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Defense attorney for Oklahoma City bomber dead at 57

Rob Nigh, a defense attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and witnessed his 2001 execution, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, former colleagues said. He was 57.

Jed Stephen 'Kos' Kosmoski, who worked with St. Paul college baseball, hockey teams, dies at 44

Kosmoski, 44, died unexpectedly Aug. 5 in Seattle, stricken by pancreatitis while visiting his sister.


St. Paul officer Tom Reis recounted how Chao Vang and Daniel Miller aided in apprehending a knife-wielding shoplifter. Chief Todd Axtell is at right.

Civilians, officers recognized for saving lives in St. Paul

Eye candy? Art on Grand Ave. honors St. Paul native F. Scott Fitzgerald
Health safety net providers fear dwindling savings from drug discounts
We've had hot September days, but never this late in the month

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Minnesota Vikings quarterback Casey Keenum greeted players at the end of the game.

Vikings crush Bucs 34-17 with Case Keenum leading the way

Lynx's Game 1 comeback falls just short after spotting L.A. 26 points
Twins sweep Tigers, maintain their lead in wild-card race
Scoggins: Moore steps up in crunch time for Lynx, but Sparks' Gray has the answer

Ralph Acampora, known as “the godfather of technical analysis,” constructed the largest handmade chart of the stock market on the side of the barn on the farm he owns.

Chaska-area barn sports financial history lesson

Settlement may be in works in partner fallout at Pine River Capital
How Halo Top ice cream became the top-selling pint in the U.S.
Health safety net providers fear dwindling savings from drug discounts

Mark Hoffer/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNSHumorist Samuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twain. Fort Worth Star-Telegram 2002

Mark Twain's newest book is one for the ages

After Equifax breach, Americans should demand more security
Counterpoint: In support of single-payer: What if we treated schools like we do hospitals?
Readers Write: Cargill and veterans, nuclear weapons, the situation in Myanmar, Amazon's second HQ, health care policy

Traffic is a sticky situation

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Ethan Nichtern, author of “The Dharma of ‘The Princess Bride’: What the Coolest Fairy Tale of Our Time Can Teach Us About Buddhism and Relationships,” at the Shambhala Meditation Center of New York.

Is 'The Princess Bride' a Buddhist guide?

N.Y. transplant is S. Dakota's lone rabbi: 'You really see what God made here'
It was Garrison Keillor live, the humorist without the Powdermilk biscuits
Lazy days await in Costa Rica's wild Osa Peninsula

Obituary: Entrepreneur Elliott Royce was a remarkable retiree

At age 96, Elliott Royce attended trampoline class three times per week. The hobby fit with his retirement routine of falling five times every morning…

Anderson: Webster is master of realistic wildlife art
Dennis Anderson

Bill Webster captured the true beauty of game birds.

Al Farmes' gone, but his legacy lives
Dennis Anderson

Al Farmes died Wednesday at 93, but the 'Save the Wetlands' program he helped create saved many prized habitats for posterity.


Travelers walk near a sign for international arrivals at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, Monday, June 26, 2017, in Seattle. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen can be enforced if those visitors lack a "credible claim of a bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States," and that justices will hear full arguments in October 2017. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

New Trump travel ban bars citizens of 7 nations

GOP opposition in Senate jeopardizes health bill
Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some WH messages
Survey: Economists see no gain from NAFTA renegotiation

Officers at Vandenberg Air Force Base prepare for a Minuteman III missile test, on May 2, 2017.

Classified US spy satellite launched from California

Turnpike, Parkway rest stop makeovers evoking mixed feelings
Shark fin bans might not help sharks, scientists say
Student trapped in Indiana cave for 58 hours licked water off the walls

Election posters showing German Chancellor Angela Merkel, CDU, right, and social democrat challenger Martin Schulz, SPD, stand in front of former German Democratic Republic apartment buildings in Erfurt, central Germany, Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Letters read 'Successful for Germany', right, and 'It is time for more fairness'. General election will held in Germany Sept. 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

Merkel wins 4th term as nationalists enter German parliament

Tropical Storm Pilar pelts Mexico coast near Puerto Vallarta
Catalonia's separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote
Asia learns to live with Trump rhetoric, but unease remains

Minnesota Twins’ Zack Granite (8) hits a sacrifice fly during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Detroit.

Twins sweep Tigers, maintain their lead in wild-card race

With Miguel Sano out, Eduardo Escobar surprised by his burst of power
Hartman: Kelly praises Molitor for Twins' 2017 turnaround
Rand: Guess I was wrong again about the Twins and Vikings

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Casey Keenum greeted players at the end of the game.

Vikings crush Bucs 34-17 with Case Keenum leading the way

Vikings took care of priority: Keeping a handle on Bucs' Gerald McCoy
Vikings veteran Brian Robison: 'We were able to stand up and make a big-time statement'
Souhan: Donald Trump's words brought the sports world together for a day

This combination photo shows Ryan Gosling at CinemaCon 2017 on March 27, 2017, in Las Vegas, left, and Jay Z performing at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Cleveland on Nov. 4, 2016. Gosling will host the 43rd season opener of "Saturday Night Live," on Sept. 30. Jay-Z will be the musical guest.

Ryan Gosling to host 'SNL' premiere with Jay-Z musical guest

Kiss members Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley reunite on stage
Spicer admits 'mistakes' as press secretary, but says he never lied
C.J.: Camille Williams is no fashion match for husband, KARE 11 co-anchor Cory Hepola

Deaths: Albert Speer Jr., prominent architect whose father was in Hitler's inner circle

Albert Speer Jr., 83, an internationally prominent architect who sought throughout his life to distance himself from the dark legacy of his father,…


Soul singer Charles Bradley dead at 68

Charles Bradley, known as the "Screaming Eagle of Soul" for a powerful, raspy style that evoked one of his musical heroes, James Brown, died Saturday at age 68.


US priest martyred in Guatemala beatified before thousands

Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance.


Guatemalans travel to Oklahoma to honor 1st US martyr

Few religious pilgrimages lead down a dusty, unpaved Oklahoma road past grazing horses, metal barns and towering wind turbines in the distance.


1980 GOP debate moderator who tried to silence Reagan dies

The former New Hampshire newspaper editor who prompted a testy "I am paying for this microphone" retort from Ronald Reagan in a 1980 presidential primary debate has died.