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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.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man who painstakingly gathered and reassembled parts of five $100 bills eaten by his golden retriever has been reimbursed by the U.S. Treasury for the "mutt-ilated'' currency. Wayne Klinkel of Helena received a $500 check on Monday, the Independent Record reported. "It was great to get the check after all the crap I went through,'' Klinkel, a graphic artist at the newspaper, joked. His 12-year-old dog, Sundance, downed all but half of one of the bills in December.
By Jon Krawczynski, AP Sports Writer EDEN PRAIRIE — Most of the Minnesota Vikings fans, and even many of the players, seem to have made a decision on who should start at quarterback when their team comes out of the bye. Coach Leslie Frazier isn’t ready make that call just yet. Frazier said Tuesday that he wants to see how Christian Ponder’s injured ribs progress through the bye week before he makes a decision on who will start at home against Carolina on Oct.