Kline blasts Obama's war policies, worries about health of Minn. GOP

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Rep. John Kline, Republican serving his final year in Congress after 14 years, criticized the Obama Administration's handling of foreign military crises, elaborated on his recent presidential endorsement of Sen. Marco Rubio and visibly worried over the state of the Minnesota Republican Party and its chances of retaining his seat in the Republican fold.

Trump seeks to reverse fortunes in New Hampshire

With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn't need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.

Sanders to join Minneapolis forum on black issues; Clinton not attending

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The non-profit Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change will hold what it's calling a "Presidential Forum on Black America" on Friday.

House DFL proposes constitutional amendment for campaign money disclosure

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The House DFL proposed an amendment to the Minnesota Constitution that would require increased disclosure by outside groups spending money on campaigns.

State Board of Canvassers approves petition to recall Snyder

The State Board of Canvassers on Monday unanimously approved a petition to recall Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder that doesn't mention the lead contamination of Flint water, but rejected several other proposals that cite the water crisis in seeking his removal from office.


Mayor of Super Bowl host city says he's retiring this week

The Mayor of Santa Clara says he is retiring as of Tuesday, just two days after his city hosted Super Bowl 50.


Arizona panel OKs tax credit for concealed carry permit

Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar-for-dollar credit for concealed-carry permit holders Monday.


Lynch: No outside influence on FBI probe into Clinton emails

Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.


Beyonce's Super Bowl show bringing both praise and criticism

A day after the Super Bowl, people are still parsing over each frame from Beyonce's halftime performance, trying to glean the messages, both subtle and…


New Hampshire offers presidential hopefuls a changed landscape

New views reflect residents who are younger, suburban and not natives.


Experts tell panel why gas is so expensive in California

Gouging by oil companies could be one reason California drivers pay about 76 cents more for a gallon of regular gas than motorists elsewhere in the nation, a state government panel was told Monday.


Iraqi woman charged with role in Kayla Mueller's death

The wife of a senior Islamic State leader who was killed in a U.S. raid last year has been charged in federal court with holding American Kayla Mueller hostage and with contributing to the aid worker's death, the Justice Department said Monday.


Legislatures consider special protections for gun industry

A terse letter from Andrew Clyde's credit card-processing company explained it was discontinuing his corporate account because his Georgia firearms business "no longer met our underwriting guidelines." In a panic, Clyde called three other companies, which denied him, too.


Judge again denies Texas' efforts to block Syrian refugees

A federal judge Monday again ruled against Texas in its efforts to stop the resettlement of Syrian refugees, saying that while it would be "foolish" to deny there are risks following the Paris attacks, state officials have never shown an imminent danger to the public.


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___Yellen will testify amid predictions of slower rate hikesWASHINGTON (AP) — Things looked so clear back when the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate…


Inmate recaptured after mistaken release in Los Angeles

A murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Los Angeles jail last month was recaptured Monday in Nevada, authorities said.


What We Know: US looking for more help in fight against IS

Defense Secretary Ash Carter heads to Brussels this week to try to persuade partners in the 66-nation coalition against the Islamic State group to take…


Rates drop on 3-month and 6-month US Treasury bills

Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills fell in Monday's auction to the lowest levels in two weeks.


Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple

A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws.