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sgt. bergdahl faces life in prison for endangering comrades

army sgt. bowe bergdahl will appear monday before a military judge who will determine his punishment for endangering comrades by walking off his post in afghanistan. before delivering his sentence, the judge will have to resolve a last-minute defense argument that new comments by president donald trump have tainted the case.

trump defends call to fallen soldier's widow

president donald trump is defending his call to a fallen soldier's widow, saying he was "respectful" and did not forget the slain soldier's name. the widow says trump's tone in the phone call angered her and that the president "couldn't remember my husband's name."

eu investigators inspect german automakers

the european union's antitrust watchdog said monday that investigators have conducted inspections at a number of german automakers over cartel concerns.

markets right now: tech stocks lead indexes slightly higher

the latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):

railcar hits garbage truck and derails in poland; 16 injured

an official says that a railcar hit a garbage truck and derailed in northern poland, injuring 16 people, including a 3 ½-year-old child.

mpca fines egg facility for release of fecal bacteria, other contaminants

the egg washing plant releases roughly 6,000 gallons of waste water daily, the agency said.

hamas: 3 missing smugglers return to gaza

gaza's hamas-run interior ministry says three palestinian smugglers who were believed to have been kidnapped in a tunnel along the egyptian border have returned home.

flint city council seeks more time to choose water source

the city council in flint, michigan, is asking a federal judge for more time to choose a long-term source of drinking water in the wake of the city's lead-tainted water crisis.

trump tweets that 401(k) tax incentives 'safe' in tax plan

president donald trump promised monday there will be "no change" to tax incentives for the popular 401(k) retirement programs.

new jersey's gubernatorial front-runner gets clinton help

the democratic front-runner in new jersey's governor's race is getting a double dose of help from the clintons.

gov'ts, donors pledge over $200m in new funds for rohingya

governments and international donors pledged $234 million on monday to help over 600,000 rohingya people who have fled violence in myanmar into neighboring bangladesh over the last two months.

millions return to poverty in brazil, eroding 'boom' decade

when leticia miranda had a job selling newspapers on the streets, she earned about $160 a month, just enough to pay for a tiny apartment she shared with her 8-year-old son in a poor neighborhood of rio de janeiro.

japanese defense minister sounds alarm on north korea

japan's defense minister asserted monday that north korea's nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an "unprecedented, critical and imminent" level, requiring "different responses" to the threat.

cbs all access gives 'star trek: discovery' a second season

cbs all access says it has renewed "star trek: discovery" for a second season.

historical novel published last year is big seller in 2017

from the moment she read an early copy of amor towles' novel "a gentleman in moscow," author-bookstore owner ann patchett had a feeling her customers would love the story of a russian count under house arrest for decades during the reign of joseph stalin.

republican morgan announces run for rhode island governor

rhode island house minority leader patricia morgan is running for governor.

sun country sets new bag fees; highest are aimed at carry-on

passengers who book tickets for flights in the new year will have to select between three baggage “bundles” depending on whether they want to carry-on, check or not bring luggage on a flight.

morning forecast: mostly cloudy, mid-50s

morning star tribune local twin cities (minneapolis/st. paul) weather video forecast

giorgio armani outlines succession plan to keep house intact

giorgio armani says he has devised a succession plan that will prevent his fashion empire from being split up into pieces.

special teams do their job kicking the ravens while they're down

kai forbath’s field goals highlighted a special day for special teams, including a big punt return by marcus sherels.