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Trump-Russia: Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:01:48 GMT
Trump-Russia: Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report

Special counsel Robert Mueller will not recommend further indictments, justice department official says.
Trump North Korea sanctions tweet sparks confusion
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:19:51 GMT
Trump North Korea sanctions tweet sparks confusion

The US president did not withdraw recently imposed North Korea sanctions, officials clarified.
YouTube face-off: Berlin police break up mass brawl
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:45:32 GMT
YouTube face-off: Berlin police break up mass brawl

Pepper spray and tear gas are used to disperse crowds of fans of rival social media stars.
Utrecht shooting: Suspect Tanis admits deadly tram attack
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:54:05 GMT
Utrecht shooting: Suspect Tanis admits deadly tram attack

Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis says he acted alone in the killing of three people.
Australians evacuate homes as cyclones Trevor and Veronica approach
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:13:29 GMT
Australians evacuate homes as cyclones Trevor and Veronica approach

A state of emergency is declared as thousands evacuate their homes in northern and western Australia.
Global markets fall amid slowdown fears
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:07:11 GMT
Global markets fall amid slowdown fears

The FTSE 100 saw its worst day of trading this year, while US stock markets have also fallen sharply.
Yellow vests banned from Champs-Élysées after riots
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:07:54 GMT
Yellow vests banned from Champs-Élysées after riots

Protesters have been banned from the famed avenue after riots in Paris last weekend.
Pompeo says God may have sent Trump to save Israel from Iran
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:38:49 GMT
Pompeo says God may have sent Trump to save Israel from Iran

The US secretary of state suggested divine intervention delivered Trump for the salvation of Israel.
Cyclone Idai: Cholera cases reported in storm-hit Mozambique
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:03:47 GMT
Cyclone Idai: Cholera cases reported in storm-hit Mozambique

Cases are reported in the flooded port city of Beira, a week after it was hit by a deadly cyclone.
Jared Kushner 'used WhatsApp for official duties', top Democrat says
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:53:29 GMT
Jared Kushner 'used WhatsApp for official duties', top Democrat says

Democrat Elijah Cummings says the White House senior advisor used the messaging app for business.
Ghana bus crash: Dozens killed after two buses collide in Bono East
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:49:05 GMT
Ghana bus crash: Dozens killed after two buses collide in Bono East

Police say the vehicles were travelling in opposite directions when the crash occurred.
Imane Fadil death: No radioactivity in 'bunga bunga' model
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:02:46 GMT
Imane Fadil death: No radioactivity in 'bunga bunga' model

Imane Fadil died in a Milan hospital and investigators are trying to find out what caused her death.
China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:56:21 GMT
China chemical plant explosion: 'The blast smashed it all'

Dozens have died and hundreds of people were injured in the explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China.
Christchurch shootings: 'Thank you for your tears... your love'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 02:54:51 GMT
Christchurch shootings: 'Thank you for your tears... your love'

Imam Gamal Fouda thanks the people of New Zealand in a ceremony marking one week since the Christchurch attacks.
Christchurch attack: Survivor recounts attack
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:55:06 GMT
Christchurch attack: Survivor recounts attack

Mazharuddin Syed Ahmed survived the Christchurch attack in which 50 people died.
Yemen's ancient city where people escape civil war
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:08:31 GMT
Yemen's ancient city where people escape civil war

Tens of thousands of Yemenis have died, but in amongst the conflict there is one place that’s prospering – the city of Marib.
Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe's desperate search for the missing
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:30:49 GMT
Cyclone Idai: Zimbabwe's desperate search for the missing

Communities in Zimbabwe continue to search through rubble for family members missing after the storm.
Brexit: Three moments that raised a smile
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:37:38 GMT
Brexit: Three moments that raised a smile

Donald Tusk and Jean-Claude Juncker updated reporters at a press conference which had some lighter moments.
Russian pilot's special relationship with rescued bear
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:24:01 GMT
Russian pilot's special relationship with rescued bear

The cub was found abandoned in 2016 and lives on a decommissioned Russian airbase.
Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:23:07 GMT
Night parrot finding in Australia not backed up by evidence

Conservationists retract their findings, after evidence for the bird's discovery is disputed.
Cardi B applies to trademark 'Okurrr'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:12:51 GMT
Cardi B applies to trademark 'Okurrr'

The star wants to use her catchphrase on merchandise, according to documents filed in the US.
'Obscene' beer label causes row in Russia
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 17:08:56 GMT
'Obscene' beer label causes row in Russia

A Russian brewery is under fire for its sado-masochistic bottle label.
Estonia warns anglers off thin ice
Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:06:53 GMT
Estonia warns anglers off thin ice

Estonian anglers have been caught fishing on thawing ice despite ban.
Chinese uni trades canteen discount for workout
Fri, 15 Mar 2019 11:59:07 GMT
Chinese uni trades canteen discount for workout

A university in China is rewarding physical exercise with food discounts in its campus canteen.
'We saw 200 bodies by the roadside'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:04:55 GMT
'We saw 200 bodies by the roadside'

A stranded motorist in Mozambique tells of the scene of devastation along the Beira to Chimoio highway.
Brexit: What just happened?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:16:34 GMT
Brexit: What just happened?

The EU has agreed to delay Brexit but with conditions. What does it mean? And what may happen next?
Trumplomacy on Golan Heights: What it all means
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:17:52 GMT
Trumplomacy on Golan Heights: What it all means

What are the ramifications of the US endorsing Israeli sovereignty over the occupied Golan Heights?
Thailand election: Quick guide to the post-coup polls
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:08:24 GMT
Thailand election: Quick guide to the post-coup polls

The country is split between pro-military forces and their opponents in the first vote since a 2014 coup.
Quiz of the Week: What's Belgium's fastest bird?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:15:53 GMT
Quiz of the Week: What's Belgium's fastest bird?

It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world during the past seven days?
Should black Americans get slavery reparations?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:27:56 GMT
Should black Americans get slavery reparations?

What's the history behind the controversial policy and what have 2020 presidential contenders said?
Cyclone Idai: What are the immediate dangers?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:28:12 GMT
Cyclone Idai: What are the immediate dangers?

Aid agencies warn that it is becoming more dangerous, not less, in southern Africa after Cyclone Idai.
11 looming questions now that the investigation into Russia's election interference is finished
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:42:44 GMT
11 looming questions now that the investigation into Russia's election interference is finished

Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and turned over his final report to Attorney General William Barr.
There will be no further indictments, official says
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:30:37 GMT
There will be no further indictments, official says

Special counsel Robert Mueller has finished his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Analysis: The last week of the Trump presidency as we know it
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:10:11 GMT
Analysis: The last week of the Trump presidency as we know it

Donald Trump has been president for 792 days. Special counsel Robert Mueller has been on the job -- investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and the possibility of collusion between the Russians and members of Trump's campaign -- for 675 days.
Caputo: Mueller investigation like a proctology exam
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:44:04 GMT
Caputo: Mueller investigation like a proctology exam

Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo reacts to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation ending, saying it has been "like a long, two-year proctology exam."
What we've already learned about Mueller's investigation
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:18:10 GMT
What we've already learned about Mueller's investigation

Special counsel Robert Mueller's 22-month investigation was an often-shocking story about what Russians, Trump campaign associates and others did in the 2016 election so their preferred candidate could win.
Toobin: This is really good news for Kushner and Trump Jr.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:43:17 GMT
Toobin: This is really good news for Kushner and Trump Jr.

