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HOUSTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association kicked off its annual convention Friday with a warning to its members they are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun control debate. By JIM VERTUNO and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israel launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site, U.S. officials said Friday night. By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Israel launched an airstrike into Syria, apparently targeting a suspected weapons site, U.S. officials said Friday night.
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man was arrested on a firearms charge Friday after federal authorities found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and guns during a search of his Montevideo home, according to a criminal complaint and affidavit. By Amy Forliti Associated Press
CLEVELAND (AP) — Drew Stubbs’ RBI double with one out in the 10th inning lifted the Cleveland Indians to their fifth straight victory, 7-6 over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011. Mike Aviles started the rally with a leadoff single off Fien (1-2). Pinch-hitter Ezequiel Carrera, claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Thursday, moved Aviles to second with a sacrifice.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man is in federal custody after authorities found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms during the search of a Montevideo home. By Amy Forlitii Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man is in federal custody after authorities found Molotov cocktails, suspected pipe bombs and firearms during the search of a Montevideo home. Buford Rogers was charged Friday by criminal complaint on one charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. U.S.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A freshman Democratic state representative who is one of the House's key swing votes on gay marriage says he will vote for the bill. Rep. Joe Radinovich of Crosby had been undecided. He says Friday that he's personally supported gay marriage for a decade, but was unsure how to vote because he represents a socially conservative district in the Brainerd area.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Police are still searching for a 24-year-old Eden Prairie woman, a day after the man wanted for questioning in her disappearance shot himself in the head in the police parking lot. Eden Prairie Police Lt. Bill Wyffels says Mandy Marie Matula was reported missing Thursday morning after she didn't show up for work. Police believe she was with 24-year-old David Marshall Roe of Victoria in Miller Park early Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS — Welcome back, Flip. The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Flip Saunders as the team's new president of basketball operations on Friday, bringing him back eight years after he was fired as the head coach. Saunders replaces David Kahn, who was fired on Thursday after four seasons on the job, and he will have a minority stake in the franchise.
STILLWATER, Minn. — Work on the new St. Croix (KROY) bridge connecting Minnesota and Wisconsin has been halted after dead zebra mussels were found on six construction barges headed for the river. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident. DNR spokesman Chris Niskanen says none of the barges entered the St. Croix river. Contractor Ed Kraemer & Sons of Plain, Wis., agreed to decontaminate all construction barges. Niskanen says the company properly treated the hulls with 190-degree water, but failed to scrape the hulls.
ATLANTA (AP) -- A dash-cam video of Reese Witherspoon's recent disorderly-conduct arrest provides a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood's best-known actresses unfiltered as she, after "one too many" glasses...