October 21
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters during a cabinet meeting at the White House on Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. The president lashed out at House Dem

Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7 at Doral

President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at critics who prompted him to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his golf club in Florida, saying "Democrats went crazy" with criticisms that he would have violated the "phony emoluments clause" of the Constitution.
October 21

Wisconsin Supreme Court weighs lame-duck arguments

Republicans tried to persuade the state Supreme Court on Monday to dismiss a union lawsuit challenging their contentious lame-duck laws, insisting during oral arguments that the measures don't violate the separation of powers between the legislative and executive branches.
October 21

California won't approve sale of Berkshire Hathaway insurer

California regulators say they won't approve the sale of one of Berkshire Hathaway's smaller insurance companies, but the company has voluntarily stopped writing policies in that state.
October 21

4 women testify on Indiana attorney general groping claims

A state lawmaker testified Monday she told a lobbyist that Indiana's attorney general was a "creeper" soon after he allegedly drunkenly groped her at a bar.
Politics
October 21
Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

Minnesota Poll: Trump vs. Democratic candidates

The Star Tribune interviewed 800 Minnesota registered voters between Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. Highlights from questions about potential matchups between President Donald Trump and…
October 21

Central Park to get first statue honoring women

Central Park has 23 statues of men who left their mark in history but not a single one honoring the accomplishments of a woman.
October 21

Ex-CEO and ex-prisoner Blankenship making presidential bid

Former coal executive and ex-federal prisoner Don Blankenship says he'll seek the Constitution Party's presidential nomination next year.
October 21

Klobuchar tries to turn debate spotlight into momentum

Several days removed from a marathon Democratic presidential debate, Amy Klobuchar was still feeling an afterglow. On the debate stage, the Minnesota senator repeatedly hit Elizabeth Warren for failing to level with voters about how she would pay for her ambitious policy proposals, exposing a vulnerability in her progressive rival and earning much needed attention for herself in a crowded primary field.
October 21

Authorities charge officer who opened fire on couple's car

A Connecticut police officer who opened fire on an unarmed couple's car, seriously wounding a woman, was charged Monday with assault and reckless endangerment.
October 21

US diplomat set to take center stage in impeachment inquiry

For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent.
October 21

Exxon trial probes how oil giant accounts for climate change

New York's attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations to combat global warming.
October 21

Judge OKs $40M settlement with Duluth diocese

A federal judge has approved a $40 million settlement between the Diocese of Duluth and dozens of people who say they were abused as children by priests.
October 21

AP-NORC poll: Americans agree on many aspects of US identity

Majorities of Americans agree that diversity strengthens the country and that values such as constitutional rights, a fair judicial system and the American dream are key to the nation's identity, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
October 21

Facebook ramps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as…
October 21
Migrants seeking asylum turn themselves in to U.S. Border Patrol agents on the El Paso side of the Rio Grande bordering Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in El P

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers

The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.
October 21

Georgia county's experience shows perils of ransomware

On the first Saturday in March, computer screens at the 911 dispatch center in this small town went dark.
October 21

Ex-Tennessee Gov. Bredesen introduces renewable energy firm

A new business venture by former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen takes on global warming by helping companies fund solar panels in communities with dirty-power electric grids.
October 21
Democratic presidential candidate former Housing Secretary Julian Castro participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN/New Yo

Castro says he needs $800,000 in 10 days or campaign is over

Former Obama administration housing secretary Julián Castro said Monday that he'd drop out of the presidential race if he doesn't raise $800,000 in 10 days — following the lead of rival Cory Booker, who rode a similar plea to a recent uptick in donations.
October 21

Oklahoma prison officials say cellphone jamming would help

Thousands of illegal cellphones are making it into the hands of prison inmates who use the devices to commit crimes, but prison officials testified Monday that they're prohibited from using one of the best tools to stop it — jamming technology.
October 21

The Latest: Republicans' lawyer defends lame-duck laws

The Latest on the Wisconsin Supreme Court hearing oral arguments in a challenge to Republicans' contentious lame-duck laws (all times local):