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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.
MINNEAPOLIS — Richard Pitino is less than half of Tubby Smith’s age. That alone has brought a seismic shift for the Minnesota basketball program, with last week’s takeover by the 30-year-old Pitino. The energy of youth can always bring positive change, but the impact of Pitino’s arrival could prove to run deeper than that.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Royals fans waited almost all afternoon to see some offense. When their team finally built a rally, it came just in time to give Ervin Santana a much-deserved win. Santana pitched eight strong innings, Alcides Escobar doubled home the go-ahead run and Kansas City beat the Minnesota Twins 3-1 on Monday in its home opener. “Better later than never,” Santana said. “I know we are going to score runs.”
By Paul Newberry AP National Writer ATLANTA — Rick Pitino capped the greatest week of his life with the prize he wanted most of all. Luke Hancock produced another huge game off the bench, scoring 22 points, and Pitino became the first coach to win national titles at two schools when relentless Louisville rallied from another 12-point deficit to beat Michigan 82-76 in the NCAA championship game Monday night.