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UAE energy minister hints at support for oil production cuts JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The United Arab Emirates' energy minister said Sunday he does not think oil producing nations should relax the production cuts currently in place. Suhail al-Mazrouei spoke to reporters on the ...

National

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators have marched to the Alabama Capitol to protest the state's new abortion ban. Protesters chanted "My body, my choice!" and "vote them out!" as they rallied Sunday evening, days ...

Minnesota

Shakopee law targets gift card fraud; retailers opposed SHAKOPEE, Minn. (AP) — A new ordinance in Shakopee requires consumers to show a picture ID to buy Visa, Mastercard or American Express gift cards with a credit card at stores. The move is aimed at reducing fraud, which is among the ...

People in the News

James Gunn says he's a better person after being fired LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's been a roller-coaster year for James Gunn, who was fired from "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" over old tweets in July, and rehired this March. But the writer-director who shepherded the first two "Guardians" ...

Speaker stuns 2019 Morehouse grads, to pay off student debt

By ERRIN HAINES WHACK AP National Writer A billionaire technology investor stunned the entire graduating class at Morehouse College when he announced at their commencement Sunday that he would pay off their student loans __ estimated at up to $40 million. Robert F. Smith, this year's ...

Encarnacion stars with glove and bat, Mariners top Twins 7-4

By CHRIS TALBOTT Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners expected Edwin Encarnacion would make an impact with his bat this season. His glovework, that's been a bonus. Encarnacion made several nice plays at first base early in the game, then hit a three-run homer in the ...

Koepka survives Bethpage Black to win PGA Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON AP Golf Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — His place in PGA Championship history finally secure, Brooks Koepka draped both arms around the top of the Wanamaker Trophy and let out a deep sigh. The stress was more than he wanted. The satisfaction was more than he ...

Denmark’s Lucas Bjerregaard has 2019 PGA’s only hole-in-one

By TOM CANAVAN AP Sports Writer FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Lucas Bjerregaard (BEER'-gard) and playing partner Lucas Glover did the old 1-2 on No. 17 at Bethpage Black in the final round of the PGA Championship. Bjerregaard, a 27-year-old Dane, made the first hole-in-one in the tournament ...

Democrats, Republicans win some, lose some in budget deal

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and top legislative leaders reached a bipartisan budget deal Sunday in which the governor dropped his proposed gas tax increase but got to keep most of an expiring tax that helps fund health care programs, ...

Saudis say they will defend themselves

As Trump warns Iran By AYA BATRAWY and FAY ABUELGASIM Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia does not want war but will not hesitate to defend itself against Iran, a top Saudi diplomat said Sunday after the kingdom's energy sector was targeted this past week ...

Farmers follow Trump into a trade war

By SARA BURNETT and SCOTT McFETRIDGE Associated Press MADRID, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmer Tim Bardole survived years of low crop prices and rising costs by cutting back on fertilizer and herbicides and fixing broken-down equipment rather than buying new. When President Donald Trump's trade ...

Jimmy Carter finds a renaissance

In 2020 Democratic scramble By BILL BARROW Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter carved an unlikely path to the White House in 1976 and endured humbling defeat after one term. Now, six administrations later, the longest-living chief executive in American history is ...

Cafeteria worker fired for giving student lunch won’t return

CANAAN, N.H. (AP) — A company has offered to rehire a New Hampshire school cafeteria worker whom it fired for giving a student lunch for free , but she isn't interested. Bonnie Kimball said she was terminated March 28 by Fresh Picks, a vendor that supplies food to the Mascoma Valley ...

Sikhs say Nordstrom apologized for turban, waiting for Gucci

PHOENIX (AP) — Nordstrom has apologized to Sikhs for selling a turban they found offensive, but a representative with the U.S. community's top civil rights organization said Saturday they are still waiting to hear from the Gucci brand that designed it. "We feel that companies are ...

History

Local History 50 years ago: Joyce Ganske was chosen to represent the New Ulm American Legion Auxiliary at Girls’ State at St. Paul. 10 years ago: The New Ulm Sertoma Club honored life-long New Ulm residents Florian and Rosemary Dittrich with its annual “Service to Mankind Award.” 5 ...

Local Outlook

Showers today. High near 43. Breezy, with a north wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible. A 40 percent chance of showers at night, mainly before 8 pm. Patchy frost after 3 ...

Senate GOP passes ‘lights on’ bill

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Senate on Saturday approved a Republican plan for preventing a state government shutdown if the Legislature's budget stalemate persists, throwing down a challenge to House Democrats and Gov. Tim Walz to either agree or take the blame for a shutdown when ...

Iran tests ‘America First’ pledge

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House pledging to wind down the nation's many foreign entanglements and put "America First." But as his administration in recent days has sent mixed signals on the prospects of a military conflict with Iran, Trump's campaign trail promise ...

Harry and Meghan have great first year

LONDON (AP) — It's been an eventful first year of marriage for Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle, now known formally as the Duchess of Sussex. The besotted couple wed on May 19, 2018 before rapt crowds outside of Windsor Castle, with one of the largest TV audiences ever ...

Michigan GOP congressman says Trump conduct is ‘impeachable’

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican congressman from Michigan on Saturday became the first member of President Donald Trump's party on Capitol Hill to accuse him of engaging in "impeachable conduct" stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller's lengthy investigation into Russian meddling in the ...