use of the arcane word "dotard" as a slam against President Donald Trump had many scrambling for a dictionary in search of its meaning and pronunciation.
Trump: Fire NFL players who protest anthem
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:47:14 GMT
Trump: Fire NFL players who protest anthem

President Donald Trump criticized some in the National Football League Friday night at a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, saying team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem.
Trump slams McCain after setback on health care
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:43:49 GMT
Trump slams McCain after setback on health care

Hours after suffering another health care setback on Capitol Hill, President Donald Trump will try to turn the page at a rally in Alabama.
Trump's crowd chants 'lock her up.' He says talk to Jeff Sessions
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:56:46 GMT
Trump's crowd chants 'lock her up.' He says talk to Jeff Sessions

President Donald Trump told an Alabama crowd Friday night that if "Crooked Hillary" Clinton had won the 2016 election, "you would not have a Second Amendment."
What Trump said about 'the wall' on Friday
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:49:25 GMT
What Trump said about 'the wall' on Friday

President Donald Trump ensured a crowd in Alabama Friday night that "the wall is happening."
Here's all the times Trump insulted North Korea
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:17:18 GMT
Here's all the times Trump insulted North Korea

Back in May, President Donald Trump said he would be "honored" to meet with Kim Jong Un "under the right circumstances."
Earthquake victims took pictures while buried alive
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:18:56 GMT
Earthquake victims took pictures while buried alive

People trapped in the rubble after the Mexico City earthquake count themselves lucky. CNN's Ed Lavandera spoke to survivors in the hospital about their rescue.
Seismic activity detected in North Korea
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:08:41 GMT
Seismic activity detected in North Korea

Seismic activity was detected Saturday near the site of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site, but it is not known whether a nuclear test caused the development. The first sign Pyongyang has conducted a nuclear test is usually seismic activity.
United Nations General Assembly
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:23:26 GMT
North Korea's medieval insult to Trump
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:47:38 GMT
North Korea's medieval insult to Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had some choice words for US President Donald Trump Friday, accusing the American leader of "mentally deranged behavior."
Quake survivor: Floors came down like dominoes
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:46:57 GMT
Quake survivor: Floors came down like dominoes

For 17 hours, Martin Mendez was trapped under the wreckage of a Mexico City building, praying to see his 3-year-old daughter again.
Puerto Rico reeling from Hurricane Maria
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:47:23 GMT
Puerto Rico reeling from Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico grappled with damages and deaths caused by Hurricane Maria on Friday as the storm hurtled across the Caribbean and slapped the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Iran tests a new ballistic missile
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:02:25 GMT
Iran tests a new ballistic missile

Iran tested a new ballistic missile that is reportedly capable of carrying multiple warheads, the nation's state-run broadcaster announced Saturday.
EPA chief meets mining CEO -- then pushes for a controversial mining project
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:37:04 GMT
EPA chief meets mining CEO -- then pushes for a controversial mining project

Within hours of meeting with a mining company CEO, the new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency directed his staff to withdraw a plan to protect the watershed of Bristol Bay, Alaska, one of the most valuable wild salmon fisheries on Earth, according to interviews and government emails obtained by CNN.
Trump on 2016: 'No, Russia did not help me'
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 06:38:12 GMT
Trump on 2016: 'No, Russia did not help me'

President Donald Trump on Friday called the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election "one of the great hoaxes," and denied anything they did aided his victory.
Tapper: Staff admits what Trump won't
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:17:26 GMT
Tapper: Staff admits what Trump won't

President Donald Trump again called into question Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, a claim that has been contradicted by Trump's own staff.
Little girl trapped in earthquake didn't exist
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 08:24:20 GMT
Little girl trapped in earthquake didn't exist

The drama was palpable. Somewhere, under a collapsed school building in Mexico City, a little girl named Frida Sofia was trapped.
Anthony Weiner may get 2 years in prison
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:48:19 GMT
Anthony Weiner may get 2 years in prison

With Anthony Weiner's sentencing set for Monday, the big question is: Will he go to prison?
Bill Gates apologizes for Control-Alt-Delete and other things that happened this week
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:04:57 GMT
Bill Gates apologizes for Control-Alt-Delete and other things that happened this week

We made it to fall, y'all! Let's take a look back at this week's winners and viral cheesy loser (that reference will become apparent. So read on).
'Star Trek' braves new streaming frontier
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:36:58 GMT
New York Times book review sparks controversy
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:50:04 GMT
Wells Fargo announces layoffs
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:13:47 GMT
Actress takes a twist in career moves
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:42:59 GMT
Actress takes a twist in career moves

This one-time New York actress now makes collectible, one-of-a-kind knives for a living. "The Wonder List" returns Oct 7 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
Iconic sitcom home to be demolished
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:59:20 GMT
Iconic sitcom home to be demolished

The home used for exterior shots of the beloved '90s sitcom, will eventually be turned into a three-unit residence.
Kylie Jenner is pregnant
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:07:53 GMT
Kylie Jenner is pregnant

The youngest sibling in the Kardashian-Jenner clan is now expecting.
The Kardashians' crazy, convoluted social circle
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 05:39:52 GMT
The Kardashians' crazy, convoluted social circle

Who's feuding with Amber Rose? Who's in a relationship with Blac Chyna? CNN's Lisa France gives you the big picture.
Oh, baby! Growing celebrity families
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:22:43 GMT
Oh, baby! Growing celebrity families

See which celebrities are adding to their families.
Photos reveal the secret lives of cabin crews
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 14:42:39 GMT
Photos reveal the secret lives of cabin crews

Virgin America air steward and arts graduate Molly Choma started working for the popular airline straight out of college.
What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu in September
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 19:09:12 GMT
The week in 32 photos
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 01:42:45 GMT
The week in 32 photos

Take a look at 32 photos of the week from September 15 through September 21.
Hero teacher tackles student gunman
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:58:02 GMT
Hero teacher tackles student gunman

As a male student sprayed gunfire in the Mattoon High School cafeteria, teacher Angela McQueen sprung into action and took down the shooter as fellow pupils and staff fled.
Creating ride-share rickshaws for refugees
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:14:18 GMT
Buying a home in 10 steps
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:16:56 GMT
This app is beginner's guide to stock market
Tue, 19 Sep 2017 20:58:30 GMT
How to change the world for as little as $20
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:30:24 GMT
How to change the world for as little as $20

Want to put your money where your heart is? Impact investing may be for you.
Costello: You don't usually hear this word at a rally
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:50:34 GMT
The alarming fine print in GOP health bill
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:16:54 GMT
Axelrod: I cried when they passed Obamacare
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:16:22 GMT
Trump's rich Cabinet needs private jets. Don't we all?
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:12:34 GMT
Theresa May is dragging Britain off a Brexit cliff edge
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:25:43 GMT
Theresa May is dragging Britain off a Brexit cliff edge

Against a plain background in a former school for paramilitary police, next to a church famous for denouncing Galileo's refutation of the idea that the sun moved around the Earth, British Prime Minister Theresa May gave a foreign policy speech Friday that revolved around divisions within her own Cabinet.
Trump's diplomacy by vacuum sidelines US
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:56:43 GMT
North Korea's Kim: Trump 'will pay dearly' for comments at UN
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:57:12 GMT
North Korea's Kim: Trump 'will pay dearly' for comments at UN

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un says President Donald Trump's remarks to the United Nations threatening the hermit country reflect "mentally deranged behavior," according to a statement released by North Korea's news agency, KCNA.
Did Sanders jump the gun on single-payer?
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:58:00 GMT
Did Sanders jump the gun on single-payer?

