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Pirates, Twins complete trade involving Morneau MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have completed their trade for Justin Morneau by sending right-handed pitcher Duke Welker to the Minnesota Twins. The final portion of the Aug. 31 trade was announced on Saturday.
By Dave Campbell, AP Pro Football Writer MINNEAPOLIS — Josh Freeman is headed to Minnesota. Freeman’s agent, Erik Burkhardt, revealed the move in an exclamatory one-word tweet about his client Sunday night: “Vikings!!!” Burkhardt then confirmed to The Associated Press in a phone interview that the 25-year-old quarterback agreed to a deal. This became quite the bye week for the Vikings (1-3), who took a big step away from Christian Ponder by giving Freeman a $3 million contract for the r
BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) — A teenager has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his father two years ago at their home in Crow Wing County. Seventeen-year-old Karsen King entered the plea Thursday to second-degree unintentional murder. He admitted shooting his father, Stanley King, two times in a bedroom of their Riverton house on Sept. 15, 2011.
WASHINGTON (AP) — As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you.
NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez took a swing for the fences in a bid to restore his reputation and lucrative career with the New York Yankees, accusing Major League Baseball and Commissioner Bud Selig in a lawsuit made public Friday of pursuing him in a "witch hunt" designed to smear Rodriguez' character and cost him tens of millions of dollars.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Powerful storms crawled into the Midwest on Friday, dumping heavy snow in South Dakota, spawning a tornado in Nebraska and threatening dangerous thunderstorms from Oklahoma to Wisconsin.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. — Jacob Quick is a fat and happy 4-month-old with a big and expensive appetite. His mother, like millions of other poor women, relies on the federal Women, Infants and Children program to pay for infant formula — aid that is now jeopardized by the government shutdown. Pennsylvania and other states say they can operate WIC through the end of October, easing fears among officials that it would run out of money within days. But advocates and others worry what will happen if the shutdown drags on beyond that.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her, witnesses and officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday. They locked down the entire complex, at least temporarily derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol, police said Thursday while putting the entire complex on lockdown. "There are reports of injuries," said Terrance Gainer, the Senate's Sergeant at Arms. FBI agents were also headed to the scene. The reports comes two weeks after a deadly shooting at the nearby Navy Yard and amid a government shutdown.