May 5, 2021

Astronomer's trademark suit against American Girl doll resolved

MADISON, Wis. — A lawsuit filed by a Chicago astronomer who alleged the Wisconsin-based maker of American Girl dolls stole her likeness and name to […]
May 5, 2021

State canceling leases for long-stalled Mesabi Metallics taconite mine

DULUTH – The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources signaled Wednesday it will cancel leases for the half-built Mesabi Metallics taconite mine on the Iron Range […]
May 5, 2021

State moves to terminate Mesabi Metallics leases

After a series of missed deadlines, the DNR, with approval from the Minnesota Executive Council, in December modified Mesabi’s leases to give it one final […]
May 5, 2021

Top US general urges greater racial diversity in military

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military must widen opportunity and improve advancement for Black service members, who remain vastly underrepresented in some areas, including among Air […]
May 5, 2021

Facebook board upholds Trump ban, just not indefinitely

Former President Donald Trump won’t return to Facebook — at least not yet. Four months after Facebook suspended Trump’s accounts, having concluded that he incited […]
May 5, 2021

Valleyfair, struggling to fill jobs, raises pay for food workers to $15 an hour

As it struggles to staff up ahead of its May 22 opening, Valleyfair is boosting the starting pay for some positions to $15 an hour. […]
May 5, 2021

WTO chief seeks text to advance debate over COVID-19 vaccine

GENEVA — The World Trade Organization chief appealed to member countries on Wednesday to quickly present and negotiate over a text that could temporarily ease […]
May 5, 2021

Witness testimony begins in landmark W.Va. opioid trial

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Witness testimony has begun in a landmark opioid trial in which local governments in West Virginia have sued three large drug distributors […]
May 5, 2021

Greek bond sale declared a success with near-zero yield

ATHENS, Greece — Greek raised 3 billion euros ($3.6 billion) in a 5-year bond auction Wednesday at a record-low, near-zero yield, authorities said. The country’s […]
May 5, 2021

Boeing crash victims' families push for changes at FAA

WASHINGTON — Family members who lost relatives in the second deadly crash of a Boeing 737 Max met Wednesday with top officials of the Transportation […]