Opinion

12/18/2018 - 12:00am
GUEST EDITORIAL In May 2017 when special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the country strapped in for a long, strange trip. Destination? We’d know when we got there. Mueller was tasked with...

Sports

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New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara (41) is tackled by Carolina Panthers’ Kawann Short (99) in the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday.

12/18/2018 - 12:00am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints still have one of the league’s top-scoring offenses, but lately it’s the defense that’s been carrying the NFL’s most complete team. On a night when Brees and the offense couldn’t get much...

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Student Andrew Hollingshead demonstrates how a potato infected with Pythium Leak got it’s name, Dec. 7, at the University of Idaho Research Extension Center in Kimberly.

12/18/2018 - 12:00am
KIMBERLY, Idaho (AP) — Andrew Hollingshead estimates he’s ruined 10 to 12 tons of potatoes. Now in the third year of his research project, the Ph.D. student will continue bruising, battering and dissecting tubers throughout the winter. But these...

Nation

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In this Sunday photo, former “A Prairie Home Companion” host Garrison Keillor talks to fans after his performances at Crooners lounge in Fridley, Minn.

12/18/2018 - 12:00am
FRIDLEY, Minn. (AP) — Garrison Keillor looked comfortable on the small stage as he sang Christmas lullabies, told off-color limericks and spun a tale about a lutefisk dinner at the fictitious Lake Wobegon. Starting off with his familiar opener “...

World

12/18/2018 - 12:00am
Scary statistic: 90.5 percent of plastic is not recycled LONDON (AP) — The world’s burgeoning plastic waste crisis has won the attention of Britain’s Royal Statistical Society, which chose 90.5 percent — the proportion of plastic waste that has...