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:
Twitter and Trump: Marriage of man, message and machine
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:37:45 GMT
Twitter and Trump: Marriage of man, message and machine

It was just after lunchtime the day after Barack Obama won re-election, and Donald Trump was about to try out a new line on Twitter.
Protesters drown out Comey speech
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:43:00 GMT
Protesters drown out Comey speech

Former FBI director James Comey is confronted by protesters while delivering the keynote address to Howard University students.
US stealth fighter jets adding more firepower
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:22:14 GMT
US stealth fighter jets adding more firepower

The US military gave North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a rare sneak peek at its fighter jet of the future this week when four F-35 Joint Strike Fighters equipped with a full payload of live bombs and missiles conducted a training flight over the Korean peninsula.
Why today's teens are taking longer to grow up
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:06:05 GMT
Gene editing of human embryos reveals fertility clue
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 02:40:15 GMT
When partners have mismatched libidos
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:44:50 GMT
Gatorade punished for dissing water in video game
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:29:52 GMT
Gatorade punished for dissing water in video game

The Gatorade Company will no longer be able to make disparaging comments about water, according to a settlement announced Thursday by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra.
Killing of 'Narcos' scout resurfaces Escobar feud
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:45:43 GMT
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than love
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 17:50:58 GMT
'Battle of the Sexes' is easier to like than love

"Battle of the Sexes" is an easy movie to like, but with apologies to its tennis backdrop, not quite love. Deftly recreating the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match with Emma Stone and Steve Carell perfectly inhabiting the key roles, the power of the story carries the day, overcoming places where this slight film exhibits as much finesse as an overhead smash.
'Kingsman' looks less stylish, but still fun
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:55:14 GMT
'Kingsman' looks less stylish, but still fun

"Kingsman: The Golden Circle" comes down with a bad case of sequel-itis -- a condition that dictates everything must be bigger, brasher and louder -- and thus provides more sporadic fun. Bloated at 141 minutes, director Matthew Vaughn's wildly stylized spy movie picks up an American twang, but still manages to look a little over-dressed for the occasion.
Why Jake Gyllenhaal isn't on social media
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:08:49 GMT
Why Jake Gyllenhaal isn't on social media

Actor Jake Gyllenhaal tells Conan O'Brien that he is not on social media because he isn't very tech-savvy.
Play and stay: The world's finest golf resorts
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:03:38 GMT
World's most luxurious chain hotels
Tue, 24 May 2016 08:27:06 GMT
Chef asks Michelin to take away his 3 stars
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:11:47 GMT
Chef asks Michelin to take away his 3 stars

For most chefs, the award of an illustrious Michelin star is a dream come true.
Vintage signs: Neon blasts from the past
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:21:58 GMT
Vintage signs: Neon blasts from the past

Road tripping along America's highways is an iconic aspect of US pop culture -- from Jack Kerouac's novel "On the Road" to the road movie "Little Miss Sunshine."
World's most expensive beef noodles
Mon, 11 Sep 2017 01:14:09 GMT
World's most expensive beef noodles

A shop in Taipei, Taiwan, has been charging $325 for its Presidential Beef Noodle Soup. So what's in Niu Ba Ba's recipe that justifies the price?
Inside the kingdom of happiness
Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:25:10 GMT
Where marriage is outdated
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:46:21 GMT
Ground-zero for Earth's next mass extinction?
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:38:47 GMT
Ground-zero for Earth's next mass extinction?

Aboard a funky, small boat called the Queen Mabel, we gained access to wild corners of the Galapagos where few people have ever been allowed to tread. What we found was surprising and staggeringly beautiful.
Woman calls veteran's PTSD service dog 'nasty' in viral video
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 18:32:00 GMT
Woman calls veteran's PTSD service dog 'nasty' in viral video

An argument broke out at a Delaware restaurant this week after a woman complained to a veteran that service dogs inside eateries are “nasty.”
Former President Clinton gets TV deal for upcoming White House thriller
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:15:00 GMT
Former President Clinton gets TV deal for upcoming White House thriller

The TV rights to an upcoming novel co-written by former President Bill Clinton has been acquired by Showtime, the premium cable television network said late Friday.
A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:05:19 GMT
A look at UN promises to combat sexual abuses since 2005

The United Nations released a report in early 2017 outlining a series of proposals to combat the problem of sexual abuse and exploitation within its peacekeeping missions.
Key findings from AP investigation of UN sex abuse in Congo
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 14:01:53 GMT
Key findings from AP investigation of UN sex abuse in Congo

Here are key findings from the third installment of The Associated Press investigation into the U.N.'s peacekeeping crisis: 1. Congo, home to the United Nations' largest and most expensive mission, had the highest number of abuse and exploitation allegations since 2004.
UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:57:40 GMT
UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse

She had been orphaned by a brutal conflict, but the 14-year-old Congolese girl found refuge in a camp protected by United Nations peacekeepers.
Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:43:10 GMT
Note to Texas, Florida: Insurance fights over Sandy rage on

The destructive floodwaters of Superstorm Sandy receded quickly, but some storm victims are still neck-deep in a battle over insurance payouts.
NYC high schooler who punched principal avoids jail
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:33:28 GMT
NYC high schooler who punched principal avoids jail

A New York City high schooler who punched his principal, leaving the administrator with two black eyes, will avoid jail time as long as he stays out of trouble for three years.
Cardinals look to continue their fun against Pirates
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:23:01 GMT
Cardinals look to continue their fun against Pirates

St. Louis Cardinals-Pittsburgh Pirates preview
The Latest: New 6.2 quake centered in southern Mexico
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:21:32 GMT
The Latest: New 6.2 quake centered in southern Mexico

The Latest on earthquakes in Mexico (all times local): 8:15 p.m.
Montenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rights
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:21:03 GMT
Montenegro: Gay pride event urges less violence, more rights

About 200 people have gathered at an LGBT pride event in Montenegro urging more rights and zero tolerance for violence against gay people in the conservative Balkan country.
Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill - New York Times
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:41:00 GMT
Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill - New York Times


New York Times

Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill
New York Times
President Trump in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday. Mr. Trump's latest weekend Twitter fusillade came the morning after Senator John McCain announced he would not support the latest health care proposal. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. SOMERSET ...
Dems give props to Kimmel as ObamaCare repeal stumblesThe Hill
Sen. Cassidy's misleading claim that preexisting-conditions 'protection is absolutely the same'Washington Post
Why McCain screwed the GOP on Obamacare repeal — againPolitico
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Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site - CNN International
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:09:29 GMT
Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site - CNN International


CNN International

Seismic activity detected near North Korean nuclear site
CNN International
(CNN) Seismic activity was detected Saturday near the site of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear site, but it is not known whether a nuclear test caused the development. The first sign Pyongyang has conducted a nuclear test is usually seismic activity.

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Trump Calls on NFL Owners to Fire Players Who Protest, and Mocks Efforts to Make the Game Safer - Sports Illustrated
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:57:54 GMT
New earthquake shakes jittery Mexico - Los Angeles Times
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:47:45 GMT
New earthquake shakes jittery Mexico - Los Angeles Times


Financial Express

New earthquake shakes jittery Mexico
Los Angeles Times
A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two powerful quakes this month that combined have killed nearly 400 people. The U.S. Geological Survey said the new temblor was centered about 12 miles ...
The Latest: New quake causes alarm in shaken MexicoWashington Post
The Latest: New 6.2 quake centered in southern MexicoFox News
The Latest: New 6.1 quake centered in southern MexicoSFGate
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Iran conducts new ballistic missile test despite Trump pressure - The Hill
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:52:19 GMT
Iran conducts new ballistic missile test despite Trump pressure - The Hill


The Hill

Iran conducts new ballistic missile test despite Trump pressure
The Hill
Iran announced Saturday that the country has conducted a successful test of a new ballistic missile design despite pressure from the Trump administration to stop, and vowed to continue its weapons development. The new missile design has a range of 1 ...
Iran tests missile despite Trump pressureBBC News
Iran Tests New Ballistic Missile, State Media ReportsNBCNews.com
UK Concerned by Reports of Iran Missile Test, Johnson SaysBloomberg
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Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria - BBC News
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 07:41:46 GMT
Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria - BBC News


BBC News

Puerto Rico dam failure 'imminent' after Hurricane Maria
BBC News
A failing dam is causing "extremely dangerous" flooding on a Puerto Rico river in the wake of Hurricane Maria, authorities say. The National Weather Service (NWS) said the "imminent failure" of the Guajataca Dam was a "life-threatening situation". More ...
Facing Months in the Dark, Ordinary Life in Puerto Rico is 'Beyond Reach'New York Times
'Thousands of people could die': 70000 in Puerto Rico urged to evacuate with dam in 'imminent' dangerWashington Post
Failing dam creates new crisis on Puerto Rico amid flooding from Hurricane MariaReuters
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DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election - Washington Post
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:58:01 GMT
DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election - Washington Post


