'American Sniper' Astounds With $105.3M Over MLK WeekendClint Eastwood's R-rated Iraq War drama "American Sniper" opened in January like a superhero movie in July, taking in a record $105.3 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. four-day weekend.
‘American Sniper’ Widow Says She Has To Pay VenturaThe widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle says she'll have to pay lawsuit damages to former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura out of her own pocket. Ventura won the lawsuit in July after he claimed he was defamed by Kyle's book. Taya Kyle says she's on the hook for most of the $1.8 million in damages awarded to the former Minnesota governor.
Ventura: I’m Vindicated, But This Is No Victory Jesse Ventura spoke out this week after winning a defamation lawsuit against a best-selling book author. The former Minnesota governor says he's "rejuvenated" by the victory in federal court Tuesday.
Ventura Attorney: $1.8M Award Was FairAn attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.
Ventura Wins 'American Sniper' Defamation CaseA jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. On the sixth day of deliberations, the federal jury decided that the author of the 2012 best-selling book defamed Ventura in its description of a bar fight in California in 2006.
Reality Check: Is Jesse Ventura ‘Controversial’? Former Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation trial had a day off in St. Paul federal court Friday after a week of surprising revelations. Among them, Ventura testified in court that he doesn't know if he's controversial, or if he says anything provocative.
Witness: Ventura Said SEALs Deserved To Lose Men In IraqDefense lawyers in the Jesse Ventura defamation case rolled out a parade of witnesses Wednesday claiming Ventura got punched out in a California bar.
Active-Duty Navy SEAL Testifies In Ventura TrialNavy SEAL John Kelly says he was at the California bar attending the funeral wake of a fellow SEAL the night "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle said he punched Jesse Ventura for making offensive statements. Kelly says he saw the former Minnesota governor on the ground, and earlier had heard him make disparaging statements about SEALs.
WCCO Takes Evasive Driving Lesson From Navy SEALIt's crazy to think that the average American spends 540 hours per year behind the wheel of a car. And a lot of us make plenty of mistakes. Saturday in New Hope, Minn., an evasive driving course - which costs $350 per person - is being taught by Navy SEALs!
Ventura: No Bar Fight With 'American Sniper' Kyle Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has testified he doesn't remember any confrontation with the "American Sniper" author who claimed to have punched out Ventura in a bar. Ventura is suing the estate of late military sniper Chris Kyle for defamation because he says the story is a lie.
Ex-SEALS Keynote Event For Minnesota TroopsA pair of former Navy SEALs are the keynote speakers for Tuesday's annual fundraising dinner for the Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund.
SEAL Raid Targets Senior Al-Shabab Leader An early morning raid by Navy SEALs targeted one of the senior leaders of al-Shabab. The strike comes two weeks after al-Shabab militants attacked a mall in Kenya. The Defense Department not yet said if the leader was captured alive. The FBI says more than two dozen young Somali-Americans from the Twin Cities have been lured to terror training camps overseas. Abdi Bihi of the Somali Education and Social Advocacy Center says Saturday's raid is a good thing for families living in the state.