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Sudan’s leader: Israel deal 'incentive' to end pariah status CAIRO (AP) — Sudan’s leader said Monday that the decision to normalize ties with Israel was an incentive for President Donald Trump’s administration to end Sudan’s international pariah status. Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan, ...

National

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight DETROIT (AP) — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board. The ...

Minnesota

Law enforcement cracks down on Minneapolis street racing MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Law enforcement officers pulled over more than 100 vehicles in a crackdown on drag racing in downtown Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs this past weekend. Authorities issued 29 citations and booked 22 people as ...

People in the News

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for bias LONDON (AP) — Britain's Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias. Harry talked ...

Feeding Houston’s hungry: 1M pounds of food daily for needy

HOUSTON (AP) — In car lines that can stretch half a mile (0.8 kilometers), workers who lost jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic and other needy people receive staggering amounts of food distributed by the Houston Food Bank. On some days, the hundreds of sites supplied by the country's ...

Trump charges into battleground states despite rising virus

LITITZ, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump embarked Monday on a final-week charge through nearly a dozen states ahead of the election, overlooking a surge of coronavirus cases in the U.S. and a fresh outbreak in his own White House. His Democratic rival, Joe Biden, is holding far fewer events ...

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight days before Election Day, his campaign announced. The campaign said the condition could have been life-threatening if not ...

Police logs

Brown County Sheriff’s Office • Responded to a domestic report at 12:12 p.m. Oct. 25 at 107 Summit Ave., Hanska. The suspect is a 45-year-old Hanska man. Nobody was arrested. A report was sent to the Brown County Attorney’s Office. • Responded to a civil property dispute at 9:59 ...

Stocks have their worst day in a month as virus cases surge

U.S. stocks fell sharply Monday as a troubling increase in coronavirus counts put investors in a selling mood. The skid came as doubts mount on Wall Street that Washington will come through with more stimulus for the economy before Election Day. The S&P 500 slid 1.9%, its biggest ...

Barrett confirmed as Supreme Court justice in partisan vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, with Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to ...

Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in practically every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that "we're rounding the turn, we're doing ...

International

British police respond to oil tanker with stowaway trouble LONDON (AP) — British police and coast guard units responded Sunday to an incident on an oil tanker in the English Channel after the crew reported they had stowaways onboard who had become verbally abusive. The incident, which ...

National

Man with metal detector finds 222-year-old coin near church EMBDEN, Maine (AP) — A man with a metal detector has found a long-hidden, 222-year-old coin under a few inches of soil outside a church in Maine. Shane Houston, of Charlotte, North Carolina, was on a metal-detecting trip with a ...

Minnesota

St. Cloud boy standing outside apartment wounded by gunshot ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a 9-year-old boy who was standing near the main entry door to a St. Cloud apartment complex Saturday night was shot by someone from an unknown location. The wound is not believed to be ...

People

Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78 Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song "Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press. "He had battled throat ...

Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India's tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions not just about dorms or tuition but also American work visas. The session with parents fell in the chaotic first months of Donald Trump's ...

Black contractor braves threats in removing Richmond statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Devon Henry paced in nervous anticipation, because this was a project like nothing he'd ever done. He wore the usual hard hat — and a bulletproof vest. An accomplished Black businessman, Henry took on a job the city says others were unwilling to do: lead contractor ...

Buyers wanted: A primer on selling commercial properties

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — There were several things one new St. Cloud business was looking for before stitching themselves into the fabric of the area business community. The obvious answer is an existing customer base. But there's more that can draw a business in. Get ready to roll out the ...

Black D.C. archbishop’s rise marks a historic moment

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory is set to become the first Black U.S. prelate to assume the rank of cardinal in the Catholic Church, a historic appointment that comes months after nationwide demonstrations against racial injustice. Gregory's ascension, announced ...

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Monday

Senate votes to advance Barrett; confirmation expected Mon By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over ...