Washington Post

DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election
Washington Post
The Department of Homeland Security contacted election officials in 21 states Friday to notify them that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 election campaign. Three months ago, DHS officials said that people connected ...
Hackers are real threat to voting. Trump's fraud commission is a joke.USA TODAY
States finally find out: Did Russian hackers target them?Politico
Wisconsin, Ohio, California among states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 raceReuters
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NBA Training Camps 2017: Start Dates, Schedules and Top Storylines to Watch - Bleacher Report
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:29:41 GMT
NBA Training Camps 2017: Start Dates, Schedules and Top Storylines to Watch - Bleacher Report


Bleacher Report

NBA Training Camps 2017: Start Dates, Schedules and Top Storylines to Watch
Bleacher Report
Consider yourself forgiven if you didn't realize the NBA had an offseason in 2017. The league spent the summer spinning from one blockbuster transaction to the next. The Oklahoma City Thunder beefed up their security around Russell Westbrook, the ...
Curry doesn't want to visit the White House, and Trump has a tweet for thatLos Angeles Times
President Trump says Stephen Curry's White House invitation has been 'withdrawn'Washington Post
Trump rescinds White House invitation after Steph Curry hesitates to visitChicago Tribune
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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault - Washington Post
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:33:35 GMT
Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault - Washington Post


Washington Post

Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault
Washington Post
The Trump administration on Friday withdrew Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities should respond to sexual violence, giving schools flexibility to use a higher standard of evidence in judging cases and formally shifting the federal stance ...
Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault InvestigationsNew York Times
Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rulesUSA TODAY
New Data About Student Loan Borrowers; DeVos Changes Obama-era GuidanceNPR
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Facebook's Frankenstein Moment - New York Times
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:25:30 GMT
Facebook's Frankenstein Moment - New York Times


New York Times

Facebook's Frankenstein Moment
New York Times
Victor Frankenstein, looking over a creature he had made, eventually realized that he couldn't control his creation. Credit Hammer Film, via Photofest. On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users ...
Facebook on Russian ads: Our platform doesn't influence people; people influence peopleQuartz
Donald Trump's dangerous denialism on RussiaCNN
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Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill - New York Times
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:41:00 GMT
Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill - New York Times


New York Times

Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill
New York Times
President Trump in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday. Mr. Trump's latest weekend Twitter fusillade came the morning after Senator John McCain announced he would not support the latest health care proposal. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. SOMERSET ...
Sen. Cassidy's misleading claim that preexisting-conditions 'protection is absolutely the same'Washington Post
Dems give props to Kimmel as ObamaCare repeal stumblesThe Hill
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'I love Alabama — it's special': At rally for Sen. Luther Strange, Trump vents frustrations in rambling speech - Washington Post
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:47:16 GMT
Trump: NFL should fire any 'son of a b----' who doesn't stand for the national anthem - Miami Herald
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:01:00 GMT
Trump: NFL should fire any 'son of a b----' who doesn't stand for the national anthem - Miami Herald


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Trump: NFL should fire any 'son of a b----' who doesn't stand for the national anthem
Miami Herald
President Donald Trump criticized the NFL and players who don't stand for the American flag on Friday at rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange. “Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our ...
Twitter Reacts To Trump Criticizing NFL Players Kneeling Down During National AnthemInternational Business Times

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DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election - Washington Post
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:58:01 GMT
DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election - Washington Post


Washington Post

DHS tells states about Russian hacking during 2016 election
Washington Post
The Department of Homeland Security contacted election officials in 21 states Friday to notify them that they had been targeted by Russian government hackers during the 2016 election campaign. Three months ago, DHS officials said that people connected ...
Hackers are real threat to voting. Trump's fraud commission is a joke.USA TODAY
States finally find out: Did Russian hackers target them?Politico
DHS: 21 states targeted by Russian hackers in 2016 electionAOL
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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault - Washington Post
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:33:35 GMT
Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault - Washington Post


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Trump administration rescinds Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault
Washington Post
The Trump administration on Friday withdrew Obama-era guidance on how colleges and universities should respond to sexual violence, giving schools flexibility to use a higher standard of evidence in judging cases and formally shifting the federal stance ...
Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault InvestigationsNew York Times
Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rulesUSA TODAY
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First lady set to embark on first solo trip outside US - New York Daily News
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:49:44 GMT
First lady set to embark on first solo trip outside US - New York Daily News


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First lady set to embark on first solo trip outside US
New York Daily News
First lady Melania Trump hugs a girl as she participates in an harvesting and planting event with the Boys and Girls Club of Washington in the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Washington.
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College student spent 60 hours in cave before rescue, licked walls for water - Fox News
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:42:31 GMT
College student spent 60 hours in cave before rescue, licked walls for water - Fox News


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College student spent 60 hours in cave before rescue, licked walls for water
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Lukas Cavar, 19, survived 60 hours in a cave after he was left behind by group members. (Courtesy of Lukas Cavar ). A 19-year-old Indiana college student contemplated foraging for crickets and licked damp walls for water after getting locked inside a ...
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Weiner has an 'average' chance of sexting a minor again - New York Post
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 05:35:00 GMT
Weiner has an 'average' chance of sexting a minor again - New York Post


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Weiner has an 'average' chance of sexting a minor again
New York Post
Anthony Weiner, who will be sentenced Monday for sexting with a minor, has an “average” risk of reoffending, according to a newly unsealed document released late Friday. see also. Weiner convinced teen to strip, fondle herself on Skype: feds. Disgraced ...
Anthony Weiner therapist: Ex-congressman 'unlikely' to reoffendamNY

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Facebook's Frankenstein Moment - New York Times
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:25:30 GMT
Facebook's Frankenstein Moment - New York Times


New York Times

Facebook's Frankenstein Moment
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Victor Frankenstein, looking over a creature he had made, eventually realized that he couldn't control his creation. Credit Hammer Film, via Photofest. On Wednesday, in response to a ProPublica report that Facebook enabled advertisers to target users ...
Facebook on Russian ads: Our platform doesn't influence people; people influence peopleQuartz
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Trump Travel Ban Expires Sunday; New Ban May Vary by Country - U.S. News & World Report
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:48:45 GMT
Trump Travel Ban Expires Sunday; New Ban May Vary by Country - U.S. News & World Report


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Trump Travel Ban Expires Sunday; New Ban May Vary by Country
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The next version of President Donald Trump's travel ban could include new, more tailored restrictions on travelers from additional countries. Sept. 23, 2017, at 7:51 a.m.. Trump Travel Ban Expires Sunday; New Ban May Vary by Country ...
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Danica Berlin
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:45:01 +0000
Danica Berlin

Danica Rose Berlin was born to Nathan and Beth Berlin of Randall, September 13, 2017 at 10:23 p.m. at St. Gabriel’s Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Cathy and Dave Adamek of Randall and Marilyn and the late James Berlin of Britt.
Refunding bonds could save Little Falls School District $63,000
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45:30 +0000
Refunding bonds could save Little Falls School District $63,000

The Little Falls School Board approved authorization to sign for refunding bonds, to possibly save $63,000 over five years. The bonds were issued in 2009 and used for updates to buildings in the Little Falls School District, mostly at Lincoln Elementary, the middle school and Dr. S.G. Knight in Randall. The refunding would be for...
Swanville Board approves 8.14 percent increase
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:43:29 +0000
Swanville Board approves 8.14 percent increase

The Swanville School Board approved, Wednesday a preliminary levy increase of 8.14 percent. Last year’s levy was set at $744,364. With this year’s increase of $60,532, the levy was approved at $804,927. “Even though we raised the levy this year, let’s not forget that the levy was decreased last year by 9 percent,” Supt. Gene...
Swanville Schools introduce a ‘skinny’ class
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:42:29 +0000
Swanville Schools introduce a ‘skinny’ class

