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Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:00am
President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.

Dayton leads Republicans in cash; Honour leads all in revenue

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:00am
Facing an August primary, Republicans are spending money quickly but DFL Gov. Mark Dayton hording his cash until they sort out their contest, according to recent campaign finance reports.

Malone and Anderson announce North Loop restaurant

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 9:40am
Chefs Jamie Malone and Erik Anderson -- both associated with Sea Change -- are launching their own North Loop collaboration.

House panel condemns Obama for prisoner swap

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:40am
A bitterly divided House panel on Tuesday voted to condemn President Barack Obama for the swap of five Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years.

ESPN suspends Smith for comments on abuse

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:20am
ESPN has suspended outspoken sportscaster Stephen A. Smith for a week because of his comments about domestic abuse suggesting women should make sure that they don't do anything to provoke an attack.

Surgeon General: Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:20am
Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:20am
The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go nearly far enough.

Revised data: US grew faster in 2nd half of 2013

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 8:00am
Fueled by healthier consumer spending, the U.S. economy grew in the second half of last year at the strongest pace in a decade and more than previously estimated, new government data show.

TCF Stadium first: Grass surface being installed for soccer match

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:40am
The temporary shift to grass is for Saturday afternoon’s battle between two participants in the second annual Guinness International Champions Cup tournament.

Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:20am
More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.

Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 7:00am
Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on the bloodiest day of the 22-day conflict.

Son 'did what had to be done,' kills man attacking mom in N. Minn.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 5:00am
Brad Himes, 48, came to the rescue of his 72-year-old mother, Ethel, and shot Benjamin Beaudoin, 34, of Mendota Heights, pictured above, with a handgun outside the house along Hwy. 53, roughly 4 miles east of Ray, Minn., according to the Koochiching County Sheriff’s Office.

Zip Rail project between Twin Cities and Rochester gaining speed

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00pm
Officials looking at 2 paths for proposed link between Twin Cities and Rochester.

Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:20pm
Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell.

Twin Cities school budgets are stablilizing, survey shows

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:20pm
Survey by the Association of Metropolitan School Districts shows that schools are financially stronger than in years past

Polaris launches Slingshot three-wheeler and new business unit

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:20pm
The exotic Slingshot was unleashed before 5,000 dealers at the company’s annual product show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The low-riding, two-seater boasts 173-horsepower, up to 20-inch tires and will cost between $19,999 to $23,999.

Sheriff: Speed, alcohol factors in driver's fatal late-night crash in St. Croix Falls

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:40pm
The car went airborne over a driveway and struck several trees in a ditch.

NAACP, Urban League call for outside probe of Flowers' arrest

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 9:20pm
At a public meeting attended by about 100 people, local organizations call for third-party investigation of the arrest of Al Flowers.

Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:20pm
A Connecticut man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in prison.

Delta adds free in-flight entertainment

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 8:20pm
In the in-flight entertainment arms race, Delta Air Lines said it will soon begin offering free movies on seat-back screens in coach class, as well as free TV shows and movies streamed to passengers’ own devices.