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LONG PRAIRIE, Minn. - A former Browerville High School student has admitted he was among athletes who sexually assaulted teammates. Nineteen-year-old Seth Kellen pleaded guilty Monday in Todd County court to felony fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct. As part of Kellen's plea, two counts filed in juvenile court were dismissed.
Did brotherly bond play role in Boston bombings? MALCOLM RITTER,AP Science Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It's a vexing puzzle about the Boston Marathon bombings: The younger of the two accused brothers hardly seemed headed for a monumental act of violence. How could he team up with his older brother to do this? Nobody knows for sure, but some experts in sibling research say the powerful bonds that can develop between brothers may have played a role.
2nd Miss. man investigated in ricin case EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS,Associated Press JEFF AMY,Associated Press TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — Law enforcement officials searched the home of a second Mississippi man in connection to ricin-laced letters sent to the president and a U.S. senator after charges were dropped without explanation against a man arrested in the case last week.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- We're in denial: Americans underestimate their chances of needing long-term care as they get older - and are taking few steps to get ready. By LAURAN NEERGAARD and JENNIFER AGIESTA Associated Press
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Ford says net income rose 15 percent in the first quarter to $1.6 billion as record North American profits overcame weakness in Europe and South America. Ford beat Wall Street's forecast with earnings of 40 cents per share, up from 35 cents in the first quarter of 2012. Analysts polled by FactSet had forecast earnings of 37 cents per share. Without one-time charges, including restructuring costs in Europe, Ford would have earned 41 cents.
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) -- An eight-story building housing several garment factories collapsed near Bangladesh's capital Wednesday morning, killing at least 70 people and trapping many more in a jumbled mess of shattered concrete and bricks, officials said. By JULHAS ALAM Associated Press
FARGO – Complete with police detail, some 300,000 sandbags made their way into north Fargo throughout the day Tuesday. It was just the start of an effort to deliver 526 loads in three days to neighborhoods where the sandbags will be strategically placed for volunteers to build dikes up to 43 feet, under the plans city officials were following Tuesday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Daquein McNeil is following Richard Pitino to Minnesota. The Baltimore combo guard played at Vermont Academy and originally committed to play for Pitino at Florida International. Then Pitino left to take the Golden Gophers job, and McNeil was granted his release to join the coach in Minnesota. McNeil averaged 19 points per game as a senior and will be eligible to play next season. He is the first player to commit to the Gophers since Pitino took over.
EDEN PRAIRIE (AP) — The Vikings are planning to sign former defensive tackle Pat Williams for one day so he can formally retire as a member of the team. General manager Rick Spielman made the announcement on Tuesday. Spielman said the contract would be done on Thursday, and Williams would be released on Friday. He praised Williams as one of the franchise’s “great all-time leaders and great all-time players.” Williams is expected to appear at the team’s draft party at the Mall of America on Thursday, when their revised uniforms will be unveiled.
MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 21 points, LeBron James finished with 19 and the Miami Heat took off in the fourth quarter to pull away and beat the Milwaukee Bucks 98-86 in Game 2 of the teams’ Eastern Conference first-round series on Tuesday night. Chris Bosh, Shane Battier and Chris Andersen all scored 10 points for the Heat, who now lead the best-of-seven 2-0. Game 3 is Thursday in Milwaukee. The Heat scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter, needing just over 2 minutes to blow open what had been a three-point game.