Reporter mocked by Trump says the 2 knew each other well

Donald Trump said he couldn't have been making fun of a reporter's disability because he doesn't know the man. Not so, says the reporter.

Minn. political leaders struggle to fix sex offender policy

As judge presses for reforms, even defenders admit flaws.

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.

Legionnaires' disease bacteria found in VA hospital water

Veterans Affairs officials say they've detected the bacteria that causes Legionnaires' disease in water samples at the Minneapolis hospital.

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Some questions, answers about Minneapolis police shooting

The fatal shooting of a black man by a Minneapolis police officer has prompted nearly two weeks of protests and led to calls for answers as state and federal authorities continue to investigate.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

NATO seeking to reconcile death totals in Kunduz hospital attack

Nearly two months after a U.S. warplane mistakenly attacked a hospital in northern Afghanistan, officials said Friday it remains unclear how many civilians were killed.

White House Christmas tree arrives from Pennsylvania

First lady Michelle Obama has kicked off the holiday season at the White House by welcoming this year's Christmas tree.

Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.

Bacteria that cause Legionnaires found at Mpls. VA hospital

Minneapolis VA is taking steps to clean water system of Legionnaires disease bacteria. No illnesses have been discovered.

St. Cloud moves forward on plans for aquatic center

After hitting a key fundraising goal, St. Cloud leaders say they're ready to build a long-planned aquatic center and have it open by 2017.

Former Virginia House speaker, Norfolk treasurer dies at 87

A former speaker of the Virginia House of Delegates whose political career spanned decades has died.

The Latest: Attorney general speaks on Hawaiian voting order

The Latest on a Supreme Court stay blocking the counting of votes in Native Hawaiian elections (all times local):

Obama struggles with stance on the death penalty

President Barack Obama is making a hard case for overhauling the U.S. criminal justice system, but where he stands on the death penalty is unclear.

Carson visiting Syrian refugees in Jordan

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is traveling to the Middle East this weekend to meet with Syrian refugees.

New normal: US police respond to harsh reality of extremism

After the Columbine High School massacre in 1999 and the Mumbai attack in 2008, police departments across the United States adopted a new mindset on how to deal with what they call "active shooter" incidents in which people are trapped in restaurants, theaters or other soft targets.

After Paris, US political shift on privacy vs. security

The Paris attacks have renewed debate on the U.S. government's post-Sept. 11 domestic surveillance laws, leading to efforts to revive the issue on Capitol Hill and handing Marco Rubio an opening against Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.