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Trump wanted less-attractive women fired, employees said in court records

Developer Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., in January 2005. Employees say when Trump visited the course, managers went on alert, because when Trump saw less-attractive women working at his club, according to court records, he wanted them fired.

It showed the extent to which he prized women's looks over skills.

Lawmakers ask Wells Fargo CEO: 'Why shouldn't you be in jail?'

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, before the House Financial Services Committee investigating Wells Fargo's opening of unauthorized customer accounts.

Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing Thursday for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed.

Tulsa officer expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter

A Tulsa police officer is expected to plead not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man when she makes her first appearance before a Tulsa County judge.

Obama flies to Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service

Both were Nobel Prize laureates who labored for peace in the Middle East but failed to achieve it. Now, their joint efforts are at an end as President Barack Obama prepares to pay a final tribute to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem.

Families of US personnel ordered to leave Congo amid unrest

The State Department is halting most official U.S. government travel to the Democratic Republic of Congo and ordering family members of U.S. government personnel to leave the country.

Clinton walks a fine line with women about her husband's indiscretions

Both sides spending heavily for control of Minn. state government

Without a statewide race for governor or U.S. Senate this November, the attention and money of the state's wealthiest interests are focused on the Capitol.


Reps. Kline, McCollum, Ellison vote against veto override on 9/11 bill
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Reps. Kline, McCollum, Ellison vote against veto override on 9/11 bill

Conservative-leaning think tank ranks Minnesota 46th in business tax competitiveness
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The Washington, D.C.-based think tank published a ranking of states' business tax competitiveness.


Lawmakers ask Wells Fargo CEO: 'Why shouldn't you be in jail?'

Wells Fargo has turned into a "school for scoundrels," Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D-N.Y., told CEO John Stumpf as he faced a House committee Thursday.


Once reliable bellwether Ohio is losing its electoral stature

Ohio, which has not kept up with demographic changes, is suddenly fading in importance this year.


Supreme Court to hear cases on trademarks, deportations, students with disabilities

Decision could also resolve Washington Redskins case.


Silicon Valley nerds band together to raise money for Clinton

A group of self-described nerds from Silicon Valley has banded together for one goal: Elect Hillary Clinton. Nerdz4Hillary, a fundraising campaign spearheaded by venture capitalist…


FCC beefs up emergency cellphone alerts

The federal government is beefing up emergency cellphone alerts like the one used in New York to advertise a search for a bombing suspect earlier in September.


Obama signs short-term bill to fund government past election

President Barack Obama has signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week.


Gary Johnson stumbles again, can't name his favorite foreign leader

The Libertarian presidential candidate has another "Aleppo moment" when he's asked to name a foreign leader he admires. His running mate comes to his rescue.


Deep in the Amazon, 'it was Donald Trump's hair hanging out on a tree'

Jeff Cremer says he’s not much into politics. His passion and his business is photography, specifically Jeff Cremer photography, based in Lima, Peru. His pictures…


Minnesota Lottery players spent record $593M on games, won a record $366M

The $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot, hit in January, contributed to the hefty totals for the fiscal year ended in June.


Minnesota Supreme Court dismisses voting rights case from conservative group

The ruling said the broad challenge should first be heard in district court.