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BOSTON (AP) -- The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she's no terrorist. BOSTON (AP) -- The angry and grieving mother of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects insists that her sons are innocent and that she's no terrorist.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After door-to-door sweeps proved fruitless, law officers urged residents of a small town in Northern California to lock their door and keep a close eye on streets and yards for a man who stabbed an 8-year-old girl to death in her house. By JOHN S. MARSHALL Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This year got off to a sour start for U.S. workers: Their pay, already gasping to keep pace with inflation, was suddenly shrunk by a Social Security tax increase. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
MINNEAPOLIS — Thanks to another strong outing from Kevin Correia, the Minnesota Twins are ahead of where they were at this point last season. Way ahead. Correia pitched eight sharp innings, Justin Morneau homered and the Twins beat the Texas Rangers 5-0 Sunday, handing the Rangers consecutive losses for the first time this year. It took the Twins 37 games to reach 11 wins last season.
PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) — No more “Legends.” And no more “Leaders.” The Big Ten is giving them the boot and following a more conventional route for its division names. The conference is going with “East” and “West” instead and switching to a nine-game scheduling format after presidents and chancellors approved the moves on Sunday. The new division alignments will begin in 2014 when Rutgers and Maryland join the conference, meaning “Legends” and “Leaders” will be a thing of the past.
Aside from the Minnesota Vikings, here are the complete draft list for the rest of the National Football League teams. Arizona 1 (7) Jonathan Cooper, g, North Carolina. 2 (45) Kevin Minter, lb, LSU. 3 (69) Tyrann Mathieu, db, LSU. 4 (103) Alex Okafor, lb, Texas. 4 (116) Earl Watford, g, James Madison. 5 (140) Stepfan Taylor, rb, Stanford. 6 (174) Ryan Swope, wr, Texas A&M. 6 (187) Andre Ellington, rb, Clemson. 7 (219) D.C.
Minnesota went all in with three first-round picks. Super Bowl champion Baltimore went for replacements for Ray Lewis and Ed Reed. The New York Jets added to their quarterback uncertainty by taking Geno Smith in the second round. Teams loaded up on linemen, making the big and beefy guys this year’s stars. The 2013 NFL draft was light on glamour at the skill positions, but heavy on intrigue (when would Manti Te’o go?) and burly bodies able to either get after or protect all those pricey passers. Denver Broncos boss John Elway called the draft “deep in the trenches. “It wasn’t sexy, but th
RICHMOND, Va. — When the dust settled at Richmond, ‘Ol Happy Harvick was the only driver smiling. Kevin Harvick plowed through traffic on the final restart, driving from seventh to Victory Lane in a two-lap overtime sprint to the finish Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway. He did it with one of those head-scratching “Where did he come from?” drives in which everyone was just hanging on. “Just shifted gears, hit the pedal and hoped for the best,” Harvick said. “They all went high and I went low. The seas kind of parted there.
AVONDALE, La. — Billy Horschel sensed the time had come for him to win his first PGA Tour event. This could explain the composure he displayed in the face of two final-round weather delays and a 27-foot putt he had to make on the final hole to avert a playoff. Horschel tied a course record at the TPC Louisiana with an 8-under 64 in the final round of the Zurich Classic on Sunday, which was good enough to win by one stroke over D.A. Points. Points put pressure on Horschel by hitting out of a bunker to set up a 5-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th.
ikings draft punter in 5th round, Kluwe out? JON KRAWCZYNSKI,AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Chris Kluwe's eventful run as Minnesota Vikings punter may have come to an end on the final day of the NFL draft on Saturday. The Vikings selected UCLA punter Jeff Locke in the fifth round, perhaps paving the way for the outspoken Kluwe's exit after eight seasons in Minnesota.