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Oct 21,2014 at 6:55 AM
Two weeks before Election Day, U.S. Sen. Al Franken appears poised for re-election unless there's a major shake-up in his race with Republican Mike McFadden. According to our latest KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, Franken leads McFadden 53 percent to 38 percent....
Oct 21,2014 at 7:08 AM


Some parents in the Chisago Lakes School District are not happy the district has asked them to buy electronic tablets, such as iPads, for their children's classrooms. 

The district sent home letters last spring that indicate the...
Oct 21,2014 at 6:58 AM


Minnesota health experts say they have been preparing for weeks, and hospitals have been planning for months for Ebola to reach the state.

In our latest, exclusive KSTP/SurveyUSA poll, we asked Minnesotans if they think we’re...
Oct 21,2014 at 8:17 AM
Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Delivering her sentence, Judge Thokozile Masipa cited the "gross negligence" the double-amputee...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to referee a dispute over police access to hotels' guest information without first getting a search warrant.
The justices said they will hear an appeal by the city of Los Angeles...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two former executives of New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade Inc. who were convicted of securities fraud.
The justices on Monday let stand a ruling by a federal...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.
The justices said Monday they will hear California's appeal of a...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.
The justices did not comment...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities.
The justice on Monday agreed...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NHL suspended Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov indefinitely Monday after the two-time Stanley Cup winner's arrest on suspicion of domestic violence.
Voynov was booked and released at the Redondo...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
Ventura County fire Capt. Ron Oatman says firefighters responding to neighbors' reports of a woman crying...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama has cast his vote early for the 2014 midterm elections.
Obama voted Monday at a community center named after the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. near his family's home on Chicago's South Side....
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Obama...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Barkley is coming to Times Square to tip off the NBA season.
Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal and Ernie Johnson will host a live pregame show from the New York landmark Oct. 28 before TNT airs a ...
Oct 21,2014 at 9:21 AM

GENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.
Magnum Photos, the agency of which...