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Sep 2,2014 at 12:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorful floats, elaborate costumes, politicians and merrymakers filled Brooklyn's streets Monday for the annual West Indian Day Parade, a massive Caribbean celebration that was marred by a fatal shooting nearby before the official...
Sep 2,2014 at 12:21 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Three inmates, including one sentenced to death, escaped in a rare jailbreak in China's northeast after killing a guard early Tuesday morning, state media reported.
The escape at from Yanshou county jail outside...
Sep 1,2014 at 7:01 PM
Labor Day is typically the end of boating season for a lot of Minnesotans, and many businesses out on Lake Minnetonka say this season was a particularly tough one. Remember, we had a late ice out, then cold and rainy weather, and then we had a wake restriction...
Sep 1,2014 at 11:52 PM

HAPPY CAMP, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California wildfire has been contained after destroying a forest cabin, damaging five other homes and forcing about 50 people to evacuate. Meanwhile, a second blaze threatens hundreds of homes. ...
Sep 1,2014 at 11:38 PM


A man suspected of killing a Boston Scientific executive at an Arden Hills gas station last month may have robbed a bank in Blaine over the weekend, according to police.

The robbery took place at the TCF Bank at 331 County Road...
Sep 1,2014 at 4:51 PM


As the Minnesota State Fair winds down, the fair’s lost and found tends to wind up.

The head of the unit, Julie Samec, says up to 2,000 items are turned in during the fair’s 12-day run every year. Most of the valued items, like...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:52 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's outgoing prime minster pledged Monday to turn his country into "a big grave" for Sunni militants from the Islamic State group and commended security forces who achieved a rare victory over insurgents by ending the siege of...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:52 PM

TOKYO (AP) — Sony is trying to woo Japanese game fans to the PlayStation 4 home console that went on sale in November in the U.S. and Europe, but didn't arrive at stores here until February.
Atsushi Morita, appointed head of Sony...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:52 PM

SUVA, Fiji (AP) — Fiji's military commander said Tuesday that Syrian rebels have issued three demands for the release of 45 Fijian peacekeepers they've held captive for five days.
Brig. Gen. Mosese Tikoitoga said the al-Qaida-linked...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:21 PM

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A plan to resettle six men held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo in Uruguay is still being negotiated and is unlikely to occur before upcoming elections in the South American country, an official said Monday. ...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:21 PM

ERIE, Colo. (AP) — Four of the five people killed in a small-plane crash north of Denver were identified Monday as a woman and her three children.
The Weld County coroner says Tori Rains-Wedan, 41, and her three sons, 15-year-old...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:21 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The Muscular Dystrophy Association's nationally broadcast annual telethon has raised about $52.3 million in contributions over the Labor Day weekend.
The two-hour "MDA Show of Strength" aired Sunday on ABC, and...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:21 PM

NEW DELHI (AP) — A fashion photo shoot featuring five victims of acid attacks is drawing wide attention in India. While the country keeps no official statistics on acid attacks, there are regular reports in the media of attackers targeting victims...
Sep 1,2014 at 10:36 AM
On this week's edition of At Issue, Tom Hauser discusses poll results in the governor's race, people protesting the use of the Washington Redskins name at TCF Bank Stadium, and a federal lawsuit against the city of St. Anthony for rejecting a proposed...
Sep 1,2014 at 9:34 PM
Firefighters are at the scene of a house fire near the Crystal Airport. Authorities say the call came in just before 8:30 p.m. Monday......