More US air passengers try flying with guns Several times every day, at airports across the country, passengers are trying to walk through security with loaded guns in their carry-on bags, purses or pockets, even in a boot.
Kelly, Giffords lobby in Alaska for gun control Background checks on people who want to buy firearms at gun shows wouldn't prevent all of the nearly three dozen murders a day in America or the 10 mass shootings a year, the husband of former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords said Tuesday.
Investigators to examine why Ariz. blaze killed 19 Investigators from around the U.S. have begun arriving in Arizona to examine whether 19 highly trained firefighters who perished over the weekend heeded those rules or ignored them and paid with their lives.
Why Obama delayed health care mandate Kerri Miller speaks with Stephen Parente, director of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute at the Carlson School of Management, about the Obama administration's decision to delay by one year the health care law's mandate that large employers provide health insurance for their employees.
MNsure won't be affected by Obamacare delay The state's new health insurance exchange, MNsure, won't be affected by the Obama administration's decision today to delay a key employer mandate under the federal health care law, Minnesota officials.
Parents' prayer death convictions upheld Eleven-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died at her parents' home of treatable diabetes in 2008. Her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, chose to pray for God's help rather than take her to a doctor.
Ingebrigtsen considering run for governor State Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen is considering a gubernatorial. Ingebrigtsen, who was first elected to the Senate in 2006, says he is willing to work with lawmakers from both parties that approach would make him a solid candidate.
DFL control drove big union wins in Legislature The state's labor unions had a big year at the Capitol. New state employee contracts, labor peace deals, unemployment aid for locked out workers and bills that let day care providers unionize all passed into law.
Advertisers protest web plan that aids privacy When Mozilla announced a plan to improve its system for blocking third-party cookies, it didn't seem like the kind of thing that would make waves. But it didn't take long for the Internet advertising industry to react -- furiously.
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