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MINNEAPOLIS - A Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport spokesman says an American Airlines pilot preparing for takeoff was arrested and removed from his plane after failing an alcohol Breathalyzer test. Airport spokesman Patrick Hogan says before the pilot boarded the flight, witnesses alerted airport police that the pilot smelled like alcohol. Hogan says the pilot was on the plane conducting a preflight check when police officers boarded, conducted the test and arrested him about 6:30 a.m. Friday on suspicion of being under the influence of alcohol.
SEATTLE (AP) — “Grey’s Anatomy” star Patrick Dempsey may be the real “McSteamy.” The actor, who was dubbed “McDreamy” by fans of the hospital drama while his co-star affectionately has been called “McSteamy,” won a bankruptcy auction to buy Tully’s Coffee, a small coffee chain based in Seattle. Among those Dempsey beat out is Tully’s much bigger Seattle neighbor, Starbucks Corp., which wanted to convert the cafes to its own brand.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has overwhelmingly approved $9.7 billion to pay flood insurance claims for the many home and business owners flooded out by Superstorm Sandy.
WASHINGTON (AP) — At last, the storm-racked Northeast is getting a House floor vote on billions in disaster relief aid for victims of October's Superstorm Sandy, but only after
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A small portion of downtown Minneapolis remains closed to traffic after a major water main
EDEN PRAIRIE — Minnesota’s offense has a simple focus: Adrian Peterson. The Vikings aren’t scheming to surprise opponents by throwing 50 passes per game. That doesn’t mean offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave doesn’t have plenty to work on. Just because the Vikings have a straight-forward, no-frills style doesn’t mean Musgrave hasn’t had to dig deep in the playbook to find combinations, alignments and calls that work to keep the attack balanced and the defense guessing at least some of the time.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis forecasts stronger employment growth in Minnesota in 2013. The bank’s economists expect job growth of 2.2 percent in Minnesota this year. That’s higher than the historical average growth rate of 1.4 percent. The forecast is based on statistical models. But the Fed also polled business leaders about hiring. Fed economist Rob Grunewald says although employers are slightly less optimistic this year than they were in 2012, they still plan on increasing payrolls.
DETROIT (AP) -- Strong U.S. sales in December capped a remarkable year for the auto industry - especially Japanese brands - and 2013 should be even better. Sales of new cars and trucks are expected to total 14.5 million after all carmakers announce figures on Thursday. That is 13 percent better than 2011 and the best performance in five years.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of its own senators who returned a year after being felled by a stroke. The 113th Congress convened at 12 noon EST, the constitutionally mandated time, with pomp, pageantry and politics, on both sides of the Capitol.