Elections Map: Minnesota

  • Woman Uses Her Gun To Ward Off Abduction

    Dinah Burns was out walking her dog, Gracie, on a path near an elementary school in Lancaster on Monday when two men approached her with a baseball bat and threatened to abduct her. “Two gentlemen came out of the woods, one holding a baseball bat, and said ‘You’re coming with us,’” Burns told WBNS,…

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  • Saudi king warns West will be jihadists' next target

    King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia has warned that the West will be the next target of the jihadists sweeping through Syria and Iraq, unless there is "rapid" action. "Terrorism knows no border and its danger could affect several countries outside the Middle East," said the king who was speaking at a…

    AFP
  • Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

    NEW YORK (AP) — Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed in the tan suit buzzed 'round the world?

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  • Couple Fined For Refusing To Host Gay Wedding Shuts Down Venue

    A Christian couple fined $13,000 for refusing to host a lesbian wedding on their New York farm has decided to close the venue rather than violate their religious beliefs. Cynthia and Robert Gifford decided not to host ceremonies anymore, other than those already scheduled, Alliance Defending…

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  • Family of instructor killed at Arizona gun range does not blame girl

    The ex-wife and children of an Arizona gun range instructor shot and killed by a 9-year-old girl using an Uzi submachine gun do not blame the child and plan on reaching out to her family, according to a TV interview broadcast on Friday. Charles Vacca was showing the girl how to fire the Uzi at the…

    Reuters
  • Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.

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  • Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    By Brendan O'Brien (Reuters) - A police officer has resigned after pointing a rifle at protesters during racially charged demonstrations in Ferguson, Missouri, and another has been fired for inappropriate social media posts stemming from the two weeks of civil unrest, officials said on Friday.…

    Reuters
  • With heavy heart, Kuchar hovers around the lead

    NORTON, Mass. (AP) — When he wasn't thinking about his caddie's deceased wife, Matt Kuchar was busy making plenty of birdies Saturday in the Deutsche Bank Championship.

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    Nicaragua mine cave-in rescue (24 photos)

    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced against the clock Saturday to locate five people still missing two days after a cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine following the overnight rescue of 20 of their colleagues. "Hopefully we can find them in the coming hours," First Lady Rosario Murillo, the presidential…

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  • Terminally ill Wisconsin ex-deputy sheriff charged with double murder

    (Reuters) - A terminally ill former Wisconsin deputy sheriff was charged on Friday with murder in connection with the fatal shootings of his wife and her sister in his home last week, court documents showed. Andrew Steele, 39, was charged in Dane County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree…

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    Visa Pour l’Image: A peek at the exhibitions at the International Festival of Photojournalism (77 photos)

    The 26th annual Visa Pour l’Image, the “Cannes Film Festival” of photojournalism, kicks off next week, filling the French city of Perpignan with more than 3,000 of the world’s best photojournalists and photo editors, along with agencies from around the world, converging to share tips, contacts,…

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  • Russian politician beaten after report on soldier burials

    By Alexei Anishchuk MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian politician said on Saturday he had been badly beaten after publicising the mysterious funerals of two soldiers who may have died while fighting in Ukraine. Lev Shlosberg, a newspaper publisher who represents the liberal opposition Yabloko party in…

    Reuters
  • Islamic State militants behead captive Lebanese soldier: video

    Islamic State militants beheaded a Lebanese soldier who was one of 19 captured by hardline Syrian Islamists when they seized a Lebanese border town for few days this month, a video posted on social media showed on Saturday. The soldier, recognizable as Ali al-Sayyed, a Sunni Muslim from north…

    Reuters
  • Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica

    Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rainforest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk, according to experts. The Central American country, famous for its rich biodiversity, won plaudits from conservationists two years…

    AFP
  • Florida mother arrested after five kids found living in filthy home

    By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida mother has been charged with child neglect after her 10-year-old boy came to school in foul-smelling clothes and told a teacher he could not remember when he last took a bath, court documents showed. Betsy Velasquez, 34, of Kissimmee, was charged…

    Reuters
  • Missing Montana college student found dead in Idaho mountains

    By Laura Zuckerman SALMON Idaho (Reuters) - A Montana college student whose disappearance prompted a search by hundreds of police and volunteers was found dead from injuries sustained in a car accident in the mountains of central Idaho, authorities said late on Thursday. The body of Lucius Robbi,…

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  • Philippines peacekeepers rescued from militants in Golan: U.N.

    By Avi Ohayon EIN ZIVAN Golan Heights (Reuters) - Thirty-two U.N. peacekeepers were rescued on Saturday from Islamist militants who fired at their post on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights and trapped them for two days, the United Nations said. Another group of U.N. soldiers - also from the…

    Reuters
  • Photos under investigation in abandoned baby case

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are seeking further details about photos that appear to show a Utah woman at a nightclub with a beer sometime before her newborn baby was dumped in a trash can.

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