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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:55 PM

Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

Life details of Tenn. shooter emerge, but motive elusive

Monday, July 20, 2015 7:09 PM

Bits and pieces have emerged over the past few days about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s troubled life. But two significant pieces of the puzzle are missing: Why did he ambush two military sites, killing four Marines and a sailor? And was he propelled to do so by his own demons or at the direction of someone else?

Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

Monday, July 20, 2015 7:03 PM

Authorities suspected the Islamic State group was behind an apparent suicide bombing Monday in southeastern Turkey that killed 31 people and wounded nearly 100.

The Latest: Greek austerity bill submitted to parliament

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:17 PM

Greece’s finance ministry says the draft bill needed to start talks on Greece’s third bailout has been submitted to Parliament.

Options for bike lane near St. Thomas explored

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 9:14 PM

Saint Paul Public Works is exploring alternative options for a bike lane after the Saint Paul City Council voted to delay the project initially intended for Cleveland Avenue.

The Latest: Carli Lloyd wins Golden Ball as top player

Sunday, July 5, 2015 8:56 PM

Carli Lloyd has won the Golden Ball as the most outstanding player in the Women’s World Cup.

Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting in Columbia

Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:00 PM

Family members, religious colleagues and school friends packed the pews Thursday at the Bethel AME church in Columbia for the funeral of the 74-year-old Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr.

Miss USA pageant fast-approaching for alumna

Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:28 PM
Jessica Scheu is crowned Miss Minnesota in November 2014. Contestants must win their respective state titles before going on to vie for Miss USA. (Photo courtesy of Future Productions, LLC)

The Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is fast-approaching for Jessica Scheu, a 2015 graduate of St. Thomas.

SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts

Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:17 AM

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff.

Obama sings and eulogizes victims of South Carolina massacre

Saturday, June 27, 2015 6:07 PM

After a string of triumphs, President Barack Obama’s eulogy for those killed in a South Carolina church massacre was supposed to bring an extraordinary week to a somber close. But something changed.

US same-sex marriage ruling likely to impact other countries

Saturday, June 27, 2015 5:52 PM

The landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriages has no legal force outside the United States, but gay rights activists in many parts of the world believe the court ruling will help their cause.

Archbishop Nienstedt quits following charges against archdiocese

Monday, June 15, 2015 8:11 AM

The embattled archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis and a deputy bishop resigned Monday after prosecutors there charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest.

St. Paul archdiocese charged over handling of abuse claims

Monday, June 8, 2015 8:11 PM

Prosecutors on Friday charged the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis over its handling of clergy abuse claims

Tommie Spotlight: Eyerusalem Lemma

Monday, June 8, 2015 7:59 PM
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When 2015 graduate Eyerusalem Lemma began her undergraduate degree at St. Thomas, she had no idea birds were going to play such an important role in her education.

Cultural anthropologist speaks about Mediterranean diet

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:16 PM

Cultural anthropologist Rosella Galletti has been speaking with St. Thomas classes to encourage students to adopt a Mediterranean diet.