CNN's Jeffrey Toobin reacts to the news that special counsel Robert Mueller is not recommending any further indictments, according to a senior Justice Department official.
Opinion: A multifront battle coming just behind Mueller report
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:52:01 GMT
Opinion: A multifront battle coming just behind Mueller report

Strap in, Elie Honig says: Only after the special counsel's report is in Attorney General William Barr's hands will the action begin -- a dynamic, multifront legal and political battle that will test fundamental notions of due process, executive authority and separation of powers.
Rep. King slams Hurricane Katrina disaster victims
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:44:08 GMT
Rep. King slams Hurricane Katrina disaster victims

Republican Rep. Steve King, who has a lengthy history of incendiary comments related to race, favorably compared the response of his Iowan constituents, who are majority white, to recent severe flooding to the residents of New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, who were majority black.
Trump sparks confusion with tweet on North Korea-related sanctions
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:55:13 GMT
Mark Kelly returns $55,000 from UAE speech
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:37:27 GMT
Mark Kelly returns $55,000 from UAE speech

Former astronaut Mark Kelly this week returned $55,000 he was paid for a speech in the United Arab Emirates last year at an event sponsored by the country's crown prince and attended by leaders of the country.
Trump gets upset over Fox host's question
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:41:22 GMT
Trump gets upset over Fox host's question

President Trump took offense to being asked about his continued criticism of deceased Sen. John McCain by Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo.
Voter on Ocasio-Cortez: She's ridiculous
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:59:03 GMT
Voter on Ocasio-Cortez: She's ridiculous

CNN's Jason Carroll speaks about the 2020 election with moderate Democrats who left their party to vote for President Trump in 2016.
Retired rear admiral: Lay off McCain
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:05:56 GMT
Analysis: Why Graham plays nice with Trump
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 01:05:01 GMT
Analysis: Why Graham plays nice with Trump

No one has been a bigger convert on President Donald Trump than Lindsey Graham.
Pompeo agrees it's possible God sent Trump
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:54:30 GMT
Pompeo agrees it's possible God sent Trump

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed with a suggestion posed in an interview Thursday that it's possible God raised Donald Trump to be President in order to protect Israel from Iran.
Ex-cop acquitted in unarmed teen's death
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:20:30 GMT
Ex-cop acquitted in unarmed teen's death

Former East Pittsburgh officer Michael Rosfeld thought a handgun was pointed at him when he fatally shot 17-year-old Antwon Rose II last June, he testified at his homicide trial.
Priest stabbed while saying televised Mass
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:01:05 GMT
Priest stabbed while saying televised Mass

While shocked parishioners and a television audience watched, a man stabbed the elderly rector of St. Joseph's Oratory at Mount Royal, Canada's biggest church, as he led Mass on Friday morning, Montreal police said.
FEMA shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal information with contractor
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:11:00 GMT
FEMA shared 2.3 million disaster survivors' personal information with contractor

The Department of Homeland Security inspector general said Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency unlawfully shared the private information, such as bank numbers, of 2.3 million hurricane and wildfire survivors with a federal contractor that was helping them find temporary housing.
Dow dives as recession indicator flashes red
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:05:29 GMT
Dow dives as recession indicator flashes red

The Dow fell 400 points Friday as a leading recession indicator stoked fear among investors.
Charity leader retires after CNN investigation
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:52:36 GMT
Charity leader retires after CNN investigation

The executive director of a prominent North Carolina charity is leaving his post after a CNN investigation this week detailed the account of a 47-year-old woman who says he sexually abused her when she was his teenage student.
Flares light horizon behind CNN reporter
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:39:48 GMT
Flares light horizon behind CNN reporter

As President Trump continues to tout the defeat of ISIS throughout Syria, CNN's Ben Wedeman reports from Eastern Syria where a small ISIS camp continues to fight.
CNN's Baldwin: Where has decency gone?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:12:13 GMT
CNN's Baldwin: Where has decency gone?

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reviews the week's headlines from President Trump's attacks on deceased Sen. John McCain to Rep. Steve King's Civil War meme.
US bomber caught on Russian camera
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:22:19 GMT
US bomber caught on Russian camera

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford issued a warning about Russian President Vladimir Putin and the country's growing military threat.
MillerCoors sues rival over Super Bowl ad
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:50:21 GMT
MillerCoors sues rival over Super Bowl ad

The maker of Miller Lite and Coors Light doesn't see the funny side of Bud Light's corn syrup Super Bowl ads.
Life expectancy in US is declining
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:40:54 GMT
Life expectancy in US is declining

For the first time in more than 100 years life expectancy in the US is declining. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports.
Wingsuit stunt stuns Los Angeles locals
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:57:45 GMT
Wingsuit stunt stuns Los Angeles locals

Los Angeles residents speculated on a streak in the sky that wasn't a UFO or meteor, but a wingsuit stunt.
Mom charged with abusing kids for YouTube
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:03:22 GMT
Mom charged with abusing kids for YouTube

Machelle Hobson, who runs a YouTube account with 800,000 subscribers, is accused of pepper spraying her own adoptive children for flubbing lines in their YouTube videos.
Amy Poehler ready for a 'Parks and Rec' reboot
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:10:40 GMT
Amy Poehler ready for a 'Parks and Rec' reboot

Amy Poehler is down for a "Parks and Recreation" reboot.
Levi's CEO: Don't put your jeans in the freezer
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:11:36 GMT
Levi's CEO: Don't put your jeans in the freezer

Levi's CEO Chip Bergh has some tips for jeans owners: Don't freeze your jeans. And don't put them in the washing machine.
China and women's clothes: How Levi's strategy won over Wall Street
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:17:28 GMT
China and women's clothes: How Levi's strategy won over Wall Street

Levi Strauss racked up $5.6 billion in sales last year. But chief executive Chip Bergh has a mission to make Levi's a $10 billion brand one day.
CEO: Expanding women's apparel key to growth
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:36:34 GMT
CEO: Expanding women's apparel key to growth

Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh discusses how the denim giant is driving growth as it goes public for the second time in company history.
Opinion: George and Kellyanne Conway's political spat is comedic gold
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:19:49 GMT
Opinion: George and Kellyanne Conway's political spat is comedic gold

The spectacle of one spouse exalting a man for unprecedented achievement while the other publicly denounces the same man as a liar, fraud, and clinical nutcase has made for great theater, especially among the chattering classes in Washington. The question on everyone's minds is: how on earth can these two function in a long-term marriage?
A rare chance to see the northern lights for parts of the US and Canada
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:02:57 GMT
A rare chance to see the northern lights for parts of the US and Canada

Many Americans and Canadians have a great chance to see the northern lights on Friday night and early Saturday morning.
Star athlete speaks out after photo controversy
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 01:15:16 GMT
Star athlete speaks out after photo controversy

Tayla Harris, a star Australian footballer, says comments on a photo of her captured in the air having kicked the first goal of a game were "sexual abuse."
Iceland closes Justin Bieber video canyon
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:38:06 GMT
Iceland closes Justin Bieber video canyon

It seems every week brings a new story about a popular tourism destination having to close or impose controls to deal with an increased amount of foot traffic.
Olive Garden's comeback has no end in sight
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:59:44 GMT
Olive Garden's comeback has no end in sight

It appears the comeback for Olive Garden owner Darden Restaurants, much like its famous pasta specials, is never ending.
Tiffany's holiday season was even worse than it predicted
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:29:25 GMT
Tiffany's holiday season was even worse than it predicted

Tiffany & Co. already warned in January that sales during the holiday were weak. It turned out that demand for jewelry and other bling in the company's trademark blue boxes was a bit worse than what investors expected — and Wall Street was not happy.
Wall Street's fee wars have entered the 'silly stage'
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:04:05 GMT
Wall Street's fee wars have entered the 'silly stage'

Wall Street has never been under more pressure to reduce fees on popular index products that already come cheap.
Mueller's probe has already told us a lot about Trump
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:05:34 GMT
Mueller's probe has already told us a lot about Trump

The Mueller report is finally done and has been turned over to the attorney general. Now the public waits to find out what it says and how Washington will react (what, for example, will Congressional investigators do next?).
Kagame, Bill Gates: Vaccines are adrenaline to Africa's economy
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:24:11 GMT
Kagame, Bill Gates: Vaccines are adrenaline to Africa's economy

