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Update 4:40 p.m. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police say two officers who were shot after a traffic stop are in stable condition. Police gave the news via the department Twitter account Friday afternoon about an hour after the incident on the city's south side. Spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington told The Associated Press that a suspect was also shot. She didn't know his condition or age.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A quarter of Minnesota House members wound up voting for their personal preference on legalizing gay marriage rather than following results of last November's ballot measure to ban it. Thursday's 75-59 vote in favor of a bill to permit same-sex marriage saw Republicans and Democrats defy the outcome on the constitutional amendment in their district.
DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev has been buried in a cemetery in Virginia, infuriating some members of the area's Islamic community who say they weren't consulted and flooring at least one neighbor who said she didn't even know she lived near a burial ground.
NEW YORK (AP) — The sophistication of a global network of thieves who drained cash machines around the globe of an astonishing $45 million in mere hours sent ripples through the security world, not merely for the size of the operation and ease with which it was carried out, but also for the threat that more such thefts may be in store. By Colleen Long, Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Ohio attorney general says tests have confirmed that alleged kidnapper Ariel Castro is the father of a 6-year-old girl rescued from his house with three women this week. Attorney General Mike DeWine's office confirmed Castro's paternity in a news release Friday. DeWine says a sample of Castro's DNA was taken Thursday and forensic scientists worked through the night on the case.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The wet start to the corn planting season may reduce the amount each acre produces this year, but farmers are planting so much corn they're still likely to bring in a record crop. In a report released Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated farmers would bring in 14.1 billion bushels of corn this year, a billion bushels more than the previous record set in 2009.
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The man accused of holding three women captive for a decade in his Cleveland home terrorized the mother of his children, frequently beating her, playing twisted psychological games and locking her indoors in the years before their relationship disintegrated, her relatives say. Several relatives of Grimilda Figueroa, who left Ariel Castro years ago and died after a long illness last year, painted a nightmarish portrait of Castro's family life as authorities made public horrifying details of the abuse endured by the imprisoned women. In interviews with The Associated Pres
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) -- A seamstress buried in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building for 17 days was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against a scene of unimaginable horror, where the death toll shot past 1,000. Reshma survived, in remarkably good shape, by eating dried food that was in her area and drinking spare amounts of water with her.
NEW YORK (AP) -- The silver spire topping One World Trade Center has been fully installed on the building's roof, bringing the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The spire's installation was completed Friday morning, after pieces of it had been transported to the roof of the building last week. Construction workers below applauded the milestone.
PARK RAPIDS, Minn. - Gov. Mark Dayton heads to Park Rapids for the 2013 Minnesota Governor's Fishing Opener and one of the iciest starts ever to the walleye season. The plan had been for Dayton to wet his line on Fish Hook Lake. But organizers say they'll likely take him out onto the Fish Hook River instead Saturday because of all the ice on the lake. Guide Jason Durham says the river should provide decent fishing because walleyes will be concentrated there. Friday's events include a community picnic that Dayton will attend, and fireworks.