This semester, students at the Swanville Public School are introduced to having a “skinny.” It’s another way the school is seeking to help the students even more, Supt. Gene Harthan said. “I wanted to give the kids more options,” Harthan said. The skinny time is replacing the school’s original study hall after the staff noticed...
Royalton School Board considers lowering age for unsupervised use of school’s fitness center
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:38:50 +0000
Royalton School Board considers lowering age for unsupervised use of school’s fitness center

By Mollie Rushmeyer, Correspondent Using the new fitness center at Royalton Middle School High School (MS-HS) has been a highlight for many students, Royalton residents and those with children in the district. However, there are some who believe the minimum age for unsupervised usage should be lowered from the current age of 19 to 16....
Nurture a vibrant faith at home and at church
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:30:43 +0000
Nurture a vibrant faith at home and at church

By PASTOR JAKE DYRHAUG First Lutheran Church, Little Falls  Lots of churches these days ask the question, “How do we get more kids involved in our places of worship?” Many times we’ll say, children and youth are the leaders of tomorrow. This is true, and yet they are leaders today as well. At a recent event at Concordia...
Recipes from the Past
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:27:31 +0000
Recipes from the Past

BUTTERNUT SQUASH WITH MAPLE SYRUP 1 med. butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes 4 Tbsp. olive oil, divided 3/4 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger root 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes, optional 2 med. leeks (white  portion only) or 1/2 large sweet onion,  finely chopped...
Sports wrap up: Sept. 21
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:56:57 +0000
Sports wrap up: Sept. 21

A number of area teams competed last night at both home and away matches with mostly successful results. The Little Falls girls soccer team hosted St. John’s Prep, and the Flyers topped the Johnnies, 5-3. Little Falls’ swimming and diving team earned a 98-83 home win over Albany last evening as well. The Flyers volleyball...
New websites on the way
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:58:31 +0000
New websites on the way

By KEITH ANDERSON Guest Columnist   In a few weeks you will notice some exciting changes with our websites, and we hope you like what you see. In an effort to update our sites and organize stories, videos, photos and all other content in a way that makes more sense for our readers, we have...
Morrison County Sheriff’s Department
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:48:00 +0000
Morrison County Sheriff’s Department

Sept. 15 — A resident on South Main Street in Upsala reported a phone scam. Sept. 15 — A resident on 153rd Street in Little Falls reported a theft. Sept. 15 — A resident on Balcony Road in Swanville reported a burglary, with a stove stolen from the home. Sept. 15 — A resident on...
McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:52:58 GMT
McCain Announces Opposition to Republican Health Bill, Likely Dooming It

Senator John McCain released a statement saying he would oppose the latest proposal, by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana.
Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:04:12 GMT
Trump Laces Into McCain Over His Opposition to Health Care Bill

President Trump said Senator John McCain had let his state down and been deceived by Democrats into abandoning a promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 03:38:38 GMT
White House Weighs Response to North Korea’s Threats

The war of words between President Trump and Kim Jong-un, North Korea’s leader, raised concerns on Friday that it could escalate into a new and more volatile phase.
Small Earthquake Rattles North Korea, and the World’s Nerves
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:53:42 GMT
Small Earthquake Rattles North Korea, and the World’s Nerves

A tremor was recorded near the North’s underground nuclear test site, but it appears to have been caused by a natural quake.
Prospect of Atmospheric Nuclear Test by North Korea Raises Specter of Danger
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:37:34 GMT
Prospect of Atmospheric Nuclear Test by North Korea Raises Specter of Danger

Stopping Kim Jong-un from conducting a nuclear test over the Pacific may be as dangerous as letting him go ahead.
Facing Months in the Dark, Ordinary Life in Puerto Rico is ‘Beyond Reach’
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:43:46 GMT
Facing Months in the Dark, Ordinary Life in Puerto Rico is ‘Beyond Reach’

In the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Puerto Ricans were contemplating empty refrigerators, campfire cooking and perhaps wrangling for fresh water.
In a Puerto Rican Town, ‘Water Came Out of Nowhere’
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:17:02 GMT
In a Puerto Rican Town, ‘Water Came Out of Nowhere’

In the hard-hit town of Toa Baja, Hurricane Maria’s wrath swept some residents to their deaths.
A Walk Through Dominica, Hours After Hurricane Maria
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:56:50 GMT
A Walk Through Dominica, Hours After Hurricane Maria

On the morning after Hurricane Maria hit Dominica, a resident surveyed the devastation in the island’s capital, Roseau.
Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:09:45 GMT
Trump’s Travel Ban to Be Replaced by Restrictions Tailored to Certain Countries

The new restrictions could go into effect on Sunday and would prevent people in those nations from traveling to the United States or prompt increased scrutiny if they seek visas.
State of the Art: On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:33:00 GMT
State of the Art: On Russian Meddling, Mark Zuckerberg Follows a Familiar Playbook

Mr. Zuckerberg’s modus operandi as a leader is to fix things long after they have broken, rather than to prevent problems in the first place.
Your Daily Mini Crossword
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 22:01:11 GMT
Your Daily Mini Crossword

Solve a bite-size crossword in just a few minutes.
Quake Threatens to Cause Flight From Mexico City’s Hip Neighborhoods
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 01:48:48 GMT
Quake Threatens to Cause Flight From Mexico City’s Hip Neighborhoods

Roma and Condesa were hit hard by the big 1985 quake and took years to rebound. Then came the devastation from the Tuesday earthquake.
When Disaster Hits and Landlines Fail, Social Media Is a Lifeline
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:35:51 GMT
When Disaster Hits and Landlines Fail, Social Media Is a Lifeline

As more people turn to their smartphones in large-scale emergencies, traditional dispatchers are racing to keep up.
In the Studio: Hervé Pierre Is Designing Melania Trump’s Legacy
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 07:00:25 GMT
In the Studio: Hervé Pierre Is Designing Melania Trump’s Legacy

The first lady’s stylist and designer invites us inside his apartment and work space.
Far-Right German Party Is Poised to Break Postwar Taboo
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 11:56:13 GMT
Far-Right German Party Is Poised to Break Postwar Taboo

The Alternative for Germany may win seats in the federal Parliament, the first far-right party to do so since World War II.
Your Money: Why the Equifax Breach Stings So Bad
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:06:56 GMT
Your Money: Why the Equifax Breach Stings So Bad

The credit reporting agency and its counterparts, Experian and TransUnion, deploy withering judgment, trap us in systems we can’t escape and scare us. It’s time for a radical reboot.
Tumult After AIDS Fund-Raiser Supports Harvey Weinstein Production
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:00:27 GMT
Tumult After AIDS Fund-Raiser Supports Harvey Weinstein Production

A charity’s corporate governance is in question after it allowed proceeds from an auction to be used for a staging of “Finding Neverland.”
Basics: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:15:01 GMT
Basics: Birds Beware: The Praying Mantis Wants Your Brain

Scientists have developed a healthy respect for mantises, acrobatic hunters with 3-D vision and voracious appetites.
Trying to Save the Corals of the Great Barrier Reef
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:00 GMT
Trying to Save the Corals of the Great Barrier Reef

Faced with dying coral reefs, a team of researchers are breeding heat-resistant corals in an effort to restore the population.
U.S. Tells 21 States That Hackers Targeted Their Voting Systems
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 04:20:11 GMT
U.S. Tells 21 States That Hackers Targeted Their Voting Systems

About one year before, the Department of Homeland Security first said that states had been targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia.
Center-Right Party Hangs On in New Zealand Election
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:34:59 GMT
Center-Right Party Hangs On in New Zealand Election

The National Party of Prime Minister Bill English beat back a challenge from the Labour Party and its new leader, Jacinda Ardern.
Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:55:46 GMT
Betsy DeVos Reverses Obama-era Policy on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations

The Education Department said colleges no longer had to use the lowest standard of proof, potentially giving accused students more protection while worrying some women’s advocates.
Alabama Man Who Waited 10 Years for Trial Is Found Guilty
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 02:09:54 GMT
Alabama Man Who Waited 10 Years for Trial Is Found Guilty

