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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xcel Energy says the number of Minnesota customers without power is down to about 60,000. The Minneapolis-based utility has been working for days to restore power following a series of severe thunderstorms that swept through Minnesota and western Wisconsin from Friday to early Saturday. At the peak of outages more than 550,000 Xcel Energy customers were without service.
LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) -- Nik Wallenda studied the plunging walls of the Little Colorado River Gorge before stepping out on a quarter-mile tightrope cable. "Whoo! That's an amazing view."
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nelson Mandela's condition in a Pretoria hospital remained critical for a second straight day Monday, said South Africa's president who described the stricken anti-apartheid hero as being "asleep" when he visited Mandela the previous evening
MOSCOW (AP) -- A plane took off from Moscow Monday headed for Cuba, but the seat booked by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden was empty, and there was no sign of him elsewhere on board.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Maya Moore and Seimone Augustus both scored 22 points and the Minnesota Lynx rebounded from their worst performance of the season to beat the Tulsa Shock 88-79 on Sunday night. Lindsay Whalen had 19 points and nine assists for Minnesota (6-2), which has won four of five. Rebekkah Brunson had 11 points and 11 rebounds. Glory Johnson scored 24 points to lead Tulsa (3-8), which lost for the first time in three games.
CLEVELAND (AP) — Pedro Hernandez will have been with the Minnesota Twins just long enough to earn a victory. Making an emergency start after scheduled starter Mike Pelfrey was scratched because of a strained back, Hernandez allowed two runs in five innings, and the Twins avoided a three-game sweep with a 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Sunday. “This is crazy for me,” he said. “I slept three hours. But, you know, that’s part of my job.
MIAMI — Dwyane Wade was walking down the hallway toward the Miami Heat locker room in the wee hours of Friday morning, still in uniform and fussing with the new championship hat atop his head as his team and their families were in the midst of partying the night away. He stopped briefly and assessed the celebration. “We’re getting pretty good at these,” Wade said. That’s understandable, the Heat are getting plenty of practice at throwing themselves end-of-season parties.
CLEVELAND — Scott Kazmir allowed one run in seven strong innings and Jason Kipnis drove in three, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night. Kazmir (4-4) gave up just a leadoff homer to Brian Dozier in the sixth and four other hits. The left-hander struck out seven, including five in his final two innings.
SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) -- Nik Wallenda, the Florida-based daredevil, acrobat and heir to the famed Flying Wallendas circus family, is afraid of only one thing.
ATLANTA (AP) -- People with serious egg allergies may no longer have to worry about flu shots.