Billions in limbo as retiring legislators say farewell

Gov. Tim Walz ended a meeting with top legislative leaders on Monday with no timeline or clarity on next steps. Walz said he's ready to call legislators back, but Republicans in the Senate asked for a few days to "decompress."

Gov. Tim Walz appoints Nancy Daubenberger new MnDOT commissioner

May 23
Daubenberger has worked for the agency for 22 years.

Trump's longtime assistant subpoenaed by N.Y. attorney general

May 23
The New York attorney general's office said Monday it subpoenaed Donald Trump's longtime executive assistant and plans to question her under oath next week as part of its civil investigation into the former president's business dealings.
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Wall Street points lower, dragged down by tech, social media

U.S. markets were poised to open in negative territory Tuesday as worries over persistent inflation outweighed optimism due to a remark from President Joe Biden, suggesting he may reduce U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports.
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Davos updates | Kerry says war shouldn't deter climate goals

U.S. climate envoy John Kerry says at the World Economic Forum's annual gathering in Davos that Russia's war in Ukraine shouldn't deter climate goals.
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Chinese FM to visit Solomon Islands amid security pact worry

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will visit Solomon Islands this week in what the South Pacific nation's leader said was a "milestone" in his country's relationship with China, amid concerns that their new security pact could allow Chinese military personnel on the islands.
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More turn to UK food banks as food and fuel bills soar

For many struggling families, older people and the homeless, Michelle Dornelly's food hub in east London has been a lifeline. Since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Britain, she has been collecting surplus groceries from supermarkets and distributing them to people who can't afford to buy food.
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Live updates | Russian officials: War goals to be achieved

Two top Russian security officials vowed on Tuesday that Moscow will achieve all the goals set for the "military operation" in Ukraine, appearing to address the fact that the invasion, expected by many to be a blitzkrieg, has entered its fourth month this week.
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Iran building collapse kills 11 as mayor and others detained

Rescuers dug through debris Tuesday of a building collapse in southwestern Iran that killed at least 11 people, fearful that many more could still be trapped beneath the rubble as authorities arrested the city's mayor in a widening probe of the disaster.
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At Davos, climate debate over role of oil in 'going green'

As government officials, corporate leaders and other elites at the World Economic Forum grapple with how to confront climate change and its devastating effects, a central question is emerging: to what extent can oil and gas companies be part of a transition to lower-carbon fuels?
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New Australian leader Albanese makes whirlwind world debut

Hours after being sworn in as Australia's new prime minister, Anthony Albanese found himself fresh off a jet and thrown into the glare of a global spotlight Tuesday. He was rewarded with a warm welcome, as well as a bit of a gentle ribbing, from U.S. President Joe Biden and other leaders at an international summit in Japan.
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Pakistan bans Imran Khan's rally, cracks down on supporters

Pakistan on Tuesday banned ousted Prime Minister Imran Khan from holding a massive, planned rally in the capital of Islamabad and cracked down on his supporters in overnight raids across the country, arresting hundreds.
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Taliban say deal signed with UAE firm to manage airports

The Taliban announced a deal Tuesday allowing an Emirati company to manage three airports in Afghanistan after the fall of the country's U.S.-backed government. However, the United Arab Emirates did not immediately acknowledge the deal.
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GOP takes Oz's side in Pa. Senate race vote-counting lawsuit

The national Republican Party is taking the side of celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for U.S. Senate and opposing a lawsuit that could help former hedge fund CEO David McCormick close the gap in votes.
World
6:38am

German chancellor to discuss Ukraine war in South Africa

South Africa's neutral stance on Russia's war in Ukraine will be a major topic of conversation as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz meets Tuesday with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, to end his three-nation tour of Africa.
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6:35am

After 3 months, Russia still bogged down in Ukraine war

When Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, it had hoped to overtake the country in a blitz lasting only days or a few weeks. Many Western analysts thought so, too.
World
6:35am

China claims sabotage as UN rights official visits Xinjiang

China on Tuesday said the U.S., Britain and other foreign powers are seeking to sabotage its foreign relations by orchestrating criticism surrounding a trip by the top United Nations official for human rights.
Politics
6:30am

Virtual reality brings portable Taser training to police

A combative man approaches, moving quickly toward a police officer who pulls out a Taser. The man is wearing a heavy jacket, which could mean the prongs that would generate an electronic current and send him to the ground might not work.
World
6:30am

Environmentalists meet in South Africa to stem plastic waste

Environmental activists are meeting in South Africa this week to press governments and businesses to reduce the production of plastic because it is harming the continent's environment.
World
6:29am

Myanmar court gives go-ahead for Suu Kyi corruption trial

A court in Myanmar ruled Tuesday that a corruption trial for ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi and three political colleagues will continue after finding that prosecutors presented sufficient evidence for their indictment.
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6:10am

200 bodies found in Mariupol as war rages in Ukraine's east

Workers digging through rubble found 200 bodies in Mariupol, Ukrainian authorities said Tuesday, another grim discovery in the ruined port city that has seen some of the worst suffering of the 3-month-old war.
World
5:30am

Russian opposition leader's 9-year sentence appeal rejected

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected opposition leader Alexei Navalny's appeal of a nine-year prison sentence for fraud.