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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan effort to expand background checks is in deep trouble as the Senate approaches a long-awaited vote on the linchpin of the drive to curb gun violence. As the showdown draws near, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows ebbing public support for tightening gun control laws.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook has updated its iPhone and iPad applications to let people keep using its chat feature even when they are doing other things, such as reading...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dish Network's combative chairman, Charlie Ergen, on Tuesday defended his $25.5 billion bid for Sprint Nextel, saying the debt load the deal would create for the combined company will be manageable. "We will take on more leverage than we have today," Ergen said in an interview with the Associated Press. "But it's not excessive. In today's market, at today's rates, it's certainly not excessive leverage."
By Anne Jacobson Red Wing Republican-Eagle RED WING, Minn. -- A dead infant was found in hospital linens that had been delivered to Crothall Laundry on Tuesday morning, Red Wing Police Chief Roger Pohlman confirmed Tuesday evening.
Update 3:10 p.m.: Conflicting reports of arrest in Boston bombings case BOSTON (AP) — Police and reporters converged on the federal courthouse in a jittery Boston on Wednesday amid reports of a breakthrough in the investigation of the marathon bombings and conflicting information on whether a suspect was in custody. Several media outlets reported earlier in the day that a suspect had been identified from surveillance video taken at a department store between the sites of the two bomb blasts, which killed three people and wounded more than 170.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kyle Brodziak scored a pair of goals, and the Minnesota Wild earned another late-season win by topping the Edmonton Oilers 5-3 on Tuesday night. Charlie Coyle, Mikael Granlund and Zach Parise also scored for the Wild (24-16-3), who are 2-0-1 in their last three games after losing five of six. Minnesota remained in sixth place in the Western Conference playoff race.
BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola plans to donate $100 for every pass he catches next season to charity funds set up in the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Amendola tweeted Tuesday that he would give that amount to whatever “Boston Marathon Relief Fund” is established and $200 for any dropped pass. The Patriots signed Amendola in the offseason as a free agent from the St. Louis Rams.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New Minnesota coach Richard Pitino has hired a former Gophers player as an assistant on his staff. The university announced the addition of Ben Johnson on Tuesday. Johnson spent last season as an assistant at Nebraska under coach Tim Miles. The native of Minneapolis played at DeLaSalle High School and was a captain and a shooting guard for the Gophers for two years from 2002-04 after transferring from Northwestern. In 2003-04, Johnson averaged 11.5 points per game on a team-best 51.8 percent shooting.
DALLAS — Pat Summerall was the calm alongside John Madden’s storm. Over four decades, Summerall described some of the biggest games in America in his deep, resonant voice. Simple, spare,...
LONDON — From London to Sochi to Rio de Janeiro, the deadly bomb attacks on the Boston Marathon raised new concerns Tuesday over safety at major sports events around the...