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Jupiter and Neptune Square of Social Science Among the recent discoveries proven by social science is one that many have long sensed: Humans typically don’t know themselves nearly as well as they think they do. So if, under this dicey square of Jupiter and Neptune, you guess a thing will ...

International

Syrian state TV: Drone destroyed over Damascus suburb DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state TV is reporting that a drone was destroyed over a suburb of the capital, Damascus. The broadcast gave no further details about Thursday night's incident over the suburb of Aqraba. No one claimed ...

National

Officer who guarded El Chapo's wife arrested in drug sting NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer who moonlighted as a bodyguard for the wife of convicted Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was arrested in a drug sting Wednesday after prosecutors say he transported ...

Minnesota

bond. 4 immigrant-operated businesses vandalized in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — At least four small immigrant-operated businesses have been vandalized in a south Minneapolis neighborhood. A 36-year-old man was arrested Thursday. Police say it's too early to speculate on a motive ...

People in the News

2 Greta Thunberg books coming out in U.S. NEW YORK (AP) — Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has two books coming out in the United States, including an English-language edition of her memoir. Penguin Press announced Thursday that it will release Thunberg's memoir "Our House ...

Trudeau in trouble

Under fire over brownface photo By ROB GILLIES Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, ...

Key Senate panel approves $250 million for election security

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — A key Senate panel on Thursday approved $250 million to help states beef up their election systems, freeing up the money after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell came under criticism from Democrats for impeding separate election ...

More than 1,000 rescues, evacuations as Imelda soaks Texas

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press CHINA, Texas (AP) — The slow-churning remnants of Tropical Storm Imelda dangerously flooded parts of Texas and Louisiana on Thursday, scrambling rescue crews and volunteers with boats to reach scores of stranded drivers and families trapped in their ...

Trump scores a victory in bicoastal battle over tax returns

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to keep his tax returns private played out on both coasts Thursday, with a California judge handing him an initial victory and his lawyers in New York City arguing that ...

US vaping illnesses top 500, Missouri man is 8th death

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK (AP) — More than 500 people have been diagnosed with vaping-related breathing illnesses, but the cause remains unknown, U.S. health officials said Thursday. An eighth death was also reported. Meanwhile, the Food and Drug Administration revealed ...

Minnesota Senate Republicans unveil insulin cost bill

By STEVE KARNOWSKI Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Leaders of the Republican majority in the Minnesota Senate said Thursday that they want to require drugmakers to provide free insulin to qualifying residents who can't afford the high cost of the life-saving medication. They ...

Administration blocks ‘urgent’ whistleblower disclosure

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration plunged into an extraordinary showdown with Congress Thursday over access to a whistleblower's complaint about reported incidents including a private conversation between President Donald ...

US stock indexes finished mixed after early rally fades

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Major U.S. stock indexes ended mixed Thursday after an early rally lost its strength toward the end of the day. The S&P 500 managed to hold on to a tiny gain that extended its winning streak to a third day. The benchmark index, which is within 0.7% of ...

International

3 dead as speedboat trying to set record crashes off Venice ROME (AP) — Three sportsmen trying to set a new speedboat record were killed when their vessel crashed into a breakwater offshore the lagoon city of Venice and flipped over, firefighters said Wednesday. A fourth person, the ...

National

Report: More people are supporting nonprofit news sites NEW YORK (AP) — Nonprofit news organizations are one of the few growth areas in the troubled field of journalism. A new report out Wednesday suggests that they are broadening their base of financial support to take in more individual ...

Minnesota

Minneapolis man charged, allegedly set girlfriend on fire MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is charged with attempted murder and assault after he allegedly strangled his girlfriend and set her on fire. The criminal complaint says the woman escaped and drove herself to the hospital ...

People in the News

Amazon Prime to stream Rihanna's lingerie show NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna believes women of all shapes, colors and sizes should be celebrated, and that spirit of inclusion has made her lingerie and beauty lines massive successes. "Women just need a little bit of validation," the superstar ...

Johnson faces Brexit flak from EU lawmakers and top UK court

By JILL LAWLESS, SAMUEL PETREQUIN and MARK CARLSON Associated Press STRASBOURG, France (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was accused by European Union officials Wednesday of failing to negotiate seriously and branded the "father of lies" by a lawyer in the U.K. Supreme Court, as ...

Minnesota health experts urge flu shots as soon as possible

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Health officials are urging Minnesotans to get flu shots as soon as possible. Jennifer Heath of the Minnesota Department of Health tells Minnesota Public Radio the flu season could begin anytime. Only about half of the people eligible get the flu vaccine. If more ...

St. Paul Public Schools settles teacher retaliation lawsuit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — St. Paul Public Schools has agreed to pay a black teacher $525,000 to settle a 2017 whistleblower lawsuit that accused the district of retaliating and forcing him to quit because he criticized its racial equity policy. Aaron Benner was among five teachers who in 2014 ...