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Google's new app blunders by calling black people 'gorillas'

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 3:00pm
Google's new image-recognition program misfired badly this week by identifying two black people as gorillas, delivering a mortifying reminder that even the most intelligent machines still have lot to learn about human sensitivity.

Max sentence for shooter who killed man during brawl in Brooklyn Center

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:40pm
The victim had been shot in the chest in the Days Inn parking lot.

Minn.-owned Reelz picks up Miss USA pageant after NBC drops it over Trump flap

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:40pm
The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel.

Dave Matthews doubles up in marathon Xcel show

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:20pm
Review: The ’90s hippie-rock favorite opened for himself and powered on for a 3 ½-hour marathon.

Train derailment, fire prompts evacuation in Tennessee

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 2:00pm
A car on a CSX train carrying a flammable and toxic substance derailed and caught fire in eastern Tennessee, prompting the evacuation of thousands of people within a 2-mile radius.

Gulf states reach $18.7B settlement with BP over oil spill

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:40pm
BP and five Gulf states announced a record $18.7 billion settlement Thursday that resolves years of legal fighting over the environmental and economic damage done by the energy giant's oil spill in 2010.

Police: No evidence of shooting at Washington Navy Yard

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:40pm
Investigators found no evidence of a shooting after the Washington Navy Yard went on lockdown Thursday because someone reported shots fired in the same building where a gunman killed 12 workers in a rampage two years ago.

Overtime plan is latest battle in debate over economic fairness

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 1:20pm
President Obama will visit La Crosse, Wis., today to make the case that the federal government should require employers to pay overtime to all salaried workers who earn less than $50,000 per year.

Who wants beer? Here are 2 Twin Cities brewery crawls to get you started

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:40am
With 25 taprooms inside the I-494/694 loop, putting together a brewery crawl is easy. Two burgeoning brewery districts, one in northeast Minneapolis and the other along the Green Line, let you leave the car behind to take in multiple taps by foot, bike or train.

Southwest light-rail advisory board lays out cuts to save line

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:20am
Members of a Southwest light-rail line advisory board voted Wednesday to recommend ending the transit project at Southwest station in Eden Prairie, cutting about $250 million from the project’s bottom line.

Thieves hit luxury Edina store, caught after high-speed chase in Woodbury

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 11:20am
A spokeswoman said police suspect the men “are part of a larger theft ring that is targeting high-end stores.”

Actor Josh Hartnett's Minneapolis house sells for $2.3M

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:40am
The house on Lake of the Isles in south Minneapolis was listed for $2.395 million

Give peas a chance? Not in my guacamole, says Obama

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:20am
President Barack Obama dipped into the great New York Times guacamole debate Wednesday. So did Jeb Bush. So did much of the Internet.

US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:20am
The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press.

Demolition expected for fire-damaged W. Broadway buildings

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:00am
Community leaders hope the stretch of W. Broadway won’t stay vacant for long.

Pizza farms offer reverse twist in farm-to-table movement

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:40am
As the farm-to-table movement connects more consumers with local farmers, some farms have shortened the distance between the plow and the plate. They're inviting customers over for pizza.

Aquatennial gets a rebranding and a move to downtown Minneapolis

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:20am
Organizers revealed new logos for the newly revamped celebration that incorporate familiar city landmarks.

‘Dukes of Hazzard’ pulled from TV Land over Confederate flag controversy

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:20am
The Duke Boys have not only been in trouble with the law since the day they was born, but they’re now feeling the wrath of Confederate flag protesters.

Wild signs Mikael Granlund, Ryan Carter, Nate Prosser

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:00am
The Wild has re-signed restricted free agent and No. 1 center Mikael Granlund to a two-year, $6 million "bridge deal" this morning.

Drive-by shooter admits killing wrong man in Minneapolis

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 8:20am
It turned out that the victim was simply removing some items from his SUV when he was shot in the head.