According to United Nations projections, by the end of this century, Africa will be home to one of every three people on the planet and to five of the world's 10 largest cities, including the largest -- Lagos, Nigeria
J.K. Rowling copped out on Dumbledore
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:14:01 GMT
J.K. Rowling copped out on Dumbledore

There's nothing like watching a legacy crumble in real time, and these days, one feels spoiled for choice. This week, it is J.K. Rowling's "updates" to the Harry Potter series which has set the world -- or at least, swaths of the internet -- on fire.
Trump trashing McCain should alarm you
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:41:36 GMT
Trump trashing McCain should alarm you

In July 2015, candidate Donald Trump told an audience at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa that John McCain "is not a war hero. He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured."
College cheating scam a "slap in the face"
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 03:14:54 GMT
College cheating scam a "slap in the face"

For our readers, real life doesn't have a Hollywood nickname like "Operation Varsity Blues" and the scandal, as it continues to unfold, isn't an abstraction. "It's a slap in the face to the American dream and to the other kids in the Chicago Public School system," said Christian Badillo, the first student from his high school to be admitted to Stanford University, where he is now a senior. It's a reminder that, as graduating high school senior Mick Hashimoto put it, "We are frustrated with what America has become." Hashimoto, like so many of his peers across the country, is waiting this week and beyond for the results of his own college applications.
'Tragedy of biblical proportions' visible from space
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:08:47 GMT
'Tragedy of biblical proportions' visible from space

As many as "300 to 400" dead bodies line the banks of a road out of the city of Beira, in Mozambique, according to an eye witness account, suggesting that the human toll of Cyclone Idai is likely to far exceed official estimates.
Thailand's youth demand change ahead of elections
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:49:40 GMT
Thailand's youth demand change ahead of elections

Choltanutkun Tun-Atiruj wasn't old enough to vote in the last official elections held in Thailand in 2011.
What happens next with Brexit?
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:12:17 GMT
What happens next with Brexit?

More than 1,000 days after the British public voted to leave the European Union, EU leaders have agreed to allow Britain a delay to the withdrawal process so it doesn't crash out of the bloc on March 29.
Cybersecurity firm: Russian hackers targeting European governments
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:20:50 GMT
Cybersecurity firm: Russian hackers targeting European governments

Russian state-linked hackers are increasing their efforts targeting governments in Europe, a top cybersecurity firm has warned ahead of the European Parliament elections in May.
Almost 70,000 pounds of Tyson chicken strips recalled
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:24:47 GMT
Almost 70,000 pounds of Tyson chicken strips recalled

Tyson Foods is recalling chicken strips that may contain metal, federal food safety officials said Thursday.
Two men find a fridge full of ice-cold beers in Nebraska flooding devastation
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:13:56 GMT
Two men find a fridge full of ice-cold beers in Nebraska flooding devastation

Kyle Simpson and Gayland Stouffer were cleaning up after the devastating floods in Nebraska when they spotted a small black box in the distance. It just sat there, a dark contrast on a wet and muddy field.
Parkland school principal is under investigation in a move that's angering some teachers
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:32:31 GMT
Parkland school principal is under investigation in a move that's angering some teachers

Broward County Public Schools will expand its investigation into the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, to include the principal Ty Thompson, the county school district spokeswoman told CNN.
Why do Egyptian statues have broken noses?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 02:24:09 GMT
Why do Egyptian statues have broken noses?

The most common question that curator Edward Bleiberg fields from visitors to the Brooklyn Museum's Egyptian art galleries is a straightforward but salient one: Why are the statues' noses broken?
How 'legal fakes' are challenging a $1B cult brand
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:41:55 GMT
How 'legal fakes' are challenging a $1B cult brand

When Samsung revealed, in late 2018, that it was collaborating with cult US streetwear brand Supreme, it came as quite the surprise.
Doomsday: Where super-rich will hide
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:44:42 GMT
CNN’s Jim Acosta says White House greeting end of Mueller probe with ‘a fair amount of glee’
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:07:08 GMT
CNN’s Jim Acosta says White House greeting end of Mueller probe with ‘a fair amount of glee’

CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported Friday night that the White House was “celebrating quietly” after Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation with no new indictments.
'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:06:10 GMT
'My heart fell' says New Zealand surgeon who treated girl, 4

Vascular surgeon Adib Khanafer says he was in shock March 15 when he walked into the operating theater and saw a 4-year-old girl on the table who had suffered gunshot wounds so severe she'd been in cardiac arrest for 30 minutes before stabilizing.
The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:55:26 GMT
The Latest: DA disagrees with verdict, respects process

The Latest on the homicide trial of a white Pennsylvania police officer in the shooting of an unarmed black 17-year-old (all times local): 10:30 p.m.
White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:53:49 GMT
White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

The defense rested its case Friday in the homicide trial of a white police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager near Pittsburgh, signaling the jury will soon get the case.
Mexico accounts for final 'ghost' prisoners at penal colony
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:37:40 GMT
Mexico accounts for final 'ghost' prisoners at penal colony

As they closed down the last island penal colony in the hemisphere after more than a century, Mexican authorities faced a conundrum: they had lost track of 16 inmates registered at the Islas Marias prison.
Officials: Body armor saved Texas deputy shot multiple times
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:27:38 GMT
Officials: Body armor saved Texas deputy shot multiple times

A West Texas sheriff's deputy was recovering Friday after being shot during an early morning traffic stop, authorities said.
Albino penguin revealed at Polish zoo: report
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:26:24 GMT
Albino penguin revealed at Polish zoo: report

Anyone visiting the Gdansk Zoo in Poland reportedly now has the opportunity to observe an uncommon creature – an albino penguin.
Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:24:25 GMT
Cyclone lashes remote Australian coast with wind, rains

The vast and powerful Cyclone Trevor has crossed a remote area of the northern Australian coast, bringing fierce winds and heavy rains amid safety fears for a small number of residents who've stayed in the area.
Michelle Pfeiffer finds her Catwoman whip nearly 27 years after 'Batman Returns'
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:53:27 GMT
Michelle Pfeiffer finds her Catwoman whip nearly 27 years after 'Batman Returns'

Almost 27 years since she starred as Catwoman in "Batman Returns," actress Michelle Pfeiffer has found part of her famous character's costume. 
Hawk discovered in bathtub after flying through New Jersey bathroom window: police
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:06:38 GMT
Hawk discovered in bathtub after flying through New Jersey bathroom window: police

A hawk took flight this week straight into a New Jersey home and wound up in an unusual place, police said.
Second Fire Extinguished Friday At Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility - NPR
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:55:00 GMT
Second Fire Extinguished Friday At Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility - NPR

Second Fire Extinguished Friday At Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility  NPR

A fire at a petrochemical plant outside of Houston briefly reignited Friday, sending up another plume of black smoke at a site where a blaze had erupted earlier ...

Stocks took a big hit Friday, and these shares fell the most - MarketWatch
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:47:00 GMT
Stocks took a big hit Friday, and these shares fell the most - MarketWatch

Stocks took a big hit Friday, and these shares fell the most  MarketWatch

Nike led the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower as bond investors sent a clear signal they expect the economic expansion to end.

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This weekend's solar storm is nothing next to what's hit Earth before - CNET
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:39:00 GMT
This weekend's solar storm is nothing next to what's hit Earth before - CNET

This weekend's solar storm is nothing next to what's hit Earth before  CNET

A solar flare and coronal mass ejection from the sun this week will lead to a northern lights show Saturday, but we're overdue for a more powerful blast.

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Second Fire Extinguished Friday At Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility - NPR
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:55:00 GMT
Second Fire Extinguished Friday At Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility - NPR

Second Fire Extinguished Friday At Houston Petrochemical Storage Facility  NPR

A fire at a petrochemical plant outside of Houston briefly reignited Friday, sending up another plume of black smoke at a site where a blaze had erupted earlier ...

