Fence-jumper makes it into the White House

A man jumped over the fence of the White House on Friday and made it through the front door before officers managed to apprehend him, the Secret Service said. President Barack Obama had departed the White House just minutes earlier.

Hennepin County seeks protection for Adrian Peterson's son

The petition asked a judge to approve a safety plan for the child, including that Adrian Peterson not have any unsupervised or unauthorized contact with the child.

Jeff Johnson replaces campaign manager in race vs. Gov. Dayton

Staffing shake-up elevating former Pawlenty aide David Gaither, above, comes as Election Day looms.

When it comes to baby names, Harper is the new Jennifer

Why is the girl's name Harper suddenly among Minnesota's top 10 baby names? Blame the online world. It's difficult for parents to pick uncommon names for their babies in the Internet Age.

Suspect charged in State Fair beer exhibit robbery of more than $100K

Documents say 20-year-old held a gun to a beer exhibit employee’s head and took over $100,000.

US, Canadian jets intercept 8 Russian aircraft

Two F-22 fighter jets intercepted six Russian military airplanes that neared the western coast of Alaska, military officials said Friday.

Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woods

Authorities hunkered down early Saturday in the neighborhood where a man suspected in the fatal shooting of a Pennsylvania State Police trooper lived with his parents, raising hopes they …

TSA head applauds expedited airport screening

Security lines ease as nearly half of U.S. travelers enter PreCheck program.

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

The 3-D printing boom is about to invade space.

Federal judge rejects state's disability reform plan

Ambitious blueprint needs more specifics, judge rules.

29 firms plan to apply to manufacture marijuana in Minnesota

Twenty-nine entrepreneurs signaled the Health Department Friday that they intend to apply to become the state's first pot farmers.

Minneapolis sticks with Ryan for developing land near Vikings stadium

Eager to get started on the last part of the Downtown East project, council accepted a lower payment.

Weekend traffic: I-35W, Crosstown closures on tap

Getting from the southern suburbs to Saturday's Gopher football game at the U could be tricky as northbound I-35W will be closed from the Crosstown to downtown Minneapolis from …

Minneapolis' upper riverfront redevelopment lags

Riverfront redevelopment above St. Anthony Falls has trailed city’s ambitions plans.

Youngsters come up big in Twins' late comeback + Video

Phil Hughes wasn’t great, but the Twins came back and won in 10 innings.

Procter & Gamble cancels on-field NFL promotion

Procter & Gamble is canceling an on-field breast cancer awareness promotion it had been planning with the National Football League, the latest sponsor to respond to the NFL's growing problems.

Minnesota Poll: Majority has given to political causes

Women and Democrats more likely to give to candidates and campaigns.

Minneapolis man found guilty of having sex with vulnerable adult

Corey Gordon, 43, posed as a care attendant to trick the vulnerable woman.

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 …