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Virus death toll in China rises; U.S. prepares to evacuate citizens from Wuhan

A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens ab…

Mushers, dog teams hit the trail for John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon

Some years, mushers and dog teams in the John Beargrease Sled Dog Marathon have to contend with bitterly cold conditions. This year? Not so much. Temperatures at the start near Duluth on Sunday should be about 30 degrees above zero.

Minneapolis police: Don't leave your car running

Minneapolis police say drivers are giving thieves too many opportunities to swipe vehicles as hundreds of autos were stolen just in the month of January so far, a level the department calls “abnormally high.”

Photos: U.S. Pond Hockey Championships at Lake Nokomis

Hundreds of hockey players from Minnesota and beyond gathered at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis this week for the 15th annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

Trump did 'nothing wrong,' his legal team says in first day of impeachment defense

President Trump "did absolutely nothing wrong," White House counsel Pat Cipollone said Saturday, as lawyers representing the president got their first shot to poke holes in the impeachment case made this week by Democrats.

After contentious interview, Pompeo publicly accuses NPR journalist of lying to him

In a statement released Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo claimed NPR’s Mary Louise Kelly lied "in setting up our interview." He did not explain how and offered no evidence. Kelly disputed his charges and NPR stood by her reporting.

Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue Pharma

The federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file claims against the company. Average Americans are about to get their shot.

Reports: Kobe Bryant killed in helicopter crash

The Los Angeles Times, CNN and other media outlets are reporting that basketball legend Kobe Bryant died Sunday in a helicopter crash in California.

California patient is 4th U.S. case of new virus from China

Health officials in Los Angeles County have confirmed a fourth U.S. case of the new pneumonia-like virus from China.

Poll results put Andrew Yang back on the Democratic debate stage

The 45-year-old tech entrepreneur is the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., which is just four days ahead of the primary there.