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Federal lawsuit: Arkansas voting system dilutes black rights LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The voting system for electing judges to Arkansas' top courts violates black residents' rights by diluting the strength of their votes, according to a federal lawsuit filed by civil rights lawyers. The ...

Minnesota

Father denies fatally shooting Minnesota teen HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin father accused of killing his son from Minnesota has taken the witness stand and denied fatally shooting the teenager. Forty-three-year-old Kayle Fleischauer testified in St. Croix County Circuit Court late ...

People in the News

Romeo Santos on upcoming MetLife show: 'It's a blessing' NEW YORK (AP) — For Romeo Santos, performing live isn't just about singing a song. It's about giving die-hard fans an entertaining, memorable and life-changing experience. "When you go to a concert, when you go pay money, it has to ...

Ex-slugger David Ortiz had counted on fans to protect him

By MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN and MARTÍN JOSÉ ADAMES ALCÁNTARA Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Beloved in his hometown, David Ortíz traveled the dangerous streets of Santo Domingo with little or no security, trusting in his fans to protect him. Big Papi's ...

Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

By AMY FORLITI Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally ...

Trump, Biden trade insults during dueling Iowa visits

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, DARLENE SUPERVILLE and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) — President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden spent Tuesday trading insults — sometimes almost simultaneously— as they stumped across Iowa in split-screen moments that could ...

Man pleads guilty in fatal shooting of girl

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man accused of firing into a Milwaukee home and killing a 13-year-old girl in her living room has abruptly pleaded guilty as a second day of testimony at his trial began. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports 26-year-old Isaac Barnes pleaded guilty Tuesday to ...

Jon Stewart lashes out at Congress over 9/11 victims fund

By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers ...

Pelosi says Dems ‘not even close’ to starting impeachment

By MARY CLARE JALONICK and LISA MASCARO Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Brushing back calls for impeachment, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday "it's not even close" to having enough support in the House, while Democrats pushed forward on other fronts to investigate President Donald ...

Tech on trial: House mulls antitrust help for news industry

By MARCY GORDON AP Business Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of both parties on Tuesday suggested legislation may be necessary for the financially-struggling U.S. news industry as lawmakers began a bipartisan investigation into the market dominance of Silicon Valley companies. At a ...

Official: Pilot who crashed helicopter radioed he was lost

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and KAREN MATTHEWS Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot killed when his helicopter hit the roof of a New York City skyscraper in rain and fog radioed that he was lost and trying to get back to the heliport but couldn't find it, an official briefed on the ...

International

Companies pushed baby formula in Peru despite ban LIMA, Peru (AP) — A new study says multinational companies pushed expensive baby formula to a low-income community near Peru's capital despite the country's ban against aggressive marketing of such products. The report issued Monday by ...

National

Maine expands list of abortion providers AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine is making it easier to get an abortion with the governor's signing of her bill to allow nurse practitioners and other non-doctors to perform abortions. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills signed the bill Monday. Maine is set to ...

Minnesota

Records: Ex-U of Minnesota ticketing director skimmed $361K MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents show a former University of Minnesota ticketing director skimmed more than $360,000 in a long-running scheme. The Star Tribune reports the amount was disclosed shortly before a federal judge ...

People in the News

Daughter of 'tiger mom' picked as Kavanaugh clerk WASHINGTON (AP) — The daughter of Yale Law School professor and "tiger mom" Amy Chua, who praised Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a mentor to women after his nomination to the Supreme Court, is going to work for Kavanaugh this summer. Yale Law ...

Helicopter crashes on roof of NYC skyscraper; pilot killed

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A helicopter crashed on the roof of a rain-shrouded midtown Manhattan skyscraper Monday, killing the pilot and briefly triggering memories of 9/11, though it appeared to be an accident. The crash near Times Square and Trump Tower shook the ...

Some Minnesota families in need to get monthly aid boost

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's cash assistance program for low-income families will offer a $100 boost in monthly aid starting next year. State lawmakers approved the Minnesota Family Investment Program's monthly grant increase in May, Minnesota Public Radio News reported. The extra ...

Mexico denies Trump’s claim of secret concessions in deal

By JILL COLVIN, COLLEEN LONG and MARIA VERZA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a deal with Mexico to stem the flow of migrants at the southern border, the two countries appear unable to agree on exactly what's in it. Stung by ...

Police Logs

Redwood County Sheriff’s Office • Was dispatched to a one-vehicle crash with injuries at 6:47 p.m., Saturday, June 8 in Sanborn. A 2004 Ford pickup driven by Jason Schwartz, 38, Sanborn, was demolished. Schwartz was transported by Springfield Ambulance to the Springfield Medical Center. ...

David Ortiz flown to Boston after being shot in a bar

By MARTÍN JOSÉ ADAMES ALCÁNTARA and MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — David Ortiz was flown to Boston for more medical care Monday after the former Red Sox slugger affectionately known as Big Papi was ambushed by a gunman at a bar in his ...