Federal courthouse in Minneapolis
named after Judge Murphy
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal courthouse in Minneapolis is being named after a judge who is seen as a trailblazer in the Twin Cities legal community.
Judge Diana Murphy was the first woman appointed to the federal bench in ...
Shonda Rhimes, iHeartMedia strike 3-year podcast deal
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television powerhouse Shonda Rhimes is moving aggressively into the burgeoning podcast world.
Rhimes' company, Shondaland, said Wednesday that she will serve as executive producer for podcasts to be distributed by ...
By RAF CASERT and JILL LAWLESS
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Britain inched ever closer to a Brexit deal, with the leaders of France and Germany saying they expected an agreement could be sealed at Thursday's EU summit.
Positive vibes radiated from French ...
By CANDICE CHOI
AP Food & Health Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a million children could lose their automatic eligibility for free school lunches under a Trump administration proposal that would reduce the number of people who get food stamps.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has ...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened.
A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the ...
BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Minnesota boy who had been missing for hours was found safe early Wednesday after a volunteer used a drone with a thermal camera to help find the child in a dark cornfield more than a mile from his home.
The boy, named Ethan Haus, hadn't been seen since ...
Jury convicts man of stalking
Sioux Falls mayor
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A jury has convicted a man of stalking the Sioux Falls mayor.
The Minnehaha County jury convicted 58-year-old Christopher Bruce after deliberating nearly three hours Wednesday.
Bruce declined to comment after his ...
By TOM KRISHER
AP Auto Writer
DETROIT (AP) — On the picket lines at a General Motors transmission plant in Toledo, Ohio, passing cars honked and striking workers celebrated a tentative contract deal by munching on 10 pizzas dropped off by a supporter.
They had carried signs for 31 days ...
By BRADY McCOMBS and LINDSAY
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A proposed ban on so-called conversion therapy in Utah is in danger of being derailed after the influential Church of Jesus of Christ of Latter-day Saints came out Tuesday night in opposition, just months ...
By ROBERT BURNS
AP National Security Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Washing his hands of Syria, President Donald Trump declared Wednesday the U.S. has no stake in defending the Kurdish fighters who died by the thousands as America's partners against IS extremists. Hours later, House Speaker ...
By LISA MASCARO, MARY CLARE JALONICK and MATT LEE
WASHINGTON (AP) — The swift-moving impeachment probe pushed onward Wednesday as a former top State Department aide testified that the Trump administration's politicization of foreign ...
By LISA MASCARO
WASHINGTON (AP) — He said she's a "third-grade" politician. She said he's having a meltdown.
And with that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chalked up the latest explosive meeting that ended abruptly with a walkout at ...
Ahead of 1st
By MARK GILLISPIE and GEOFF MULVIHILL
CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic intensified Wednesday ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the ...
CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago parents and community groups are scrambling to prepare for a massive teachers' strike set to begin Thursday, prompting the city to preemptively cancel classes in the nation's third-largest school district.
The Chicago Teachers Union confirmed Wednesday night that its ...
Barack Obama and Donald Trump are diametrically opposed figures, representing the categorical rejection of the other for his supporters, yet they share significant foreign-policy DNA.
They both defined themselves in opposition to George W. Bush’s foreign policy. Obama probably wouldn’t ...
Australian left thirsty on
Emirates flight loses injury case
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A passenger who said she was left thirsty by an Emirates cabin crew and broke her ankle when she fainted on the flight lost her case in an Australian court on Tuesday for compensation.
Lina Di Falco, ...
Serial stowaway held without
bond for violating probation
CHICAGO (AP) — A 67-year-old woman with a history of sneaking onto flights is being held without bond for her latest attempt at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.
In March, Cook County Circuit Judge Peggy Chiampas sentenced ...
Lawsuit: Worthington police left
man with internal bleeding
WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) — An Iowa man who was arrested by Worthington police in January is suing the city and the police department, alleging his encounter with officers left him with four broken ribs and internal ...
Felicity Huffman starts
serving prison time
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — "Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported Tuesday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in a college admissions scandal that underscored the lengths some ...
By LEFTERIS PITARAKIS and BASSEM MROUE
CEYLANPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria on Tuesday, deploying troops to keep apart advancing Syrian government forces and Turkish troops. At the same time, tensions grew ...