In Dothan, Ala., a jury convicted Kharon Davis of a 2007 murder after a four-day trial. Two key witnesses against him changed their stories on the stand.
Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:04:27 GMT
Morgan Freeman Angers Russians Over Video About 2016 Election

A Russian news outlet called the actor an “American propaganda loudspeaker” after he appeared in a video accusing Russia of undermining last year’s election.
Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:15:01 GMT
Daniel Yankelovich, Master of Public Opinion Research, Dies at 92

Mr. Yankelovich demonstrated that psychology, sociology and statistical analysis could be harnessed in the service of business, government and the masses.
Bolshoi Sets ‘Nureyev’ Ballet for December Despite Director’s Arrest
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:23:18 GMT
Bolshoi Sets ‘Nureyev’ Ballet for December Despite Director’s Arrest

A production based on the life of Rudolf Nureyev, who died in 1993 from AIDS-related illnesses, will go forward after being postponed in July.
Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:12:11 GMT
Trilobites: Sputnik for Sale, if You’ll Settle for a Beeping Replica

Just ahead of the 60th anniversary of the first Earth launch of a satellite, an auction house will take bids on a replica of the shiny Soviet spacecraft.
Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:44:58 GMT
Pete Turner, Whose Color Photography Could Alter Reality, Dies at 83

With saturated colors, often on global assignments, Mr. Turner created spectacular images, some for the covers of record albums.
Holocaust Denier’s Sentence: Visit 5 Ex-Nazi Camps, and Write About It
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:04:48 GMT
Holocaust Denier’s Sentence: Visit 5 Ex-Nazi Camps, and Write About It

A judge ordered Laurent Louis, a far-right former lawmaker in Belgium, to visit a concentration camp every year for five years and write about his experience.
Sports of The Times: Baseball Needs More Netting, and Fewer Excuses
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 03:37:51 GMT
Sports of The Times: Baseball Needs More Netting, and Fewer Excuses

The sight of a bloodied young fan at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday should serve as the impetus for the sport to extend netting at every ballpark.
Immigration Officers Won’t Get Guest Lists Anymore, Motel 6 Says
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:29:56 GMT
Immigration Officers Won’t Get Guest Lists Anymore, Motel 6 Says

After the detention and deportation of guests, the company has made it policy to not give information out to law enforcement.
‘Politics and Foreign Policy Are Not Reality TV’
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 09:00:01 GMT
‘Politics and Foreign Policy Are Not Reality TV’

Our top 10 comments of the week: Readers discussed Trump’s threats to North Korea, the earthquake in Mexico, and a recipe for Baked Stuffed Acorn Squash.
Fiction: In ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing,’ a Haunted Road Trip to Prison
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:00:24 GMT
Fiction: In ‘Sing, Unburied, Sing,’ a Haunted Road Trip to Prison

Jesmyn Ward’s follow-up to “Salvage the Bones” tells the story of a woman intent on making her fractured family whole again.
Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:10:11 GMT
Megan Fairchild, the Swan With the Screwball Spark

“It’s big Megan” now. After a stint on Broadway and a divorce, Ms. Fairchild has arrived at a new level of artistry and her first Odette-Odile.
'A safe place': Midtown clinic shows better outcomes with mental, physical health
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:27:22 -0400
'A safe place': Midtown clinic shows better outcomes with mental, physical health

Collaborative program aims to treat the whole person, in federally-funded effort
      
 
 
College football live updates: SJU vs. St. Thomas at Target Field
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:30:05 -0400
College football live updates: SJU vs. St. Thomas at Target Field

Live updates from the college football contest between SJU and St. Thomas at Target Field start at 1 p.m.
      
 
 
Granite history to come alive at Quarry Park
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:12:36 -0400
Granite history to come alive at Quarry Park

Derrick Demonstration Day takes place Monday.
      
 
 
Secretary of state: Russians targeted Minnesota elections
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:39:24 -0400
Secretary of state: Russians targeted Minnesota elections

Minnesota was one of 21 states notified Friday of attempted Russian hacking.
      
 
 
Tech senior makes the most of his chance
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:59:33 -0400
Tech senior makes the most of his chance

Luka Rajkic moves into the Tigers' starting lineup because of an injury
      
 
 
Mrozek, Rocori sack Alexandria, 30-14
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:17:38 -0400
Mrozek, Rocori sack Alexandria, 30-14

Rocori improves to 4-0 with win
      
 
 
'More than an education': Emerging leaders graduate from local program
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:04:09 -0400
'More than an education': Emerging leaders graduate from local program

The young adult students in the 2017 class of the Jugaad Leadership Program are dedicated to hard work and community involvement
      
 
 
St. John's-St. Thomas rivalry to break D3 attendance record
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:15:21 -0400
St. John's-St. Thomas rivalry to break D3 attendance record

The 87th edition of the St. John's-St. Thomas game will be played on Saturday at Target Field, and more than 35,000 tickets have already been sold.
      
 
 
Tech at 100: Teachers strike as sports season slips away in 1981
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:29:02 -0400
Tech at 100: Teachers strike as sports season slips away in 1981

Now-Principal Charlie Eisenreich was a student, and Chuck Sell was principal at Tech during its 7th decade
      
 
 
Jeb Bush on political divides: 'Turn off cable TV'
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:14:09 -0400
Jeb Bush on political divides: 'Turn off cable TV'

The former Florida governor and 2016 presidential candidate shares thoughts on the political divides, President Donald Trump and his life now.
      
 
 
Mediation falls apart in GOP's veto battle with Dayton
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:32:48 -0400
Mediation falls apart in GOP's veto battle with Dayton

The two sides have fighting since May over Dayton's decision to zero out the Legislature's $130 million operating budget.
      
 
 
Movie Addict: So-so plot gets help from spectacular action in ‘Kingsman’
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:18:39 -0400
Movie Addict: So-so plot gets help from spectacular action in ‘Kingsman’

Vaughn delivers on a golden platter some of the coolest action and the most colossal adventure
      
 
 
Touching hearts: Artists see the effect of mural work at CentraCare pediatric unit
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:28:06 -0400
Touching hearts: Artists see the effect of mural work at CentraCare pediatric unit

A 200-foot mural depicting the migratory journey of the monarch butterfly wraps the halls where chronically ill children walk daily.
      
 
 
This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by their president
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:31:44 -0400
This weekend, Minnesota celebrates the Finns, with rare visit by their president

FinnFest USA, a celebration of Finnish-American culture, returns this weekend to Minneapolis.
      
 
 
St. Cloud videographers seeking to avoid gay weddings will appeal
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:41:51 -0400
St. Cloud videographers seeking to avoid gay weddings will appeal

A federal judged dimissed a lawsuit Wednesday filed by a owners of a St. Cloud video production company who sought the right to turn away same-sex customers.
      
 
 
Sartell's Meier goes from catching pucks at SCSU games to committing to Huskies
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:30:28 -0400
Sartell's Meier goes from catching pucks at SCSU games to committing to Huskies

Mentor John Swanson is happy to see the boy he mentored realize his Division I dream
      
 
 
Tri-County Humane Society welcomes rescue dogs from Florida
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:03:00 -0400
Tri-County Humane Society welcomes rescue dogs from Florida

A transport of dogs from Florida to the Tri-County Humane Society was delayed due to Hurricane Irma. But the new recruits arrived safely Thursday.
      
 
 
Friday's local scores
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:28:54 -0400
Friday's local scores

Area sports results for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017
      
 
 
Rocori runs past Alexandria for 4th win of season, 30-14
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:07:15 -0400
Rocori runs past Alexandria for 4th win of season, 30-14

6th-ranked (Class 4A) Spartans use dominant run game, 3 interceptions, 4 sacks to shut down Class 5A Cardinals
      
 
 
Prep roundup: Sauk Rapids tops Brainerd 6-0
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 00:22:22 -0400
Prep roundup: Sauk Rapids tops Brainerd 6-0

The Storm put together one long second-quarter drive to shut out the Warriors on Friday
      
 
 
Tech football gets back on track
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 23:22:00 -0400
Tech football gets back on track

Senior defensive back Luka Rajkic talks about St. Cloud Tech's homecoming win over Sartell.
      
