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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday described a 2 a.m. call from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in the middle of the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, amid confusion about the fate of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and fears about the safety of additional American personnel. By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — The former head football coach for Minnesota State University, Mankato, who was cleared of child pornography charges, is no longer employed by the university. School spokesman, Dan Benson, says Todd Hoffner, isn't on the payroll. Benson declined Wednesday to say whether Hoffner was fired, saying it was a private personnel matter. Hoffner was charged with possession of child pornography in August after school officials found videos of his naked children on his work-issued cellphone, which he had turned in to be repaired.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A detention hearing is scheduled for a man arrested in what the FBI is calling a thwarted terror plot in western Minnesota. Twenty-four-year-old Buford Rogers of Montevideo is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in St. Paul on Wednesday afternoon. Rogers is charged with one count of illegally possessing a firearm, and was in custody pending a formal detention hearing. He was arrested Friday after law enforcement searched a mobile home in Montevideo and found a cache of explosives and weapons.
BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of an adult male from the Crow River in Wright County. Sheriff's officials say the body was found during a search of the river north of Highway 55 Tuesday night. KARE-TV ( http://kare11.tv/142KF2m ) says the body has been taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office for an autopsy. Authorities have been searching for 26-year-old Samuel Gustafson who was last seen leaving a friend's home in Rockford on April 21.
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- The death toll from a collapsed building housing five garment factories rose to 761 on Wednesday as authorities started disbursing salary and other benefits to the survivors in the country's deadliest industrial disaster. By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press
TOKYO (AP) -- Toyota's quarterly profit more than doubled to 313.9 billion yen ($3.2 billion) as cost cuts and better sales worked with a weakening yen to add momentum to...
DENVER (AP) -- The man accused in the deadly Colorado theater shootings wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity, his lawyers said Tuesday, despite their fears that the plea could severely hamper his ability to mount a defense against the death penalty. By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The defense attorney for a man arrested in what the FBI has called a thwarted terror plot in Montevideo said Wednesday there has been misinformation given to the public about his client. Buford Rogers, 24, of Montevideo appeared in U.S. District Court in St. Paul for a scheduled detention hearing Wednesday. But his attorney, Andrew Mohring, asked that the hearing be postponed so he could investigate the accusations against his client. Rogers is charged with one count of illegally possessing a firearm.
ST. PAUL — Patrick Sharp scored two goals for Chicago, and the Blackhawks ratcheted up their defense, putting the Minnesota Wild on the brink of elimination with a 3-0 victory Tuesday night. Bryan Bickell also scored and Corey Crawford made 25 saves for the Blackhawks, who built a 3-1 lead in this best-of-seven matchup. The Wild had another goalie get hurt when Josh Harding’s injury forced Darcy Kuemper into action after the first intermission.
ST. LOUIS — John Reifsteck looks out at his muddy 1,800-acre central Illinois farm and wonders when he’ll get to plant. Like so many other Midwest growers who were praying for rain during the recent drought, he’s now pining for enough sunshine and heat to dry out his soggy fields as the deadline approaches for deciding what he can even plant this year. It’s a troubling scenario playing out across America’s breadbasket, where the U.S. Department of Agriculture says just 12 percent of the nation’s cornfields have been planted.