Agriculture
December 10, 2019
Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland, left, Mexico's top trade negotiator Jesus Seade, center, and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Light

Minnesotans applaud trade breakthrough, forged by rare Pelosi-Trump compromise

The biggest obstacle to trade for Minnesota farmers, the trade war with China, remains.
National
November 19, 2019

Buttigieg speaks at black college in push to boost support

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg told a crowd at Morehouse College on Monday that what black voters on the campaign trail most want to hear from him are whether he can win and what he is going to do for black America.
National
November 19, 2019
FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, at the White House in Washington on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. The Trump administration was set to declare

US angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration on Monday said it no longer considers Israeli settlements in the West Bank to be a violation of international law, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the Palestinians' effort to gain statehood.
National
November 19, 2019

Georgia's 'turning point'? Debate signals Democratic hopes

Beth Moore would typically fit the mold of a Georgia Republican. She attended private school in the affluent, mostly white northern Atlanta suburbs, attended the University of Georgia, practices law and married a Republican.
National
November 19, 2019

White House officials to kick off big Trump impeachment week

Two top national security aides who listened to President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine are preparing to testify in the impeachment hearings, launching a week of back-to-back sessions as Americans hear from those closest to the White House.
National
November 18, 2019

House Dems set to choose leader of powerful Oversight panel

As impeachment hearings resume on Capitol Hill, House Democrats are preparing to choose who will lead the powerful Oversight and Reform Committee — a key role in the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.
National
November 18, 2019

Could Haley's role in Trump administration taint a 2024 bid?

With the launch of her new memoir, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley has again ignited speculation that she may be gearing up for a possible bid for the White House, perhaps as early as 2024.
National
November 18, 2019

US prison system long plagued by staffing crisis, violence

For years, the federal Bureau of Prisons has been plagued by systematic failures, from massive staffing shortages to chronic violence. But the largest agency in the Justice Department has largely stayed out of the public view.
National
November 18, 2019

Patrick defends corporations and capitalism in primary bid

Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick is centering his fledgling campaign on a defense of corporations and capitalism that puts him directly at odds with some of the party's most progressive figures.
National
November 18, 2019

Border activist to testify in second federal trial

An Arizona border activist is scheduled to testify Tuesday in the second criminal case against his actions as a member of a humanitarian aid group.
National
November 18, 2019

Butterfly on a bomb range: Endangered Species Act at work

In the unlikely setting of the world's most populated military installation, amid all the regimented chaos, you'll find the Endangered Species Act at work.
National
November 18, 2019

About that call: What to watch on Day 3 of Trump impeachment

They heard the July 25 phone call for themselves.
National
November 18, 2019

Cuban asylum-seekers: Hunger strikes punished with solitary

A dozen Cuban asylum-seekers detained in a New Mexico say they have repeatedly been placed in solitary confinement for going on hunger strikes.
National
November 18, 2019

The Latest: State Department's Holmes to testify publicly

The Latest on President Donald Trump and the House impeachment inquiry (all times local):
Local
November 18, 2019
New Department of Human Services Commissioner Jodi Harpstead called key lawmakers personally on Monday to inform them of the new round of costly mista

DHS financial woes mount as costly mistakes hit counties

What was $48 million in improper payments to chemical dependency treatment providers has now grown into a more expensive problem as the Minnesota Department of Human Services revealed additional failures Monday.
National
November 18, 2019

Doctor says Trump's trip to Walter Reed was 'routine'

Donald Trump's physician says the president's unscheduled weekend visit to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center was "for a routine, planned interim checkup."
National
November 18, 2019

PG&E boss says it wasn't fully ready for California outages

The head of Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. told angry California lawmakers Monday that the nation's largest electric utility wasn't fully prepared for the effects of its unprecedented outages last month even as it plans to shut off power to more than half a million people again this week to prevent wildfires.
National
November 18, 2019

US failing to stop China from stealing research, report says

The United States government has failed to stop China from stealing intellectual property from American universities and lacks a comprehensive strategy for dealing with the threat, a congressional report concluded Monday.
National
November 18, 2019
Members of the U.S. Secret Service' Hazardous Agent Mitigation and Medical Emergency Response (HAMMER) Team, move from their vehicle as President Dona

Trump's weekend hospital visit draws a skeptical reaction

A lack of notice. Past failures to level with the American people. A tough week for the White House as public impeachment hearings got under way.
National
November 18, 2019

Diplomat says of Trump Ukraine call: 'I remember it vividly'

The phone call State Department official David Holmes overheard between President Donald Trump and Ambassador Gordon Sondland lasted just two minutes. But it won't be easily forgotten.