Norm Coleman outside his Washington, D.C. office in 2015. The former Republican U.S. senator is backing state Sen. Karin Housley in the special electi

Former Sen. Norm Coleman says cancer's return has 'shaken my soul'

Coleman was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. He survived an earlier bout with neck and throat cancer in 2015.

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

August 14
You likely know your blood pressure, but do you know your heart gene score?
You know your cholesterol, your blood pressure ... your heart gene score? Researchers say a new way of analyzing genetic test data may one day help identify people at high risk of a youthful heart attack in time to help.

'It is not a hoax': Child drug video investigated in Coon Rapids

August 14
Marijuana and a pipe used to smoke it
Coon Rapids police have investigated a video of a local teenage girl passing a marijuana pipe to a grade-school-aged relative to smoke.
Variety
6 minutes ago

No special rules needed for now-common gene therapy studies

U.S. health officials are eliminating special regulations for gene therapy experiments. They say that what was once exotic science is quickly becoming an established form…
Minneapolis
52 minutes ago
Lake Harriet Bandshell.

Bat found on path near Lake Harriet tests positive for rabies

Health officials urge shots for anyone who might have come in contact with the animal.
Variety
56 minutes ago

Best Buy to buy a provider of health devices for the aging

Consumer electronics retailer Best Buy is pushing more into the health field, acquiring a company that provides emergency response devices for the aging.
Variety
4:10pm

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you're trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you're still better off in the long run.
Nation
2:54pm
The state of California is telling coffee drinkers not to worry after a judge ruled that coffee companies must provide cancer warnings.

Should coffee come with cancer warnings? California says no

Decision has nationwide impact because of the size of the state's economy.
State + Local
2:45pm
Yvonne, 32, sits in the makeshift camp just off of Hiawatha and Cedar Avenues as James Cross, founder of Natives Against Heroin, burns sage and prays

Help is on the way for large homeless encampment in south Minneapolis

"Unprecedented" effort will offer assistance on housing, medical care, drug treatment.
Variety
2:45pm

Minnesota family sues Hy-Vee over pasta salad illness

A Minnesota family sickened by eating pasta salad contaminated with salmonella is suing the Iowa-based grocery store chain that distributed the food.
Music
2:05pm

Diamond won't let Parkinson's slow him down, talks new DVD

Neil Diamond may have retired from the road due to Parkinson's disease, but he said he's working hard to get back onstage.
Variety
11:55am

Cause of seal die-offs still unknown as more wash ashore

Rehabilitation facilities are reaching full capacity in Maine as investigators are still trying to determine what's causing dead or stranded seals to wash ashore.
National
8:30am

Judge: Firm can mandate drug test for medical marijuana user

A federal court judge has ruled that a New Jersey business doesn't have to waive its mandatory drug testing requirement for a worker who uses medical marijuana.
Variety
7:40am

3 scientists share $500,000 prize for work on cancer therapy

Tumors once considered untreatable have disappeared and people previously given months to live are surviving for decades thanks to new therapies emerging from the work of three scientists chosen to receive a $500,000 medical prize.
National
August 14

APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment.
Variety
August 14

Medical device maker settles suit over psychologist's death

A medical device maker has settled a lawsuit over the death of a prominent Yale University psychologist who died in 2013 when a machine part detached and caused her blood to be pumped onto a hospital room floor.
National
August 13

Asian markets mixed after Wall St falls on Turkey jitters

Most Asian stock markets were mixed Tuesday after Wall Street declined as Turkey's central bank struggled to contain a currency crisis that is feeding fears about other emerging markets.
Variety
August 13

Michigan pastor apologizes over breastfeeding incident

A Michigan pastor apologized to a woman who said she was shamed for breastfeeding inside a church in a Detroit suburb.
National
August 13

Texas firefighters with cancer often denied workers' comp

Many Texas cities are denying workers' compensation to firefighters with cancer, according to union leaders and state lawmakers.
Variety
August 13

Markets Right Now: Stocks end lower on Wall Street

The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
National
August 13

White House called toxins contamination 'PR nightmare'

Lauren Woeher wonders if her 16-month-old daughter has been harmed by tap water contaminated with toxic industrial compounds used in products like nonstick cookware, carpets, firefighting foam and fast-food wrappers. Henry Betz, at 76, rattles around his house alone at night, thinking about the water his family unknowingly drank for years that was tainted by the same contaminants, and the pancreatic cancers that killed wife Betty Jean and two others in his household.
Variety
August 13

Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot.
Variety
August 13

Man donates to firefighter drive, leaves wedding ring behind

Massachusetts firefighters say a man who donated to their muscular dystrophy drive accidentally dropped his wedding ring into their boot.