North Korea threatens strikes on U.S. amid hacking claims

President Barack Obama is "recklessly" spreading rumors of a Pyongyang-orchestrated cyberattack of Sony Pictures, North Korea says, as it warns of strikes against the White House, Pentagon and "the whole U.S. mainland, that cesspool of terrorism."

Souhan: Defense turns soft and Zimmer turns red

Jim Souhan

The Vikings made so many mistakes, missed so many tackles, it was enough to make you wonder whether some of their young defenders found their way to South Beach on Saturday night.

Repair costs for Minneapolis bridges could top $130 million

The price tag might top $130 million for the Third Avenue, 10th Avenue and Franklin Avenue bridges.

In latest TV spat, Fox News blocked from Dish Network

Dish Network subscribers were unable to watch Fox News Channel and the Fox Business Network on Sunday when the channels were taken down as part of contract negotiations.

Eagle center in Wabasha is outgrowing its space

As public interest soars, lack of space is a big challenge for Wabasha education facility.

The Drive: Holiday drivers need to prep for long-distance travel

Not to be the Grinch and steal your joy, but the holiday season’s roads are dangerous.

25-year-old woman killed in crash on icy northern Minnesota highway

A 25-year-old northern Minnesota woman was killed Saturday night when she lost control of her car on an icy stretch of Hwy. 169 near the town of Taconite and …

Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation.

Australia family found after 10 days in wilderness

A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old brother were recovering in an Australian hospital Monday after surviving with their father for 10 days in the wilderness with little food and in weather conditions that ranged from stormy to scorching.

Safety officials say commercial drone risks ignored

What the FAA did not reveal, however, was that senior officials had overruled objections from some of its safety inspectors, who had warned after a formal review that the filmmakers’ plans were too risky and should be prohibited, according to documents and e-mails obtained by the Washington Post.

Hopkins clockmaker repairs the world's rarest timepieces

In repairing clocks, a local artisan revisits history – and returns with a sense of peace.

Social media debate: Is the Elf on the Shelf cute or creepy?

A backlash has bubbled up against the whimsical world of Elf on the Shelf.

Vote: Star Tribune’s 2014 Photos of the Year

Star Tribune staff photographers have gathered their favorite images from the past year. Vote for your favorite photos, and enjoy the visual retrospective of the big and little moments of 2014.

Beavers are gnawing away at drought issues in California

With their industrial-strength buck teeth and flat tails, beavers and their dams offer a defense against drought. The rodents are known as ecosystem engineers.

Police search for man who attacked 3 NDSU students

Fargo police are searching for a man who attacked three North Dakota State University students in an off-campus apartment.

Police: Man killed girlfriend, her two kids in Maine

A man was charged Sunday with killing his girlfriend and her two children, whose bodies were found in the mobile home they shared, state police said.

'Vetrepreneurs:' More veterans start their own businesses

Vets are 45 percent more likely to be self-employed.

'Wasted minutes' cost Wolves in loss to Indiana + Photo Gallery

The Wolves lost despite a gutty, 24-point, 10-assist night from Mo Williams, who scored nine of those points in a frenetic fourth quarter.

Discover your new favorite treat with our holiday cookie finder

Looking for a new cookie recipe this holiday season? Search years of winning recipes (almost 70 in all) with our cookie finder and find the perfect treat to try.