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Twin Cities-based beauty school Regency closes all 79 locations

The website for Regency Beauty Institute informed visitors of its schools' closings.

Regency Beauty Institute, with headquarters in St. Louis Park, has closed all of its 79 beauty schools, including several in Minnesota, without warning.

Gary Johnson stumbles again, can't name his favorite foreign leader

FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2016 file photo, Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson speaks during a campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Johnson had another self-described "Aleppo moment" on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, after he couldn't come up with a name when asked by MSNBC host Chris Matthews who his favorite foreign leader is.

The Libertarian presidential candidate has another "Aleppo moment" when he's asked to name a foreign leader he admires. His running mate comes to his rescue.

Man rescued at sea says doubts over his story compound grief for mom

Nathan Carman arrives in a small boat at the US Coast Guard station in Boston, Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. Carman spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter.

A man who was rescued from a life raft after seven days on the Atlantic Ocean said suspicions about his account of the sinking of his boat are compounding his grief over the apparent drowning of his mother.

Train crashes at New Jersey station; 1 dead, 74 hospitalized

A commuter train barreled into a New Jersey rail station during the Thursday morning rush hour, causing serious damage.

A speeding rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a tangle of broken concrete, twisted metal and dangling cables, authorities said.

Court files reveal new details behind St. Paul Archdiocese troubles

Former Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt, shown in 2015, drew concern over his interactions with seminarians during his time in St. Paul, according to recently released documents.

Documents give more insight into investigation of former Archbishop John Nienstedt and ex-priest Curtis Wehmeyer.


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Former Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt, shown in 2015, drew concern over his interactions with seminarians during his time in St. Paul, according to recently released documents.

Court files reveal new details behind St. Paul Archdiocese troubles

Little Mekong Plaza opens as community gathering place
St. Paul chief: First 100 days on job 'incredibly challenging time'
KFAN host Chris Hawkey among those afflicted with Legionnaire's

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Team Europe's Rory McIlroy talked with Hazeltine�s head golf pro Chandler Withington after practicing his putting in front of a large crowd Thursday morning at Hazeltine National Golf Club.

Reusse: Sorry, Ryder Cup crowds, you just can't hate Europe

Randy Moss still bleeds purple, likes what he sees from Sam Bradford
It's almost here: Previewing the Ryder Cup
Kyle Rudolph emerging as a favorite target for Sam Bradford

Scores, schedules and stats
An undated photo provided by Oak Brook, Ill.-based McDonald's Corp., shows a Big Mac sandwich.

Measured in Big Macs, U.S. workers are doing great

House lawmakers heap blistering criticism on Wells Fargo CEO
Medtronic gets FDA approval for automated insulin delivery device
Twin Cities-based beauty school Regency closes all 79 locations


Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump speak during the first presidential debate, at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2016. As the two clashed at the debate Monday over which one has the “stamina” and “temperament” to be president, more than a few viewers turned to the internet to understand exactly what those words meant. Merriam-Webster, which tweeted updates on word searches during the presidential debate, tracked the most-searched terms. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

This year, newspaper endorsements may still matter

Don't let Minnesota lawmakers politicize road projects
Sack cartoon: Wells Fargo
Readers Write (Sept. 29): Restaurant etiquette, gun violence, presidential debate, media bias, Wells Fargo

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Somali-Canadian poet and rapper K'naan, shown earlier in the month during the West Bank Block Party, is involved in the series, which is controversial among the community.

HBO closer to filming 'Mogadishu, Minnesota' in Mpls. public housing

Meet the Minnesotan who helped launch the careers of Lewis Black and other comedy stars
5 Minneapolis distilleries offer cocktails with local flavor
Italian Eatery serves up success in south Mpls., but there's a big but

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Cirque du Soleil's 'Toruk' fails to take flight at Target Center

REVIEW: Cirque du Soleil's retelling of "Avatar" lands like a dud at Target Center. There's a lot of eye candy, but ultimately the production fails to soar.

Reusse: Sorry, Ryder Cup crowds, you just can't hate Europe
Patrick Reusse

We're not playing the Soviet Union here. We're not even playing Putin's Russia, which would be a contest worth all of the red, white and blue toggery and "USA, USA'' chants at Hazeltine National.

Reusse: U.S. Ryder Cup team 'best ever?' Yes, but ...
Patrick Reusse

The talent the United States is bringing to this 12-player, 28-match competition is astounding. There's only one way the Yanks are going to lose this time to Europe -- and that's if they choke.


Lin-Manuel Miranda will host "SNL" on Oct. 8. Miranda created and starred in the Broadway sensation about the first U.S. treasury secretary.

'Hamilton' Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda to Host 'SNL' Next Month

Alton Brown, showman of food TV, pulls back the curtain on his private life
Amy Schumer most dangerous celebrity online
Hey, honey, remember that time Tom Hanks crashed our wedding photo shoot?

The Vikings' T. J. Clemmings (68) played well in his first start at left tackle Sunday, replacing injured Matt Kalil. Clemmings was a surprise starter as a rookie last year at right tackle when Phil Loadholt got hurt.

Second-year tackle Clemmings quietly making strides

Stats that stand out: Numbers show Vikings dominance on defense
Everson Griffen named the NFC's Defensive Player of the Week
Alex Boone not practicing for the Vikings on Thursday

The State Capitol in St. Paul is undergoing renovation.

Both sides spending heavily for control of Minn. state government

Worried aides have new debate strategy for Trump: Practice, practice, practice
Deep in the Amazon, 'it was Donald Trump's hair hanging out on a tree'
Yosemite chief retiring amid complaints of hostile workplace

Father Aloysius H. Schmitt helped as many as 12 sailors get to safety after the USS Oklahoma was torpedoed at Pearl Harbor.

Remains of Pearl Harbor's hero priest identified after nearly 75 years

Train crashes at New Jersey station; 1 dead, 74 hospitalized
Texas prisons ban Langston Hughes' poetry, but 'Mein Kampf' is fair game
Child care strains family budgets across the nation

FILE - In this Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016 file photo, a soldier from the 1st Battalion of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces listens to an address by his commander after a training exercise to prepare for the operation to re-take Mosul from Islamic State militants, in Baghdad, Iraq. The disparate groups that make up Iraq's security forces are converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group

UN warns of 'disaster' once Iraqi troops take on IS in Mosul

3 months after mauling, Montreal bans pit bulls
Probe says missile launcher from Russia downed Malaysian jet
Officials: US to send more troops to Iraq to help with Mosul

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