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CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) -- Lawyers for the Colorado theater shooting suspect told a judge Monday he wants to change his plea to guilty by reason of insanity, but the judge won't rule on whether to allow that yet.
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) - The driver of a semi that collided with a freight train near Murdock last week has died. St. Cloud Hospital spokeswoman Jeanine Nistler says Eric Westin, of Pine City, died early Monday morning. Westin was hauling a load of anhydrous ammonia when his tanker was hit by a Burlington Northern Santa Fe train near Murdock in Swift County last Tuesday.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs on Friday, killing a mother and baby and crumbling cars and tractor-trailers along a major interstate. The broad storm hit during the evening rush hour, causing havoc on Interstate 40, a major artery connecting suburbs east and west of the city.
ST. PAUL — The bill to make gay marriage legal in Minnesota is taking its last step in the legislative process. The Senate is scheduled to take up the bill Monday at noon for a debate and vote. The chamber's DFL leaders have said they expect it to pass. If it does, the bill goes to Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton who has promised to sign it. The bill would make same-sex marriage available starting Aug. 1. Minnesota would become the 12th U.S. state to legalize gay marriage. The House passed the bill last Thursday by a 75-59 vote.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin said Monday she will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. By CHET BROKAW Associated Press PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former South Dakota U.S. Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin said Monday she will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by retiring Sen. Tim Johnson. Herseth Sandlin, 42, announced her decision on her Facebook page Monday morning and confirmed it to The Associated Press.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes while paying less for gas. The rebound from a weak March suggests consumers may help boost economic growth again this spring. By MARTIN CRUTSINGER Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans increased their spending in April at retail businesses, buying more cars and clothes while paying less for gas.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer patients could face high costs for medications under President Barack Obama's health care law, industry analysts and advocates warn. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican chairman of the House oversight panel is asking a veteran diplomat and a former chairman of the Joints Chief of Staff for sworn testimony about their investigation into the deaths of four Americans at a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. By PHILIP ELLIOTT Associated Press
MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — The operator of a tractor has died in an accident in Blue Earth County. Sheriff's officials say 70-year-old Paul Andreszcuk was killed when his tractor rolled on top of him in a ditch west of Mapleton. KEYC-TV ( http://bit.ly/14gYNVT0 ) reports the accident happened Saturday about 5:30 p.m. Information from: KEYC-TV, http://www.keyc.tv
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The Bangladesh military says it is ending its search for survivors in the wreckage of an eight-story garment factory building that collapsed last month. By FARID HOSSAIN Associated Press