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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The founder of Best Buy says he has plans to make his family foundation one of Minnesota's largest. Dick Schulze says he will expand the $100 million foundation to about $1 billion and will donate most of the money to education and medical research. The 72-year-old Schulze tells the Star Tribune ( http://bit.ly/11VJqD9 ) that he and his wife, Maureen, plan to donate about half their net worth to the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation based in Minneapolis. Schulze says Mark Dienhart, an executive at the University of St.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer prices rose slightly in May as higher energy costs were partly offset by cheaper food. The small increase underscores that inflation is mild.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Tuesday lawmakers "know there are dozens" of terrorist plots that have been disrupted by a sweeping government surveillance program, saying he's worried that more leaks could further harm national security.
DETROIT (AP) -- In one of the biggest-ever showdowns between an automaker and the government, Chrysler on Tuesday is expected to file papers explaining its refusal to recall 2.7 million older Jeep SUVs that are at risk of catching fire in rear-end collisions.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Military leaders are ready to begin tearing down the remaining walls that have prevented women from holding thousands of combat and special operations jobs near the front lines.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The abortion wars return to Congress in a big way with House legislation to ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan forces have taken over the lead from the U.S.-led NATO coalition for security nationwide, President Hamid Karzai announced Tuesday in a significant milestone in the 12-year war.
Wild re-sign defenseman Marco Scandella ST. PAUL (AP) — The Minnesota Wild have re-signed defenseman Marco Scandella to a two-year contract. The team announced the deal on Monday. Scandella was eligible to be a restricted free agent, but the Wild locked the 23-year-old before he could hit the market. Scandella missed training camp in January because of a groin injury and spent most of this season with the Houston Aeros in the AHL, recording 17 points in 45 games. The second-round pick in the 2008 draft played in six regular season games for the Wild.
RUSHFORD, Minn. (AP) — A southeastern Minnesota man has died after he was accidentally struck by shrapnel during a bachelor-bachelorette party west of Rushford. Fillmore County Sheriff Daryl Jensen says 47-year-old Jeffrey Taylor of Utica was tending cattle with his two sons on his property when they were invited to the party at a home on the same property. Jensen says some of the people at the party were shooting at "explosive targets for fun." Just before 9 p.m. Saturday, someone shot at a target as Taylor and others watched.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An outside group supporting President Barack Obama's agenda plans to air a series of ads this summer promoting Obama's health care overhaul.