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Minnesota governor pushes back against food fraud criticism

Sep. 22, 2022 16:37 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz pushed back Thursday against critics who say his administration should have done more to thwart what federal prosecutors have called a scheme to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to defraud the U.S. government of at least $250 million. ...

EXPLAINER: How alleged plot exploited pandemic to net $250M

Sep. 20, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Department of Justice has charged 48 people in Minnesota in what prosecutors have called a $250 million scheme to defraud a federal meals program. Prosecutors said just a fraction of the money went toward feeding kids, with the rest laundered through shell...

US: 48 exploited pandemic to steal $250M from food program

Sep. 20, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — United States authorities charged 48 people in Minnesota with conspiracy and other counts in what they said Tuesday was the largest pandemic-related fraud scheme yet, stealing $250 million from a federal program that provides meals to low-income children. Federal...

St. Paul man sentenced to 43 years in large sextortion case

Sep. 14, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man was sentenced Wednesday to 43 years in prison for running an online pornography scheme that victimized more than 1,000 girls across the United States. Yue Vang, 31, created fake female profiles online to entice girls to create sexually explicit...

World Cups runneth over: Soccer slates cancel a luge weekend

Aug. 01, 2022 16:06 PM EDT

IGLS, Austria (AP) — Soccer’s World Cup forced the cancellation of a luge World Cup. The International Luge Federation said Monday that what was scheduled as the opening weekend of its World Cup season — Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 in Igls, Austria — has been called off. ...

USA Luge doubles slider Jayson Terdiman retires, will coach

Jul. 28, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

Jayson Terdiman is done with sliding. He’s not done with luge. The two-time Olympian has been hired as a junior national team coach, USA Luge announced Thursday, while also making his retirement from competitive racing official. Terdiman said last December that he was retiring and...

Olympic luge champ Natalie Geisenberger expecting 2nd baby

Jul. 04, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

German slider Natalie Geisenberger, who has won the last three Olympic women's luge gold medals and is considered by many to be the most dominant athlete in her sport's history, is pregnant with her second child. Geisenberger made the announcement over the weekend on social media....