 
 
Tech vs. Sartell football
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:43:43 -0400
Tech vs. Sartell football

      
 
 
Twins stay on track in postseason race, beat Tigers 7-3
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:39:16 -0400
Twins stay on track in postseason race, beat Tigers 7-3

Minnesota came into the night leading the race for the American League's second wild card by 2 ½ games over Texas and the Los Angeles Angels.
      
 
 
Rocori vs. Alexandria football
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:30:34 -0400
Death notices
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 20:41:58 -0400
Death notices

Deaths reported Friday to the St. Cloud Times.
      
 
 
Vikings' Bradford out against Bucs; Keenum to start again
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:39:39 -0400
Vikings' Bradford out against Bucs; Keenum to start again

ikings coach Mike Zimmer eliminated the mystery before the weekend this time.
      
 
 
Derrick Demonstration Days are a 10 year tradition at Quarry Park
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:12:11 -0400
Derrick Demonstration Days are a 10 year tradition at Quarry Park

Retired granite worker Bob Ramler demonstrates how to use the lifts that pulled granite from the quarries.
      
 
 
Study Says Alcohol Abuse & Mood Disorders Cause Of Avoidable ER Visits
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:17:15 -0400
Study Says Alcohol Abuse & Mood Disorders Cause Of Avoidable ER Visits

According to a new study, 3.5 percent of all emergency department visits in the United States were avoidable and for non-life threatening conditions.
      
 
 
Government Study: Nearly One Fifth Of Americans Deal With Mental Illness Or Substance Abuse
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:15:45 -0400
Government Study: Nearly One Fifth Of Americans Deal With Mental Illness Or Substance Abuse

A U.S. Government study says nearly 1 in 5 American adults deals with a mental illness or substance abuse problem each year. Oregon has the highest rate, and New Jersey the lowest, according to 2012-2014 data analyzed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Overall, almost 44 million Americans 18 or older had a diagnosable mental, behavioral or emotional disorder in the past year, researchers said. They reviewed national surveys on drug use and health. SAMHSA acting deputy assistant secretary Kana Enomoto said, "The figures in SAMHSA's report remind us how important it is to take mental health as seriously as any other health condition."
      
 
 
Prep football live updates: Sartell vs. St. Cloud Tech
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:30:06 -0400
Prep football live updates: Sartell vs. St. Cloud Tech

Live updates from the prep football contest between Sartell and St. Cloud Tech start at 7 p.m.
      
 
 
Prep football live updates: Alexandria vs. Rocori
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:45:03 -0400
Prep football live updates: Alexandria vs. Rocori

Live updates from the prep football contest between Alexandria and Rocori start at 6 p.m.
      
 
 
Flood of painted lady butterflies bolsters fall colors
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:00:01 -0400
Flood of painted lady butterflies bolsters fall colors

Explosion in population this year appears to national trend
      
 
 
St. Cloud to schedule public hearing on raising tobacco buying age
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:09:52 -0400
St. Cloud to schedule public hearing on raising tobacco buying age

On Sept. 25, the city council will likely schedule a public hearing for Oct. 9 to discuss the issue of raising the legal tobacco purchasing age to 21
      
 
 
Fundraisers
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 13:03:04 -0400
Fundraisers

This week's local fundraising events
      
 
 
Tech at 100: 1977-1986 in photos
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:28:02 -0400
Power restored to SCSU campus area
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:17:35 -0400
Power restored to SCSU campus area

A downed power wire left nearly 2,000 people in the SCSU campus area without power, according to Xcel Energy
      
 
 
Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bruce Johnson announces retirement
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:06:39 -0400
Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bruce Johnson announces retirement

Bruce Johnson, executive director of Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, announced this week his plans to retire at the end of the year.
      
 
 
Prep roundup: No. 10 Crusaders win in 3 sets
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:36:49 -0400
Prep roundup: No. 10 Crusaders win in 3 sets

Cathedral improves to 14-1 with a 25-15, 25-14, 25-17 victory over the Milaca Wolves
      
 
 
Thursday's local scores
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:34:10 -0400
Thursday's local scores

Results from the Times area for Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017
      
 
 
Twins rout Tigers, lead AL wild-card race by 2 ½ games
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 23:05:06 -0400
Twins rout Tigers, lead AL wild-card race by 2 ½ games

Joe Mauer and Jorge Polanco had three hits each, and the Minnesota Twins extended their lead for the American League’s second wild card by beating the Detroit Tigers 12-1 on Thursday night.
      
 
 
Don’t forget storm named Charlottesville
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:30:01 -0400
Don’t forget storm named Charlottesville

Don’t forget storm named Charlottesville
      
 
 
This Johnnie dates a Tommie
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:32:29 -0400
This Johnnie dates a Tommie

Dusty Krueger is the Johnnies' leading rusher. His girlfriend is a Tommie.
      
 
 
Charges: ‘Super drunk’ Minnesota man ran from fatal crash
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:13:06 -0400
Charges: ‘Super drunk’ Minnesota man ran from fatal crash

A Minneapolis man who a friend described as “super drunk” is charged in a weekend car crash that killed his 20-year-old girlfriend.
      
 
 
Otto is 2nd generation WR for SCSU football team
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:55:47 -0400
Otto is 2nd generation WR for SCSU football team

Wide receiver is a a sixth-year senior from Chanhassen
      
 
 
2-minute drill: SCSU offers youth wrestling clinic
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:50:30 -0400
2-minute drill: SCSU offers youth wrestling clinic

The 2017 St. Cloud State University Fall Wrestling Youth Clinic will be held on Oct. 28 in the Halenbeck Hall Fieldhouse. St. Cloud State wrestling is a perennial powerhouse in NCAA Division II wrestling, winning back-to-back national championships in 2015 and 2016.
      
 
 
Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rules
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 16:29:35 -0400
Betsy DeVos scraps Obama-era college sexual misconduct rules

The Department of Education's new interim guidance for college campuses attempts to balance the rights of the accused with accusers.
      
 
 
Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials say
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:10:09 -0400
Russians tried to hack election systems of 21 states in 2016, officials say

Russians attempted to hack elections systems in Wisconsin and 20 other states in the run-up to last year's presidential election, Wisconsin officials said Friday.
      
 
 
Apollo vs. Rocori 2017
Fri, 8 Sep 2017 22:43:27 -0400
Apollo vs. Rocori 2017

      
 
 
Rocori High School Football 2017
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Paynesville High School football 2107
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Melrose High School football preview 2017
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Holdingford High School football 2017
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Sex trafficking in St. Cloud panel discussion
Thu, 6 Oct 2016 14:00:27 -0400
Sex trafficking in St. Cloud panel discussion

Local experts and law enforcement answer questions about sex trafficking in St. Cloud at a forum held at the St. Cloud Police Department.
     
 
 
Sex trafficking: The Victims Next Door
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:49:50 -0400
Sex trafficking: The Victims Next Door

Sex trafficking is happening here. Every day, at all hours. And Central Minnesota is not immune to the violence, drug use and trauma that follows it. Local law enforcement and advocacy organizations are working to combat the issue, but factors such as pornography, sexism and economics continue to fuel a culture of exploitation.
     
