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POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Four children and two adults were found dead in a house fire in eastern Pennsylvania early Monday morning and authorities were searching for the cause. The blaze broke out around 11:55 p.m. Sunday at the single-family home in Pottsville, about 90 miles northwest of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania's coal country. Firefighters later found the bodies inside, according to Schuylkill County emergency dispatch supervisor Bill Lindenmuth. The names and ages of the victims weren't released. The fire was declared under control shortly before 1 a.m.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police say they've obtained video showing a possible suspect in the shooting that wounded 19 people at a Mother's Day parade. By CHEVEL JOHNSON Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- New Orleans police say they've obtained video showing a possible suspect in the shooting that wounded 19 people at a Mother's Day parade.
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Tiger Woods had the last word against Sergio Garcia by winning The Players Championship on Sunday. Woods ended a weekend of verbal sparring with Garcia by doing what he does best — closing out tournaments, even if he let this one turn into a tense duel over the final hour at the TPC Sawgrass.
ST. PAUL — Making the playoffs for the first time in five years should count as progress. For the Minnesota Wild, that step forward wasn’t firm enough. Despite producing only the fourth postseason appearance in the franchise’s 12-year history, Wild were palpably disappointed as they met for the final time of the season on Saturday.
MINNEAPOLIS — Even when the sun is shining and the crowd is in a festive mood, Target Field is just no place to be for Scott Diamond. The Minnesota lefty is 3-0 in his trio of road starts this season, but fell to 0-3 at home on Sunday after Chris Davis, Adam Jones and Steve Pearce homered for the Baltimore Orioles in a 6-0 victory. “I got eaten alive out there today,” Diamond said. Diamond (3-3) was looking for his fifth straight quality start.
n a sudden shift Friday, the Minnesota Senate revived the possibility of raising the gas tax for roadwork and a metropolitan area sales tax for mass transit projects by making over what had been a stand-pat transportation finance plan. The revision came in a surprise amendment that would raise the gas tax by 5 cents over four years and impose an extra half-cent sales tax in the Twin Cities area over the same time span.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The body of a missing St. Paul woman was battered and naked when it was recovered from the Mississippi River, according to court documents. Injuries to Kira Steger's body included a head wound, a broken finger, bruising inside the lip and lacerations to the liver, KSTP-TV reported, citing the court documents. The 30-year-old woman's remains were recovered Wednesday from the river in downtown St. Paul. Her husband, Jeffery Trevino, 39, is scheduled to stand trial May 28 in her death.
BATTLE LAKE, Minn. – Authorities in western Minnesota say buffaloes trampled two young boys who wandered into a fenced-in area near here, west of Amor, on Friday morning. The Otter Tail County sheriff’s office says the boys, both age 3, wandered Friday from their Battle Lake home into a secure area where the buffalo were being kept. The boys’ mother found the children, but not before the boys were trampled by several of the buffalo.
MINNEAPOLIS — Manny Machado had a tiebreaking RBI single in Baltimore’s three-run 10th inning as the Orioles rallied for a 9-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Machado — who stayed in the game after fouling a ball off his ankle in the fifth — rolled a single into right field that scored Chris Dickerson and broke a 6-all tie. Nick Markakis added a sacrifice fly and Adam Jones an RBI double to cap the scoring in the 10th. Tommy Hunter (3-1) didn’t allow a run in 2 1-3 innings.
WACO, Texas (AP) — Texas law enforcement officials on Friday launched a criminal investigation into the massive fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14 people last month, after weeks of largely treating the blast as an industrial accident. By Angela K. Brown, Associated Press