Mueller report brings moment of reckoning to US politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — For many Democrats, Robert Mueller's investigation has long stood as their best, last chance to take down President Donald Trump before the next election. But what if the big reveal ...

Planet savior or horror show? Green New Deal inflames debate

WASHINGTON (AP) — To Democratic supporters, the Green New Deal is a touchstone, a call to arms to combat climate change with the full measure of the nation's resources and technological might. "A miss...

The Latest: Campaigns: Harris in Texas, O'Rourke in SC

The Latest on the 2020 campaign season (all times Eastern): ___ 12:00 p.m. New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker says he's "a little bit worried" about ...

California to waive environmental rules for fire season prep

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Friday to bypass environmental regulations to prepare for the next wildfire season, a move he said was necessary to prevent further loss of...

EU leaders postpone decision on 2050 climate goal to June

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders are pushing back a decision on the bloc's efforts to end most emissions of greenhouse gases. Leaders meeting in Brussels agreed Friday to discu...

Global feet: Mina Guli runs 62 marathons for water awareness

NEW YORK (AP) — Try running 100 marathons in 100 days over seven continents. Sound impossible? Ultra-marathoner and water activist Mina Guli came close — all in an ...

Floods expose threat to military posed by climate change

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. (AP) — The Missouri River floodwater surging on to the air base housing the U.S. military's Strategic Command overwhelmed round-the-clock sandbagging by airmen and others. ...

Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several...

Unprecedented spring flooding possible, US forecasters say

The stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation, U.S. weather officials said Thursday. More than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind ...

Costa Rica president wants free elections for Nicaragua

SEATTLE (AP) — Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado has said Central America should not be satisfied until Nicaragua holds free elections and re-establishes a free press, democracy and human rights g...

Minnesota's famed winter isn't what it used to be

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Bundled up against the icy cold and drifting snow, Don Olson has tended the trail of a popular cross country ski race in Minnesota for years. Fixing problem spots ...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Thursday, March 21, the 80th day of 2019. There are 285 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 21...

Business Highlights

___ Federal Reserve foresees no interest rate hikes in 2019 WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve left its key interest rate unchanged and projected no rate hikes i...

Split ideology: Beto O'Rourke is in liberal, centrist lanes

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — At a packed eastern Iowa house party, a staffer for Democrat Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign tried to clear enough space for the candidate to reach the kitchen, where he wou...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 18 Star Tribune of Minneapolis urges political leaders to foster better...