December 6, 2020

Minnesota contractor's idea for a caulk substitute filled new gaps

The married team behind InstaTrim, conceived as a caulk substitute, is starting to seal success. But this eight-year, hardscrabble journey is no get-rich-quick story. After […]
December 6, 2020

EXPLAINER: How does AP choose which lawsuits to cover?

The Associated Press has tallied roughly 50 cases brought by the campaign of President Donald Trump and his allies, challenging the result of elections. More […]
December 6, 2020

Double Dragons: SpaceX launches space station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a newer, bigger version of its Dragon supply ship to the International Space Station on Sunday, marking the first […]
December 6, 2020

Will the US ever have a national COVID-19 testing strategy?

Will the US ever have a national COVID-19 testing strategy? As the coronavirus epidemic worsens, U.S. health experts hope Joe Biden’s administration will put in […]
December 6, 2020

Despite promise, few in US adopting COVID-19 exposure apps

RALEIGH, N.C. — Six months ago, Apple and Google introduced a new smartphone tool designed to notify people who might have been exposed to the […]
December 6, 2020

EXPLAINER: How phones can alert you to COVID-19 exposure

More than 8.1 million people in the U.S. have turned their iPhones and Android devices into pandemic contact-tracing tools, but it hasn’t been of much […]
December 6, 2020

The Latest: Oregon doc's anti-mask comment draws suspension

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Medical Board has suspended the medical license of a doctor who said at a pro-Trump rally that he doesn’t wear […]
December 6, 2020

Most of California to enter sweeping new virus lockdown

SAN FRANCISCO — The vast region of Southern California, much of the San Francisco Bay area and a large swath of the Central Valley are […]
December 5, 2020

New index shows riskiest places for Minnesota's natural hazards

The Minnesota counties facing the greatest risks from a clobbering by nature’s hazards — from ice storms to straight-line winds — are Ramsey, Hennepin, Freeborn […]
December 5, 2020

Mexican president's cousin managed to get oil contracts

The Mexican government pledged Saturday to investigate how a cousin of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador managed to get two contracts with the state-owned oil […]