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Published: Sat, 25 Mar 2017 06:44:03 -0500


'A little bit dark, a little bit odd, always absolutely beautiful': The short stories of Carys Davies

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 05:00:00 -0500

Bookstore owner Lisa Sharp doesn't usually pick up short story collections; she prefers a full-length novel. But Carys Davies's stories broke that streak.(image)

London attacker cheerful, joking on eve of deadly rampage

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:36:55 -0500

Long before his short stints in jail turned into years behind bars, Khalid Masood was known as Adrian Elms, with a reputation for drinking and an unpredictable temper.(image)

AP Analysis: Trump's young presidency perilously adrift

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 20:24:30 -0500

His first major foray into legislating imploded Friday when House Republicans abandoned a White House-backed health care bill, resisting days of cajoling and arm-twisting from Trump himself.(image)

Slow motion spring; Massive Great Barrier Reef bleaching

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 18:09:17 -0500

Aerial surveys dramatically show climate change role in massive Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching event.(image)

Fact check: Trump overlooks his Obamacare promise

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:54:57 -0500

On multiple occasions in the campaign, Trump said he would get rid of President Barack Obama's health care law "very, very quickly," especially if he came to office with a Republican-controlled Congress.(image)

Assistant principal accused of soliciting children for sex

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:12:18 -0500

Authorities allege an assistant principal at Bemidji Middle School posed online as a 13-year-old boy from Duluth to try to lure children into having sex.(image)

Hay, baby: Newborn farm animals make their zoo debut

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:00:00 -0500

Spring is almost here, bringing with it another annual event: farm babies.(image)

Guillermo, salsa and plenty of theater: Your weekend arts guide

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 16:27:17 -0500

Sure, it might hit 50 degrees this weekend, but these shows will make you want to stay inside.(image)

Beer brewers test a taboo, recycling water after it was used in homes

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:59:00 -0500

When a brewery made a beer made from recycled water, at least one headline asked, "Would You Drink It?" After trying it, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer declared the Full Circle Pale Ale "fantastic."(image)

No repeal for 'Obamacare' -- a humiliating defeat for Trump

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:45:38 -0500

Thwarted by two factions of fellow Republicans, from the center and far right, House Speaker Paul Ryan said President Barack Obama's health care law, the GOP's No. 1 target in the new Trump administration, will remain in place "for the foreseeable future."(image)

Ukraine: Russian agent killed Kremlin critic Voronenkov

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:02:36 -0500

A Ukrainian official said Friday that the killer of renegade Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov, who was gunned down in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev, was a Russian agent, a claim quickly rejected by the Kremlin.(image)

If you break literature down by the numbers

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 14:02:36 -0500

Statistician Ben Blatt dumped the text of thousands of books into a database, and pulled out many revealing trends.(image)

'Pizzagate' gunman pleads guilty to charges

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:08:00 -0500

Edgar Maddison Welch accepted a plea deal over his armed confrontation at the Comet Ping Pong restaurant in Washington, D.C., last year. The North Carolina man says he was motivated by online rumors.(image)

Paul Manafort offers to testify on Russia as House Intel Committee drama continues

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0500

It's unclear when Trump's former campaign chair will speak. Meanwhile, the next open hearing is either postponed for logistics or canceled over Democratic objections - depending on whom you believe.(image)

U.S. coalition investigating reports of deadly Mosul airstrike

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:07:31 -0500

The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is investigating reports of an airstrike in a western neighborhood in the Iraqi city of Mosul that allegedly left more than 100 civilians dead.(image)

Getting twiggy with it: Minneapolis woman builds wonder in the woods

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 12:00:00 -0500

Most of us grow out of building forts. Not Katie Carrot.(image)

La Crosse teen saves student choking on a cheese curd

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:55:39 -0500

Kids, here's a tip. If your friend is in danger of choking to death, try not to throw up your hands and walk away because it's grossing you out. Also, learn the Heimlich maneuver.(image)

Muslim civil rights group calls on public to fight bigotry

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:28:50 -0500

The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is holding an event Saturday designed to get thousands of Minnesotans to stand up against hate.(image)

Welcome to 'The Collapsing Empire': Questions for John Scalzi

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 06:00:15 -0500

Prolific sci-fi author John Scalzi boots up a new universe in "The Collapsing Empire." It's set in a future where far-flung humanity's ability to travel and communicate between planets is under threat.(image)

Minneapolis passes Section 8 anti-discrimination ordinance

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:00:51 -0500

The measure, which bans discrimination against voucher holders, will go into effect in May 2018.(image)