Stocks took a big hit Friday, and these shares fell the most - MarketWatch
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:47:00 GMT
Stocks took a big hit Friday, and these shares fell the most - MarketWatch

Stocks took a big hit Friday, and these shares fell the most  MarketWatch

Nike led the Dow Jones Industrial Average lower as bond investors sent a clear signal they expect the economic expansion to end.

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This weekend's solar storm is nothing next to what's hit Earth before - CNET
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:39:00 GMT
This weekend's solar storm is nothing next to what's hit Earth before - CNET

This weekend's solar storm is nothing next to what's hit Earth before  CNET

A solar flare and coronal mass ejection from the sun this week will lead to a northern lights show Saturday, but we're overdue for a more powerful blast.

View full coverage on Google News
Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:57:33 GMT
Mueller Delivers Report on Trump-Russia Investigation to Attorney General

Now the attorney general must decide how much of the report — one of the most highly anticipated documents in Washington in a generation — to make public.
News Analysis: For Trump and the System, a Turning Point and a Test
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:41:45 GMT
News Analysis: For Trump and the System, a Turning Point and a Test

The delivery of the special counsel’s report to the Justice Department will transform the political landscape and shape the remainder of Mr. Trump’s presidency.
Battle Looms Over Executive Privilege as Congress Seeks Access to Mueller Files
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:05:59 GMT
Battle Looms Over Executive Privilege as Congress Seeks Access to Mueller Files

As Attorney General William P. Barr weighs how much of the Mueller report to show Congress, Democrats make clear they will fight for even more.
Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? Answers to 6 Key Questions
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:50:19 GMT
Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? Answers to 6 Key Questions

Many hoped the special counsel report would provide answers about the Trump campaign and Russia. But they aren’t forthcoming yet.
William Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:37:14 GMT
William Barr Hopes to Update Lawmakers on Mueller Report This Weekend

The attorney general, William P. Barr, will determine how much of the special counsel’s Russia report will be shared with Congress or the public.
Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? 17 Answers to What May Come Next
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:56:03 GMT
Will the Mueller Report Be Made Public? 17 Answers to What May Come Next

Maggie Haberman, Michael Schmidt, Mark Mazzetti and more of our journalists explained what the submission of the full report means and what may come next.
Trump Overrules Own Experts on Sanctions, in Favor to North Korea
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:22:55 GMT
Trump Overrules Own Experts on Sanctions, in Favor to North Korea

“President Trump likes Chairman Kim, and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary,” said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.
The Use of Private Email and Chats, This Time by Trump’s Family, Comes Under Fire
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:43:32 GMT
The Use of Private Email and Chats, This Time by Trump’s Family, Comes Under Fire

Democrats now charge that Mr. Trump’s eldest daughter and her husband, who both serve as aides to the president, did the same things he pilloried Mrs. Clinton for doing.
Indonesia’s National Airline Seeks to Cancel Order of Boeing Max 8s
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:24:39 GMT
Indonesia’s National Airline Seeks to Cancel Order of Boeing Max 8s

The request from the carrier, Garuda Indonesia, is the first publicly confirmed attempt to cancel a Max 8 order since the deadly crash in Ethiopia this month.
Stocks Fall as Bond Market Flashes a Recession Warning
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:48:53 GMT
Stocks Fall as Bond Market Flashes a Recession Warning

When long-term interest rates fall below short-term rates, it’s called a yield curve inversion. It’s one of Wall Street’s favored predictors of a recession, and it happened on Friday.
The Meaning of the Mueller Report
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:33:01 GMT
The Meaning of the Mueller Report

So far it’s a vindication of the rule of law. Now the public needs to read it.
Op-Ed Columnist: Now Comes Washington’s Garbo, Robert Mueller
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:49:39 GMT
Op-Ed Columnist: Now Comes Washington’s Garbo, Robert Mueller

After almost two years, the special counsel finally delivers his report, but prying it loose is another thing.
We Don’t Need to Read the Mueller Report
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:10:35 GMT
We Don’t Need to Read the Mueller Report

Even if it is never released, the public already knows enough.
Owning a Car Will Soon Be as Quaint as Owning a Horse
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:47:34 GMT
Owning a Car Will Soon Be as Quaint as Owning a Horse

The shift away from private vehicles will happen faster than we think.
The Case for Aipac
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:21:09 GMT
The Case for Aipac

Critics say that the pro-Israel group is too powerful and too far to the right. Neither is true.
We Need More Sister Souljah Moments
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:56:25 GMT
We Need More Sister Souljah Moments

Where is the Republican — or Democrat — willing to break with the base?
The Return of the Poll Tax in Florida
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:15:15 GMT
The Return of the Poll Tax in Florida

A Republican proposal would condition the right to vote on the payment of all outstanding court fines and fees.
Release the Whole Mueller Report
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:58:24 GMT
Release the Whole Mueller Report

Congress needs to be able to make its own assessment of the facts — and so do we.
Trump and Conscience in the Age of Demagogues
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:49:27 GMT
Trump and Conscience in the Age of Demagogues

What a brave Jew at a Nazi rally in New York tells us about our times.
Trump Has Liberated Israel
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:07:32 GMT
Trump Has Liberated Israel

The president’s announcement on the Golan Heights will finally free us from the “land for peace” formula that none of us believe in anyway.
Israel Is on the Brink of Disaster. Trump Just Made Things Worse.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:08:02 GMT
Israel Is on the Brink of Disaster. Trump Just Made Things Worse.

Israel’s right-wing leaders are reading signals from Washington as a green light.
After 30 Years, Kazakhstan Gets a New Ruler. Sort Of.
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:45:14 GMT
After 30 Years, Kazakhstan Gets a New Ruler. Sort Of.

Nursultan Nazarbayev is leaving the presidency but will retain considerable power.
news analysis: New Zealand Confronts an American Export: Mass Shootings
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:00:50 GMT
news analysis: New Zealand Confronts an American Export: Mass Shootings

The country’s leaders want a solution, not just the problem, to become a global phenomenon.
An Election Not Quite as It Seems
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:03:17 GMT
An Election Not Quite as It Seems

The one in Thailand on Sunday will be less a vote of confidence in the military than a test for the monarchy.
Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:20:28 GMT
Robert Kraft Awaits Your Judgment

Tom Brady, Meek Mill, Drew Bledsoe and Kenny Chesney on the man caught up in a scandal.
She Raps and Sweden Listens
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 11:25:43 GMT
She Raps and Sweden Listens

Silvana Imam, the lesbian daughter of refugees, is winning fans and making enemies with her strident, unapologetically political songs.
Work Friend: A Handyman Asks: After Servicing a Home, Can I Get Paid to Service My Clients’ Other Needs?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:36:26 GMT
Work Friend: A Handyman Asks: After Servicing a Home, Can I Get Paid to Service My Clients’ Other Needs?

Plus: A radical prescription for dealing with millennial entitlement in the office.
Personal Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Was Released by FEMA, Report Says
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:07:30 GMT
Personal Data of 2.3 Million Disaster Victims Was Released by FEMA, Report Says

The report said sensitive personal information of victims of the 2017 California wildfires and three hurricanes was needlessly shared with a contractor.
Death Toll in Africa Climbs Past 600 After Cyclone
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:50:57 GMT
Death Toll in Africa Climbs Past 600 After Cyclone

With the flooding easing in parts of cyclone-stricken Mozambique on Friday, fears are rising that the waters could yield many more bodies.
A Children’s Book Is Causing a Political Scandal in Baltimore. It’s Quite a Tale.
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:02:22 GMT
A Children’s Book Is Causing a Political Scandal in Baltimore. It’s Quite a Tale.

