State + Local
November 19, 2019
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn. Credit: Jenn Ackerman/New York Times

Ilhan Omar wants judge to go easy at sentencing on man who threatened to kill her

The Congress member from Minnesota said the defendant will be better served by being shown love and not a lengthy prison term.
National
October 22, 2019
Katherine Schafer, left, of Protect Minnesota and Jack Johnson of the Minnesota Gun Owners Caucus discussed two bills that would expand background che

Support remains high in state for universal background checks

More than 8 out of 10 Minnesota voters favor expanding criminal background checks to cover all gun sales, including those sold privately or at gun shows. That support cut across ideological, geographic and demographic lines.
National
October 16, 2019
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New York Times at

'A good night': What people are saying about Amy Klobuchar's debate performance

The Minnesota Democrat has yet to qualify for the November debate.
National
October 16, 2019
Candidates for the Democratic nomination for president take the stage for a debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio, on Tuesday, Oct. 15,

What the 12 candidates said about key issues in last night's debate

With a dozen participants, the debate was the largest in modern history.
State + Local
September 30, 2019
Minneapolis Police union President Bob Kroll said news of the ban on officers wearing uniforms to political events was given to him Friday, one day af

Tied to Trump rally? Union sees politics in Mpls. ban on uniformed cops at campaign events

Lt. Robert Kroll says the police union wasn't told of the ban until the day after the Oct. 10 Trump rally at Target Center was announced and that many officers "are outraged."
Politics
September 24, 2019
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday. Pelosi announced that the House would begin a forma

Pelosi: 'No one is above the law'

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launched a formal impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, yielding to mounting pressure from fellow Democrats and setting up an election-year clash.
Nation
September 20, 2019
In this undated image made from video from a U.S. Navy aircraft and released by The Stars Academy of Arts & Science, an unidentified object moves near

'What is that, man?' Navy confirms videos of flying objects

In one of the videos, a small object streaks across the sky before the U.S. Navy fighter jet's tracking system locks on and follows it.
National
September 19, 2019

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey says she is being treated for cancer

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced Thursday that she will receive radiation treatments for a cancerous spot on her lung.
Nation
September 18, 2019
FILE - In this July 30, 2019, file photo, Robert O'Brien, U.S. Special Envoy Ambassador, arrives at the district court in Stockholm, Sweden, where U.S

Trump names hostage envoy O'Brien national security adviser

President Donald Trump on Wednesday named Robert O'Brien, his chief hostage negotiator and an established figure in Republican policy circles, as his new national security adviser.
Nation
September 18, 2019
This Sept. 17, 2019, photo shows refreshed wall fabric in the Red Room of the White House in Washington. Sunlight streaming into the Red Room had left

First lady Melania Trump has done a lot to spruce up White House

Melania Trump will have a few new touches to showcase Friday when guests visit the White House for only the second state dinner of the Trump presidency.
Nation
September 18, 2019
Corey Lewandowski, former campaign manager for President Donald Trump, references a copy of the Mueller Report that he requested, as he testifies to t

Lewandowski, House Democrats spar at 1st impeachment hearing

The first impeachment hearing held by House Democrats quickly turned hostile as their sole witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, stonewalled many of their questions and declared they were "focusing on petty and personal politics."
Nation
September 16, 2019
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testified on the first day of his confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill on

Dem presidential candidates call for Kavanaugh's impeachment

Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.
National
September 13, 2019
Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden, former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, and Andrew Yang, rig

What 10 Democratic candidates said in last night's debate

Joe Biden parried attack after attack from liberal rivals Thursday night on everything from health care to immigration in a debate that showcased profound ideological divides between the Democratic Party's moderate and progressive wings.
National
September 13, 2019

Trump mocks Democrats, vows new tax cut on Baltimore visit

President Donald Trump sought to boost the spirits of Republican lawmakers, mocking Democrats and promising a new tax cut package, as he returned to the city he recently disparaged as a "rat and rodent infested mess."
National
September 12, 2019

Protesters cause part of Houston Ship Channel to close

Eleven protesters have been arrested after they rappelled from a busy highway bridge over the Houston Ship Channel, closing the vital artery for hours.
Nation
September 12, 2019
Doug Baker, CEO of Ecolabs, was one of more than 100 chief executives who signed a letter urging Congress to take action on gun control measures.

CEOs speak out on gun violence, want congressional action

Big companies have been dipping their toes into America's gun debate for a few years. Now, some are diving in. The CEOS of 145 companies…
National
September 12, 2019

The Latest: All 34 victims of California boat fire ID'd

The Latest on a fatal boat fire that killed 34 people off the coast of Southern California (all times local):
National
September 12, 2019

Jury convicts candidate's father of breaking federal law

The father of Kentucky's secretary of state was convicted Thursday of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to his daughter's failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign against Republican Mitch McConnell.
National
September 12, 2019

Ex-FBI No. 2 official faces prospect of criminal charges

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Donald Trump's wrath, faces the prospect of criminal charges after his lawyers failed to persuade senior Justice Department officials that he didn't intentionally lie to internal investigators.
National
September 12, 2019

Lawmakers call for release of US man jailed as spy in Russia

A Michigan security executive who has been detained in Russia on espionage charges since December is being held without cause as his health deteriorates under tough conditions, members of Congress said Thursday as they demanded his release.