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Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States, a historic victory for outsiders that represents a stunning repudiation of Washington's political establishment.

Two senior United States military officers were shot and killed inside the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul, Afghanistan yesterday. The Taliban has claimed responsibility. The attacks appear to be motivated by US troops burning copies of the Quran in a rubbish disposal pit early in the week.

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Diplomat Pharmacy Inc.’s Chairman and CEO Phil Hagerman rang the New York Stock Exchange’s opening bell, marking the Flint-based company’s debut as a publicly traded company.

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As legislators prepare for an official start to the legislative session on Tuesday, Feb. 20, Minnesotans can prepare as well. To find out who represents you, look for your district below or visit the state's searchable map and enter your address.

Last week, Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., announced a new roller coaster, the Time Traveler. It will open next spring as the "fastest, steepest, tallest" spinning coaster out there. So that got our resident roller coaster enthusiasts — Amy Bertrand and Norma Klingsick — thinking: What are the best coasters in the Midwest? No, they haven't been to every theme park, and maybe Dollywood isn't exactly in the Midwest, but here are their thoughts, in no particular order. Feel free to share yours. 

In the Midwestern United States, floodwaters contaminated with a toxic brew containing such ingredients as sewage, farm runoff, and petroleum are raising concerns over the availability of clean drinking water.

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North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war on his country by tweeting over the weekend that North Korea "won't be around much longer."

GREEN BAY -- While wide receiver Jordy Nelson was smiling and high-fiving teammates once word of his lucrative contract extension reached the Green Bay Packers practice field Saturday, Tramon Williams had his own reason to celebrate.

This is our morning podcast for Jan. 24, 2018. Good morning!

The FBI is hoping to generate new leads with the release of new age-progressed images of four alleged hijackers involved in a 1986 attack in Pakistan that killed two Americans.

Hi. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you all. OK. OK. Thank you, Reese. In 1964, I was a little girl sitting on the linoleum floor of my mother's house in Milwaukee watching Anne Bancroft present the Oscar for Best Actor at the 36th Academy Awards. She opened the envelope, and said five words that literally made history: "The winner is Sidney Poitier." Up to the stage came the most elegant man I had ever seen. I remember his tie was white and, of course, his skin was black. And I'd never seen a black man being celebrated like that. And I have tried many, many, many times to explain what a moment like that means to a little girl, a kid watching from the cheap seats as my mom came through the door, bone tired from cleaning other people's houses. But all I can do is quote and say that the explanation in Sidney's performance in "Lilies of the Field," ''Amen, amen. Amen, amen."

Every year in the U.S., nearly 4 million women give birth, the vast majority without anything going amiss for themselves or their babies. But more than 135 expectant and new mothers a day — or more than 50,000 a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — endure dangerous and even life-threatening complications that often leave them wounded, weakened, traumatized, financially devastated, unable to bear more children or searching in vain for answers about what went wrong.

If you are one of those people who gets tired of using their hands to pour a shot of whiskey, Jim Beam has a new product to make pouring even easier.

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. -- The Joint Polar Satellite System-1 (JPSS-1) satellite, the first in a new series of four highly advanced National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) polar-orbiting satellites, now is scheduled to launch from here Tuesday.

Above average precipitation and colder than average temperatures are in the forecast for much of the upcoming from February through April in the northern United States, says an advisory issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center.

Blake Lively has likened her 12-month-old daughter Ines to a "baby Viking" after she reached for the steaks at her birthday party rather than the Cookie Monster cake.

Through the decades, Lincoln has had its share of murders with most but not all resolved to everyone’s satisfaction. One of the most publicized occurred in a decade when Lincoln was almost openly involved in gambling, drinking and vice. The killer or killers were almost certainly known and stood trial but were still found innocent to the amazement and chagrin of Lincoln’s citizenry.

An administrative law judge upheld a decision of Maryland Department of Natural Resources officials to revoke the wildlife rehabilitation permit of a Calvert County man who was convicted of practicing veterinary medicine without a license.

Hurricane Irma picked up speed Sunday afternoon with slower wind speeds and was expected to reach Naples, Fla., by nightfall.

National Hurricane Center forecasters said the storm was moving north at 12 mph, up from 9 mph, and that maximum sustained winds dropped to 120 mph.

Branson may be Missouri's least secret destination. The self-proclaimed live music capital of the world is tourist destination No. 1 for folks from all over the Midwest with its star-studded shows, flashy museums, zip lines and, of course, Silver Dollar City. 

Grocery stores, fueling stations and restaurants on the island and mainland that weren’t flooded by Tropical Storm Harvey had other problems on Monday — employees cut off from high water and a dwindling inventory of products with no idea when fresh supplies would come.

As sheets of rain pummeled the county, winds picked up and weather watchers warned of possible severe street flooding, thousands of Galveston County residents were hunkering down Friday for Hurricane Harvey with no plans to leave.

Hurricane Harvey was 60 miles east southeast of Corpus Christi at 4 p.m. With maximum sustained winds of 125 mph, it is now a Category 3 hurricane.

Soccer is more than an exciting game. It’s a great way to instill valuable traits that last long after the final whistle. Teamwork and confidence. Hard work and perseverance. Leadership and a sense of fair play. These are things kids can take with them into adulthood, and that’s why Publix supports youth soccer.

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