Crowded GOP field gives Iowa more heft

First-in-the-nation presidential vote on Feb. 1 will start some serious winnowing

Daudt, other state lawmakers in Turkey as part of U.S. group

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House Speaker Kurt Daudt and two other Minnesota state representatives are in Turkey this week, where international tension is flaring over the country's downing of a Russian warplane.

Judicial panel recommends DHS leader Jesson for Court of Appeals slot

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A state judicial panel has recommended Department of Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson and three others to Gov. Mark Dayton as he looks to fill two vacancies on the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

Clinton to campaign in Minneapolis on Dec. 15

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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton will hold a campaign event in Minneapolis on Dec. 15.

GOP candidates condemn Planned Parenthood rampage

Several Republican presidential candidates on Sunday condemned the attack on a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs but stopped short of agreeing with liberal critics…

What it's like to be an American tourist in France now

For eight of the last 10 years, my husband and I have flown from New York to France for a five-day getaway in late November. Our plans were in place this year long before the Nov. 13 terror attacks in Paris, and we didn't really consider changing them.

Paul to file for president, re-election in Kentucky

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul is officially filing for re-election and for president in his home state Monday, a move he insists does not undermine his faltering presidential campaign.

Fed moves to bar bailouts of failing firms

Federal Reserve officials have moved to prevent the central bank from bailing out failing companies, a power it exercised during the 2008 financial crisis.

Republican Gudex won't seek re-election to Senate

Republican state Sen. Rick Gudex, of Fond du Lac, says he will not seek re-election to the state Senate in a district Democrats are eyeing to make gains on the GOP majority.

Walker to sign bill returning excess Lambeau taxes

Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign a bill into law that would return $17 million in excess Lambeau Field taxes to Brown County taxpayers and local government.

High court won't review Michigan murder case

The Supreme Court said Monday that it won't consider reinstating the conviction of a Michigan man charged with a 1988 murder in a drug dispute.

Justices rebuff Texas veterinarian who gave advice online

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a retired Texas veterinarian who was barred from evaluating animals and giving advice over the Internet.

High court rejects challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws

The Supreme Court won't hear a challenge to Hawaii campaign finance laws that require a private company buying campaign ads to register as a political action committee.

High court rejects fee dispute in Texas redistricting case

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from lawyers for former Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and others seeking $360,000 in legal fees after challenging state redistricting plans.

High court rejects Mexican states' lawsuit over Gulf spill

The Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from three Mexican states seeking damages from BP and other companies over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

Pink named UNICEF ambassador in fight to end child hunger

Trailblazing pop star Pink saw firsthand severely malnourished children during a recent visit to Haiti as a part of a UNICEF program to provide therapeutic…

News conference, funeral details set in officer's death

A man suspected of fatally shooting a western Pennsylvania police officer who responded to a domestic disturbance remained under guard at a hospital on Monday, while police planned to discuss the killing at a news conference.

Services set for McFarland police officer killed in crash

Services will be held in Janesville Tuesday for McFarland police officer Ryan Copeland, who was killed in a crash while on duty.

Alabama authorities investigating police shooting in Selma

The State Bureau of Investigations in Alabama is looking into an officer-involved shooting in Selma that left a man wounded.