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JOCELYN NOVECK,AP National Writer NEW YORK (AP) — It sure didn't feel like a farewell. The Rolling Stones — average age 68, if you're counting — were in rollicking form as they rocked the Barclays Center in Brooklyn for 2½ hours Saturday night, their first U.S. show on a mini-tour marking a mind-boggling 50 years as a rock band. And though every time the Stones tour, the inevitable questions arise as to whether it's "The Last Time," to quote one of their songs, there was no sign that anything is ending. a
MONTERREY, Mexico - A small plane carrying popular Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera went missing Sunday after taking off from the city of Monte
NEW YORK — NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said Friday that he is out of ideas how to get negotiations back on track to save the hockey season. Talks fell apart on Thursday night amid back-and-forth accusations, and the fallout was still being felt Friday. The two sides had no contact with each other on the 83rd day of the owners’ lockout of players. “I have no reason, nor any intention, of reaching out to the union right now,” Daly said in an email to The Associated Press. “I have no new ideas. Maybe they do. We are happy to listen.”
MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Love had 36 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 91-73 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Luke Ridnour had 12 points, seven assists and five rebounds for the Timberwolves, and Andrei Kirilenko had eight points, seven rebounds and six assists after missing the previous four games with back spasms.
MINNEAPOLIS — Finding a little extra intensity and edge usually isn’t a problem when the Minnesota Vikings play the Chicago Bears. Throw playoff implications and Vikings defensive end Jared Allen’s questionable hit that ended Bears guard Lance Louis’s season on top of the fact that the game Sunday will be the second meeting in three weeks for the longtime division rivals, and it’s shaping up as potentially one of the testiest matchups in a long time.
PHOENIX (AP) — The other ticket holders in last week's record $577.5 million Powerball jackpot have claimed their half of the prize but aren't stepping into the spotlight just yet, the Arizona Lottery said Friday. By PAUL DAVENPORT Associated Press The winning family opted to take the cash option of $192 million. They declined to take part in a news conference scheduled for Friday afternoon in Phoenix, the lottery said.
FARIBAULT (AP) — A jury has convicted an Inver Grove Heights man of conspiring to kill Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom. The Rice County jury convicted John Woodward Friday. Jurors acquitted Woodward on a separate count of conspiracy to commit assault against a woman. The judge dismissed another count of conspiracy to commit murder earlier in the week. Prosecutors alleged Woodward hatched a revenge plot while he was in state prison on a drug conviction.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says he plans to include same-sex domestic partner benefits in Minnesota's state employee contracts. Dayton, a gay-rights supporter, told The Associated Press in an interview on Friday that he will put the benefits on the table in contract negotiations due to start in a few months.
ST. PAUL (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton says finishing the restoration of Minnesota's Capitol is a top priority for state construction projects in the coming two years. The Democratic governor told The Associated Press in an interview Friday that he will seek $209 million for work on the aging 107-year-old Capitol in a bonding bill.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A grieving Minneapolis father says he thought he had adequately hidden the loaded handgun that killed his two-year-old son. Kao Xiong placed the gun under a pillow next to the headboard in his upstairs bedroom. Xiong's 2- and 4-year-old sons were rolling around on the bed Wednesday when the older boy discovered the weapon and it discharged, striking the younger child.