Once upon a time, Catherine Pugh, now Baltimore’s mayor, struck a $500,000 deal to sell her “Healthy Holly” books to a hospital provider, while sitting on its board.
Pompeo Denounces Hezbollah in Lebanon, With an Israeli Audience in Mind
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:26:51 GMT
Pompeo Denounces Hezbollah in Lebanon, With an Israeli Audience in Mind

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s attack on Hezbollah is expected to give a boost to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel.
N.C.A.A. Tournament Live: Duke Strolls and, After a Scare, So Does Virginia
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:46:19 GMT
N.C.A.A. Tournament Live: Duke Strolls and, After a Scare, So Does Virginia

Live scores, updates and analysis from Day 2 of the N.C.A.A. basketball tournament.
As Floods Inundate the Midwest, Many Ask: Will Our Levees Be the Next to Fail?
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:05:41 GMT
As Floods Inundate the Midwest, Many Ask: Will Our Levees Be the Next to Fail?

At least 50 levees have been breached or overtopped by rivers engorged with late-winter rains and snowmelt, according to the Army Corps of Engineers.
‘You’re Not Supposed to Betray Your Race’: The Challenge Faced by Black Women Accusing Black Men
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:47:02 GMT
‘You’re Not Supposed to Betray Your Race’: The Challenge Faced by Black Women Accusing Black Men

Meredith Watson, a black woman who has accused Virginia’s black lieutenant governor of sexual assault, says some of her toughest critics have been African-Americans.
How Strongmen Turned Interpol Into Their Personal Weapon
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:11:57 GMT
How Strongmen Turned Interpol Into Their Personal Weapon

Time and again, people inside and outside Interpol warned that the world’s largest international police organization was leaving itself vulnerable to manipulation.
Southern Poverty Law Center President Plans Exit Amid Turmoil
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:00:01 GMT
Southern Poverty Law Center President Plans Exit Amid Turmoil

Richard Cohen, the president of the nonprofit since 2003, said a search for a new leader would start “in order to give the organization the best chance to heal.”
Should You Always Strive to Work at the Most ‘Prestigious’ Places? Well …
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:15:15 GMT
Should You Always Strive to Work at the Most ‘Prestigious’ Places? Well …

Small fish in a big pond? Or big fish in a small pond?
The Right Way to Ask, ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?’
Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:32:00 GMT
The Right Way to Ask, ‘Can I Pick Your Brain?’

Know what you want. Be kind. Stick the landing.
What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:30:01 GMT
What to Cook: What to Cook This Weekend

Make a warming, almost smoky mixed grill, whether you make it into a pita pocket or pair it with hummus.
Ivo van Hove Unlocks a Rarely Staged ‘Diary’
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:00:08 GMT
Ivo van Hove Unlocks a Rarely Staged ‘Diary’

His production of Janacek’s “Diary of One Who Disappeared,” little performed even in concert, comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music on April 4.
Swing Shift: The ‘Deuce’ Actor Who Also Reupholsters Vintage Chairs
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:42:15 GMT
Swing Shift: The ‘Deuce’ Actor Who Also Reupholsters Vintage Chairs

An occasional exploration into the projects creative people pursue in their off hours. Presenting: Gbenga Akinnagbe.
El Espace: How Will Netflix Do Justice to ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’?
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:08:12 GMT
El Espace: How Will Netflix Do Justice to ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’?

One Colombian writer reflects on what the adaptation of Gabriel García Márquez’s masterpiece means for her culture and people.
Nonfiction: To Nosh or Not to Nosh: An Immigrant’s Dilemma
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 09:00:07 GMT
Nonfiction: To Nosh or Not to Nosh: An Immigrant’s Dilemma

In Boris Fishman’s memoir, “Savage Feast,” mealtime is when all the rich and roiling contradictions of his Eastern European Jewish family come into play.
Alexis Lafrenière Would Rather You Didn’t Compare Him to Sidney Crosby
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:56:50 GMT
Alexis Lafrenière Would Rather You Didn’t Compare Him to Sidney Crosby

Lafrenière, just 17, is already drawing comparisons to another star player for Rimouski Oceanic in Quebec.
Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:29:35 GMT
Trigger Warnings May Not Do Much, Early Studies Suggest

Researchers found that the warnings, which alert people to disturbing material, may pose little benefit or harm to those who view them. But more study is needed, they agree.
Neptune’s Moon Triton Is Destination of Proposed NASA Mission
Wed, 20 Mar 2019 00:21:23 GMT
Neptune’s Moon Triton Is Destination of Proposed NASA Mission

Scientists at a conference in Houston presented the concept for a flyby mission to study a mysterious moon that may contain an ocean.
Trilobites: DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:34:19 GMT
Trilobites: DNA Clues to an Ancient Canary Islands Voyage

The islands’ pioneers likely arrived centuries before European conquest, as part of a large-scale movement of people from North Africa.
Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:17:36 GMT
Knowing the Right Time to Say Goodbye to a Pet

End-of-life decisions for animals are difficult. A veterinarian has developed a scale to help clear up the confusion.
Frozen Faceoff live updates: Colorado College vs. St. Cloud State
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:34:13 -0400
Frozen Faceoff live updates: Colorado College vs. St. Cloud State

The St. Cloud State men’s hockey team plays Colorado College at 4:08 p.m. Friday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
      
 
 
Failed levy spurs Sartell teacher cuts, salary freezes, higher fees, less busing next year
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:11:41 -0400
Failed levy spurs Sartell teacher cuts, salary freezes, higher fees, less busing next year

The school board plans to vote on expense reductions at the April 8 meeting and plans to study whether to hold another operating referendum this fall.
      
 
 
Twins face half-dozen tough choices as Opening Day nears
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:29:31 -0400
Twins face half-dozen tough choices as Opening Day nears

14 players are competing for 5 spots, perhaps six. Half are pitchers, with 2 to 4 jobs available; 7 are position players, up for 3 or 4 spots
      
 
 
Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report marking end of investigation into Trump's campaign, Russia
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:39:37 -0400
Special counsel Robert Mueller delivers report marking end of investigation into Trump's campaign, Russia

Robert Mueller has delivered his long-awaited report on Russian interference to AG William Barr, marking the end of an investigation that has shadowed President Trump.
      
 
 
5 things to do in St. Cloud, March 25-29
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:54:11 -0400
5 things to do in St. Cloud, March 25-29

Comedy, music and more are all happening March 25-29.
      
 
 
With at least 75 people involved, students set for 'Mary Poppins' — on steroids
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 15:13:39 -0400
With at least 75 people involved, students set for 'Mary Poppins' — on steroids

Two choreographers and a magician are working with the St. John’s Preparatory middle and high school students who are creating the production.
      
 
 
What you should know about the HRA and why city leaders disagree on its per diem
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:25:08 -0400
What you should know about the HRA and why city leaders disagree on its per diem

The longtime practice faces scrutiny amid budget challenges and comparisons to other St. Cloud boards.
      
 
 
Mansion on the market: Elegant home on Lake Geneva
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 07:00:09 -0400
Mansion on the market: Elegant home on Lake Geneva

Alexandria's Lake Geneva is a glittering, sandy Minnesota lake. It is also home to an elegant mansion.
      
 
 
St. Cloud police K-9 Riggs is ready to detect explosives after 8 weeks of training
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:18:48 -0400
St. Cloud police K-9 Riggs is ready to detect explosives after 8 weeks of training

St. Cloud Police's K-9 was certified for explosive detection in August, and will gain more operational experience in his second year.
      
 
 
6 benefits of a St. Cloud Times digital subscription
Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:42:10 -0500
6 benefits of a St. Cloud Times digital subscription

Be among the first to learn about breaking news in Central Minnesota with alerts, flip through a digital replica of St., Cloud Times, and more.
      
