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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) -- A small patch of prairie sits largely unnoticed off a desolate road in southwestern South Dakota, tucked amid gently rolling hills and surrounded by dilapidated structures and hundreds of gravesites - many belonging to Native Americans massacred more than a century earlier. By KRISTI EATON Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a surprise twist to the decade-plus effort to ease access to morning-after pills, the government is lowering the age limit to 15 for one brand - Plan B One-Step - and will let it be sold over the counter. By LAURAN NEERGAARD AP Medical Writer
WARREN, N.H. (AP) -- A woman whose mother was killed in last year's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., confronted Sen. Kelly Ayotte Tuesday during the senator's first public appearance in New Hampshire since voting against gun control legislation. About 150 people attended the town hall meeting, where Ayotte defended her vote against a bill that would have required criminal and mental health background checks for people buying guns online or at gun shows.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Relatives of the dead suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing will claim his body now that his wife has agreed to release it, an uncle said as officials in both Washington and Russia deepened their investigations into him and his ties. By MICHELLE R. SMITH and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press
The coming-out part is over. Now Jason Collins needs a job. Collins’ stunning announcement that he was a gay athlete in a major sport won overwhelming support from other players, coaches and executives — even a phone call from the president. But it also came after the season ended for the 7-foot center and his Washington Wizards. The 34-year-old journeyman becomes a free agent on July 1 — meaning that he will first have to sign with an NBA team and wait until next season to see if teammates, coaches, opponents and fans will treat him any d
CHICAGO — Bryan Bickell scored in overtime on a two-on-one rush, and the Chicago Blackhawks started the playoffs on a winning note after dominating the regular season, beating the Minnesota Wild 2-1 Tuesday night. Corey Crawford settled down after allowing a weak goal in the opening minutes.
ST. PAUL — Rural Democrats’ opposition to changing Minnesota’s gun laws casts doubt on what legislation, if any, will pass this year to tackle gun violence. A group of at least eight Democrats from outstate Minnesota are standing firm against virtually any expansion of the state’s background check system.
DETROIT — Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder each hit a two-run homer, Justin Verlander pitched seven strong innings and the Detroit Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 6-1 Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory. Verlander (3-2) allowed a run and five hits. He struck out eight and walked two. Vance Worley (0-4) gave up six runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings.
BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Railroad tracks after reopened in the southern Minnesota town of Blue Earth after 17 cars derailed on a train carrying corn. Union Pacific spokesman Mark Davis says the tracks reopened just after 4 a.m. Tuesday. The 73-car train was carrying corn from Fairmont, Minn., to Blair, Neb., when the derailment happened about 5:20 p.m. Sunday. Nobody was hurt. Ten cars tipped on their sides.