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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who four months ago broke the news to shocked parents that their children had been slaughtered in a Connecticut elementary school, signed into law Thursday sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines similar to the ones used by the man who gunned down 20 child and six educators in the massacre.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Lawyers for opponents of Minnesota's wolf hunt argue the state didn't adequately consider public concerns before the first managed hunt was established. The state Court of Appeals is hearing arguments from two wolf advocacy groups that say the Department of Natural Resources violated its own rules last year when it failed to hold public hearings on the proposed hunt.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose to a four-month high last week, although the increase partly reflects seasonal distortions around the spring holidays. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Jamie Dixon hired Mike Rice as an assistant at Pittsburgh in 2006, drawn by Rice's passion and ability to get into the living room of a prized recruit and close the deal. By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer
THAI BINH, Vietnam (AP) -- North Vietnamese army veteran Nguyen Anh Quoc grimaces as he forces down the last of the 35 vitamins he takes each morning. After decades of suffering from illnesses he believes were caused by exposure to Agent Orange, he is putting his faith in a regime advocated by the Church of Scientology. By CHRIS BRUMMITT Associated Press
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- Authorities were searching for a shipyard worker who was thrown into the water in strong winds that also tore a troubled Carnival cruise ship away from its mooring at an Alabama port. By MELISSA NELSON-GABRIEL and PHILLIP LUCAS Associated Press
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was expected to sign a wide-ranging bill that includes sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown. By SUSAN HAIGH Associated Press
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Aiming for their first playoff run in 10 years, the Minnesota Wild weren’t afraid to go big and get a player like Jason Pominville for the push. The Buffalo Sabres saw another opportunity to restock for the future, amid a season that’s fast failing to meet expectations. The Sabres traded their captain and a fourth-round draft pick in 2014 to the Wild before the NHL deadline on Wednesday for prospects Johan Larsson and Matt Hackett plus a first-round draft pick in 2013 and a second-round draft pick in 2014.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Nikola Pekovic scored 27 points and Ricky Rubio added 18 points, 12 assists and eight steals to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. Pekovic made 11 of 14 shots from the field and also had eight rebounds. Rubio connected on five of his six attempts from 3-point range for the Timberwolves, who went 8-of-13 from beyond the arc as a team and led most of the game.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota went scoreless against another Detroit starter, and the top of the Tigers lineup was constantly on base. This time, the Twins finished the rally they failed to complete on opening day. And the last guy off the bench got it done. Eduardo Escobar’s two-run double with one out in the ninth inning lifted the Twins to a 3-2 victory over the Tigers on Wednesday.