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Judge won't extend deadline for archdiocese bankruptcy claims
A judge on Thursday rejected abuse victims' request to extend a deadline for bankruptcy court claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The deadline remains Monday. ...
#TheEmptyChair amplifies conversation about sexual assault
A provocative magazine cover featuring a photo of 35 women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault is the latest in a growing movement of survivors publicly sharing their stories. ...
Vandals can’t keep a good BBQ joint down in Bayport
Well, isn't this just a fine way to find your business when you show up for work in the morning. ...
U.S. officials want to question MN dentist in Cecil the lion killing
Federal conservation officials say they've been unable to reach Dr. Walter Palmer as they investigate his lion hunt in Zimbabwe. On Thursday, they called on Palmer to respond immediately. ...
Vigils today for Mendota Heights officer slain a year ago
Community members will pause to remember Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick, who was killed a year ago at a traffic stop. ...
PR pros want nothing to do with lion killer
Walter Palmer hired a PR professional to help repair his image. It lasted one day. ...
Taliban acknowledge death of leader, select successor
Sources within the extremist organization confirmed the death of Mullah Omar, who reportedly died in 2013. Mullah Akhtar Mansoor has been named Omar's successor. ...
Do you agree with Amnesty International’s proposal that prostitution is a human right?
Amnesty International will meet next week in Dublin to debate a proposal that prostitution is a human right. ...
A good cop, an airplane, and the opportunities we miss
There are many regrets I have but none bigger than a flight in the plane I never got a chance to make a couple of weeks ago. ...
Debris in Indian Ocean may have come from vanished plane
A source tells NPR a piece of wing found on an island appears to be from a large passenger plane. Other media say sources link it to a Boeing 777 like the Malaysian jet that disappeared last year. ...
40 years ago: 'The Hustle' tops the charts
Van McCoy composed the song after a music partner watched people do a dance known as "The Hustle" in a New York City night club ...
Close listening: How sound reveals the invisible
The stethoscope seems so simple -- a 19th century tool for listening more closely to the human heart or lungs. It also sparked a culture of listening that is transforming the way scientists learn. ...
SpaceShipTwo 'pilot was thrown from the vehicle' high in atmosphere
SpaceShipTwo broke apart soon after it reached supersonic speeds and an altitude of around 50,000 feet. Its pilot says his parachute opened in a "gentlemanly" fashion, after he had fallen for a while. ...
Pell Grants for prisoners: An old argument revisited
The Obama administration is expected to announce a new program Friday that would once again allow some prisoners access to federal college funding. ...
Testing by AP finds water at 2016 Olympic sites 'rife with human sewage'
The AP commissioned tests over a five-month period. Experts who reviewed the results found that not a single venue is fit for swimming or even boating. ...
Doctors devise a better way to diagnose Shaken Baby Syndrome
Doubters have said that merely shaking a baby can't cause brain damage or death. Listing six injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome will make it easier to identify child abuse, a study says. ...
Report: Minn. Security Hospital restraint, seclusion practices violate new policy
An investigation found some Minnesota Security Hospital patients were subjected to repeated restraint and seclusion and that their treatment plans lacked efforts to prevent aggressive behavior. ...
Author: We’ll never reach consensus with the South
A new book says the United States is really 11 different cultures, and until we know which we come from, we're pretty much wasting our time trying to converse with each other. ...
The best weather on the planet glides over Minnesota these days. If sunshine and highs in the 80s is your thing, you've come to the right place. ...
Editorial: To save lions, you have to kill them
Big-game hunting is a good thing, the Star Tribune editorial board concludes today, saying that fact is the story that's not getting any attention in the outrage over Walter Palmer's alleged slaughter of a lion in Zimbabwe. ...
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