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State, national news
  • McAllister aide among few with access to kiss tape MONROE, La. (AP) — A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance. Pressure has mounted on Republican Vance

    April 10, 2014

  • Programming flaw places web security at risk SAN FRANCISCO — The discovery of a significant flaw in software that was supposed to provide extra protection for thousands of websites has thrown the tech world into chaos as experts scrambled to understand the scope of the vulnerability. Consumers

    April 9, 2014

  • Medicare Millionaires: Data base of payments opens eyes More then 300 physicians pulled in $3 million or more in 2012; two percent of clinicians account for a fourth of payments.

    April 9, 2014

  • Minnesota Senate passes $9.50 minimum wage Bill would create tiered wages, automatic increases

    April 9, 2014

  • Multiple stabbings reported at Pennsylvania high school

    Twenty students were injured — four seriously — in a multiple-stabbing incident Wednesday morning inside Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, about 20 miles east of Pittsburgh.

    April 9, 2014

  • Senate passes bill providing overdose immunity ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill passed by the Minnesota Senate provides immunity for drug users who overdose and those who call 911 for help. But, the legislation has run into some opposition from law enforcement officials and prosecutors who fear the

    April 9, 2014

  • Twitter tweaks website to attract new users NEW YORK (AP) — As Twitter looks to broaden its appeal beyond its 241 million users, the company is introducing a redesign of profile pages that includes bigger photos, more user controls and a distinct resemblance to Facebook. "Moment by moment, yo

    April 9, 2014

  • Family's sailing trip with baby spurs debate SAN DIEGO (AP) — Sariah English can't imagine the stress her sister's family endured after their sailboat broke down 900 miles off the Mexican coast while their 1-year-old daughter covered in a rash was vomiting and suffering from diarrhea and a feve

    April 9, 2014

  • Dayton accuses MNsure's GOP critics of 'farce' MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton lashed out at critics of Minnesota's health insurance exchange on Tuesday, accusing them of waging a propaganda campaign to destroy it. The Democratic governor spoke to reporters a day after GOP members of the Leg

    April 8, 2014

  • Convicted rapist destroyed explicit 'fantasy logs' MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A convicted serial rapist has destroyed explicit journals known as "fantasy logs" that could have been evidence for officials fighting to prevent his release, his attorney acknowledged during a court hearing. Thomas Duvall, 58, ke

    April 8, 2014

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