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

Tera Hickerson, right, and Columbus Holt embrace as they look at a board with information for services at a makeshift encampment outside a Walmart store for people displaced by the Camp Fire on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, in Chico, Calif. The two, from Paradise, Calif., escaped the fire and don't know if their house is still standing. John Locher | AP

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 whitetail buck in a Twin Cities park. MPR Photo/Tim Post

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

Use this map to see which Minnesota attorney general candidate your precinct voted for in the 2018 midterm election. Jiwon Choi | MPR News

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

U.S. President Donald Trump and Finnish President Sauli Niinisto (right) talk at the Mantyniemi Presidential Residence in Helsinki on July 16, 2018. Martti Kainulainen | AFP | Getty Images

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

People look through the border fence on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 in Tijuana, Mexico. U.S. border agencies continued to fortify the fence with razor wire and additional personnel as members of the migrant caravan arrived in Tijuana, across the border from San Diego. John Moore | Getty Images

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

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler announces that he is leaving effective July 2019, during a news conference in the MacNamara Alumni Center, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Minneapolis. University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler said Friday he plans to step down next summer after eight years at the school's helm, a run that included navigating deep spending cuts while also trying to raise billions of dollars for the campuses. Elizabeth Flores | Star Tribune via AP

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

In this Jan. 10, 2017 file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker addresses a joint session of the Legislature in the Assembly chambers at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis. Andy Manis | AP 2017

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

Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald spoke on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018, during a news conference about 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who has been missing since her parents were found dead in their home near Barron, Wis. Evan Frost | MPR News

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.

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