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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal seems imminent on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence. By ALAN FRAM Associated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jeremy Guthrie won his career-best seventh straight decision, dating to last season, and Alcides Escobar had three hits and an RBI as the Kansas City Royals beat the Minnesota Twins 7-4 on a rainy Tuesday night. The Royals, who had not scored in the first two innings in their first seven games, sent nine to the plate in a five-run first. Mike Pelfrey (1-1) gave up hits to the first five batters he faced. Joe Mauer, Josh Willingham and Eduardo Escobar — the first of his career — each hit solo homers to keep the Twins close.
NEW ORLEANS — Geno Auriemma and Connecticut are back on top. With freshman Breanna Stewart leading the way, it might be a while before they relinquish that spot. Stewart scored 18 of her 23 points in the first half and Connecticut won its eighth national championship with a 93-60 rout of Louisville on Tuesday night. It was the most lopsided victory in a title game. The title tied Auriemma and the Huskies (35-4) with Pat Summitt and Tennessee for the most in women’s basketball history.
ST. PAUL — Marian Hossa’s unassisted goal late in the second period lifted the NHL-leading Chicago Blackhawks to their fifth win in six games, 1-0 over the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. Ray Emery started for the Blackhawks for the third straight game and made 20 saves for his second shutout in that stretch and third of the season. He helped hand the Wild their fifth loss in seven games.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S employers have more job openings than at any other time in nearly five years. Yet they seem in no hurry to fill them. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S employers have more job openings than at any other time in nearly five years. Yet they seem in no hurry to fill them.
CYPRESS, Texas (AP) -- A student went on a building-to-building stabbing attack at a Texas community college Tuesday, wounding at least 14 people before being subdued and arrested, authorities said. By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press
LONDON (AP) -- While some Britons mourned the passing of Margaret Thatcher, others raised glasses of champagne in impromptu street parties. And "The Wizard of Oz" song "Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead" is surging up the UK singles charts. By GREGORY KATZ Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) -- J.C. Penney is hoping its former CEO can revive the retailer after a risky turnaround strategy backfired and led to massive losses and steep sales declines. By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO AP Retail Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Senate Democrats approach a key decision on gun legislation, relatives of victims of the horrendous Connecticut school shootings are mounting a face-to-face lobbying effort Tuesday in hopes of turning around enough lawmakers to gain a Senate floor vote on meaningful gun restrictions. By ALAN FRAM Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS — A season that never really started for Kevin Love is now officially over. Love will have arthroscopic surgery to remove a buildup of scar tissue in his left knee, the Timberwolves announced on Monday night. The Wolves called it a minor procedure and said Love was expected to be out four to six weeks while recovering.