FILE - This July 25, 2013, file image provided by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows financier Jeffrey Epstein. Officials say the FBI and U.S. Inspector General's office will investigate how Epstein died in an apparent suicide, while the probe into sexual abuse allegations against the well-connected financier remains ongoing. A person familiar with the matter says Epstein, accused of orchestrating a sex-trafficking ring and sexually abusing dozens of underage girls, had been taken off suicide watch before he killed himself Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in a New York jail. (Florida Department of Law Enforcement via AP, File)
August 11, 2019 - 5:31 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein died of an apparent suicide in his jail cell, now prompting an additional federal investigation into his death along with one already examining allegations of sexual abuse and conspiracy against him. Epstein, a wealthy financier accused of orchestrating a sex-...
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Mourners gather to attend the visitation services for Jordan Anchondo at San Jose Funeral Home in El Paso, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019. Andre and Jordan Anchondo, were among the several people killed last Saturday, when a gunman opened fire inside a Walmart packed with shoppers. Authorities say Jordan Anchondo was shielding the baby, while her husband shielded them both. (AP Photo/Jorge Salgado)
August 10, 2019 - 9:13 pm
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Mourners gathered across the country Saturday to remember the lives of a graduate student beloved by friends, a man who died in his son's arms and a mother who shielded her infant from gunfire. The funerals were among several being held for people who died in mass shootings last...
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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins
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August 10, 2019 - 7:54 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota's new offense - both from under center and watching from the sideline. Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the...
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Klobuchar at Iowa State Fair
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August 10, 2019 - 5:32 am
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa (AP) — The packed field of Democratic presidential candidates descended Friday night on a small, northern Iowa town, delighting a raucous crowd of voters by largely attacking President Donald Trump rather than each other. Some of the loudest applause at the Wing Ding fundraiser...
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Jesse Johnson USA Today
August 09, 2019 - 3:27 pm
The Twins' once-cushy lead in the AL Central is gone, wiped out by the hard-charging Cleveland Indians following Friday night's 6-2 win at Target Field. The teams are now in a flat-footed tie atop the division. The Twins did manage home runs by Jason Castro and Eddie Rosario to break the team's...
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Minneapolis police 4th precinct
August 09, 2019 - 6:28 am
Minneapolis Police Federation president Bob Kroll says they will appeal the firing of two MPD officers who were involved with controversial decorations on a Christmas tree. The tree was displayed last November in the lobby of the Fourth Precinct headquarters, and the decorations were items invoked...
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Waiting in line for license
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August 09, 2019 - 5:51 am
The state of Minnesota has signed a $33.9-million contract with an outside vendor to replace its troubled vehicle licensing and registration system, known as MNLARS. Gov. Walz says the contract to replace Minnesota Licensing and Registration System goes to Fast Enterprises, which has successfully...
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Cars in drive through
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August 09, 2019 - 5:27 am
No more new drive-thrus are coming to Minneapolis. The council approved the ordinance on Thursday. Council members said drive-thrus contribute to noise pollution and traffic, while also making areas less pedestrian-friendly. "We're not closing any of the current drive-thus," said councilmember...
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Vikings and Saints
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August 09, 2019 - 4:56 am
Acclimating to a new offense, the Vikings are likely to be without at least one offensive starter in their preseason opener at New Orleans on Friday night. Second-year right tackle Brian O'Neill has missed the past two practices. He was an observer on Wednesday with a brace on his right arm. Coach...
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