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WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is prepared to nominate James Comey, a former Bush administration official with bipartisan credentials, as the next FBI director. In a possible warning sign, the top Republican on the Senate committee that would review the nomination said Comey would face questions about his ties to Wall Street.
BEIJING (AP) -- A Chinese newborn who was trapped in a sewer pipe moments after his birth has been released from hospital into the care of his grandparents. Local officials and media reports said Thursday that authorities have concluded it was an accident, meaning his unwed mother is unlikely to be criminally charged.
CHICAGO — Brent Seabrook sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard’s glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round playoff series on Wednesday night. The Blackhawks, who had the best record in the NHL regular season, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the Western Conference finals against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. For just the second time in NHL history, the final four teams remaining in the playoffs are
By Dave Campbell AP Sports Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Aaron Hicks homered again and made another run-saving catch for Minnesota, helping Samuel Deduno and the Twins beat the Milwaukee Brewers 4-1 on Wednesday night. Deduno (1-1) pitched into the eighth inning, the longest start for a Twins pitcher in more than a month, and gave up four hits and one run.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Agriculture Department says a non-approved strain of genetically engineered wheat has been discovered in an Oregon field.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's newest Supreme Court justice, David Lillehaug has announced he has throat cancer, but says it won't keep him from serving on the high court. Lillehaug said in a statement Wednesday that he got his diagnosis last week. He says the cancer was caught early, is localized and is highly curable. Lillehaug says he'll undergo treatment in Minneapolis starting in mid-June. He says he plans to join the court on Monday as scheduled. He says Gov. Mark Dayton and Chief Justice Lorie Gildea support his plan to work throughout treatment.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unemployment rates fell in almost all large U.S. cities in April, helped by stronger hiring. The gains show the job market is improving throughout the country.
ROSEDALE, Md. (AP) -- Authorities are attributing the explosion on a derailed freight train near Baltimore to the chemical cargo in one of the cars.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. banks earned more from January through March than during any quarter on record, buoyed by greater income from fees and fewer losses from bad loans.
PIERRE, S.D. — Two young brothers from Pierre are being credited with sinking back-to-back holes-in-one at the city's Hillsview Golf Course. Nine-year-old Alex Rowe and his 11-year-old brother, Josh, are celebrating aces on the 148-yard 14th hole on Monday. The brothers and their father, Bert, witnessed Josh's tee shot go in the cup.