News & Features Archive

Saturday, July 12, 2014

"Weird Al" Yankovic is about to release his fourteenth album, Mandatory Fun, and he's taking that title seriously: Starting Monday, he will release eight new music videos in eight days. (07/12/2014)
Damian McManus, left, and Evan McManus.
A team of firefighters from the Twin Cities is heading to Colorado to search for Damian and Evan McManus, a father and son from St. Louis Park who disappeared on a spring break hiking trip. (07/12/2014)
The National Weather Service predicts lows in the Twin Cities may dip into the 40s on Tuesday morning after a cold front moves into the region Sunday. Temps could even dip down into the mid-40s on the Iron Range Monday night and into the 40s again Tuesday. (07/12/2014)
Tommy Ramone, a co-founder of the seminal punk band the Ramones and the last surviving member of the original group, has died, a business associated said Saturday.
One by one, behind closed doors, military officers explained what they did and didn't do the night the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, burned.
A UnitedHealth Group study found the cost of cancer care dropped when doctors were paid a lump sum per case and were showed how they compared with others treating the same cancers.
Thinking of exercise as work can lure us into mindlessly devouring calorie-bombs, such as a big helping of pudding or extra handfuls of M&M's, according to a new study. And compensating for physical activity with sweet treats this way may lead to weight gain.
There may never be an end to arguments over whether organic food is more nutritious. But a new study is the most ambitious attempt so far to resolve the issue -- and it concludes that organic fruit and vegetables offer a key benefit.
Palm oil is used in foods like toaster pastries, instant ramen noodles and doughnuts. Palm oil production in Africa is picking up. And the new farms there are threatening great ape populations in West and Central Africa, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Current Biology.
The Commerce Department said Friday it had found that dumping of the steel pipe imports into the U.S. harmed competition.

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