 
 
No. 1 SCSU heads to Frozen Faceoff final
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:02:44 -0400
No. 1 SCSU heads to Frozen Faceoff final

Huskies beat Colorado College 5-2 in a penalty-plagued game that saw some odd occurrences, like a 6-on-3, in the NCHC playoff semifinal
      
 
 
Huskies haul in the hardware at NCHC Awards Celebration
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:57:55 -0400
Huskies haul in the hardware at NCHC Awards Celebration

Brett Larson is coach of the year, Jimmy Schuldt is player of the year, Patrick Newell is forward of the year at NCHC Awards Banquet
      
 
 
Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, March 22, 2019
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:06:11 -0400
Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, March 22, 2019

Area scoreboard: Results for Friday, March 22, 2019
      
 
 
SCSU skates to a 5-2 win in the NCHC frozen faceoff semifinals
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:30:03 -0400
SCSU skates to a 5-2 win in the NCHC frozen faceoff semifinals

Huskies top Colorado College to advance to Saturday's championship game
      
 
 
SCSU freshman talks about his goal
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:26:25 -0400
SCSU freshman talks about his goal

St. Cloud State freshman Nolan Walker scored his eighth goal of the season in the first period of a 5-2 win over Colorado College.
      
 
 
SCSU's Schuldt answers questions
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:21:55 -0400
SCSU's Schuldt answers questions

Senior defenseman Jimmy Schuldt talks to the media after St. Cloud State's 5-2 victory over Colorado College.
      
 
 
CC coach talks about the SCSU game
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:17:46 -0400
CC coach talks about the SCSU game

Coach Mike Haviland issues a statement after Colorado College's 5-2 loss to St. Cloud State at the NCHC Frozen Faceoff in St. Paul.
      
 
 
SCSU coach talks about the CC win
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:14:03 -0400
SCSU coach talks about the CC win

Brett Larson addresses the media after St. Cloud State's 5-2 NCHC Frozen Faceoff win over Colorado College in St. Paul.
      
 
 
Area's homeless population grows faster than rest of state
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:15:39 -0400
Area's homeless population grows faster than rest of state

Report found 944 people homeless in Central Minnesota, nearly a 20 percent increase from 2015 and well ahead of 10 percent jump statewide
      
 
 
Huskies turn a terrible week into an awesome year
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:00:08 -0400
Huskies turn a terrible week into an awesome year

Late last March, the SCSU hockey team suffered a stunning NCAA upset and then lost its coach and 2 key players. A year later, they are better than ever
      
 
 
The ticket to a better life — from a university president’s perspective
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:14:03 -0400
The ticket to a better life — from a university president’s perspective

Higher education is a powerful change agent for individual students, for their families, and for the communities where they work and live.
      
 
 
Caring for others should not be a partisan issue
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:11:03 -0400
Caring for others should not be a partisan issue

This is the endorsement of a pair of ideas, one might even call them ideals, upon which I believe this country was founded.
      
 
 
Senior housing: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:05:02 -0400
Senior housing: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Keeping seniors at home and out of segregated senior housing is also the smart move financially for all of us.
      
 
 
Klobuchar's practicality could prove successful in campaign
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 18:00:02 -0400
Klobuchar's practicality could prove successful in campaign

The senator may distinguish herself as the 2020 realpolitik presidential candidate of the Democratic Party.
      
 
 
Anticipated slower growth pushes Walz to adjust budget proposal
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:54:30 -0400
Anticipated slower growth pushes Walz to adjust budget proposal

Altogether the changes include reductions in proposed new spending of $131 million
      
 
 
St. Cloud man accused of stealing vehicle on Ninth Avenue South
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:35:21 -0400
St. Cloud man accused of stealing vehicle on Ninth Avenue South

The complaint said one set of keys was in the ignition with the doors locked and the owner had the other set of keys when the vehicle was stolen.
      
 
 
Army Corps of Engineers grants final permit for PolyMet mine
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 12:53:09 -0400
Army Corps of Engineers grants final permit for PolyMet mine

Minnesota regulators issued the other key permits for the project last year. But the mine still faces litigation that could hold it up
      
 
 
As legislators talk transportation, Walz pushes harder for raising gas tax
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 08:49:02 -0400
As legislators talk transportation, Walz pushes harder for raising gas tax

Governor's plan calls for $77 million in new spending on roads, bridges and public transit for the two-year budget that takes effect July
      
 
 
Mansion on the market: Elegant home on Lake Geneva
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:33:53 -0400
Mansion on the market: Elegant home on Lake Geneva

Sitting on the eastern shore, perfectly situated to enjoy stunning sunset views over the lake, is a mansion that is the epitome of grace and elegance.
      
 
 
Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, March 21, 2019
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 23:55:58 -0400
Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, March 21, 2019

Area scoreboard: Results for Thursday, March 21, 2019
      
 
 
It took K-9 Riggs 8 weeks to learn explosive detection
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:09:42 -0400
It took K-9 Riggs 8 weeks to learn explosive detection

St. Cloud Police K-9 Riggs trained for 8 weeks to learn explosives detection.
      
 
 
K-9 Riggs is an explosive detection dog with the St. Cloud Police
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 21:01:58 -0400
K-9 Riggs is an explosive detection dog with the St. Cloud Police

St. Cloud Police K-9 Riggs was certified for explosive detection in August, and will gain more operational experience in his second year.
      
 
 
Deaths
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:55:28 -0400
Deaths

Deaths reported Thursday to the St. Cloud Times
      
 
 
Midtown Bar & Grill to open April 1 in Midtown Square Mall
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:29:43 -0400
Midtown Bar & Grill to open April 1 in Midtown Square Mall

Customers can expect bar drinks along with soups, salads and pizzas for lunch and dinner at a new bar and restaurant inside Midtown Square Mall.
      
 
 
A blur of a season: No. 1 SCSU prepares for Frozen Faceoff
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 20:08:53 -0400
A blur of a season: No. 1 SCSU prepares for Frozen Faceoff

The Huskies have skated to a top seed and a 29-4-3 record on their way to the NCHC's premier event Friday and Saturday in St. Paul.
      
 
 
Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:00:28 -0400
Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

Minnesota is among the fastest warming states, and Minnesota's winters are warming faster than its other seasons.
      
 
 
Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:56:32 -0400
Report: Great Lakes feeling effects of rapid climate warming

The Great Lakes region is warming faster than the rest of the U.S.
      
 
 
Coach Larson talks about this lack of concern
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:14:07 -0400
Coach Larson talks about this lack of concern

Here's a soundbite from SCSU head coach Brett Larson from the NCHC Frozen Faceoff press conference Thursday in St. Paul.
      
 
 
Dan Gregory appointed provost at St. Cloud State University
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:10:25 -0400
Dan Gregory appointed provost at St. Cloud State University

Gregory has been interim provost since 2016 and previously was dean of the College of Science and Engineering.
      
 
 
St. Cloud man accused of abusing 4-month-old child
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:57:34 -0400
St. Cloud man accused of abusing 4-month-old child

Scott Joseph Stang Jr. faces two felony charges of malicious punishment of a child and one charge of felony domestic assault by strangulation
      
 
 
Local CD pick: 'Warpaint' by Buckcherry
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 16:16:03 -0400
Local CD pick: 'Warpaint' by Buckcherry

Local CD pick: 'Warpaint' by Buckcherry
      
 
 
March Madness: Gophers knock off Louisville, 86-76
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:45:44 -0400
March Madness: Gophers knock off Louisville, 86-76

Minnesota opens NCAA tourney with hot three-point shooting from Gabe Kalscheur
      
 
 
Live updates: Huskies up for awards at NCHC Awards Banquet
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:34:24 -0400
Live updates: Huskies up for awards at NCHC Awards Banquet

At about 5 p.m. Thursday, the NCHC Awards Banquet takes place in St. Paul.
      
 
 
CC coach talks about making the Frozen Faceoff
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:24:45 -0400
CC coach talks about making the Frozen Faceoff

Men's hockey coach Mike Haviland talks about Colorado College making its first NCHC Frozen Faceoff. CC plays St. Cloud State at 4:08 p.m. Friday.
      
