Got milk? Study raises second thoughts about health effects

A new study in the journal BMJ casts doubt on the widely held view that milk can help adults ward off hip fractures and broken bones.

Reserves can't rescue new-look Wolves in season opener

The Wolves had no answers for Memphis’ frontcourt team of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph, who combined for 57 points.

Transfer Zach Lofton kicked off Gophers basketball team

During Sunday's scrimmage, the transfer from Illinois State was seen arguing with teammates and was apparently snapped at a couple of times for his poor body language.

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement.

Police: Man falls 40 feet during St. Paul chase

St. Paul police say a man has survived a 40-foot fall onto a highway after he jumped off a retaining wall during a chase with officers.


Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.


State mental hospital violated policy on use of restraints

The Minnesota Security Hospital is ordered to take corrective steps after improper use of restraint and seclusion of a patient, in one case confining the individual for more than 17 hours.


Bumgarner, Giants beat KC 3-2 to win World Series + Photo Gallery + Video

A giant, indeed.


Twins talked to Joe Maddon about manager job, sources say

The Twins reached out to the Joe Maddon camp after he became a free agent manager Friday, according to two sources with knowledge of the Twins’ search.


Rochester 13-year-old arrested for scaring boys with BB gun outside school

Police say a 13-year-old boy faces a felony charge of second-degree assault after scaring two 11-year-olds with a BB gun at a Rochester middle school.


Seventh District race for Congress has national focus + Photo Gallery

The cash and attention put the fight between 12-term Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson and state Sen. Torrey Westrom in the spotlight.


Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden to reveal identity on Fox News

Fox News has landed an interview with the Navy SEAL who killed Osama bin Laden, the network announced Wednesday.


DFL bus tour seeks to drive a midterm turnout

Party launches bus tour to rally support in strongholds, hoping to combat a sharp drop-off in nonpresidential elections.


Malala donates prize money to rebuild Gaza school

The U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees says Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai has donated $50,000 to rebuild a U.N. school in Gaza damaged during this summer's Israel-Hamas war.


Target lays off 80 in property development

The cuts in the property development unit come as the retailer slows openings and concentrates on smaller sites.


Protesters ready to rally against Redskins name before game at U

Vanessa Goodthunder, a junior at the U and an organizer of one of the marches, said “people are projecting the [demonstration] to be the biggest Washington team name protest yet.”


Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge

Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge.


Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery

Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.


Terminally ill 29-year-old woman fulfills bucket list

A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who plans to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: She visited the Grand Canyon.