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COMMERCE, MI (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Friday raised the discredited rumor that President Barack Obama was not born in the United States and thus ineligible to be president.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is asking the federal government for additional money to develop Minnesota's health insurance exchange required under President Obama's Affordable Care Act.
INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. (AP) — Officials at Voyageurs National Park are holding public discussions on whether to launch a campsite reservation system and start charging fees for overnight stays.
WINONA, Minn. (AP) — State transportation officials are recommending a new two-lane interstate bridge be built over the Mississippi River, next to the existing span in Winona which has been listed as structurally deficient.
ROSEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Police, prosecutors and others are asking hotel employees in the Twin Cities to look for signs of child sex trafficking. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi (choy) says trafficking usually ends up in a hotel or motel, so desk clerks and housekeepers could be instrumental in cracking down on the crime.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hennepin County is suing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in federal court saying the mortgage lenders failed to pay millions of dollars in deed transfer taxes. The county is seeking more than $10 million to recoup deed taxes the lenders owed since February 2006, interest and attorneys' fees.
NEW YORK (AP) — A women's accessories designer fatally shot a vice president from his former company outside the Empire State Building on Friday, causing a chaotic showdown with police Friday in front of one of the world's best-known landmarks. Police killed the suspect and at least nine others were wounded, some by stray police gunfire, authorities said.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — American missiles slammed into militant hideouts close to the Afghan border Friday, killing 18 suspected militants, Pakistani officials said, just a day after the government summoned an American diplomat to protest the drone strikes in the tribal areas.
The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency erased 14 years of Lance Armstrong's career Friday — including his record seven Tour de France titles — and banned him for life from the sport that made him a hero to millions of cancer survivors after concluding he used banned substances. USADA said it expected cycling's governing body to take similar action, but the International Cycling Union was measured in its response, saying it first wanted a full explanation on why Armstrong should relinquish Tour titles he won from 1999 through 2005.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Josh Hamilton had five RBIs and Mitch Moreland doubled in the go-ahead run during a six-run eighth inning that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night. Adrian Beltre had three hits, including his fourth homer in two days, and scored the tiebreaking run on Moreland's drive to left-center.