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Investigators say man who shot 3 also wounded in Albert Lea

Nov. 30, 2020 7:45 AM EST

ALBERT LEA, Minn. (AP) — The man who shot and injured three people in Albert Lea, including a police officer, was also wounded when a state trooper opened fire, according to state investigators. The 21-year-old man suffered shrapnel injuries and was treated at Mayo Clinic Hospital-St. Marys in Rochester,...

Cases in Bismarck shooting transferred to federal court

Nov. 17, 2020 9:07 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The cases against two Minnesota brothers accused in a shooting in Bismarck have been transferred to federal court. Javaar Watkins, 20, was charged with attempted murder and Tee Anthony Watkins, 28, was charged as an accomplice to attempted murder, court records show. Both men, from...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, file photo, Bahrain's Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa greets Britain's Prince Charles in Manama, Bahrain. Prince Khalifa, one of the world’s longest-serving prime ministers who led his island nation’s government for decades and survived the 2011 Arab Spring protests that demanded his ouster over corruption allegations, died on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. He was 84. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

US military flew terminally ill Bahrain premier to America

Nov. 13, 2020 5:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military flew Bahrain's terminally ill prime minister to America for hospital care two months before his death, the State Department acknowledged Friday, underlining the importance of the island kingdom. The care offered to Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Nov. 9, 2020 9:00 AM EST

The Detroit News. Nov. 4 Editorial: GOP keeps a key bulwark The anticipated “blue wave” Tuesday didn’t sweep as many Democrats into office as expected, and Republicans have managed to keep an important bulwark in Michigan. It looks like the state House will remain under Republican control...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in a hanger at General Mitchell International Airport, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Latest: Biden: I've learned from Clinton campaign errors

Oct. 30, 2020 9:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:20 p.m. Joe Biden says he has learned from the mistakes that Hillary Clinton's campaign made four years ago in the Midwest. At an event Friday in Milwaukee, Biden recounted campaigning for Clinton in 2016 and added, “For...

President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Rochester, Minn. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

Trump pitches 'back to normal' as Biden warns of tough days

Oct. 30, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

WATERFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation “back to normal” on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic. It was a tantalizingly rosy pitch in sharp contrast to Democratic rival Joe...

President Donald Trump gestures as he is introduced by first lady Melania Trump during a campaign rally Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

As virus surges, Trump rallies keep packing in thousands

Oct. 30, 2020 12:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are no crowds at Disneyland, still shut down by the coronavirus. Fewer fans attended the World Series this year than at any time in the past century. Big concerts are canceled. But it's a different story in Trumpland. Thousands of President Donald Trump's supporters regularly cram...

President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after arriving at Pope Army Field for an event with troops at Fort Bragg, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Pope Field, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The Latest: Trump meets troops involved in al-Baghdadi raid

Oct. 29, 2020 9:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:30 p.m. President Donald Trump quietly met with U.S. Special Forces troops involved in last year’s raid to kill Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Trump flew into Fort Bragg, North Carolina, on Thursday for what...

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally outside Raymond James Stadium, Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, in Tampa. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump moves Minnesota rally while Biden announces visit

Oct. 29, 2020 8:34 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A rally by President Donald Trump in southern Minnesota was in flux much of Thursday after his campaign moved it from Rochester to a small town in another county, and then back to Rochester after state officials insisted that the event follow coronavirus safety guidelines, including a...

Rochester man charged in fatal overdose death

Oct. 29, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force says a Rochester man is in jail in connection with the fatal overdose of a Mankato woman. Twenty-six-year-old Alissa Troester was found dead in her kitchen last August and died from a potent opioid overdose, according to the task force. A...