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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Transportation Security Administration says the agency will allow passengers to carry small knives onto planes despite a backlash against the proposal. By JOAN LOWY Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the deal says the Minnesota Vikings have agreed to terms with quarterback Matt Cassel. By Jon Krawczynski Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Distracted driving is more widespread in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study released Thursday that surveyed drivers about their cellphone and texting habits. By Joan Lowy Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Distracted driving is more widespread in the U.S. than in Europe, according to a study released Thursday that surveyed drivers about their cellphone and texting habits.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Tens of thousands of viewers have logged onto a live camera trained on an eagle’s nest in the Twin Cities, waiting for three eggs to hatch.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is asking Minnesota’s wealthiest citizens to pay more than a billion dollars in new income taxes in order to boost state funding for schools and colleges by nearly $900 million. The Democratic governor released the updated budget proposal Thursday. As expected, Dayton dropped a proposed sales tax overhaul that generated strong opposition from business leaders.
GENEVA (AP) -- The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe. By JOHN HEILPRIN Associated Press GENEVA (AP) -- The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the universe.
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff Thursday, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and pay the bill himself in a decidedly different style for the papacy usually ensconced inside the frescoed halls of the Vatican. By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of U.S. wholesale prices rose in February by the most in five months, pushed higher by more expensive gas and pharmaceuticals. But outside those increases, inflation was mild. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fewer Americans sought unemployment aid last week, reducing the average number of weekly applications last month to a five-year low. The drop shows that fewer layoffs are strengthening the job market. By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A record number of U.S. counties - more than 1 in 3 - are now dying off, hit by an aging population and weakened local economies that are spurring young adults to seek jobs and build families elsewhere. By HOPE YEN Associated Press