 
 
Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on ousting school board
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 9:19
Shakopee watchdog group sets sights on ousting school board

Some Shakopee residents have rallied together to form a community watchdog group with a single, unifying purpose: a demand that the school board step down. They want all seven members to resign but say they’ll settle for a few.
Melania Trump set to meet with Prince Harry, Canadian PM
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 8:14
Melania Trump set to meet with Prince Harry, Canadian PM

Melania Trump is set to take her biggest step yet as first lady as she makes her first solo trip outside the United States to represent her adopted country.
Anoka County hopes free shuttle will help attract, retain Northstar riders
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 9:19
Anoka County hopes free shuttle will help attract, retain Northstar riders

The beleaguered line got a $240,000 grant for a one-year shuttle service in Fridley.
Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing lower leg in boating accident
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 5:29
Fox 9 reporter shares story about losing lower leg in boating accident

Courtney Godfrey fell overboard and her foot became entangled in the boat’s propeller.
Mediation falls apart in GOP's veto battle with Gov. Dayton
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 22:13
Mediation falls apart in GOP's veto battle with Gov. Dayton

Court-ordered mediation between Gov. Mark Dayton and Republican legislative leaders broke down around noon Friday, when GOP leaders said Dayton ended the session.
Police arrest Excelsior man after Vista Fleet tour boats released in Duluth
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 6:56
Police arrest Excelsior man after Vista Fleet tour boats released in Duluth

Questions remain about how the boats were released.
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New Hope rambler transformed into modern dream home
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 7:33
New Hope rambler transformed into modern dream home

Ready to downsize and set the stage for aging in place, a design pro created her own dream home in a 1961 rambler in New Hope.
German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 is brought back home
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 8:17
German plane hijacked to Somalia in 1977 is brought back home

A Lufthansa passenger jet that was hijacked to Somalia 40 years ago at the height of a far-left militant group's campaign against West German authorities has returned home.
Hudson, Wis., woman fights City Hall to keep her downtown beauty shop pink
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 7:11
Hudson, Wis., woman fights City Hall to keep her downtown beauty shop pink

Woman is fighting Hudson City Hall, which says her house should be a muted, neutral hue.
Gibson pitches Twins to victory over Detroit to pad wild-card lead
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 7:36
Gibson pitches Twins to victory over Detroit to pad wild-card lead

Behind seven effective innings from Kyle Gibson, the Twins beat Detroit and built their wild-card lead to 3½ games.
With Bradford out, Vikings' playoff aspirations burdened by history of QB turbulence
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 23:20
With Bradford out, Vikings' playoff aspirations burdened by history of QB turbulence

Sam Bradford is out at the minimum one more week. And that's not a good sign. Only one Vikings playoff team since 2000 has reached the postseason using two different starting quarterbacks.
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Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 7:12
Ramsey County's Amazon HQ bid adds St. Paul riverfront to ammo site

Riverfront site in downtown St. Paul is added to proposal.
Minnesota and Wisconsin among states targeted by Russian hackers
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 7:9
Minnesota and Wisconsin among states targeted by Russian hackers

The Department of Homeland Security informed 21 states of the situation about Russian hackers and their election systems. No breach occurred, Secretary of State Steve Simon said. Wisconsin also is included.
3-foot-long bratwurst welcomes challengers at NE. Mpls. German restaurant
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 10:8
3-foot-long bratwurst welcomes challengers at NE. Mpls. German restaurant

The Meterbratwurst challenge at Gasthof zur Gemutlichkeit is an Oktoberfest favorite.
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Delta: Mysterious website tricks people who put pets on jets
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 16:1
Delta: Mysterious website tricks people who put pets on jets

A website is tricking people into thinking they're dealing with Delta Air Lines when arranging for their pets to fly on jets, the Atlanta-based company maintains in a new federal lawsuit.
Indiana man 'glad to be alive' after being forgotten and locked in cave for 60 hours
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 12:56
Indiana man 'glad to be alive' after being forgotten and locked in cave for 60 hours

A 19-year-old man who spent 60 hours locked alone inside a gated southern Indiana cave says he feels lucky to be alive.
Does Netherlands hold key to diversity needs in Twin Cities housing?
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 6:57
Does Netherlands hold key to diversity needs in Twin Cities housing?

Twin Cities housing doesn't meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population. The Netherlands may be a model.
Fire on the mountain: 2 forests offer clues to Yellowstone's fate in a warming world
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 7:45
Fire on the mountain: 2 forests offer clues to Yellowstone's fate in a warming world

One is lush, the other is sparse. The latter could be the new norm.
How Lynx captivated a city and built from the floor up
Sat, 23, Sep 2017 5:34
How Lynx captivated a city and built from the floor up

No longer a mere curiosity as they head into their sixth WNBA Finals in seven years, the Lynx are a dominant team in a city desperate for title chases.
Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 23:49
Trump promises Alabama Sen. Strange will 'drain the swamp'

President Donald Trump implored his supporters Friday to get behind an establishment-backed incumbent in a Republican runoff race in Alabama, arguing that Sen. Luther Strange will "drain the swamp" and doesn't know the Senate Majority Leader "at all."
Mound man pleads guilty to using $1 million in investors' money to fund lavish lifestyle
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 20:44
Mound man pleads guilty to using $1 million in investors' money to fund lavish lifestyle

Jeremy Lundin stole more than $1 million from dozens of investors, the charges say.
McCain says he will vote no on latest health care repeal bill
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 22:9
McCain says he will vote no on latest health care repeal bill

The Arizona senator said he “cannot in good conscience” vote for the Cassidy-Graham proposal, which GOP leaders have been aiming to bring to the Senate floor next week.
After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 20:40
After 9 months of detours, Hwy. 169 in Edina is set to reopen

More than 90,000 motorists a day have been on detour as MnDOT replaced an old bridge with a 3,000-foot causeway that passes over marshland.
Feds approve Minnesota program for lower premiums
Fri, 22, Sep 2017 20:45
Feds approve Minnesota program for lower premiums

The announcement left questions about the impact on federal funding for the state’s MinnesotaCare program.
What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:10:40 -0400
What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The Pacific

What You Need To Know About North Korea’s Threat To Detonate An H-Bomb In The PacificThe international community has watched in dismay as U.S. President Donald “Dotard” Trump and North Korean leader “Rocket Man” Kim Jong Un trade escalating taunts and insults.


Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 15:13:19 -0400
Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct

Mass Killer Scott Dekraai Gets Life In Prison In Case Tainted By Government Misconduct― Scott Dekraai, the shooter in the worst mass killing in Orange County, California, history, was sentenced on Friday to eight consecutive life terms in prison without the possibility of parole, rather than receiving the death penalty, because of government misconduct linked to a jail informant program.


Melania Trump dons casual flannel ensemble for first White House Kitchen Garden event
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:57:00 -0400
Melania Trump dons casual flannel ensemble for first White House Kitchen Garden event

Melania Trump dons casual flannel ensemble for first White House Kitchen Garden eventThe first lady hosted her first White House Kitchen Garden event, continuing a harvesting tradition started by former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, on Friday.


Students Chant 'Get Out' During James Comey's Speech at Howard University
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 14:45:09 -0400
Students Chant 'Get Out' During James Comey's Speech at Howard University

Students Chant 'Get Out' During James Comey's Speech at Howard UniversityDozens of students interrupted a speech made by former FBI director James Comey at the 150th opening convocation of Howard University in Washington, D.C.


Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 19:27:48 -0400
Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam Cracks

Tens Of Thousands In Puerto Rico Told To Evacuate Immediately As Dam CracksAbout 70,000 people in Puerto Rico’s northwestern municipalities of Isabela and Quebradillas were being urged to evacuate immediately Friday after the Guajataca Dam there was found to be in “imminent” danger of failing.


WATCH: Video Of Georgia Students Hitting Teacher Goes Viral
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:34:07 -0400
Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:12:15 -0400
Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death diveCassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."


Trump's Approval Rose But He's Still Very Unpopular
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 11:04:20 -0400
Trump's Approval Rose But He's Still Very Unpopular

Trump's Approval Rose But He's Still Very UnpopularTrump is on the rise. Trump also remains in the basement.


