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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
Updated at 9:35 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " After years of stymied efforts to address the nation's aging and congested highways and bridges, Congress found the sweet spot for passage on Thursday " a 5-year, $305 billion bill laden with enough industry favors, parochial projects, safety improvements and union demands to gain overwhelming support.

Updated at 9:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Senate has voted anew against expanding background checks for more gun purchases, rejecting the proposal a day after the latest U.S. mass shooting left 14 people dead in California.

Updated at 9:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It's a natural reaction in times of grief: Politicians from both parties offered supportive thoughts and prayers for those killed in the San Bernardino shootings. But within hours, social media was awash with pushback from gun...

Updated at 9:21 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " House leaders on Thursday unveiled bipartisan legislation to tighten rules on visa-free travel by millions of foreigners to the United States in hopes of making the U.S. less vulnerable after the Paris attacks.

Updated at 9:18 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " A tool to edit human genes is nowhere near ready to use for pregnancy " but altering early embryos as part of careful laboratory research should be allowed as scientists and society continue to grapple with the ethical questions...

Updated at 9:15 PM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) " The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):

Updated at 9:13 PM

BALTIMORE (AP) " Jurors in the trial for a police officer charged in the death of Freddie Gray got an up-close look Thursday at the police transport van where he broke his neck.

Updated at 9:12 PM

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) " San Bernardino gunman Syed Rizwan Farook had been in contact with known extremists on social media, a U.S. intelligence official said Thursday, and police said he and his wife had enough bullets and bombs to slaughter...

Updated at 8:59 PM

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) " President Dilma Rousseff launched into a bitter battle with a fragmented Congress on Thursday after impeachment proceedings were introduced against her in the lower house as Brazil falls deeper into a political and economic...

Updated at 8:58 PM

So often the horror of rape is reduced to the physical act. The moments when one is being physically violated are presented as the trauma, and once that is over, the victim is expected to heal as though this were any other wound that merely...

Updated at 8:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " It's a natural reaction in times of grief: Politicians from both parties offer thoughts and prayers for those killed in the San Bernardino shooting. But within hours of the mass shooting, social media was awash with pushback from...

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