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High crimes and misnomers

Notwithstanding three out of four law professors’ case for impeaching the president during Wednesday’s House Judiciary Committee hearing, I remain unconvinced. Much to my disappointment, I should add. The crux of this dreary impeachment process is whether Donald Trump ...

Minot Public School Board meeting

When: Today, 4 p.m. Where: Board room, Minot Public School District Administration Building. Agenda: The board will hear reports on the Cognia School Engagement Review and the Standards Reference Report. They will also discuss the Minot High School registration guide for 2020-2021, CLC ...

Trump now has opening to pull US out of Paris climate pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn’t become ...

38 people cited for violations in Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action. The investigation, launched more than three years ago, ...

Turkey presses Syrian assault as thousands flee the fighting

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Turkey pressed its assault against U.S.-allied Kurdish forces in northern Syria on Thursday for a second day, pounding the region with airstrikes and an artillery bombardment that raised columns of black smoke in a border town and sent panicked civilians scrambling to ...

Margaret Vermedal

Margaret Vermedal, 98, Rugby, formerly of Town- er, died on September 29th in Rugby. Graveside services will be held on Saturday, Oc- tober 5 at 2:00 P.M. at the Union Cemetery in Towner. Niewoehner Funeral Home - Rugby www.niewoehner fh.com

Memo says Trump prodded Ukraine leader on Biden claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump repeatedly prodded Ukraine’s new leader to work with Rudy Giuliani and the U.S. attorney general to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden, according to a rough transcript summarizing the call released Wednesday. In the call, Trump raised ...

Jerald Baker

July 18, 1951-Sept. 18, 2019 Jerald “Jerry” Baker, 68, Minot, passed away on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at his home. Jerry was born on July 18, 1951, in Minot to Dwayne and Dora (James) Baker. He was raised and educated in the Sawyer area, graduating from Sawyer High ...

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio ended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Friday after struggling to gain traction in a sprawling field of candidates. Announcing his decision in an MSNBC interview, de Blasio did not throw his support behind any ...

Census Bureau begins hiring in ND

The time is now to submit a job application for one of the thousands of positions the U.S. Census Bureau looks to fill in North Dakota next year. “The census is coming. We are just under six months away. So far everything is on track,” said Josh Manning, media specialist for the regional ...

Removing overturned ship could take months

JEKYLL ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — A Coast Guard officer says it could take “weeks, if not months” to remove a cargo ship that overturned while heading to sea from a port on the Georgia coast. Coast Guard Cmdr. Norm Witt told news reporters Tuesday that marine salvage experts are working on a ...

MSU volleyball drops to 0-3 at Chaminade Tournament

The Minot State volleyball team lost two matches at the Chaminade Tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii, on Friday and Saturday. Minot State now stands at 0-3. The Beavers fell in straight sets to Hawaii at Hilo (20-25, 21-25, 14-25) and host Chaminade (14-25, 21-25, 15-25). Against Hawaii Hilo, ...

Taliban attack Kabul as US envoy says deal almost final

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban claimed responsibility for a large explosion in the Afghan capital Monday night, just hours after a U.S. envoy briefed the Afghan government on an agreement “in principle” with the insurgent group that would see 5,000 U.S. troops leave the country ...

Arrests and shields, metal poles seized at Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. Authorities closed bridges and streets to try to keep the ...

Hong Kong’s divide: Protests for democracy, rally for China

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters marched on one side of Hong Kong’s famous harbor on Saturday to demand the government heed their demands. Across the water, a pro-government rally called for an end to the often violent protests. The dueling demonstrations highlighted the political ...

‘Easy Rider’ star, 1960s swashbuckler Peter Fonda dies at 79

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic “Easy Rider,” died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.

Tlaib declines to visit West Bank, citing Israeli conditions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Democratic Rep. Rashida Tlaib said Friday she would not visit her grandmother in the occupied West Bank, despite being granted an Israeli permit on humanitarian grounds, saying Israel’s “oppressive” conditions aimed to humiliate her. Israel barred Tlaib and another ...

Report: Iran seizes tanker carrying ‘smuggled fuel’ in Gulf

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian forces seized a ship in the Persian Gulf suspected of carrying smuggled fuel, state media reported Sunday, marking the Revolutionary Guard's third seizure of a vessel in recent weeks and the latest show of strength by the paramilitary force amid a spike in regional ...

Area Deaths 8-3-2019

Ruby Steinhorst, 93, Denton, Texas, formerly of Harvey, died Friday at a Denton hospital. (Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey) Myron Sylte, 63, rural Williston, died Friday at New Town. (Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home, Williston)

Seoul: North Korea launches 2 short-range ballistic missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles off its east coast Wednesday, South Korea’s military said, its second weapons test in less than a week. North Korea is angry over planned U.S.-South Korean military drills and may be trying to boost pressure on ...