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Global finance leaders dodge conflict with Trump White House

Global finance leaders sought to avoid conflict with the Trump administration over trade and environmental policy and welcomed signs the world economy is pulling out of the doldrums.

Public window on financial complaints could be closing soon

U.S. consumers filed nearly 300,000 complaints last year about their dealings with banks, credit card issuers and other financial services companies. Most of those complaints were compiled and made available for anyone to see as part of a database administered by the federal government.

Schumer: Boost communication after Penn Station stampede

Sen. Charles Schumer said that the stampede that injured 16 people at New York's Penn Station just over a week ago shows a need for better coordination between law enforcement agencies at transportation hubs.

Report card for Trump is a mixed one as 100th day approaches

Several of his campaign promises remain unfulfilled, but his accomplishments include the confirmation of a Supreme Court nominee.

How the FBI and James Comey upended the 2016 election

The FBI director steers clear of politics, but his handling of the Clinton and Trump campaign inquiries had a profound impact

At Minn. Capitol, the focus is on deadlines and a timely finish

Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders are eager to avoid last-minute legislating and hours of budget negotiations behind closed doors.

Hillary Clinton makes surprise appearance at Tribeca Fest

The premiere of a virtual reality short by Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow was already a high-profile event at the Tribeca Film Festival on Saturday night. And then Hillary Clinton walked onstage.


Dayton open to approving transportation plan without raising gas tax
Hot Dish Politics

Gov. Mark Dayton said that if the Legislature passes a 'satisfactory' transportation budget bill without a gas tax, he would be inclined to sign it into law.

Governor to lawmakers: Kill transparency measures
Secrecy Rules

Two measures sought by government openness advocates are criticized by Gov. Mark Dayton.


At least 10K gather at Capitol for Minnesota's March for Science

At least 10,000 people walked to the Minnesota State Capitol on Saturday to champion the role of science in American life. While organizers billed the event as nonpartisan, it pressed for scientific research in the face of Trump administration rhetoric and cutbacks.


1 dead after police shooting at Ohio city apartment complex

Authorities say an officer shot and killed a man who confronted him with a butcher knife at an apartment complex in an Ohio city.


Trump Health Dept. dismisses Obama appointed surgeon general

The Trump administration has relieved Dr. Vivek Murthy of his duties as U.S. Surgeon General.


Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander in chief of the U.S. military.


AP FACT CHECK: Sessions tags wrong city for immigrant crimes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has highlighted the San Diego suburb of Escondido to illustrate how jurisdictions that limit cooperation with immigration authorities jeopardize public safety. Speaking at a news conference Friday along a border fence with Mexico, Sessions offered no evidence that 'sanctuary jurisdictions' or immigrants are responsible. And he failed to mention that the federal government has held up Escondido as a model for cooperation with immigration authorities.


Carter pulls ahead on first day of St. Paul DFL caucuses for mayor

The turnout Saturday was down from 2015 caucuses.


Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.


Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall.


Trump sons take helm of company, eye domestic expansion

Apprentices no more, Eric and Donald Trump Jr. are now at the helm of the Trump Organization and adjusting to the reality presented by their father's presidency. They're eyeing ways to use the new lease on the family fame by expanding the brand into parts of the United States that embrace him.


AP FACT CHECK: When Trump takes credit and assigns blame

One of the most consistent features of President Donald Trump's public statements is his drive to take credit and assign blame. It's a tendency that consistently lands him in trouble with history, either recent or long ago, and has been on display as he approaches his 100th day in office.