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Brazil judge rejects hacking accusation against Greenwald SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge in Brazil’s capital on Thursday dismissed accusations that journalist Glenn Greenwald was involved in hacking phones of officials, following weeks of criticism that his prosecution would infringe on ...

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Group seeks endangered species listing for Alaska lake seals ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The only known freshwater harbor seals in the U.S. should be listed as as threatened or endangered, an environmental group said Thursday in its second petition for the animals. The Center for ...

Minnesota

Man charged with shutting off oxygen to Minnesota hospital MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man is charged with shutting off oxygen to a Minneapolis area hospital in December. Hennepin County prosecutors on Wednesday charged Larry Raduenz Jr., 39, of Robbinsdale with first-degree damage ...

People in the News

King angry at CBS promo of interview questions NEW YORK (AP) — In the wake of a social media backlash, CBS' Gayle King says she is embarrassed and angry with how the network promoted part of her interview with WNBA star Lisa Leslie that concerned the late Kobe Bryant. King responded via ...

DNC chair calls for ‘recanvass’ of Iowa results after delays

By STEVE PEOPLES, JULIE PACE and BRIAN SLODYSKO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Democratic National Committee on Thursday called for a "recanvass" of the results of the Iowa caucuses, saying it was needed to "assure public confidence" after three days of technical ...

Minnesota House Democrats seek more early childhood funding

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota House Democrats want to spend as much as $500 million of the state's projected $1.3 billion budget surplus on a one-time bump in spending on early childhood education and child care, their leaders announced Thursday as ...

Wisconsin teacher charged in Minnesota hidden camera case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Wisconsin high school teacher leading a business club trip to Minnesota was accused in a criminal complaint of placing surveillance cameras hidden in air fresheners and a smoke detector in students' hotel room bathrooms, only to have a student discover one of the devices ...

Hundreds of healthcare workers voting on possible strike

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of union members who work for HealthPartners in the Twin Cities are voting on whether to stage a week-long strike. Service Employees International Union represents 1,800 members at HealthPartners in Minnesota. The members, including nurses, dental and ...

2 pedestrians killed in separate Minnesota crashes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two pedestrians have been killed in separate crashes in Minnesota. Minneapolis police said a man was crossing a four-lane avenue about 3 a.m. Wednesday when a driver struck him at an intersection. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner's Office Thursday identified the ...

Deluxe reports earnings

SHOREVIEW, Minn. (AP) — Deluxe Corp. (DLX) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $44.8 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. On a per-share basis, the Shoreview, Minnesota-based company said it had profit of $1.06. Earnings, adjusted for one-time ...

Storms sweep over Southeast with rain, wind, floods; 4 dead

By JAY REEVES Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A powerful winter storm raked the Southeast on Thursday with high winds, rain and floods that killed at least four people and injured several more across a dozen states. Rescue crews repeatedly pulled people from cars that got stuck ...

Amid irregularities, AP unable to declare winner in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Associated Press said Thursday that it is unable to declare a winner of Iowa's Democratic caucuses. Following the Iowa Democratic Party's release of new results late Thursday night, former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg leads Vermont Sen. Bernie ...

Japan finds 41 more cases on ship as virus alarm doctor dies

By KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — Japan on Friday reported 41 new cases of a virus on a cruise ship that's been quarantined in Yokohama harbor while the death toll in mainland China rose to 636, including a doctor who got in trouble with authorities in ...

Trump unleashes impeachment fury in acquittal ‘celebration’

By JILL COLVIN, JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Exulting in his impeachment acquittal, a defiant President Donald Trump took a scorched-earth victory lap Thursday, unleashing his fury against those who tried to remove him from office and pointing ...

Experts scramble, but new vaccine may not come in time

By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The flu-like virus that exploded from China has researchers worldwide once again scrambling to find a vaccine against a surprise health threat, with no guarantee one will arrive in time. Just days after Chinese scientists shared ...

Stocks post 4th gain in a row, extending a weeklong rally

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Thursday, extending the market’s solid rebound this week and delivering another round of record highs for the major indexes. The S&P 500 index, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Nasdaq each hit all-time highs as they ...

And the winner is …

WASHINGTON — Dang, if he didn’t do it again: Donald John Trump slid out the back door and won the Iowa caucuses Monday night, thanks to a vote-counting app apocalypse, and he’s been acquitted on the two impeachment charges leveled against him. Forget Teflon-President Ronald Reagan, to ...

Senate aquits Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won impeachment acquittal Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, bringing to a close only the third presidential trial in American history with votes that split the country, tested civic norms and fed the tumultuous 2020 race for the White House. With Chief ...

Buttigieg clings to slim lead as Iowa results trickle in

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Buttigieg clung to a slight lead over Bernie Sanders in a new batch of vote totals released by the Iowa Democratic Party on Wednesday, two days after the state hosted its first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. The race remained too early to call with 86% of ...

Screen icon Kirk Douglas dies

Kirk Douglas, the intense, muscular actor with the dimpled chin who starred in "Spartacus," "Lust for Life" and dozens of other films, helped fatally weaken the blacklist against suspected Communists and reigned for decades as a Hollywood maverick and patriarch, died Wednesday, his family said. ...