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Minnesota's $5 billion case over 3M chemicals heads to trial

MINNEAPOLIS –  Minnesota officials will soon try to convince a jury that manufacturer 3M Co. should pay the state $5 billion to help clean up environmental damage that the state alleges was caused by pollutants the company dumped for decades. The long-awaited trial begins Tuesday in Minneapolis. Experts say it could have wide-reaching implications if the state succeeds, in part ...

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Chloe Kim, 17-year-old Team USA star, wins halfpipe gold

Chloe Kim, of the United States, reacts to her score during the women’s halfpipe finals at Phoenix Snow Park at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.  (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) Snowboarding prodigy Chloe Kim landed a gold medal in women’s halfpipe Tuesday in Pyeongchang, South Korea, becoming the the youngest woman to win an Olympic snowboarding ...

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Cornell University frat disciplined for sex contest dubbed 'Pig Roast'

A fraternity at Cornell University is on probation for holding contests in which members would get higher points for having sex with heavy women.  (cornell.edu) A Cornell University fraternity chapter has been put on two-year probation for holding a sex contest that members dubbed the ‘pig roast’ in reference to the weight of the women they slept with, the New ...

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US mortgage rates rise for 3rd straight week

WASHINGTON –  U.S. mortgage rates rose this week for a third week in a row, lifted by investors’ expectations for faster economic growth, which has pushed up borrowing costs. Mortgage giant Freddie Mac said Thursday that the rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.15 percent this week from 4.04 percent. That is the highest since March. The rate on ...

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World War II-era aircraft wreckage may have turned up in India

In this 2015 file photo, members of the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency screen through dirt during efforts to retrieve remains of U.S. Army Air Corps after their aircraft crashed in 1942 in Aranchal Pradesh, northwestern India.  (US Air Force) Aircraft wreckage discovered in northeastern India is believed to be part of a U.S. plane from World War II. The parts ...

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Shutdown clock ticking, GOP struggling for spending deal

WASHINGTON –  Republicans who control Congress are struggling to come up with a must-pass measure to avoid a government shutdown this weekend. House GOP leaders are short of votes, and have scrapped plans to combine a short-term spending bill with $81 billion worth of disaster aid and a $658 billion Pentagon funding measure. Conservatives are upset with the price tag ...

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Residents flee as California wildfire nears Santa Barbara, Montecito

Strong winds drove one of the biggest wildfires in California’s history toward Santa Barbara and the nearby wealthy enclave of Montecito Saturday, prompting residents to flee as authorities issued new evacuation orders.  The 404-square-mile Thomas Fire was moving rapidly westward and crested Montecito Peak, just north of Montecito. Known for its star power, the enclave boasts the mansions of Oprah ...

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Missouri man tackled woman in road rage attack and remains on the run, cops say

A Missouri man who’s been charged after allegedly tackling a woman in a road-rage infused incident in suburban St. Louis last week remained on the loose Thursday, officials said. Scott Heatherly, 50, was charged Tuesday with assault and two counts of property damage, FOX2NOW reported. The Arnold Police Department, however, said it were unable to locate him. APD Lt. James ...

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