Anger in Mexico as officials admit Frida Sofia, the 'girl trapped in earthquake rubble' does not exist 
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 06:04:31 -0400
Anger in Mexico as officials admit Frida Sofia, the 'girl trapped in earthquake rubble' does not exist 

Anger in Mexico as officials admit Frida Sofia, the 'girl trapped in earthquake rubble' does not exist Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her. Soldiers and volunteers carry a survivor from the collapsed Enrique Rebsamen School on Thursday Credit:  MARIO GUZMAN/EFE News media, officials and volunteer rescuers all repeated the story of "Frida Sofia" with a sense of urgency that made it a national drama, drawing attention away from other rescue efforts across the quake-stricken city and leaving people in Mexico and abroad glued to their television sets. But she never existed, Mexican navy officials now say. At least 25 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage at Enrique Rebsamen school following the magnitude 7.1 quake Credit:  MARIO GUZMAN/EFE "We want to emphasize that we have no knowledge about the report that emerged with the name of a girl," navy Assistant Secretary Angel Enrique Sarmiento said Thursday. "We never had any knowledge about that report, and we do not believe - we are sure - it was not a reality." Sarmiento said a camera lowered into the rubble of the Enrique Rebsamen school showed blood tracks where an injured person apparently dragged himself or herself, and the only person still listed as missing was a school employee. But it was just blood tracks - no fingers wiggling, no voice, no name. Several dead people have been removed from the rubble, and it could have been their fingers rescuers thought they saw move. Why is Mexico City so earthquake-prone? 01:21 Sarmiento later apologized for being so categorical, saying that if a person is still trapped it could be a child or an adult. "The information existing at this moment doesn't allow us to say if it is an adult or a child," Sarmiento said. "As long as there is the slightest possibility of someone alive, we will continue searching with the same energy." Tuesday's 7.1 earthquake is the worst to hit the city since 1985 Credit: Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency Twitter users quickly brought out the "Fake News" tag and complained that the widespread coverage had distracted attention from real rescue efforts where victims have been pulled victims from the rubble - something that hasn't happened at the school in at least a day. Viewers across the country hung on the round-the-clock coverage of the drama Wednesday from the only network that was permitted to enter. Mexico City's buildings crumble as deadly 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits - in pictures The military, which ran the rescue operation, spoke directly only to the network's reporters inside the site. The Associated Press and others reported about the search for the girl, based on interviews with rescue workers leaving the scene who believed it was true. How to help | Mexico Earthquake The workers had been toiling through the night, and the chance of rescuing the girl appeared to give them hope and purpose despite their exhaustion. Reports about the trapped girl led to the donations of cranes, support beams and power tools at the school site - pleas for help quickly met based on the urgency of rescuing children. It was unclear if that affected other rescue operations going on simultaneously at a half dozen other sites across the city. Women are covered in dust after making it out of a building that collapsed after an earthquake in the Roma neighborhood of Mexico City, Credit: Rebecca Blackwell/AP Despite all the technology brought to bear at the school, including thermal imaging devices, sensors, scanners and remote cameras, the mistake may have come down to a few over-enthusiastic rescuers who, one-by one, crawled into the bottom of shafts tunneled into the rubble looking for any signs of life. "I don't think there was bad faith involved," security analyst Alejandro Hope said. "You want to believe there are children still alive down there." Mexico earthquake: Shake intensity Rescuers interviewed by the AP late Wednesday at a barricade that blocked most journalists from reaching the site believed the story of the girl implicitly. Operating on little sleep and relying on donated food and tools, rescuers were emotionally wedded to the story, and the adrenaline it provided may have been the only thing keeping them going. At least 25 bodies have been pulled from the wreckage at Enrique Rebsamen school following the magnitude 7.1 quake Credit: Daniel Cardenas/Anadolu Agency Rescue worker Raul Rodrigo Hernandez Ayala came out from the site Wednesday night and said that "the girl is alive, she has vital signs," and that five more children had been located alive. "There is a basement where they found children." Despite the setback - and the diminishing hopes that anyone was left under the rubble - rescuers appeared unwilling to question the effort. A man is rescued from a collapsed building in the Condesa neighborhood of Mexico City on Tuesday Credit:  Pablo Ramos/AP "It was a confusion," said Alfredo Padilla, a volunteer rescuer at the school. "The important thing is there are signs of life and we are working on that." In retrospect, the story of "Frida Sofia," had some suspicious points from the start. Officials couldn't locate any relatives of the missing girl, and no girl with that name attended the school. Rescuers said they were still separated from her by yards of rubble, but could somehow still hear her. Children pulled from school rubble in Mexico 01:36 It could have political repercussions: Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno, often mentioned as a possible presidential candidate, had repeated the story about the girl. Hope noted "something similar happened in 1985," referring to the magnitude 8.0 quake that killed 9,500 people. Media quickly reported that a 9-year-old boy had been located in the rubble days after the Sept. 19 quake 32 years ago. Rescuers mobilized in a huge effort to find the boy, but he apparently never existed. "That generated anger against those who had spread the story," Hope said. 


US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:55:00 -0400
US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediately

US forces in South Korea receive fake, urgent message telling them to evacuate immediatelyUS troops in South Korea have been sent an urgent message telling their families to flee the country. The US Army has now been forced to send out a message telling troops to check any messages and ensure that they are legitimate. Officials have so far not been able to publicly confirm where the messages came from, or whether they are related at all to ongoing tensions with North Korea.


Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:44:33 -0400
Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After Irma

Florida Officials Allege Disturbing Cover-Up At Nursing Home Where Patients Died After IrmaStaff at a Florida nursing home where 10 patients fell ill last week and eventually died after its air conditioning was knocked out for days made entries into patients’ medical records that inaccurately portrayed their situation, according to state officials.


The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 08:55:23 -0400
The Funniest Tweets From Parents This Week

The Funniest Tweets From Parents This WeekKids may say the darndest things, but parents tweet about them in the funniest ways.


Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 10:34:16 -0400
Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunriseWildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.


Please Stop Calling 911 To Report This Gruesome 'Decapitated Body'
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 05:14:27 -0400
Please Stop Calling 911 To Report This Gruesome 'Decapitated Body'

Please Stop Calling 911 To Report This Gruesome 'Decapitated Body'Halloween arrived early in one part of Tennessee and sparked a panicked 911 call to police.


Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:11:43 -0400
Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on sale

Excitement bubbles up at BYU as caffeinated soda now on salePROVO, Utah (AP) — Mormon church-owned Brigham Young University ended a six-decade ban Thursday on the sale of caffeinated soft drinks on campus, surprising students by posting a picture of a can of Coca-Cola on Twitter and just two words: "It's happening."


Winner of $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:27:00 -0400
Winner of $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child

Winner of $338 Million Powerball Jackpot Charged With Sexually Assaulting ChildPedro Quezada became a millionaire overnight in 2013. "It will not change my heart," he reportedly said at the time.


Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 12:42:41 -0400
Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career

Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school careerIn Tiffany Trump's first few weeks at George Law, she's shared the campus with some of the president's most renowned critics -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.


Here's Why You Can't Call Puerto Rico After Maria
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 17:51:59 -0400
Here's Why You Can't Call Puerto Rico After Maria

Here's Why You Can't Call Puerto Rico After MariaPuerto Ricans living in Orlando and other U.S. cities are desperate to hear news from their loved ones and friends after Hurricane Maria.


Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:56:54 -0400
Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provokedBy Andrew Osborn and Phil Stewart MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States on Thursday it would target U.S.-backed militias in Syria if Russian troops again came under fire, as the United States disclosed an unusual face-to-face meeting between U.S. and Russian generals meant to avoid such clashes. The Russian warning underscored growing tensions over Syria between Moscow and Washington.


18 Halloween Costume Ideas For People With Glasses
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:25:01 -0400
18 Halloween Costume Ideas For People With Glasses

18 Halloween Costume Ideas For People With GlassesGlasses wearers know all-too-well the struggle of finding a Halloween costume that fits their #brand.


Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges
Thu, 21 Sep 2017 14:17:49 -0400
Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emerges

Entire towns in Mexico flattened as scale of earthquake damage emergesHopes that rescuers will find more survivors trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico were fading on Thursday, as the scale of the devastation wreaked by the country’s deadliest earthquake for a generation started to become clear. At least 250 people died and 1,900 were injured in the 7.1 magnitude quake which struck Mexico on Tuesday – 32 years to the day after the country’s deadliest earthquake killed thousands and laid waste to the capital city.


Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifle
Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:53:43 -0400
Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifle

Red faces as Russian monument to creator of Kalashnikov depicts German rifleThe monument in the heart of Moscow was supposed to be a tribute to Mikhail Kalashnikov, the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle. Unfortunately, things went wrong, spectacularly so. The etching on the plinth was not of a Kalashnikov but the StG 44 rifle used by the Nazis during WWII. The mistake was spotted by arms experts, the BBC reported. It left the authorities having to use an angle grinder