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Book about Jack the Ripper’s victims wins nonfiction prize LONDON (AP) — A book that seeks to restore the humanity of the women murdered by Jack the Ripper has won Britain’s leading nonfiction literary award. Historian Hallie Rubenhold was awarded the 50,000-pound ($65,000) Baillie ...

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Chicago officer wounded in shootout with robbery suspect CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an officer has been wounded during a shootout on the city’s Northwest Side. Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the officer was struck Tuesday evening during a gun battle with a ...

Minnesota

TSA checkpoint closure riles Twin Cities airport officials MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Transportation Security Administration's decision to close one of six security checkpoints at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has riled airport officials and the operator of the hotel ...

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YA favorite Christopher Paolini writes science fiction novel NEW YORK (AP) — Christopher Paolini's next book isn't only for young people. The author of the multimillion-selling "Inheritance Cycle" has a seven-figure deal for a science fiction novel, his first adult book, Tor announced ...

As Epstein died, guards allegedly shopped online and slept

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, LARRY NEUMEISTER and TOM HAYS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Two jail guards responsible for monitoring Jeffrey Epstein the night he killed himself were sleeping and browsing the internet instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday charging the guards with ...

Judge orders search of agency computers in PolyMet challenge

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A judge on Tuesday ordered a forensic search of computers used by three former top officials at the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as part of an investigation into whether they sought to suppress concerns by federal regulators ...

Macalester College pulls founder’s name from campus building

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A private liberal arts college in Minnesota is removing its founder's name from a campus building after students brought attention to his racist views in the 1800s. The board of trustees for Macalester College in St. Paul announced Monday that Edward Duffield Neill's ...

Ellison: Agreement will help districts afford school milk

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison says his office has reached an agreement to help more than 40 school districts afford to buy milk for students through 2030. Ellison said Tuesday the agreement with Kansas-based Dairy Farmers of America will make it easier for ...

Amnesty says over 106 dead in protests, which Iran disputes

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Days of protests over rising fuel prices and a subsequent government crackdown have killed at least 106 people across Iran, Amnesty International said Tuesday, adding that the real figure may be much higher. Iran's government has not released a toll of ...

International

12 missing from South Korean fishing boat burned by fire SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fishing boat caught fire in South Korea’s southern waters early Tuesday, and the coast guard said a search was underway for 12 people missing. The coast guard and navy were deploying boats, helicopters ...

National

Judge rebuffs Trump’s bid to delay woman’s defamation suit NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has lost his latest bid to delay a former “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation suit as he faces a Jan. 31 deadline to undergo sworn pretrial questioning. A New York judge rejected ...

Minnesota

Thief steals car with 4-year-old girl inside in Robbinsdale ROBBINSDALE, Minn. (AP) — Robbinsdale police say a thief stole a vehicle with a 4-year-old girl in the back seat. The theft occurred Monday at a gas station in the Minneapolis suburb. The girl was able to get out of the car ...

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Jenner sells stake in beauty empire to CoverGirl owner NEW YORK (AP) — Kylie Jenner is selling a stake of her beauty business to CoverGirl owner Coty, in a deal that values the reality TV star’s company at about $1.2 billion. Coty said Monday that it will pay $600 million for a 51% stake ...

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians’ effort to ...

Walz calls for public hearings to break insulin impasse

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz on Monday urged Minnesota lawmakers to hold public hearings to try to break an impasse over legislation to make insulin more affordable. Lawmakers in an insulin work group have made little apparent progress in ...

Man pleads guilty to threatening to kill Rep. Omar of Minn.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man pleaded guilty Monday to threatening to kill U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota. Patrick Carlineo entered the plea Monday in Rochester, admitting to charges that carry up to 10 years in prison. His sentencing is set for Feb. 14. U.S. Attorney ...

Mosquito-borne virus found in Minnesota ruffed grouse

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota wildlife officials say three ruffed grouse in Itasca County have tested positive for a mosquito-borne virus. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said Monday it is the first time the virus called eastern equine encephalitis has been confirmed to ...

100 protesters still holed up in Hong Kong university

HONG KONG (AP) — About 100 anti-government protesters remained holed up at a Hong Kong university Tuesday as a police siege of the campus entered its third day. City leader Carrie Lam said 600 people had left the Hong Kong Polytechnic campus, including 200 who are under 18 years ...

Closest witnesses kicking off big Trump impeachment week

By LISA MASCARO and MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Nine witnesses. Five hearings. Three days. The Trump impeachment inquiry is charging into a crucial week as Americans hear from some of the most important witnesses closest to the White House in ...

AP Exclusive: US officials knew of Ukraine’s Trump anxiety

By DESMOND BUTLER and MICHAEL BIESECKER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. State Department officials were informed that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy was feeling pressure from the Trump administration to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden even before the July ...