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UnitedHealth beats all around in 3Q, raises outlook again

Oct. 16, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — UnitedHealth reported better-than-expected profits and revenue for the third quarter and the company raised its outlook yet again on strong trends in the insurance business. Earnings for the largest U.S. health insurer jumped almost 30 percent to $3.19 billion, or $3.24. Earnings,...

Johansen, Forsberg lead Predators over Wild 4-2

Oct. 16, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Johansen and the Nashville Predators are off to a solid start this season. Scoring first has been a big key. Johansen and P.K. Subban each had two assists, and the Predators beat the Minnesota Wild 4-2 on Monday night for their fifth win in six games. "It's early in the season,...

Final goodbye to college football coaching great Gagliardi

Oct. 15, 2018 8:02 PM EDT

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have turned out to say goodbye to John Gagliardi, college football's winningest coach. About 1,500 people filled St. John's Abbey Church in Collegeville, Minnesota, on Monday for Gagliardi's funeral. He died Oct. 7 at the age of 91. The St. Cloud Times...

Thielen it: Vikings star on record-setting receiving pace

Oct. 15, 2018 6:40 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Last week during team drills with the Minnesota Vikings, Adam Thielen stretched out his body and dived to try to catch an off-target pass. Thielen immediately questioned aloud the wisdom of his decision to risk pain when ultimately the completion didn't matter. Thielen, though, couldn't...

Housley compared Michelle Obama's posture to a chimp in 2009

Oct. 15, 2018 5:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Minnesota Senate hopeful Karin Housley's campaign said Monday that a 2009 Facebook post in which she compares Michelle Obama's posture to that of a chimpanzee was being taken out of context. Housley's comments about the former first lady were one of a handful of...

Vikings lose rising star rookie CB Mike Hughes to torn ACL

Oct. 15, 2018 5:05 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, ending a promising rookie season after six games. Coach Mike Zimmer confirmed the diagnosis on Monday, after Hughes was hurt in the fourth quarter of Minnesota's 27-17 win over Arizona on...

Minnesota prep player apologizes for 12th-player tackle

Oct. 15, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota high school football captain has apologized after running from the sidelines to tackle an opponent racing for the goal line. St. Cloud Cathedral senior Brad Reuter (ROO'-tur) apologized on Twitter for running onto the field toward the end of the Crusaders' home game...

Minnesota Dems suspend official for 'guillotine' gibe at GOP

Oct. 15, 2018 4:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party says it will suspend for one week a party official who wrote on Facebook that Republicans should be brought "to the guillotines" after Election Day. Party spokesman William Davis wrote in reference to Republicans: "11.7 — bring them to...

Back-to-basics Vikings beat Cardinals 27-17 behind Murray, D

Oct. 15, 2018 2:52 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw the ball right over the Arizona linebacker trailing Adam Thielen on third-and-1, a neatly executed seam route by Minnesota's star receiver after a stutter step sprung him open for a 13-yard touchdown catch . Then Thielen circled the offense together in the end zone for...

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

Oct. 15, 2018 12:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump gazes out over his rally crowd and lets loose a stream of insults with a theatrical flourish and playful grin. He jabs at Cory Booker the "disaster" mayor, Elizabeth Warren the "Pocahontas" pretender and "sleepy" Joe Biden. "I want to be careful," Trump tells the...