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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A western Minnesota man has pleaded not guilty to illegal weapons charges in a case that the FBI called a foiled terror plot. Buford Rogers made a brief appearance in federal court in St. Paul Friday where he was arraigned on four charges, which do not include terrorism.
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in May, a gain that shows employers are hiring at a still-modest but steady pace.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — With every phone call they make and every Web excursion they take, people are leaving a digital trail of revealing data that can be tracked by profit-seeking companies and terrorist-hunting government officials.
For nearly a year after her divorce, a former Eveleth woman opened up to a man she dated online, sharing intimate details of her personal life and struggles with her ex-husband. Then, prosecutors say, she got a surprise. Her ex-husband was the man on the other end of the computer. Brian Matthew Cornelius, a 36-year-old Sturgeon Lake man, created an elaborate online persona under an assumed name and with borrowed photographs to strike up a digital relationship with his former wife who now lives in West St.
A Minnetonka, Minn., couple's north woods canoe trip ended tragically when their boat capsized and the man was lost in the rapids of a river along the Canadian border. Seventy-five-year-old Elaine Barber and her 78-year-old husband, Dick, were on a three-week wilderness trip when their canoe overturned Sunday in the rapids of the Basswood River in Quetico Provincial Park in Ontario.
MINNEAPOLIS - Outgoing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is not ruling out a possible return to public office. Bachmann gave her first interview Thursday night since her surprise announcement last week that she won't seek re-election. The tea party favorite told Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel that she might run again for public office, but gave no specifics. Bachmann says she's "done everything possible" that she can on the inside.
PHOENIX (AP) -- An Arizona sheriff who led the way for local police across the country to take up immigration enforcement is reconsidering his crackdowns - and other law enforcement officials who followed his lead are expected to eventually back away, too. Joe Arpaio, the sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix, has temporarily suspended all his immigration efforts after a federal judge concluded two weeks ago that the sheriff's office had racially profiled Latinos in its patrols, Arpaio spokesman Brandon Jones told The Associated Press. Arpaio critics, including the federal government, are gai
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins selected Texas high-school pitcher Kohl Stewart with the fourth pick in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday. Stewart is a 6-foot-3 right-hander who also has a scholarship to play quarterback at Texas A&M, but indicated on a conference call that he’ll pass on football to sign with the Twins. “Obviously, the Twins picked me and they expect me to sign,” Stewart said.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lorenzo Cain hit a two-run homer during a four-run eighth inning and the Kansas City Royals rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. The Royals won back-to-back games for the first time since May 4-5 thanks to an offense that produced as many runs in the eighth as it had in any of its last 14 games. Their seven runs total was their most since beating the Astros by the same score on May 21. Wade Davis allowed three unearned runs before the Royals bullpen took control.