News & Features Archive

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wisdom, a Laysan albatross who is at least 66 years old, has hatched yet another chick at the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge and Battle of Midway National Memorial in Hawaii. (02/21/2017)
Two lawmakers are spearheading a package of legislation they're calling the "opioid reform act," which includes five different bills aimed at different part of the opioid epidemic. (02/21/2017)
Prosecutors say Francesco Parisi in January drove his car up onto a sidewalk and nearly hit the woman and had allegedly sexually assaulted her two years earlier. (02/21/2017)
As the History Center celebrates four decades of African-American theater, a new searchable database makes its debut.
Mahdi Hussein Furreh was supposed to be sentenced Tuesday for his role in a terror conspiracy, but his hearing abruptly ended for the day after a judge demanded to know why he was spending hours a day at a local mosque.
Tom Hoch said he was challenging incumbent first-term mayor Betsy Hodges, who announced in December she was seeking re-election.
Joshua Kurlantzick's new book, "A Great Place to Have a War," explores the CIA's role in military operations in Laos in the 1960s and 70s.
A new biography of social justice advocate Dorothy Day, written by her granddaughter, reveals the life story of the woman whose legacy lives on in dozens of homeless shelters.
Polarizing right-wing writer Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as an editor at Breitbart News on Tuesday and apologized for comments he had made about sexual relationships between boys and men.
Skrowaczewski changed the face of classical music in Minnesota, and remained a towering presence in the classical music world until the end.
Teachers of color lobbied at the state Capitol Tuesday for proposals they say will help increase teacher diversity and support students of color.
The Army Corps of Engineers said it won't extend a Wednesday deadline for Dakota Access oil pipeline opponents to vacate their encampment on federal land in North Dakota.
The plane crashed into the Direct Factory Outlets mall shortly after takeoff, according to media reports. All passengers are believed to have died in the crash, and nobody inside the mall was injured.
The nimble bovine, who had apparently escaped from a slaughterhouse, eluded attempts to box it in between police vehicles by squeezing through narrow openings.
A U.S. Border Patrol agent shot and killed an unarmed Mexican national from across the border, and the agent was not disciplined. The boy's family says a suit is their only possibility for justice.
Choreographer Mandy Moore was lying underneath a car on the LA freeway, counting and calling out steps, throughout the 47 takes it took to shoot La La Land's fun-filled opening scene.
The Oscar-winning actor's book will feature 17 short stories, each about a different typewriter.
The Trump administration is greatly expanding the number of people living in the U.S. illegally who are considered a priority for deportation, including people arrested for traffic violations, according to agency documents released Tuesday.
Teen suicide attempts in the U.S. declined after same-sex marriage became legal and the biggest impact was among gay, lesbian and bisexual kids, a study found.
Thomas Jefferson's Virginia plantation is being renovated to shed more light on the enslaved people who lived and worked there. One of the most notable of those slaves was Sally Hemings.
A federal judge has approved an environmental group's request to intervene in a lawsuit over mineral rights leases for the proposed Twin Metals copper-nickel mine near Ely in northeastern Minnesota.
If the Colorado newspaper files a lawsuit, legal experts say it would be the first of its kind, potentially setting a legal definition for what is considered fake news and what is not.
Members of the Democratic National Committee vote this week for a new leader. Here are the candidates' own words on where they want to take the party next.
On Monday, the St. Paul Jewish Community Center received a phoned-in bomb threat. Last month, a similar threat closed a Jewish community center in St. Louis Park.
Dozens of mostly African refugees are streaming to the Minnesota-Canadian border this winter to seek asylum in Canada. It's a perilous journey that has immigration and security officials increasingly worried. But it shows no signs of stopping.
These days, you're more likely to come across the concept of a Rorschach test in a cultural context than a clinical one. In a new book, author Damion Searls traces the history of the famous inkblots.
The State Patrol says the 38-year-old Missouri man was killed Monday afternoon while unloading large metal pipes at the construction site in Minnetonka.
There are many challenges to farming: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored: health care costs.
There's another tragic and untold story of American citizens who were also interned during the war. They are the 881 Aleuts from Alaska who were held for three years.
"Blinded by the Light" was written by Bruce Springsteen and recorded for his 1973 debut album "Greetings From Asbury Park."
These religious institutions have committed to housing undocumented immigrants in order to shield them from deportation.
The country's military dictatorship ended decades ago, but author Mariana Enriquez says there's still "a ghostly quality to everyday life" there.
Many young adults struggle with the transition to adulthood, finding it difficult to do things like manage their money and pay their bills on time. This new school in Maine is here to help.
More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms.
Bats, birds and tourists love a good cave. And so do viruses. Scientists say this mixture could trigger a deadly outbreak.
A spokesperson said a torn rubber boat was found nearby and that he expected more bodies to surface as such boats usually carry up to 120 people.
When it opened in 1993, many people didn't know what to make of the building's curves and sharp angles of shiny stainless steel.
This episode of the APM Reports "Historically Black" series shares the stories of some ancestors of slaves prospering in the years that followed emancipation.
After a federal appeals court put his executive action on hold, the President says he'll be issuing another.
Reporter Tom Scheck joined the program to talk about his latest report on Mesabi Academy, "Final investigation reveals 'fight club,' lack of oversight among problems at Mesabi."
Psychologist Ellen Langer's book, "Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility" looks at how psychology can help turn back the body's clock.
Magnus Wennman captured photos of refugee children at their most vulnerable—sleeping, out in the open, while making their way to a new and temporary home.
Farshid Zadeh shared his story with correspondent and host, Doualy Xaykaothao.
President Donald Trump has been compared to Andrew Jackson, Ronald Reagan and James Polk. But how far can these comparisons go?
President Trump promised to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act simultaneously, but we haven't seen anything from Republican lawmakers.

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