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McCain issues tacit criticism of Trump's Vietnam deferment

Sen John McCain, R-Ariz., returns to his office after a series of votes at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

Republican Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot and prisoner of war during Vietnam, issued a veiled criticism of President Donald Trump's medical deferments that kept him from serving.

Fallen soldier's widow: 'Nothing to say' to Trump

Myeshia Johnson is presented with the U.S. flag that was draped over the casket of her husband, Sgt. La David Johnson, during his burial service at Fred Hunter's Hollywood Memorial Gardens in Hollywood, Fla., on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him. (Matias J. Ocner/Miami Herald via AP) ORG XMIT: MIN2017102116014723

The pregnant widow of a fallen U.S. soldier on Monday contradicted President Donald Trump's account of his phone call about her husband's death and said what he told her "made me cry even worse."

Timberlake to play Super Bowl halftime show at U.S. Bank Stadium

Justin Timberlake posted this on his Instagram page as part of his announcement that he'd perform at halftime of the upcoming Super Bowl in Minnesota.

"I want to take the opportunity to put together a performance that unifies. And at some point have everyone shaking their booties," Justin Timberlake said.

Sex abuse allegations mount against former Minn. probation officer

Ayesha McKinney relayed her allegations while an acquaintance, Christine Monegan, stood behind her. Tracina Ross is at left; Tammy Bloomer is far right; Kenneth Udoibok is facing them.

Dennis Bresnahan, 54, is also at the center of a lawsuit filed against the federal government by three women who each describe a pattern of alleged unwanted advances while he served as their probation officer, including one who says Bresnahan pressured her into oral sex.

Motorcyclist killed in Minneapolis crash is ID'd; was father of 4

The wreck occurred late at night; patrol says he was not wearing a helmet.



Yahya Eyow, 10, took part in a prayer at the end of the service for his father Sunday at the Dar Al Farooq Islamic Center in Bloomington.

Memorial held for Bloomington father killed in Somalia terror attack

Sex abuse allegations mount against former Minn. probation officer
Timberlake to play Super Bowl halftime show at U.S. Bank Stadium
MPCA fines egg facility for release of fecal bacteria, other contaminants

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Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, center, is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Minnesota won 115-113.

'He called game': Wiggins' last-second shot steals win from Thunder

Playing with fire, tenacity: Barr stars in Baltimore beatdown
Andrew Wiggins for the win ... and the Internet explodes
Recipe for Vikings victory: Dominant defense, half-dozen field goals

Scores, schedules, and stats
Sun Country Airlines announced new carry-on and checked bags fees Monday — and customers will pay more to carry on than check through.

Sun Country sets new bag fees; highest are aimed at carry-on

Duluth Pack, Minnetonka Moccasin team up for new line of bags, moccasins
Kaspersky Lab to open anti-virus software to outside review
Target plans fewer promotions it hopes will pack bigger holiday punch

How about renaming Lake Calhoun “Lake Maka Ska”?

"Lake Maka Ska' has a nice historical ring to it

St. Cloud has another chance to affirm diversity
University should put priority on homegrown students, not out-of-staters
Readers Write: Minneapolis politics and business concerns, Target Field and tax receipts, state Rep. Tony Cornish on police accountability



Bob Dylan performs in 2010 in London.

10 reasons you should see Bob Dylan in St. Paul

'Hamilton' biographer comes to St. Paul with another poignant portrait
Tonight could be pizza night at these 3 Twin Cities restaurants
Dinner and a show? Enter to win a 'Fall Night Out' in Minneapolis

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Souhan: Violent hits like Barr's on Rodgers hurt players, NFL
Jim Souhan

With one hit last week, Anthony Barr altered the balance of power in the NFC North. Let's not pretend that's a good thing, even if you're a Vikings fan.

Reusse: 'Jim Pete,' ever the optimist, likes the Wolves
Patrick Reusse

He is "Jim Pete" to Minnesota basketball fans, and for the past decade, he's been our version of Harry Caray with the Cubs or Bob Uecker with the Brewers through all of their losing seasons.

Souhan: Butler's arrival makes this the best roster in Wolves history
Jim Souhan

The last time the Wolves added a quality guard to a team that looked ready to win, Sam Cassell took them to the Western Conference finals. And Butler is a better player than Cassell ever was.




Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., talks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Wilson is standing by her statement that President Donald Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson killed in an ambush in Niger, that her husband "knew what he signed up for." In a Wednesday morning tweet, Trump said Wilson's description of the call was "fabricated."

Congresswoman wants Kelly apology as spat with Trump endures

EPA cancels talk on climate change by agency scientists
In Alabama, Jones touts his role jailing murderous Klansmen
The Latest: Republicans call for Vos to apologize

FILE- In this Dec. 15, 2016, photo, Boston Marathon bombing survivors Patrick Downes, left, and his wife Jessica Kensky address reporters in Boston, during a press availability for "Patriots Day," a movie based on the bombing. Downes and Kensky are awarding a scholarship to a college sophomore who lost a leg to cancer as a child. Jack Manning, of Norfolk, Mass., is the inaugural winner of the "Boston College Strong" scholarship being presented Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Boston Marathon bombing survivors award scholarship

In bid to save on fuel, 18-wheelers may start platooning on U.S. highways
Immigrant teen seeking abortion asks court to reconsider
5 former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

Rohingya Muslim men, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, carry their mother in a cloth tied to bamboo stick at Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 23, 2017. U.N. humanitarian officials, high-level government envoys and advocacy group leaders on Monday opened a one-day conference aimed at drumming up funds to help ethnic Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, as the influx from Myanmar has topped 600,000 since late August.

Jordan's queen urges more global response to help Rohingya

At least 67 civilians found dead in Syria town taken from IS
Mementos hold Thais' fond memories of beloved King Bhumibol
US diplomat apologizes after Indonesia general denied entry

Vikings Tom Johnson closes in on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco for the sack in the 2nd quarter.

Recipe for Vikings victory: Dominant defense, half-dozen field goals

Souhan: Murray's big game latest sign of improved offensive line
Scoggins: With unselfish stars, defense is suffocating opponents
Special teams do their job kicking the Ravens while they're down

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Andrew Wiggins, center, is mobbed by his teammates after hitting the game winning shot at the buzzer in the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Minnesota won 115-113.

'He called game': Wiggins' last-second shot steals win from Thunder

Andrew Wiggins for the win ... and the Internet explodes
Postgame: Wolves win went deeper than game-winning shot
Wolves' Jamal Crawford just needs a little spark

Wild goalie Alex Stalock stretched and stopped the Flames’ Michael Frolik in Saturday’s victory.

Wild ends road trip victorious, comes home confident

Stalock and three third-period goals lead Wild past Flames 4-2
Karlsson lifts Golden Knights to 3-2 win over Blues in OT
Decker scored twice, US women beat Canada 5-2

David Letterman is honored with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, in Washington, D.C.

Politics on display as Letterman receives Mark Twain Prize

38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment
KARE 11 and longtime morning anchor Kim Insley 'part ways'
E! cancels Joan Rivers' 'Fashion Police' after 22-year run