Coronavirus
10:00pm

Minnesota readies its plan to distribute first doses of vaccine

Health care workers, those in long-term care likely to go to the front of the line.
Nation
6:31pm

San Francisco Bay Area issues new stay-at-home order

The health officers in five San Francisco Bay Area counties issued a new stay-at-home order Friday requiring some businesses to close and banning all gatherings, as the number of virus cases surge and hospitals fill.
Business
6:25pm

The Latest: Conn. extends pandemic jobless benefit to 38,000

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an order allowing the state Department of Labor to expand eligibility for a federal pandemic unemployment program to an estimated 38,000 people who were previously disqualified.
Politics
6:25pm

Trump loves to win but keeps losing election lawsuits

For a man obsessed with winning, President Donald Trump is losing a lot.
Politics
6:20pm

DeVos suspends student federal loan payments through January

The Trump administration on Friday suspended all federal student loan payments through the end of January and kept interest rates at 0%, extending a moratorium that started early in the pandemic but was set to expire at the end of this month.
Business
6:15pm

MLB sues insurance providers, cites billions in virus losses

Major League Baseball and all 30 of its teams are suing their insurance providers, citing billions of dollars in losses during the 2020 season played almost entirely without fans due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Business
6:03pm

Sanford Health suspends merger talks with Intermountain

More than a week after Sanford Health parted ways with its longtime CEO, the health system announced that it has indefinitely suspended merger talks with Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare.
Business
6:02pm

COVID-19 relief: What's on the table as Congress seeks deal

After numerous fits and starts and months of inaction, optimism is finally building in Washington for a COVID-19 aid bill that would offer relief for businesses, the unemployed, schools, and health care providers, among others struggling as caseloads are spiking.
Business
5:55pm

Colorado student, scientist named Time's 'Kid of the Year'

A 15-year-old Colorado high school student and young scientist who has used artificial intelligence and created apps to tackle contaminated drinking water, cyberbullying, opioid addiction and other social problems has been named Time Magazine's first-ever "Kid of the Year."
Local
5:42pm
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Survey: Nearly half of Minnesota youth drink a sugary beverage daily, especially students of color

Health officials warn that such consumption increases the risk of obesity and diabetes.
Politics
5:36pm

Top legislative leaders express optimism for virus aid plan

The top four leaders in the Minnesota Legislature expressed optimism Friday that lawmakers can agree on a new coronavirus relief package in time for a Dec. 14 special session, though negotiations on what should go into the aid package were continuing.
Nation
5:32pm

Wyoming health official: 'so-called pandemic' communist plot

A Wyoming Department of Health official involved in the state's response to the coronavirus questioned the legitimacy of the pandemic and described a forthcoming vaccine as a biological weapon at a recent event.
Politics
5:14pm

Pressure mounts on Biden to make diverse picks for top posts

President-elect Joe Biden is facing increasing pressure to expand the racial and ideological diversity in his choices for Cabinet and other top jobs. A month and a half before he takes office, he's drawing rebukes from activists who fear he'll fall short on promises to build an administration that looks like the country it governs.
Sports
5:14pm

MLB executive, ex-pitcher Young joins hometown Rangers as GM

The Texas Rangers hired Chris Young as executive vice president and general manager Friday, bringing the Major League Baseball executive home to work under president of baseball operations Jon Daniels, the club's GM since 2005.
Nation
4:52pm

Families of 34 California boat fire victims grieve, advocate

The snapshots tell the story of a big man with a big, beaming grin.
Sports
4:51pm

Buffalo yet to be informed by MAC it has clinched East title

The undefeated Buffalo Bulls are awaiting word from the Mid-American Conference as to whether they have, in fact, clinched the East Division title after their game at Ohio was canceled and declared a no contest on Friday.
Business
4:49pm

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital's phone system wasn't working.
Nation
4:47pm

Gala ignites political dispute over COVID-19 restrictions

A New Jersey restaurant that hosted a political gala put on by a New York Republican club was ordered temporarily closed Friday over potential violations of coronavirus guidelines.
Business
4:46pm

Iowa's contact-tracing firm helped Trump, Reynolds campaigns

After facing a workforce shortage for months, Iowa awarded an emergency $2.3 million contact-tracing contract to a company that has worked for the campaigns of President Donald Trump and Gov. Kim Reynolds and is owned by a Republican insider.
World
4:39pm

Mexico City hospitals are filling up, but so are the streets

Sometimes Latin American dance tunes on the radio — salsa, cumbia, ranchera — bring a little cheer into the emergency room of Mexico City's Ajusco Medio hospital, which is operating well over normal capacity because of the coronavirus pandemic.