 
 
Barely missing NCAA tourney fuels Gopher women for NIT
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:59:38 -0400
Barely missing NCAA tourney fuels Gopher women for NIT

Minnesota's 20 wins were not quite enough; now they open NIT play Friday night
      
 
 
Highway 23 crash injures two St. Cloud drivers
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:18:24 -0400
Highway 23 crash injures two St. Cloud drivers

Thursday morning crash happened at Edgemont Drive and Minnesota Highway 23
      
 
 
Beer pick: Robust Porter, Starry Eyed Brewing, Little Falls
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:04:06 -0400
Beer pick: Robust Porter, Starry Eyed Brewing, Little Falls

Starry Eyed Robust Porter is dark brown to almost black in color. The brew has a dark and creamy thick head with a roasty aroma.
      
 
 
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz trims budget plan following lower surplus prediction
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:56:35 +0000
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz trims budget plan following lower surplus prediction

His budget provides the starting point for negotiations with the Legislature. House Democrats will lay out their spending targets Monday, and Senate Republicans plan to unveil their proposals next Friday.
92-year-old man missing in Blue Earth County may have drowned in drainage ditch
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:42:12 +0000
92-year-old man missing in Blue Earth County may have drowned in drainage ditch

Marvin Borkenhagen's car was found near a culvert that he often cleared of debris.
NCAA opponents Minnesota, Michigan State have made big strides since February meeting
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:33:57 +0000
NCAA opponents Minnesota, Michigan State have made big strides since February meeting

No. 2 seed Michigan State, which turned its season around and won the conference tournament, squares off against a Gophers team that in the opening round turned in its best performance of the season vs. Louisville.
Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:32:26 +0000
Mueller concludes Russia-Trump probe with no new indictments

Special counsel Robert Mueller closed his Russia investigation with no new charges, ending the probe that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump's presidency but launching a fresh wave of battles over the still-confidential findings.
Smiths Medical to spin off from parent Smiths Group
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:22:46 +0000
Smiths Medical to spin off from parent Smiths Group

Medical firm will be based in U.K., retain operational HQ in the Twin Cities.
In changing north Minneapolis riverfront, mushroom farm fights to fit in
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:11:43 +0000
In changing north Minneapolis riverfront, mushroom farm fights to fit in

Since 2015, Mississippi Mushrooms has cultivated several varieties in the middle of the former Upper Harbor Terminal.
PolyMet receives last major permit to begin mining in northeastern Minnesota
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:00:49 +0000
PolyMet receives last major permit to begin mining in northeastern Minnesota

Decision marks milestone for copper-nickel mine; opponents weigh lawsuit.
Oak Park Heights prison inmate admits slashing officer's face and scalp with razor
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:59:52 +0000
Oak Park Heights prison inmate admits slashing officer's face and scalp with razor

Inmate explained he was angry at the officer, "wanted to permanently scar him so [he] would remember" him, according to the charges.
Man accused of breaking into ex-wife's Shoreview home, preparing 'kidnapping kit'
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:56:24 +0000
Man accused of breaking into ex-wife's Shoreview home, preparing 'kidnapping kit'

Nathan James Homme, 39, of Altoona, Wis., with attempted kidnapping and first-degree burglary for the March 13 break-in, which was captured on a home surveillance system.
Wild stays hot away from home, topping Capitals 2-1
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:53:04 +0000
Wild stays hot away from home, topping Capitals 2-1

Luke Kunin's goal broke a 1-1 tie with the defending Stanley Cup champions for the Wild's 20th road win for the season.
Gophers women's hockey tops Cornell 2-0 to advance to national title game
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:30:39 +0000
Gophers women's hockey tops Cornell 2-0 to advance to national title game

The Gophers got a second-period goal from Nicole Schammel and will face top seed Wisconsin on Sunday for the title.
St. Cloud State beats Colorado College 5-2 in NCHC semifinals
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:21:37 +0000
St. Cloud State beats Colorado College 5-2 in NCHC semifinals

Patrick Newell and Nolan Walker scored goals 24 seconds apart in the first period for St. Cloud State, which advanced to Saturday night's championship game
Attorney General Keith Ellison, Minnesota lawmakers look to crack down on wage theft
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:13:35 +0000
Minneapolis seeks to transfer Commons park to Park Board
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:03:54 +0000
Minneapolis seeks to transfer Commons park to Park Board

Minneapolis City Council to vote on transfer in response to court ruling.
Trump intervenes, reverses North Korea sanctions with tweet
Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:50:25 +0000
Trump intervenes, reverses North Korea sanctions with tweet

President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he had reversed his administration's decision to slap new sanctions on North Korea — a move that left officials at the Treasury Department and observers across Washington scratching their heads.
Penn Cycle, after 61 years in business, sells operations to Freewheel Bike
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:32:54 +0000
Penn Cycle, after 61 years in business, sells operations to Freewheel Bike

Family-owned operation launched in 1957, had recently been under financial strain.
Theater Latté Da, VocalEssence stage Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' as the masterpiece it always was
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:48:18 +0000
Theater Latté Da, VocalEssence stage Leonard Bernstein's 'Candide' as the masterpiece it always was

REVIEW: A new staging helps audiences find the brilliance in Bernstein's misunderstood operetta.
Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:16:01 +0000
Midwest flooding costs increasing, with $1.6B damage in Iowa

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion.
Meet the breakout star of 'Captain Marvel'
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:07:48 +0000
Meet the breakout star of 'Captain Marvel'

Reggie the cat plays the scene-stealing Goose. Too bad star Brie Larson is "severely allergic" to cats.
Mendota Heights personal trainer opens gym for athletes with special needs
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:37:34 +0000
Mendota Heights personal trainer opens gym for athletes with special needs

Andrew Cameron elaborates on his inclusive vision for the soon-to-open Lions United Fitness Center.
Hezbollah sanctions harming Lebanon, says President Aoun
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 12:48:06 -0400
Hezbollah sanctions harming Lebanon, says President Aoun

Hezbollah sanctions harming Lebanon, says President AounU.S. sanctions on Hezbollah are harming Lebanon as a whole, President Michel Aoun said on Thursday ahead of a visit to the country by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The United States deems the heavily armed, Iran-backed Hezbollah group a terrorist organization and has been steadily increasing financial sanctions against it as part of efforts to counter Iran. Shi'ite Muslim Hezbollah has a large armed militia that has helped Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in his eight-year war against rebels, but it is also a political party in Lebanon with seats in the parliament and cabinet.


The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 17:34:28 -0400
The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayer

The Latest: New Zealanders to observe Muslim call to prayerCHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The Latest on the mosque attacks in New Zealand (all times local):


Some Pickups Lag in Passenger Crash Protection
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 00:01:01 -0400
Some Pickups Lag in Passenger Crash Protection

Some Pickups Lag in Passenger Crash ProtectionCrash Tests Show Some Pickup Trucks Lag in Passenger Protection Most pickup trucks fall short when it comes to protecting passengers in certain types of crashes, according to new findings from t...


Marines commandant protests US border deployments, wall
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 19:20:37 -0400
Marines commandant protests US border deployments, wall

Marines commandant protests US border deployments, wallAmerica's top marine warned that deployments to the US-Mexico border and President Donald Trump's plan for a wall pose an "unacceptable risk" to the force, according to documents revealed Thursday by The Los Angeles Times. In memos addressed to acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan and Navy secretary Richard Spencer, General Robert Neller wrote that he had been forced to cancel or reduce exercises in five countries. Marines will miss exercises in Indonesia, Scotland and Mongolia, and their participation in joint exercises in Australia and South Korea will be reduced, Neller said in the documents dated March 18 and 19.


JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit says
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:20:53 -0400
JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit says

JetBlue pilots who drugged and raped flight attendants continued working for airline without repercussion, lawsuit saysThree female flight attendants claim they were drugged and two of them raped by two JetBlue pilots during a layover in Puerto Rico, a new lawsuit filed this week in New York federal court has claimed. At least one of the female flight attendants said she was forced to work with one of the accused pilots after the alleged rape. After making their way to a beach in Puerto Rico near the hotel they were staying during their layover in May of last year, the women were offered sips from one of the flight attendant’s alcoholic beverages.


