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Lawmaker, conservative group seek ethics probes of Rep. Omar

Jul. 23, 2019 10:12 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota state legislator and a conservative group announced Tuesday that they are seeking ethics investigations into U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar for a range of alleged offenses. Steve Drazkowski, a Republican, and Judicial Watch both say Omar may have committed immigration fraud by...

As rookies begin camp, Vikings face high expectations

Jul. 23, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Three seasons ago, when the Minnesota Vikings stumbled after a 5-0 start and finished just 8-8, one of their many problems was a negligible contribution by their collection of first-year players. The following summer, school started early for the new students. Coach Mike Zimmer hasn't...

Vikings CB Holton Hill gets another 4-game suspension

Jul. 23, 2019 4:10 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Holton Hill has been suspended for an additional four games, this time for violation the NFL's policy and program on substances of abuse. Hill will be out of action for the first half of the season, having previously received a four-game ban the league...

Garver hits 2 of Twins' 5 home runs in 8-6 win over Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 2:33 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver hit two of Minnesota's five home runs, and the Twins held on for an 8-6 victory over the New York Yankees after a tone-setting triple play in the first inning of a series opener between AL division leaders Monday night. Jorge Polanco, Nelson Cruz and Max Kepler also went...

Twins hit 5 homers, turn triple play in 8-6 win vs Yankees

Jul. 23, 2019 1:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Most of the highlights for the Minnesota Twins in this remarkable season have been home runs, putting them on pace to smash the major league record. That mark currently belongs to the New York Yankees, who watched the Twins whittle away at it on Monday night with a powerful start to this...

Twins turn 3 vs. Yankees on EncarnaciĆ³n's grounder

Jul. 22, 2019 8:46 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins picked the perfect time to turn a triple play for the first time in more than two years , squelching a first-inning rally in the series opener against the New York Yankees. After DJ LeMahieu and Aaron Judge drew walks to start the game on Monday night against...

Franken says he 'absolutely' regrets resigning from Senate

Jul. 22, 2019 7:50 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota told The New Yorker magazine in a story published Monday that he "absolutely" regrets resigning from the Senate after several women accused him of unwanted kissing or touching. In the same article, seven current or former senators say...

Vikings sign rookie LS, who has 2 years of Air Force service

Jul. 22, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have signed rookie long snapper Austin Cutting, the seventh-round draft pick from Air Force whose two-year military service requirement needed to be scheduled around team activities before his contract could be finalized. The Vikings announced the deal on Monday,...

Lynx rookie Collier replaces Wilson for WNBA All-Star Game

Jul. 22, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lynx rookie Napheesa Collier is replacing injured Aces forward A'ja Wilson for the WNBA All-Star Game. Collier is averaging 11 points, 5.9 rebounds and 2.3 assists. The league announced the move on Monday. Collier joins Minnesota teammates Sylvia Fowles and Odyssey Sims in Saturday's...

Kepler's single gives Twins walk-off win over Athletics

Jul. 21, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After watching the Oakland Athletics stage a late rally to take the lead for the third straight game, it might have been easy for the Minnesota Twins to get frustrated. Instead, they got back to work and Max Kepler came up with another huge hit. Kepler drove in four runs, including the...