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NEW YORK (AP) -- The country's four biggest cellphone companies are set to launch their first joint advertising campaign against texting while driving, uniting behind AT&T's "It Can Wait" slogan to blanket TV and radio this summer.
FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — Comic book fans will converge on the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this weekend for the Midwest Comic Book Association's SpringCon. More than 225 comic book creators are expected at this year's comic book carnival. The event opens to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Admission is $12 per adult, good for both days. Children 9 and under are free. A canned food donation knocks $1 off admission. Online: http://www.midwestcomicbook.com
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police and federal authorities were searching early Tuesday for a young man who is suspected of opening fire at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, wounding 19.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress was not told tea party groups were being inappropriately targeted by the Internal Revenue Service, even after acting agency Chief Steven Miller had been briefed on the matter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Angelina Jolie says that she has had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that made it extremely likely she would get breast cancer.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings will have a translucent roof and moveable front windows on their new stadium. Designer Bryan Trubey of Dallas-based HKS Architects presented images of the $975 million project to a crowd of fans, public officials and members of the Vikings organization Monday night. The event took place at the Guthrie Theater, a few blocks from where the stadium will be built in downtown Minneapolis. It will replace the 31-year-old Metrodome, which the Vikings will vacate after the 2013 season.
MINNEAPOLIS — Joanne Boogaard watched her son Derek duke it out on the ice with other NHL tough guys for six seasons as one of the most feared enforcers in the game, a 6-foot-7 brawler who was not there to skate or score, but to defend his teammates when it was called for. “He was there protecting his teammates at all costs,” she said in a statement released by her lawyers on Monday, “but who was there to protect him?” Joanne Boogaard and other family members have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the NFL, blaming the league for brain damag
MINNEAPOLIS — Rookie Aaron Hicks hit two home runs and made a leaping catch in center field to take a home run away from Adam Dunn in the Minnesota Twins’ 10-3 win over the Chicago White Sox on Monday night. Justin Morneau extended his hitting streak to nine games with three hits and four RBIs, including a bases-clearing double that capped the scoring in the eighth. Hicks, who missed the previous two games due to a sore right elbow, led off the fourth inning with a 416-foot solo homer that bounced in front of the black batter’s eye in center fie
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Erik Paulsen has ruled out a run for the U.S.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative's top executive called a “massive and unprecedented intrusion” into how news organizations gather the news.