Democratic First Congressional District candidate and former Hormel Foods CEO Jeff Ettinger mingled at a fundraiser at the law offices of Maschka, Rie

Ex-Hormel CEO hopes moderate views will win over First District

Jeff Ettinger had never run for office before seeking the southern Minnesota congressional seat held by the late Rep. Jim Hagedorn.

Minnesota will start winnowing pile of pandemic 'hero pay' applications

July 23
Health workers cared for a patient with COVID-19 at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center in September 2021.
More than 1 million Minnesotans sought a state payment for frontline pandemic work.

Why Biden's second booster wasn't enough to prevent a COVID infection

July 23
President Joe Biden received his second COVID-19 booster shot at the White House in Washington, March 30, 2022.
COVID vaccines, powerful as they are, are far from the bulletproof shields that scientists once hoped for.
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Taiwan holds drills amid Pelosi visit concern, China tension

Taiwan's capital staged air raid drills Monday and its military mobilized for routine defense exercises, coinciding with concerns over a forceful Chinese response to a possible visit to the island by U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
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Indonesia's Widodo to meet Xi on rare China trip before G20

Indonesian President Joko Widodo was heading to Beijing on Monday for a rare visit by a foreign leader under China's strict COVID-19 protocols and ahead of what could be the first overseas trip by Chinese President Xi Jinping since the start of the pandemic more than two years ago.
World
2:45am

Myanmar executes NLD lawmaker, 3 other political prisoners

Myanmar has carried out its first executions in nearly 50 years, hanging a former National League for Democracy lawmaker, a democracy activist and two men accused of a targeted killing after the country's takeover by the military last year.
Business
2:10am

Consumer confidence, Fed policy statement, Amazon earns

A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week:
World
1:38am

Tunisians vote on proposal to give president more power

Tunisians head to the polls Monday to vote on a new constitution — a controversial initiative spearheaded by Tunisian President Kais Saied that critics say will formalize his power grab and reverse hard-won democratic gains in the North African nation.
World
1:18am

'The money is gone': Evacuated Ukrainians forced to return

The missile's impact flung the young woman against the fence so hard it splintered. Her mother found her dying on the bench beneath the pear tree where she'd enjoyed the afternoon. By the time her father arrived, she was gone.
World
1:13am

Facing headwinds and history, Marcos to make policy speech

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. will deliver his first State of the Nation address Monday with momentum from his landslide election victory, but he's hamstrung by history as an ousted dictator's son and daunting economic headwinds.
Business
1:10am

Asian shares start week lower, tracking Wall St retreat

Asian shares tumbled Monday after a retreat on Wall Street spurred by disappointing economic data and corporate earnings. Oil prices also slipped.
Business
1:02am

Mideast nations wake up to damage from climate change

Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world's average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity.
Nation
12:50am

AP exposes the Tuskegee Syphilis Study: The 50th Anniversary

EDITOR'S NOTE — On July 25, 1972, Jean Heller, a reporter on The Associated Press investigative team, then called the Special Assignment Team, broke news that rocked the nation. Based on documents leaked by Peter Buxtun, a whistleblower at the U.S. Public Health Service, the then 29-year-old journalist and the only woman on the team, reported that the federal government let hundreds of Black men in rural Alabama go untreated for syphilis for 40 years in order to study the impact of the disease on the human body. Most of the men were denied access to penicillin, even when it became widely available as a cure. A public outcry ensued, and nearly four months later, the "Tuskegee Study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male" came to an end. The investigation would have far-reaching implications: The men in the study filed a lawsuit that resulted in a $10 million settlement, Congress passed laws governing how subjects in research studies were treated, and more than two decades later President Bill Clinton formally apologized for the study, calling it "shameful."
Nation
12:50am

How an AP reporter broke the Tuskegee syphilis story

Jean Heller was toiling away on the floor of the Miami Beach Convention Center when an Associated Press colleague from the opposite end of the country walked into her workspace behind the event stage and handed her a thin manila envelope.
Nation
12:35am

Police: 2 killed, 5 injured in shooting at Los Angeles park

Two people were killed and at least five others were injured after gunfire erupted Sunday at a Los Angeles park where a car show was being held.
Business
12:00am

Chinatown fears community, business loss in 76ers arena plan

Wei Chen wants people who visit Philadelphia's Chinatown to see past the amber-colored roast ducks hanging in a restaurant window and notice the two older women chatting in Mandarin on the steps to the apartments above.
Politics
July 24

Trump v. DeSantis: Young conservatives debate GOP's future

When former President Donald Trump took the stage before a crowd of more than 5,000 young conservative activists in Tampa this weekend, he received the rock star's welcome he's grown accustomed to over the seven years in which he's reshaped the Republican Party.
Politics
July 24

US conservatives embracing controversial Hungarian leader

When heads of state visit the U.S., the top item on their itinerary is usually a White House visit. For Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban next month, it will be addressing a conference of conservative activists in Dallas.
World
July 24

North Korea pushes traditional medicine to fight COVID-19

As a medical student in North Korea, Lee Gwang-jin said he treated his fevers and other minor ailments with traditional herbal medicine. But bad illness could mean trouble because hospitals in his rural hometown lacked the ambulances, beds, even the electricity at times needed to treat critical or emergency patients.
World
July 24

Pope set for historic apology for school abuses in Canada

Thousands of Indigenous persons are expected to converge Monday on the small Alberta prairie community of Maskwacis to hear a long-awaited apology from Pope Francis for generations of abuse and cultural suppression at Catholic residential schools across Canada.
Nation
July 24

AP-NORC poll: 2 in 3 in US favor term limits for justices

About 2 in 3 Americans say they favor term limits or a mandatory retirement age for Supreme Court justices, according to a new poll that finds a sharp increase in the percentage of Americans saying they have "hardly any" confidence in the court.
World
July 24

Group seeks ex-Sri Lankan president's arrest in Singapore

A human rights group said Sunday it had filed a criminal complaint with Singapore's attorney general to seek the arrest of Sri Lanka's former president for alleged war crimes during his country's civil war.
Nation
July 24

Takeaways from Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial debate

A Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor supported by Donald Trump, a former two-term lieutenant governor endorsed by dozens of lawmakers and a state representative pushing for decertification of the state's 2020 presidential election results largely agreed on most issues in their first debate Sunday,