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Bloomberg donates $1.8 billion to alma mater, Johns Hopkins

BALTIMORE (AP) — Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University. Bloomberg and the Baltimore university said Sunday that the gift is the largest ever to any education institution in the U.S. University President Ronald Daniels ...

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn’t ruin your Thanksgiving

By CANDICE CHOI AP Food & Health Writer NEW YORK (AP) — There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey. That's according to health officials who've been monitoring the year-old outbreak. But they say it's a reminder to properly ...

Searchers in California fires step up efforts before rain

By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press CHICO, Calif. (AP) — Volunteers in white coveralls, hard hats and masks poked through ash-covered debris Sunday, searching for the remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfires before rains that are forecast for this week ...

Gasol, Conley lead Grizzlies past Timberwolves, 100-87

By BRIAN HALL Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With Mike Conley finally healthy to rejoin teammate Marc Gasol, and adding 6-foot-11, 242-poound rookie Jaren Jackson Jr., the Memphis Grizzlies have gone back to their long-trusted approach of physical defense. It has got Memphis winning ...

LeBron James scores 51 points, Lakers beat Heat

By The Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James scored 51 points against his former club and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat 113-97 on Sunday night. James had 19 points in the first quarter to help the Lakers open a big lead. The 51 points were a season high for James, and ...

AP Top 25: No. 23 Army ranked for 1st time since 1996

By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Football Writer Army is ranked for the first time since 1996, moving into The Associated Press college football poll at No. 23 on Sunday as it begins preparations to face rival Navy. The Black Knights (9-2) have been edging toward the Top 25 in recent weeks, ...

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: ‘No reason for me to hear it’

By DEB RIECHMANN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish ...

Minnesota researcher maintains telescope in Antarctica

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An astrophysicist from the University of Minnesota who has spent 14 winters in Antarctica tending to a telescope plans to step away from his research after the instrument is replaced. The university will begin the replacing the telescope and mount at the Amundsen-Scott ...

Trump sees wildfire areas

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all but destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass ...

Florida’s reputation for election bungling grows

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Mark Toepfer came to this spit of sand on the Tampa Bay shore to soak up the sun, drink a beer and maybe do a little fishing — not to talk about elections. But talk he did when asked for his thoughts on whether Florida, as a judge recently put it, is "the ...

Five more bodies found; nearly 1,300 missing

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea says emergency responders have made progress in finding people who had been reported missing in the wildfires but the list of those unaccounted for is now nearly 1,300. Honea pleaded Saturday with the public to check out the list and ...

People in the News

Bieber, ex-neighbor settle long-running egging suit LOS ANGELES (AP) — Justin Bieber has agreed to settle a long-running lawsuit filed by a former neighbor whose house the pop singer egged. A document filed Friday shows the case has been resolved in its entirety. No details were given ...

Election shows gerrymandering hard to overcome

With an election looming, courts earlier this year declared congressional districts in two states to be unconstitutional partisan gerrymanders. One map was redrawn. The other was not. The sharply contrasting outcomes that resulted on Election Day in Pennsylvania and North Carolina illustrate ...

International

Cyclone kills 33 in India with thousands in relief camps NEW DELHI (AP) — A powerful cyclone in southern India has killed at least 33 people, caused massive damage to homes and roads and drove tens of thousands of people into relief camps, officials said. India's navy assigned two ships ...

National

Prison inmate death after incident with staff ruled homicide SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The death of an inmate following an "altercation with correctional staff" at Western Illinois Correctional Center in May has been ruled a homicide, according to an autopsy report provided to The Associated ...

Minnesota

Electronic pull-tab gambling sales rise MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Annual sales of electronic pull-tabs in Minnesota rose 80 percent during the last fiscal year, generating $360 million, according to a new report by the Minnesota Gambling Control Board. The rise in pull-tab sales comes after a ...

A declared presidential candidate who believes in what he has lived

WASHINGTON — The world’s oldest political party has developed an aversion to discretion. The Democratic Party is manacled to an over-caffeinated base that believes that deft government can deliver parity of status to everyone while micromanaging the economy’s health care sector, which is ...

History

Local History 50 years ago: Debbie Swanson won first place in the talent contest at Winthrop High School with her rendition of “A Football Fan.” 10 years ago: The New Ulm City Council received a report stating that none of the hydronic furnaces were in compliance with the city ordinance ...

Local Outlook

Increasing clouds today, with a high near 31. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph. Mostly cloudy at night, with a low around 23. South southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming west after midnight. Monday...Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. North northwest wind 5 to 15 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a ...

Trump administration denies reaching conclusion on Khashoggi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration denied on Saturday that it had reached a final determination in the death of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. After President Donald Trump called his CIA chief and top diplomat from Air Force One as he flew to survey wildfire damage in California, the ...

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