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120 Afghan forces, civilians killed in battle with Taliban

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Four days of ferocious fighting between Afghan forces and the Taliban over a key provincial capital has claimed the lives of about 100 Afghan policemen and soldiers and at least 20 civilians, the defense minister said Monday. The staggering numbers provided by Gen. ...

FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Peter Strzok, a longtime FBI agent who was removed from the Russia investigation over anti-Trump text messages, has been fired by the agency, his lawyer said Monday. The FBI had been reviewing Strzok’s employment after the politically charged text messages were discovered ...

Seattle airplane theft prompts review of security measures

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SEATTLE (AP) — The spectacular theft of a 76-seat plane from the Seattle airport by a ground crew employee is prompting an industrywide review of how to thwart such insider security threats, though it remains unclear what steps airlines might take. “This is too big a deal. It’s not going ...

Taliban offensive exposes fragile US hopes for Afghan peace

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration introduced its strategy for Afghanistan, the Taliban are asserting themselves on the battlefield even as U.S. officials talk up hopes for peace. That’s raising questions about the viability of the American game plan for ending a war ...

From the ND Prairie to Egypt

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World-renowned Egyptologist Mark Lehner’s journey to the Giza Plateau started in North Dakota. Lehner said his journey to Egypt began more than 40 years ago when in September 1971 he dropped out of college (He's Dr. Mark Lehner now.) and didn’t know what to do next. He decided he would ...

Northwest Arts Center presents Visual Variety

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The Northwest Arts Center opens its fall semester at Minot State University with exhibits that challenge the traditional view that art is “a picture in a frame.” A film installation using a projector and several video monitors, a metal sculpture depicting an over-cooked pizza, and car ...

Fatal crash in southeast Minot

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The Minot Police Department responded to a fatality crash Friday evening at around 8:30 p.m. The crash occured at the intersection of 31st Avenue SE and 13th Street SE involving a motorcyle and an SUV. Motorists were asked to avoid the area Friday evening. Information about the cause of the ...

NASA spacecraft rockets toward sun for closest look yet

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, ...

Airplane theft shows potential dangers from airline workers

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport ...

Massachusetts World War I monument gets national recognition

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ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — The World War I memorial atop the highest peak in Massachusetts has earned national recognition. The Berkshire Eagle reports that the Veterans War Memorial Tower on Mount Greylock has been honored by the 100 Cities/100 Memorials program, jointly run by the World War I ...

Against all odds: Democrats pour money into longshot races

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HOUSTON (AP) — Thara Narasimhan, who hosts an Hindu radio program in Houston, has already given $1,200 to a Democrat running against Republican U.S. Rep. Pete Olson, who once drove around his solidly conservative Texas district with a “NEVER HILLARY” bumper sticker on his pickup. Her ...

Record-breaking temperatures

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The city of Minot experienced record-breaking temperatures Saturday. According to the National Weather Service, Minot reached 102 degrees as of 3:54 p.m. This beat the previous record of 101 degrees for that date set in 1969. Last year on Aug. 11, the temperature was 82 degrees. Today is ...

TeleSitter system enhances patient safety

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A video system that can monitor patients at risk of falling is having a positive impact on patient safety at Trinity Hospital, according to a press release from Trinity. To help prevent patient falls and injuries, the hospital installed a new technology, the AvaSys TeleSitter system, in June ...

New signs welcoming guests to Rugby

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Anyone driving in to Rugby from the North or South entrances of the town via Highway 3 will have possibly already noticed the new addition to the area, but new welcoming signs have been placed for community members and visitors alike to see. The new signs now match the ones placed for the ...

Authorities probe how ‘suicidal’ employee could steal plane

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SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Investigators worked to find out how a “suicidal” airline employee stole an empty Horizon Air turboprop plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly ...

GOP Rep. Chris Collins stepping down

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NEW YORK (AP) — In an about-face, U.S. Rep. Chris Collins is ending his re-election bid days after the Republican was charged with insider trading. Collins released a statement Saturday morning saying his will suspend his campaign and fill out the rest of his term. Collins was indicted ...

Trump’s tariffs boost rebuilding costs for wildfire victims

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SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are boosting the cost of building a home by thousands of dollars, and that’s adding to the challenges of people trying to rebuild from California’s wildfire and other disasters. The CEO of the California ...