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Red Sox-Twins game postponed following fatal police shooting

Apr. 12, 2021 15:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins postponed their game against the Boston Red Sox on Monday because of safety concerns following the fatal police shooting of a Black man and the potential for unrest in the area. The Red Sox and Twins were scheduled to begin a...

Police: Minnesota officer meant to draw Taser, not handgun

Apr. 12, 2021 15:11 PM EDT

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — The police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb apparently intended to fire a Taser, not a handgun, as the man struggled with police, the city’s police chief said Monday. Brooklyn Center...

Alex Iafallo gets 4-year, $16 million extension from Kings

Apr. 12, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forward Alex Iafallo has agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract extension with the Los Angeles Kings. The Kings announced the deal Monday for the speedy Iafallo, one of the best recent additions to a struggling franchise. ...

George Floyd's brother sheds tears on the stand

Apr. 12, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — George Floyd's younger brother took the witness stand Monday and lovingly recalled how George used to make the best banana mayonnaise sandwiches, how George drilled him in catching a football, and the way George used to mark his height on the wall as a boy because he...

Minnesota Twins postpone game against Boston Red Sox, citing safety concerns in wake of police shooting in suburbs

Apr. 12, 2021 14:54 PM EDT
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Twins postpone game against Boston Red Sox, citing safety concerns in wake of police shooting in suburbs.

EXPLAINER: Judge lets jury decide Floyd's remark about drugs

Apr. 12, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The judge overseeing the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer in the death of George Floyd said Monday that he'll leave it up to the jury to sort out whether Floyd yelled “I ate too many drugs” or “I ain’t do no drugs” as three officers pinned him to the...

Minnesota police chief says officer who fired single shot that killed a Black man intended to discharge a Taser

Apr. 12, 2021 13:14 PM EDT
BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota police chief says officer who fired single shot that killed a Black man intended to discharge a Taser.

Two with gunshot wounds found dead after car crash

Apr. 12, 2021 09:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two men who suffered gunshot wounds were found dead following a crash at a Minneapolis intersection early Monday, according to police. Metro Transit police were dispatched to the intersection about 2 a.m. and found two cars. Officers found one man...

For Chauvin's trial attorney, it's all about raising doubt

Apr. 12, 2021 01:15 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Derek Chauvin's defense attorney was questioning George Floyd's girlfriend about the couple buying drugs when he abruptly shifted gears for what seemed an innocuous question: He presumed the couple had pet names for each other. Under what name, he asked, did she appear in...

Disabled Army veteran settling into new 'restful' home

Apr. 12, 2021 01:02 AM EDT

LAKE ELMO, Minn. (AP) — John Mullen stepped into his new Lake Elmo home last week, his steel prosthetic legs gleaming in the lights of TV cameras. “It’s completely crazy!” gasped Mullen, amazed by the high-tech gadgetry and accessibility features. ...