Voting begins Friday in Minnesota in the November general election.

How to apply for and cast your absentee ballot

The convenience of voting ahead of time is expected to remain popular.

Trump allies create a new super PAC called MAGA Inc.

September 23
Former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sept. 3, 2022.
Top allies of former President Donald Trump are creating a new super PAC that's expected to serve as the main vehicle for his midterm spending and could become a key part of his campaign infrastructure should he move forward with a 2024 White House run.

Minnesota 2022 voter's guide: Who's on your ballot

September 21
Minnesota 2022 voter's guide: Who's on your ballot
Nearly every office in Minnesota is on the ballot this November.
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Russian police block mobilization protests, arrest hundreds

Russian police moved quickly Saturday to disperse peaceful protests against President Vladimir Putin's military mobilization order, arresting hundreds, including some children, in several cities across the vast country.
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China on Taiwan: 'External interference' won't be tolerated

China underscored its commitment Saturday to its claim to Taiwan, telling world leaders that anyone who gets in the way of its determination to reunify with the self-governing island would be "crushed by the wheels of history."
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Mali prime minister lashes out at France, UN, regional bloc

Mali's prime minister lashed out Saturday at former colonizer France, the U.N. secretary-general and many people in between, saying that the tumultuous country had been "stabbed in the back" by the French military withdrawal. In the same remarks, Abdoulaye Maiga praised the "exemplary and fruitful cooperation between Mali and Russia."
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Vehicles pass under a fallen tree in Dartmouth, N.S. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022.

Fiona washes houses away, knocks out power in Canada

Fiona washed houses into the sea, tore the roofs off others and knocked out power to the vast majority of two Canadian provinces Saturday as it made landfall as a big, powerful post-tropical cyclone.
World
11:17am

GLIMPSES: One prime minister, many quotable quotes

So you're paying attention to the tectonic geopolitical issues at the U.N. General Assembly, and many of them are addressed in carefully calibrated and crafted diplospeak. Then, suddenly, someone like Ralph Gonsalves steps up to the podium.
Nation
11:15am

DeSantis declares emergency as storm expected to hit Florida

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency for 24 counties as Tropical Storm Ian gathers strength over the Caribbean and is expected to bring heavy rain and hurricane-force winds to the state next week.
Nation
11:00am

NYC appeals ruling over vaccine mandate for police officers

New York City officials are appealing a judge's ruling that they lacked the legal authority to fire members of the city's largest police union for violating a COVID-19 vaccination mandate.
Politics
10:55am

Georgia voting equipment breach at center of tangled tale

The tale of breached voting equipment in one of the country's most important political battleground states involves a bail bondsman, a prominent attorney tied to former President Donald Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and a cast of characters from a rural county that rarely draws notice from outsiders.
World
10:45am
Russian recruits walk past a military recruitment center in Volgograd, Russia, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday

Russia shells Ukrainian cities amid Kremlin-staged votes

Russian forces launched new strikes on Ukrainian cities Saturday as Kremlin-orchestrated votes took place in occupied regions to create a pretext for their annexation by Moscow, while hundreds of people were arrested in Russia for trying to protest a mobilization order that commits more troops to the fight in Ukraine.
World
10:31am

Sri Lankans describe abuse as Russian captives in Ukraine

A group of Sri Lankans held captive by Russian forces in an agricultural factory in eastern Ukraine said Saturday that they were beaten and abused for months before escaping on foot as the Russians withdrew from the Kharkiv region this month.
World
9:55am

Belarus opposition says fate of country, Ukraine intertwined

The fate of Belarus and Ukraine are "interconnected," and both countries must fight together to safeguard their very existence because Russia doesn't view them as independent sovereign states, Belarus' opposition leader said Friday.
Business
9:30am

German leader seeks energy deals, alliances on Gulf trip

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz arrived Saturday in Saudi Arabia for the first stop of a two-day, three-country visit to the Middle East aimed at striking new energy deals and forging fresh alliances amid the economic and geopolitical turmoil resulting from Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Nation
9:13am

Abortion is a matter of 'freedom' for Biden and Democrats

The way President Joe Biden sees it, the overturning of Roe vs. Wade was not just about whether a woman has a right to obtain an abortion.
World
8:39am

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly:
Nation
8:20am

Dissident: 'Iranian women are furious' over headscarf death

The tears come quickly to Masih Alinejad when she talks about the messages she's received in recent days from women in Iran protesting against their government after a young woman died in police custody over a violation of the country's strict religious dress code.
Politics
7:54am

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight.
Politics
7:47am

'Fighting fit': Trial to show Oath Keepers' road to Jan. 6

The voting was over and almost all ballots were counted. News outlets on Nov. 7, 2020, had called the presidential race for Democrat Joe Biden. But the leader of the Oath Keepers extremist group was just beginning to fight.
Business
7:45am

EXPLAINER: Italian election only part of forming government

A Sunday parliamentary election will determine who governs next in Italy. But it might take weeks before a coalition government is actually in place to run the major industrial economy and key NATO member.
World
7:45am

Puerto Ricans seething over lack of power days after Fiona

Half of Puerto Rico is without power more than five days after Hurricane Fiona struck — including an entire town where not a single work crew has arrived.
World
7:42am

Swiss mull animal welfare, women's pensions in weekend votes

Switzerland is considering whether to improve the living conditions of its livestock and whether women should work a year longer before becoming eligible for full benefits under the state pension scheme.