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BCA warrant in Damond killing says woman 'slaps' squad car

Justine Damond was fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer.

The court filing does not conclude that she was the one who struck the vehicle shortly before she was shot.

Twisters, hail possible with afternoon storms and heat

A large swath of Minnesota is under a slight or enhanced risk of severe weather Tuesday into Wednesday

Trump's Boy Scouts speech broke with 80 years of presidential tradition

What senators really think: Hot mic reveals fears that Trump is 'crazy,' 'I'm worried'

Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit

FILE - In this July 21, 2017 file photo, Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks in Philadelphia.

President Donald Trump turned up the heat on Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday, launching a fresh Twitter tirade against him while musing privately about firing the man who was the first U.S. senator to endorse his candidacy.



This image from a dashcam video shows a Minnesota driver swerving onto the shoulder to avoid a head-on crash with a distracted driver who crossed the center line.

Dashcam shows driver swerving to narrowly avoid head-on crash with distracted driver

Zumbrota-Mazeppa superintendent to lead Shakopee schools
Minneapolis proposal to restrict menthol tobacco sales sparks debate
Fan who prompted Peter Frampton's Treasure Island meltdown laments her role

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Fleck on Gophers quarterback riddle: 'I wish I had the answer'

Zimmer to test handing off play calling duties during preseason game
Stephen A. Smith: Kyrie Irving's 'No. 1 preference' for trade? Minnesota
Five things to know about new Twins pitcher Jaime Garcia

Scores, schedules, and stats
3M shares fell from record highs Tuesday after the company's second-quarter sales growth missed analysts' expectations.

3M investors take profits from record stock run after mixed 2Q results

Supervalu's profit and sales leap, as wholesale business again outshines groceries like Cub
Shakopee's first halal market caters to growing Somali population
Pentair posts mixed second quarter

President John F. Kennedy is seen riding in motorcade approximately one minute before he was shot in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963.

Trump has a chance to dispel one of the greatest conspiracy theories in U.S. history

Punish Russia and limit Trump's power to ease sanctions
An ideological crisis of support for higher education
Readers Write: Resignation of Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau, Aquatennial



Alpine Factory owner Jessica Parcheta moved back and forth as she helped Henry Schwartz, 12, with his form on the fast moving slope.

Minnesota skiers defy summer heat on giant indoor treadmill — with fake snow

Why we get brain freeze when eating ice cream — and tips for avoiding it
Amazon's new series 'Last Tycoon' brings out the best in F. Scott Fitzgerald
Justin Bieber cancels U.S. Bank Stadium show and other summer dates

Souhan: Twins should remember that trades are no sure thing
Jim Souhan

One hitting slump or a couple of bad pitching outings can make a trade a waste of time or a waste of a prospect.

Having an owner who listens to his employees pays off big for Eagan skin-care business
Neal St. Anthony

Bell Labs, with fewer than 100 employees only three years ago, started to focus increasingly on the lucrative natural-ingredient market for skin care.

Reusse: Statue of T.K. makes Twins manager look good, and he was
Patrick Reusse

Retiring former manager Tom Kelly's number 10 in 2012 wasn't enough. Now he has the eighth statue on the plaza outside Target Field.




Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday will have the Senate vote on a motion to proceed on the heath care bill.

What to expect in today's Senate health care vote

Trump vents anew on Sessions, who's under pressure to quit
4 meetings with Russians disclosed by Jared Kushner
The Latest: McCain casts vote to take up health care bill

San Antonio police officers investigate the scene where a number of people were found dead in a tractor-trailer loaded with at least 30 others outside a Walmart store in stifling summer heat in what police are calling a horrific human trafficking case, Sunday, July 23, 2017, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Immigrants wept, pleaded for water and pounded on the truck

Manafort talks with Senate panel about Russia meeting while another subpoenas him
Jailed Volkswagen exec to plead guilty in US diesel scandal
Condemned killer arrives at death house ahead of execution

As many as 4 million people in North Korea may have mobile devices, however most are confined to a heavily censored, government-run national network.

Surprisingly, elite families in isolated North Korea actually use Gmail, Facebook, iTunes

Australian minister quits Cabinet because he might be Italian
Charlie Gard's parents ask court to let him die at home
BMW to build electric Mini in Oxford despite looming Brexit

Los Angeles Dodgers' Cody Bellinger, left, is greeted by manager Dave Roberts after hitting three-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins, Monday, July 24, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Bellinger's home run sends Twins to loss, back to .500 on the season

Twins get Garcia deal done by sending Atlanta a different prospect
Postgame shake-up: Gibson demoted to Rochester again; Colon starts Sunday
Bartolo Colon's vow: 'I'm going to pitch until I'm 45'

Rookie wide receiver Rodney Adams during practice at Minnesota State University Mankato on Monday. Adams is in the running to return kicks.

'Hello, goodbye': Vikings rookie seeks to fill big shoes on special teams

Murray: Injury giving other backs 'upper hand' for playing time
Oft-injured Exum hopes to avoid injury bug at Vikings camp
Brain disease seen in most football players in large report

Britain's Prince William, center, and Britain's Prince Harry, right, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau earlier this year. (Philippe Huguen/Pool Photo via AP)

Princes William, Harry remember their final call with Diana

'Home Alone' actor John Heard dies at 72 following back surgery
'American Idol' winner Scotty McCreery cited for loaded gun at airport
Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington's death