MINNEAPOLIS — Laboring to stave off a Republican rout in the Midwest, President Obama on Saturday rallied his party's base around gubernatorial hopeful Mark Dayton, a rare Midwestern Democrat positioned to buck that trend.
In an afternoon rally at University of Minnesota's field house, Obama implored a raucous crowd of 8,500 to rekindle their enthusiasm with the midterm elections just 10 days away.
Obama warned that Republicans want to return to Bush-era economic policies and are betting on the "amnesia" of voters.
3 held in running drug lab in university dorm
WASHINGTON — Police have arrested three men suspected of creating a drug lab in a freshmen dormitory at prestigious Georgetown University in Washington.
D.C. Police spokesman Officer Hugh Carew says investigators found a DMT lab where chemicals could create a hallucinogenic drug. DMT stands for dimethyltryptamine.
Emergency crews responded about 6:15 a.m. after a strange odor was reported. About 400 students were evacuated from Harbin Hall.
WWII museum honors veteran, volunteer
NEW ORLEANS — The National World War II Museum is honoring a man who parachuted behind Nazi lines on D-Day. But Tom Blakey is being recognized for safer service: 10,000 hours as a museum volunteer.
He's the first volunteer to log that many hours for the museum in New Orleans.
A ceremony was planned Saturday for Blakey, who was in the 82nd Airborne Division when he jumped at Normandy, France, on June 6, 1944.
Blakey is also a member of the museum's Speakers Bureau, traveling across the region to speak at schools and senior centers and with other groups.