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NOGALES, Mexico (AP) -- An Arizona woman held in a Mexico jail for a week on a drug-smuggling charge was freed after a court reviewed her case, including key security footage, and dismissed the allegations.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Mauer had two hits, two RBIs and one of Minnesota’s four home runs to help the Twins beat the slumping Milwaukee Brewers 8-6 on Thursday night. Chris Parmelee, Brian Dozier and Ryan Doumit also went deep to back P.J. Walters (2-0), who gave up four runs on 10 hits in six innings.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have tried unsuccessfully to turn Joe Webb’s elite athleticism into reliable NFL productivity and time is running out. Entering the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, Webb’s last chance to be part of the team’s future has arrived as a wide receiver. He was switched from quarterback this spring after veteran Matt Cassel was signed to be Christian Ponder’s backup. Webb figured the move might be coming. “Ah, you never know the plan with me, man.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages jumped this week to their highest levels in a year, signaling slightly higher costs for homebuyers. But rates still remain low by historical standards.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes ticked up in April to the highest level in three years. The increase points to growth in home sales in the coming months.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000. Still, the level of applications is consistent with steady hiring and remains near a five-year low.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. economy grew at a modest 2.4 percent annual rate from January through March, slightly slower than initially estimated. Consumer spending was stronger than first thought, but businesses restocked more slowly and state and local government spending cuts were deeper.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- It's easy to think the railroads are unsafe when there are pictures of burning, derailed cars on the nightly news. But the nation's railroads are actually safer than ever, government statistics show.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Sales of bank-owned homes have plunged to a five-year low, the latest evidence that the nation's foreclosure woes are easing as the U.S. housing market recovery gains momentum.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Until the local fertilizer company in West, Texas, blew up last month and demolished scores of homes, many in that town of 2,800 didn't know what chemicals were stored alongside the railroad tracks or how dangerous they were. Even rescue workers didn't know what they were up against.