Trump says of midterm losses, 'I wasn't on the ballot'
In an interview, President Trump refused to admit any defeat in the midterm elections — but in a rare move, acknowledged he made a mistake by not visiting Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day.
Death toll rises to 76 in California fire, with more winds ahead
Northern California crews battling the country's deadliest wildfire in a century were bracing for strong winds Sunday that could erode gains they have made in containing the fearsome blaze, which has killed at least 76 and leveled a town.
Science, technology, math, engineering -- and now Congress
Nine STEM-related professionals - one senator and eight members of the House of Representatives -- were voted into office during the 2018 midterms. The cohort includes an ocean scientist, an aerospace engineer, a software engineer and a biochemist.
How a 'court records nerd' discovered the government may be charging Julian Assange
One minute, Seamus Hughes was reading the book "Dragons Love Tacos" to his son. The next minute, he stumbled on what could be one of the most closely guarded secrets within the U.S. government.
New testing finds that CWD appears to be spreading
A massive testing effort by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is turning up new cases of Chronic Wasting Disease in wild deer -- and it appears to be spreading.
Here's how your Minnesota neighborhood voted in the 2018 midterms
Wondering how many votes the various statewide and congressional candidates received in your neighborhood in the 2018 elections? Try this MPR News mapping tool that lets you search vote totals by precinct in Minnesota's major races.
Six years after museum heist, missing Picasso painting possibly found in Romania
Thieves entered Rotterdam's Kunsthal in 2012 and made off with seven paintings, allegedly later burned in an oven by the ringleader's mother. Now the story has taken another strange turn.
Scott remains in the lead as Florida Senate recount ends
After two recounts, a deluge of lawsuits and loaded political rhetoric, the 12-day election marathon in Florida is finally drawing to a close.
Finland's president rakes memory for source of Trump remark
Finland's president isn't sure where U.S. President Donald Trump got the idea that raking is part of his country's routine for managing its substantial forests.
Inside the business of school security to stop active shooters
Schools in the U.S. have spent billions of dollars on systems to stop shooters. Washington Post reporter John Woodrow Cox says it's not clear how effective these measures can be.
Latest U.S. Rhodes scholar class includes more women than ever
The latest group of U.S. Rhodes scholars includes 21 women, the most ever in a single Rhodes class, and almost half of the 32 winners are immigrants or first-generation Americans.
Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town
Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.
College football: Northwestern capitalizes on turnovers to beat Minnesota
Isaiah Bowser rushed for 85 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 24 Northwestern turned three turnovers by Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan into 10 points on the way to a 24-14 victory on Saturday.
St. Paul Chipotle manager fired after refusing to serve customers
The manager of a Chipotle restaurant in St. Paul has been fired after a video was posted online of employees asking a group of African-American men to prove they could pay before taking their order.
As Florida recount wraps up, Democrat Gillum concedes
Democrat Andrew Gillum ended his hard-fought campaign for Florida governor on Saturday, just hours before counties must turn in their official results following days of recounting ballots.
St. John's, Bethel advance in college football playoffs
The first round of the NCAA Division III college football playoffs are underway, and third-ranked St. John's rolled to an 84-6 win over Martin Luther College on Saturday in Collegeville.
University of Minnesota narrows search for next president
The candidates interviewed included five women and four men; one-third of the interviewees were people of color.
Facebook increasingly reliant on A.I. to predict suicide risk
Ten times a day, on average, Facebook's artificial intelligence-driven detection system alerts authorities to someone who may be about to harm themselves.
GOP seeks last-ditch laws in states where its power slipped
With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas.
Wisconsin hunters asked to help in search for Jayme Closs
Wisconsin's firearms deer season begins Saturday, and officials are asking hunters across the state to keep an eye out for any evidence that might provide a break in the case of a missing 13-year-old girl.