Obama: Ebola outbreak a threat to global security

Calling the Ebola outbreak in West Africa a potential threat to global security, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the stricken region amid worries that both the financial and human cost of the outbreak is spiraling out of control.

MNsure top seller, PreferredOne, won't be back for next year

PreferredOne, the top-selling insurance company last year on the state’s MNsure exchange, has decided not to sell products through the online marketplace in the upcoming open enrollment period.

Authorities seek to reconstruct Kelly Phillips' last days

Authorities are seeking records for the onboard telephone device in Kelly Phillips’ car.

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.

Minneapolis' first "parklets" pop up on city streets

The portable parks will remain open through October.

Tipster will collect $40,000 reward for leading police to Ty Hoffman

The person who noticed the fugitive murder suspect lingering around several retail outlets in Shakopee has chosen to remain anonymous.

Wis. retreat co-owner found dead on property in submerged car

The body of Blair S. Piper, who co-owned the Big Rock Creek Retreat north of St. Croix Falls, was discovered shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sunday.

Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday.

Twin Cities metro area moves past Detroit in GDP

The Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area saw real gross domestic product grow 2.5 percent in 2013 to $213.5 billion. That checks all the better-than-average boxes for the metro area.

Minn. cancer patient who finished Boston Marathon a year after bombing has died

A Minnesota woman who returned this year to finish the Boston Marathon despite her battle with cancer has died.

Police: Man fed up with barking kills neighbor dog

A Washington state man fed up with barking fatally shot his neighbors' dog in front of them. But the corgi apparently wasn't the one barking, authorities said.

Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant

Radio host Ira Flatow and his "Science Friday" show that airs on many National Public Radio stations have agreed to pay nearly $146,000 to settle civil claims that they misused money from a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation, federal officials said Tuesday.

Tell it to the judge? Heck, this Minnesota judge is filing suit himself

Administrative law judge’s class-action lawsuit claims rental car firm failed to honor price.

Nearby mine chips away at Renaissance Festival's magic + Photo Gallery

A mine, which produces construction aggregates, is moving closer to the festival, making it more difficult to reach and leaving questions among employees and patrons about how much longer this fantastical world can remain untouched.

Tractor tips over and fatally pins Sherburne County farmer

The victim from Monday evening’s accident in Clear Lake was identified as Brad A. Braun, 61.

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year.

Ikea recalls swing because of breakage risk

Ikea is recalling its Gunggung fabric swing because the suspension fitting that attaches the swing to its steel hooks could break, causing a fall that could injure a child.

Smile, Minneapolis, you could soon be seen on police camera + Video

Minneapolis police are about to join a growing number of cities where officers are testing the use of body cameras, a move that leaders hope will force police and citizens to be on their best behavior.

Around the world in photos + Photo Gallery

The Star Tribune photo staff chooses the best photos from around the nation and the world each day. For a full-screen display, please select the first image. Tap the screen …