October 13

Trump backs Giuliani, but some aides wish he would cut ties

President Donald Trump on Saturday stood behind personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations.
October 12
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2019, file photo, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards acknowledges his supporters as he comes out onstage for a debate with Eddie

Louisiana's Democratic governor forced into runoff

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards' quest for a second term as the Deep South's only Democratic governor will stretch over another month, as voters denied him an outright primary win Saturday and sent him to a runoff election.
October 12

California governor signs bill limiting oil, gas development

California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday signed a law intended to counter Trump administration plans to increase oil and gas production on protected public land.
Minneapolis
October 12
From left, Mohammedamin Kahin, Mukhtar Yusuf, and Mahamud Sharif Abdi on Friday at Village Market mall discussed their reactions to President Donald T

Somali-Minnesotans wonder about their welcome after Trump's speech

Somali-Minnesotans, GOP hear different messages in Trump's speech.
October 12

California governor signs measure banning 'lunch shaming'

California's governor has signed into law a bill that guarantees all students a state-funded meal of their choice, even if their parent or guardian has unpaid meal fees.
October 12

Sanders says rival Warren is 'capitalist through her bones'

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says 2020 rival Elizabeth Warren is "a capitalist through her bones" while adding: "I'm not."
Politics
October 12
President Donald Trump’s campaign already has 20 paid staffers in Minnesota, with a goal of having about 100 by next year.

Trump rally jumpstarts GOP push for Minnesota

GOP plans to spend up to $30 million in bid to win first Minn. presidential race since19'72.
October 12
In this photo provided by WMUR-TV, police stand outside the New England Pentecostal Church after reports of a shooting on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, in

Gunman opens fire at church wedding ceremony, 2 people shot

A gunman opened fire at a wedding ceremony inside a New Hampshire church Saturday, shooting two people including the presiding bishop before guests tackled the shooter and pinned him to the ground until police arrived, authorities said.
Politics
October 12
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., speaks during the Power of our Pride Town Hall Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles.

Sen. Amy Klobuchar stakes out LGBT stances

She was one of nine Democratic candidates in 2020 focused on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights at a CNN town hall Thursday.
Business
October 12

3M IP counsel says executive buy-in critical to addressing dearth of women inventors

Document lays out steps for companies, academics to promote change.
October 12
President Donald Trump, shown Thursday in Minneapolis, where he highlighted a change in refugee-resettlement policy and blamed Washington for bringing

Trump plan gives states the power to slam the door on refugees

That veto power is unprecedented in the history of U.S. refugee resettlements.
October 12

The Latest: Man charged in New Hampshire church shooting

The Latest on the shooting at a New Hampshire church (all times local):
October 12

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
October 12

APNewsBreak: Records show Montana official's vehicle misuse

Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton put tens of thousands of miles on a state-owned pickup truck and used it extensively during weekends and holidays in addition to other travel that legislative auditors said violated state policy, an Associated Press review has found.
October 12
This April 13, 2014, photo, shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building Washington.

U.S. billionaires paid lower tax rate than working class last year, researchers say

Trump's tax law change was a windfall for the wealthy.
October 12
Garland Gentry declared the impeachment inquiry “another in a long line of hoaxes.”

As impeachment support grows, so does divide

The shifting tides in Culpeper, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and in communities across the country are a warning sign for Trump.
October 12

Andrew Johnson back in spotlight for 1868 impeachment brush

The president traveled the country, fanning racial animus. He viewed the Congress with disdain. He also tried to undo some of the most important achievements…
October 12

California Democrats pay $800,000 in sex-misconduct cases

The California Democratic Party has spent more than $800,000 in legal costs tied to three lawsuits alleging discrimination and sexual misconduct by its former chair, Eric Bauman.
October 12

Pastor, Trump ally Robert Jeffress to give Talladega prayer

Megachurch pastor Robert Jeffress, who has warned of a "civil war-like fracture" if President Donald Trump is impeached, was selected by Talladega Superspeedway to give Sunday's pre-race invocation and wave the green flag.
October 12

New California law bans most animals from circuses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has signed a law banning most animals from circuses.