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Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars

People cheer as ECOWAS Senegalese troops take position outside the state house in the Gambian capital Banjul Sunday Jan. 22, 2017, one day after Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh went into exile. ECOWAS troops are moving in to prepare for the return of newly installed President Adama Barrow.

Exiled Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh stole millions of dollars in his final weeks in power, plundering the state coffers and shipping out luxury vehicles by cargo plane, a special adviser for the new president said Sunday.

Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and 5 others

Authorities in Cameroon say a helicopter fighting the Boko Haram insurgency has crashed on the border with Nigeria, killing six people including the commander of this central African nation's troops.


Natalie Sinkler, a child protection worker, took a call at an office in northeast Minneapolis.

Hennepin County leads state in 24/7 child protection response

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
Redlining suit against Chaska bank tests limits of bias laws
Fake cash popping up in Grand Forks, Duluth

Nashville's Victor Arvidsson. left, celebrated as the puck went past Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper for the go-ahead goal by Filip Forsberg in the third period. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild

Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators

Wolves hang on to nip Nuggets
Souhan: Signs point toward dramatic Super Bowl between Pats, Falcons
Super Falcons: Atlanta routs Packers 44-21 for NFC title

Hal Lewis is national sales director for Cannabis Sativa Inc., which offers Hi-brand cannabis balm and other products.

Marijuana brands can trademark almost anything, except marijuana

Thor Cos. headquarters move expected to be catalyst for near-North Side economy
Why the Allina-Aetna partnership could shake up insurance market
Small businesses hope to see Obama-backed rules scrapped

Pope John Paul II rested his hand on the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem during a 2000 visit.

Holocaust remembrance: From the killing fields, an Abrahamic voice

Greater MSP's efforts benefit St. Paul
How much is 'Green Bling' costing your town or city?
Readers Write (Jan. 23): Freeway protests, the concentration of wealth, the human diet, alternate lake names, light rail

Trump — a flow chart

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Penny's Coffee in Minneapolis.

How Instagram is changing the game for Twin Cities restaurants

Politics shades Beamish concerto premiered by SPCO
Great Northern mega-festival embraces Minnesota as 'winter capital of America'
Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers find their groove again

Panama Papers shed light on corporate secrecy at home

It took a massive leak of secret records from a Panama City law firm to reveal the global scope of tax evasion, profit offshoring and…


President Donald Trump speaks during a White House senior staff swearing in ceremony in the East Room of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Washington.

Trump stands firm; he will not release his tax returns

GOP gains bring fresh hope as abortion foes rally in St. Paul
Dayton's State of the State will set stage for 2017 session
Trump's biggest campaign promises face 'Day 1' test

Hattiesburg High students Tremaine Berry, left, and Shannadoah Sadifer clean up debris after Saturday's tornado in Hattiesburg, Miss., Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017. The enormous system put millions of people in the South on edge during a weekend of violent weather that left crumpled trailer homes, downed trees and other damage in the hardest-hit communities from Mississippi to Georgia.

18 dead amid reported tornadoes, other storms in the South

US gas prices drop a cent over 2 weeks to $2.36 a gallon
Alec Baldwin's Trump wasn't on 'SNL,' but mock-Putin was
A loud roar and 'let's go guys' as storm strikes Georgia

Rescuers work in the area of the avalanche-hit Rigopiano hotel, central Italy, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. After two days huddled in freezing cold, tons of snow surrounding them in the wreckage of the avalanche-demolished hotel, survivors greeted their rescuers Friday as "angels." Among the 10 people pulled out alive was a plucky 6-year-old who just wanted her favorite cookies. (Corpo Nazionale Soccorso Alpino e Speleologico/The National Alpine Cliff and Cave Rescue Corps (CNSAS) via AP)

Avalanche survivors: sipping tea, then world crashed down

Gambia's ex-leader made off with millions, luxury cars
Cameroon helicopter crashes, killing general and 5 others
Israeli leader accepts invitation from Trump to visit US

Brett Pfarr, left, led off the Gophers' 28-9 victory over Indiana in Bloomington, Ind., on Sunday with a technical fall over Norman Conley 24-9 and recording 11 takedowns in the match. Photo is courtesy of the University of Minnesota. For more Gophers photos, go to gophersports.com.

Minnesota Scene: Gophers wrestlers trounce Indiana

So close: Final shot in OT hits rim, Gophers lose to Wisconsin
1972 hoops brawl made for one nasty night in U's sports history
Wisconsin's big second period ends Gophers' winning streak at seven

Nashville's Victor Arvidsson. left, celebrated as the puck went past Wild goalie Darcy Kuemper for the go-ahead goal by Filip Forsberg in the third period. ] CARLOS GONZALEZ cgonzalez@startribune.com - January 22, 2017, St. Paul, MN, Xcel Energy Center, NHL, Hockey, Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild

Fatigued Wild starts quickly, then falls to Predators

In-season goalie gear switch irritates Wild's Dubnyk
Postgame: Lethargic Wild gives away two-goal lead, lose to Nashville
Wild Minute: Wild blows another two-goal lead, loses to Nashville

Maggie Roche, pop-folk singer-songwriter, anchored the close harmonies of the Roches.

Maggie Roche, who harmonized with her sisters, dies at 65

Stacey Dash Exits Fox News, Twitter Rejoices
'SNL': Aziz Ansari Monologue Tackles Racists Going Public in the Age of Trump (Video)
Madonna defends her anti-Trump speech at women's march

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China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship.


Spiritual leader of Thailand's southern insurgents dies

More than a decade ago, Sapae-ing Basor was one of Thailand's most wanted, his face plastered on posters around the south offering 10 million baht, more than $250,000, for his capture.


The Latest: Syria talks focused on truce begin in Kazakhstan

The Latest on Syria peace talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):


62 soldiers on trial in Istanbul for alleged part in coup

Dozens of officers and soldiers have gone on trial in Istanbul for their alleged role in the failed military coup in July.


China swings back at golf, shutting down 111 courses

China has launched a renewed crackdown on golf, closing 111 courses in an effort to conserve water and land, and telling members of the ruling Communist Party to stay off the links.