Pete Larson has discovered thousands of fossils around the world, co-authored three books and led the team that unearthed the largest and most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. But there’s one black mark on his record: a federal conviction that landed him in prison almost 20 years ago.
An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed by CIA drone strikes early this year, the government revealed Thursday.
Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation.
Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation about her political future and launch her long-awaited 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to people familiar with her plans.
These are the four things you need to know about from Friday, April 10. They include a series of violent storms and a story reaction to Bert Blyleven’s tweets about Detroit.
Michele Bachmann did not seek re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives, but she is still offering her thoughts on the political scene via her verified Facebook account. One of her most recent posts compared the performance of President Barack Obama to that of the pilot who authorities believe deliberately crashed Germanwings Flight 9525 in the French Alps last week.
A Twin Cities fifth-grader caught the attention of the White House by raising money for childhood cancer.
The partisan divide over same-sex marriage among top elected officials remains stark, with Democrats overwhelmingly on record in favor and Republicans mostly silent so far.
President Barack Obama announced Monday that Minneapolis is among the first of 20 regions about to get a major infusion of money and training for tech jobs.
President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spent the past week in a very public disagreement about negotiations over Iran’s nuclear ambitions.
Congress is sending President Barack Obama a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year, without overturning the president’s immigration policies.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is sounding more notes of caution about U.S.-Israeli relations than even the country’s prime minister. Walker published an opinion piece Monday in the National Review Online that calls the bond with Israel at “perhaps the most serious crisis in our history.”
President Barack Obama will veto a Republican bill on Tuesday that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The White House is indicating Obama will quickly veto it in private over Republican lawmakers’ urging that he sign it.
President Barack Obama warned the nation’s governors Monday that a looming shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would have a direct impact on their states’ economies, as well as on security throughout the U.S.
The Republican-controlled Congress is set to send a bill approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline to President Barack Obama, who has vowed to veto it.
President Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2016 seeks a $50 million cut in a multi-year program to clean up the Great Lakes. The president’s spending plan released Monday requests $250 million for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, down from $300 million appropriated for this year.
Here in Minnesota, many of us like nothing better than a walleye fish-fry on Fridays.
In his State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama asked Congress for $2 billion to help states create paid family and medical leave programs.
A Larimore couple who helped care for injured students in the moments after a school bus collided with a freight train earlier this month are U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp’s guests for President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address.
Just days before his State of the Union address, President Obama unveiled a major tax proposal that calls for raising taxes on the wealthy and large financial firms.
Just days before the State of the Union address, the White House disclosed a plan Saturday night to increase taxes on the wealthy. Minnesota Sen. Al Franken was in the WCCO studio Sunday morning to talk with Esme Murphy about the president’s proposal.
As gas prices continue to drop, the debate over building the Keystone pipeline is heating up. Supporters say the pipeline will help keep prices low. But critics warn the pipeline could actually increase prices in our region and will only lead to few permanent jobs.
As congressional lawmakers return to Washington, President Barack Obama is focusing his attention on the nation’s governors. Obama is meeting Tuesday with members of the National Governors Association executive committee. The president says governors don’t have the luxury to operate “based on ideology” because their constituents expect them to get things done.
Being uninsured in America will cost you more in 2015. It’s the first year all taxpayers have to report to the Internal Revenue Service whether they had health insurance for the previous year, as required under President Barack Obama’s law. Those who were uninsured face fines, unless they qualify for one of about 30 exemptions, most of which involve financial hardships.
U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island.