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Cops: Minn. Woman Set Another Woman on Fire

Suspect in custody after horrific St. Paul attack

(Newser) - A Minnesota woman who ran off after allegedly setting another woman on fire is now in custody, police say. St. Paul police spokesman Sgt. Mike Ernster says the victim was hospitalized with severe burn injuries to her torso that "do not appear to be life-threatening" after the horrific Monday... More »

Cop Allegedly Told Drivers to Run Over MLK Day Marchers

St. Paul officer suspended for Facebook post

(Newser) - A St. Paul, Minn., police officer has been suspended over allegations that he encouraged drivers to run over Martin Luther King Jr. Day marchers—and told them how to avoid being charged. "Run them over," said a Facebook comment under a Pioneer Press article on a Black Lives... More »

Driver's Alleged Crime: Drinking Coffee

Minnesota woman was left 'dumbfounded'

(Newser) - There's a good chance you broke the law on your way to work today—at least in the eyes of Minnesota police. The offense: drinking coffee while driving. Lindsey Krieger tells KMSP she was "dumbfounded" when an officer told her she'd been pulled over for the apparent... More »

US Archbishop Quits Amid Sex Abuse Coverup Charges

As Vatican announces former envoy will stand trial on molestation charges

(Newser) - The archbishop of St. Paul, Minn., stepped down this morning over allegations that his deeply troubled archdiocese repeatedly failed to protect children from what the AP is calling "unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest." Out of a job is Archbishop John Nienstedt, as well as Auxiliary Bishop Lee... More »

Photo Album Worth $4.5M

Historic Henry Peter Bosse images show river in 1880s

(Newser) - Few have heard of Henry Peter Bosse, but his 19th-century photographs have earned a home in a federal vault—and a single album is worth $4.5 million. Sotheby's recently appraised the album, which illustrates the changing Mississippi River in the 1880s, and its value had quadrupled over 20... More »

YouTube Wedding Stars Fight Domestic Violence

(Newser) - The Minnesota couple whose exuberant wedding procession went viral, generating millions of YouTube hits, are using their powers for good. Having brought priceless publicity to the song Forever, by domestic batterer Chris Brown, Jill Peterson and Kevin Heinz are encouraging fans to support domestic-violence prevention. More »

400 Busted in RNC Protest

(Newser) - Nearly 400 anti-war demonstrators were arrested last night in clashes with police near the Republican convention, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports. Officers in riot gear with snowplows, horses, and dump trucks blocked bridges and used tear gas and pepper spray when the protesters attempted to march from the Capitol, the site... More »

Media Ready to Skip Convention for Gulf Coast

(Newser) - Reporters scheduled to cover the Republican convention are preparing to move fast if Hurricane Gustav wallops the Gulf Coast. Anchors Anderson Cooper and Geraldo Rivera are already headed for the storm, but hordes of journalists are stuck in St. Paul, Minn., where the RNC will start tomorrow unless it's postponed.... More »

Cops Bust 'Anarchists' Before GOP Convention

Free-speech advocates blast action ahead of RNC

(Newser) - Minnesota county cops raided protest organization sites to stop what authorities called an "anarchist plot" to disrupt the Republican National Convention. The police action triggered an angry response from activists and free speech advocates. Supplied with information from police infiltrators, cops battered down doors and busted five activists in... More »

Dems Plan to Crash GOP Convention, Too

Campaign lays out anti-RNC programs

(Newser) - All's fair in the war between conventions, and the Democrats are readying their spoiling machine ahead of the GOP gathering next week, the Swamp reports. An Obama campaign operative’s email lays out the attack Dems will launch from their war room literally across the street from the RNC:
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Republicans in Tight Senate Races to Skip St. Paul

Candidates call decision unrelated to president's low ratings

(Newser) - Most Republicans in tough Senate races this fall are ducking the GOP convention or have failed to confirm, the National Journal reports. Of those nine candidates in 12 targeted races, none are blaming President Bush's low ratings or John McCain's strained relationship with conservatives. Senators like Ted Stevens and Susan... More »

Paul Plans His Own Convention

His gathering, also in Minn., takes place on second day of GOP convention

(Newser) - John McCain won’t be the only GOP candidate throwing himself a party in Minnesota the first week of September—libertarian-leaning Ron Paul will host a mini-convention of his own in Minneapolis. Paul's gathering will take place on the second day of the Republican convention, just a few exits down... More »

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