Who was Renty? The story of the slave whose racist photos have triggered a lawsuit against Harvard
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 10:14:57 -0400
Who was Renty? The story of the slave whose racist photos have triggered a lawsuit against Harvard

Who was Renty? The story of the slave whose racist photos have triggered a lawsuit against HarvardThe photos of Renty and his daughter Delia, taken in nude in 1850 against their will for a Harvard University professor, are now the subject of a lawsuit that Tamara Lanier has filed this week.


Remains of Missing WWII Pilot Returned Family in Utah
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 11:01:20 -0400
Remains of Missing WWII Pilot Returned Family in Utah

Remains of Missing WWII Pilot Returned Family in UtahThe remains of a World War II pilot who disappeared 74 years ago while flying a mission over Germany were returned to his family in Utah.


'Inland Oceans' from One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms Seen from Space
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 09:46:00 -0400
'Inland Oceans' from One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms Seen from Space

'Inland Oceans' from One of Southern Hemisphere's Worst Storms Seen from SpaceA deadly cyclone that hit southern Africa left extensive flooding that looked like "inland oceans" in images from space taken just days after the storm made landfall.Sentinel-1, a satellite mission that's part of the European Union's Earth-observation program, Copernicus, captured imagery on March 19 that showed far-reaching floodwaters around Mozambique's town of Beira on the coast of the Indian Ocean.Cyclone Idai could turn out to be "one of the worst weather-related disasters" in the Southern Hemisphere, said Clare Nullis, spokesperson for the World Meteorological Organization.In Mozambique, at least 1,000 people are feared dead and tens of thousands have lost their homes, according to the United Nations, after the cyclone made landfall on March 14, bringing heavy rainfall, a storm surge and strong winds of up to 105 mph (170 km/h). Malawi and Zimbabwe were also severely affected as Idai continued traveling west as a tropical storm. [Earth from Above: 101 Stunning Images from Orbit]Cyclone Idai seen from space on March 13, 2019, west of Madagascar and heading for Mozambique. ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGOHerve Verhoosel of the U.N. World Food Program said that the flooding in Mozambique from above looks like "inland oceans extending for miles and miles."This is a major humanitarian emergency that is getting bigger by the hour," Verhoosel said Tuesday (March 19). According to the Red Cross, 90 percent of Beira, which has a population of about 600,000, has been damaged or destroyed.With communication lines and roads wrecked, rescue efforts have been slow and many people remain cut off from aid.Sentinel-1 is tasked with, in part, mapping flooded areas -- like the recent flooding in the Midwest -- to help relief efforts in such situations.According to the European Space Agency, the images acquired before and after the storm offer immediate information to first responders on the extent of flooding and the location of the affected areas; eventually, that satellite data could also be used to assess environmental and property damage.The first Sentinel-1 satellite launched in 2014, and the second launched in 2016. The pair of polar-orbiting satellites have radar instruments that can "see" in the dark, as well as through clouds and rain.Sentinel-1 has also provided imagery to map flash floods in Laos and to show that an island where the Bangladesh government wants to house Rohingya Muslims is vulnerable to frequent flooding and cyclones. * Rainbow Rivers: See Gorgeous Maps of the World's Waterways * The Strangest Places on Earth (Photos) * Earth's 8 Biggest MysteriesOriginally published on Live Science.


See Photos of the New 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:14:00 -0400
North Korea quits liaison office in setback for South after new U.S. sanctions
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 05:34:17 -0400
North Korea quits liaison office in setback for South after new U.S. sanctions

North Korea quits liaison office in setback for South after new U.S. sanctionsNorth Korea said it was quitting the joint liaison office set up in September in the border city of Kaesong after a historic summit between leader Kim Jong Un and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in early last year. "The North's side pulled out after conveying to us that they are doing so on the instructions from a higher level, during a liaison officials' contact this morning," South Korea's Vice Unification Minister Chun Hae-sung told a briefing. South Korea regrets the decision and urged a swift normalisation of the arrangement, Chun said, adding the South would continue to staff the office, set up as a regular channel of communication to ease hostility between the rivals, which technically remain at war.


Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 22:38:37 -0400
Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teen

Ex-cop says he thought he saw a gun when he shot black teenPITTSBURGH (AP) — A white former police officer said Thursday he thought a weapon was pointed at him when he shot and killed an unarmed black teenager outside Pittsburgh last summer.


Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 Steps
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 14:47:19 -0400
Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 Steps

Strengthen Your Retirement Security in 7 StepsRetirement security is the ability to live a comfortable retirement without the burden of financial stress. Early planning is the best way to ensure a financially secure retirement, but not everyone has the luxury of time to prepare. The financial decisions you make in the years approaching retirement will have a significant impact on your retirement security.


President Trump's latest executive order is a shot in the campus free speech wars
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 13:59:11 -0400
President Trump's latest executive order is a shot in the campus free speech wars

President Trump's latest executive order is a shot in the campus free speech warsBut while Trump’s order is a clear declaration he agrees with conservative concerns about America’s colleges, it’s not clear what actual effect the move will have in academia.


Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super Hornets
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 00:00:00 -0400
Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super Hornets

Bringing the Sting: The U.S. Navy Is Getting New F/A-18E/F Super HornetsThe Super Hornets would be the first new-build examples of the Block III variant of the F/A-18E/F. The Block III flies farther and carries more weapons than an older F/A-18E/F can do and also is stealthier than earlier Super Hornet models are.


School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own life
Fri, 22 Mar 2019 19:05:19 -0400
School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own life

School shooting survivor stricken by 'survivor's guilt' takes own lifeA teenager who survived the Parkland school shooting in Florida has killed herself while struggling with survivors' guilt, local media reported Friday. Sydney Aiello, 19, was a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas last February 14 when a former student opened fire with a semiautomatic weapon, killing 14 students and three staff members. Among the dead were two of Aiello's best friends, Meadow Pollack and Joaquin Oliver.


Millions of Facebook Passwords Left Exposed
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 18:05:44 -0400
Millions of Facebook Passwords Left Exposed

Millions of Facebook Passwords Left ExposedFacebook announced Wednesday in a blog post that passwords belonging to “hundreds of millions” of users were stored unencrypted on the company’s servers, where they could have been accessed impro...


Giant inland sea created by the disastrous Mozambique cyclone
Thu, 21 Mar 2019 14:08:58 -0400
Giant inland sea created by the disastrous Mozambique cyclone

Giant inland sea created by the disastrous Mozambique cycloneCyclone Idai left death, destruction, and a sprawling inland sea in its wake. The powerful tropical cyclone -- which struck Mozambique last Thursday as the equivalent of a Category 2 or 3 hurricane with winds of around 100 mph -- has left at least 150 dead and 600,000 in need of help in the flooded nation said the EU, though the Associated Press reports over 300 fatalities as of March 21 when accounting for deaths in neighboring Zimbabwe.The cyclone's widespread flooding -- in part overshadowed by simultaneous and historic flooding in the Midwest -- has left behind an inundated area some 200 square miles in size (518 square kilometers), with the inland sea reaching up to 15 miles wide, according to satellite images from the European Space Agency (ESA). > And for better comparison a GIF animation of the images showing the Mozambique flood before (March 2nd) and after (March 20th) Mozambique Copernicus Sentinel-1️ Better quality GIF https://t.co/h8608N8so5 MozambiqueFloods MozambiqueFloods2019 RemoteSensing Beira Idai pic.twitter.com/d9hOmdiBbp> > -- Pierre Markuse (@Pierre_Markuse) March 21, 2019The destruction is particularly severe around Mozambique's fourth largest city, Beira. SEE ALSO: The West accepts its drought-ridden future, slashes water use"The situation i