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MINNEAPOLIS — David Kahn is out as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Flip Saunders is coming in. The Timberwolves announced Thursday that owner Glen Taylor has decided not to pick up the option for next season on Kahn’s contract. Three people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that Taylor is putting the finishing touches on a deal to hire Saunders as Kahn’s replacement.
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Seeking to put a new spin on a long-standing partnership, President Barack Obama is promoting jobs and trade - not drug wars or border security - as the driving force behind the U.S.-Mexico relationship. But security concerns are shadowing his two-day visit, given Mexico's recent moves to limit American law enforcement access within its borders.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a chemical that's been in U.S. households for more than 40 years, from the body wash in your bathroom shower to the knives on your kitchen counter to the bedding in your baby's basinet. By MATTHEW PERRON E AP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming Syrian rebels, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday. By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is rethinking its opposition to arming Syrian rebels, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday. At a Pentagon news conference, Hagel said the administration is considering a range of options.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. worker productivity barely grew from January through March after shrinking in the final three months of 2012. Weak productivity growth could prompt employers to hire more if consumers and businesses continue to increase spending. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI came home to the Vatican on Thursday for the first time since he resigned Feb. 28, beginning an unprecedented era for the Catholic Church of having a retired pontiff living alongside a reigning one. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- A Korean American detained for six months in North Korea has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor for "hostile acts" against the state, the North's media said Thursday - a move that could trigger a visit by a high-profile American if history is any guide. By SAM KIM Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to seasonally adjusted 324,000, the lowest since January 2008. The drop points to fewer layoffs and possibly more hiring. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- Health officials say suicides among middle-aged Americans climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, a period that included the recession. Overall, the suicide rate for the age group jumped 28 percent from 1999 to 2010. And among whites, it shot up 40 percent. By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer
BOSTON (AP) -- Just hours before one of the Boston Marathon suspects and his brother allegedly gunned down a campus police officer, authorities say he exchanged a series of text messages with a friend who'd become suspicious after seeing what looked like a familiar face being flashed on television. By DENISE LAVOIE and ALLEN G. BREED Associated Press