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WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy rose to its highest level in more than five years, bolstered by a more optimistic outlook for hiring.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin bluntly rejected U.S. pleas to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden on Tuesday, saying Snowden is free to travel wherever he wants and insisting that Russian security agencies haven't contacted him.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that a key provision of the landmark Voting Rights Act cannot be enforced unless Congress comes up with a new way of determining which states and localities require federal monitoring of elections.
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Banks are increasingly extending auto-loan financing to borrowers with less-than-sterling credit, a trend that's contributing to a higher rate of missed loan payments.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate passage of historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions looks near-certain after the bill cleared a key hurdle with votes to spare.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Taking climate change efforts into his own hands, President Barack Obama is proposing sweeping steps to limit heat-trapping pollution from coal-fired power plants and to boost renewable energy production on federal property.
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister bluntly rejected U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, saying Tuesday that Snowden hasn't crossed the Russian border.
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Wild wasted no time settling their goaltending situation for the next few seasons.
MINNEAPOLIS — Kyle Gibson has finally joined the Minnesota Twins, a long-awaited promotion the team is counting on being permanent for the former first-round draft pick. Gibson was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Sunday. Set to wear No. 44, Gibson has been slated to start for the Twins on Saturday at Target Field against the Kansas City Royals. With the scars from a major surgery still fresh, Gibson has been treated carefully.
BOSTON — An NHL-record unbeaten streak to start the lockout-shortened season. Three straight victories to clinch the title. From beginning to end, the Chicago Blackhawks skated away from the rest of the league. Bryan Bickell and Dave Bolland scored 17 seconds apart in the final 1:16 and the Blackhawks staged a stunning rally to win Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final 3-2 on Monday night for their second NHL championship in four seasons. Jonathan Toews returned from injury to add a goal, and Corey Crawford made 23 saves for Chicago in the first