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Oct 1,2014 at 9:17 AM
About 20 million gallons of highly flammable crude oil cruises through Minnesota every day. Most of that oil travels the same route -- right through the Twin Cities and past thousands of homes......
Oct 1,2014 at 12:52 PM

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1, the 274th day of 2014. There are 91 days left in the year.

Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 1, 1964, the Free Speech Movement began at the University of California,...
Oct 1,2014 at 12:52 PM

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated...
Oct 1,2014 at 12:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Same-sex couples in 11 more states would win the right to marry, but the issue would remain unsettled nationwide if the Supreme Court were to surprise everyone and decline to take up gay marriage right now.
A...
Oct 1,2014 at 12:52 PM

CLUNE, Pa. (AP) — The family of a 6-day-old Pennsylvania boy who was wounded by a hunter's stray bullet said the infant is expected to survive, but will be blind.
Stefanie Iverson, 30, said her son Shayne's life was spared when...
Oct 1,2014 at 11:52 AM

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence....
Oct 1,2014 at 10:36 AM


Fewer Minnesotans are recycling. In fact, officials say recycling has been down for a decade.

The more Minnesotans recycle it not only helps the environment, but it also keeps a large number of people employed. 

Robin...
Oct 1,2014 at 10:21 AM

BEIJING (AP) — Taiwan, an island that China's ruling Communist Party has long sought to bring into its fold under the same "one country, two systems" arrangement it has for Hong Kong, has thrown its support behind Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement....
Oct 1,2014 at 5:52 AM

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — As a child, Osama al-Bar would walk from his home past Islam's holiest site, the Kaaba, to the market of spice and fabric merchants where his father owned a store. At that time, Mecca was so small, pilgrims could sit...
Oct 1,2014 at 12:52 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Stoppard's witty 1995 play "Indian Ink" takes a romantic look back at India under waning British rule, gently mocking both the British Raj and some of the English-smitten "natives."
There's a timeless sensuality...
Sep 30,2014 at 4:21 PM

Ina Garten is a best-selling cookbook author, an Emmy-winning television host and the doyenne of casual elegance. But on a recent afternoon, the so-called "Barefoot Contessa" star looked around her East Hampton, New York, kitchen and realized that...
Sep 30,2014 at 4:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A juvenile was arrested Tuesday in the shooting of a high school student that prompted a school-wide lockdown and evacuation, police in Louisville, Kentucky, said.
Sgt. Phil Russell said the alleged shooter...
Sep 30,2014 at 2:52 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next time some nasty storms are heading your way, the National Weather Service says it will have a better forecast of just how close they could come to you.
The weather service on Tuesday started using a...
Sep 30,2014 at 8:52 AM

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had...
Sep 29,2014 at 11:41 PM


Big Island is a popular spot for summer boaters on Lake Minnetonka... and their garbage.

Melissa Waskiewicz is the Executive Director of the Lake Minnetonka Association. She says when the boats leave, they leave behind a...