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Monday, August 3, 2015

Authorities say a circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a New Hampshire fairground, killing two people and injuring 15 others. (08/03/2015)
In filing a claim against the archdiocese, a priest convicted of sexual misconduct says the archdiocese made the offer this year. (08/03/2015)
Protest outside Planned Parenthood
The fight is already creating heated talking points for Republican presidential candidates, who convene Thursday for their first debate. (08/03/2015)
The boys are from Minneapolis and range in age from 12 to 18 years old. Police say they were in town for the Mid America Youth Basketball tournament.
Salt used to melt ice in the winter can harm fish and encourage invasive plants.
The average national price per gallon of regular gasoline is now $2.65, down about 85 cents a gallon compared with last year at this time.
Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, "Trainwreck," and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill.
Expert forager Margaret Kwong Taylor found some beautiful, edible gems on a recent walk in the woods on public land in a northern suburb. Come along.
Delta Air Lines had a major change of heart about shipping hunting trophies, announcing Monday afternoon that it would no longer accept lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros and buffalo trophies.
The 35-year-old driver was booked for theft of a motor vehicle and fleeing police.
The 10,000-square-foot building will include space for new labs, honey extraction and hive spaces.
At the Aspen Ideas Festival they posed an interesting question: Is math important? Teachers in some other countries think kids need more understanding of math fundamentals instead of the high-falutin' stuff. Which kinds of math are actually important to know? and why??
It's a crucial link between Lake Superior and Lake Huron for vessels hauling iron ore, coal and other bulk cargo.
Testing contractor Pearson will take $1 million off its new contract and add up to $4.7 million in services to settle with the state over a spate of spring testing glitches.
Key elements of the Clean Power Plan include a requirement that would cut the power industry's carbon pollution by 32 percent below 2005 levels in the next 15 years.
A West St. Paul teen allegedly trying to rob people in St. Paul Friday night was shot and killed by one of his victims, who had a permit to carry, police said Monday.
The leak, which occurred shortly before 11 a.m., was under control in about 20 minutes, according to an official.
Republican presidential hopefuls are about to get their biggest test yet as they battle to make it onto the debate stage Thursday and woo voters who are just tuning into the contest.
Political Junkie Ken Rudin discusses the candidates vying for the Republican and Democratic presidential tickets.
The Obama Administration now wants carbon dioxide pollution cut by 32 percent by 2030. Each state will have a different percentage, and Minnesota's could be as high as 42 percent.
Fans who don't have tickets by now are out of luck. The band's concert at First Avenue is sold out.
"I was angry. I hit him. He fell ... I took him to the river. I duct taped him and threw him in the water," Pierre Collins said Monday. Barway's mother, Louise Karluah, pictured here, spoke after Pierre Collins' plea.
During his team's game Saturday, Kaiser Carlile was hit in the head by a bat as he ran past the on-deck circle. The tragic accident has left a Kansas community in mourning.
A new app uses geolocation to bring to life a lesser-known section of Thomas Jefferson's Virginia estate -- Mulberry Row, which was the bustling enclave of skilled slaves who worked at Monticello.
Buddy Guy is the blues, and he's our connection to a genre that's embedded in the history of America. But it's a sound the guitarist fears is fading.
Beginning Monday, Dakota County will collect DNA from adults and juveniles charged with violent crimes, including murder, manslaughter, assault, robbery, burglary and kidnapping.
With lions in the news, what about tigers? Dubbed the Indiana Jones of wildlife science, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz describes his efforts to save the tigers of Myanmar.
The EPA wants power plants to reduce roughly 30 percent of their carbon emissions by 2030.
The ongoing squabble over a new soccer stadium for the Twin Cities has both supporters and critics digging in their heels.
We dive in today on some the research going on more behind the scenes on ticks and tick-borne disease.
Professor David MacDonald, director of the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit at the University of Oxford, ran the research program that monitored Cecil the Lion before his death. MacDonald spoke with Heather McElhatton, producer of "A Beautiful World," about his research and the impact of the public outcry over Cecil's death.
There's an ongoing debate about whether or not America is in a state of secular stagnation. But what does that mean?
To the ranks of sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami, researchers have added a sixth: "oleogustus." It's Latin for "a taste for fat."
Far more proposals have stalled or failed, an AP review found.
The survey provides a glimpse into how Americans think water should be managed at a time when abnormally dry weather has afflicted swaths of the country.
New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles.
The African nation has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegal killing a lion in April.
The annual event comes at a time when the city of Minneapolis has seen a rise in gun violence.
A meningitis vaccine can help prevent the spread of the disease and state health officials are urging all men who have sex with men to get immunized.

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