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Twins elect Gardenhire, Gladden, Tovar to team Hall of Fame

Jan. 20, 2022 14:42 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins will induct former manager Ron Gardenhire and former players Dan Gladden and César Tovar into the team's Hall of Fame this summer. The Twins announced Thursday that Gardenhire, Gladden and Tovar will become the 35th, 36th and 37th members of...

Jury selection begins in federal trial over Floyd's killing

Jan. 20, 2022 14:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jury selection began Thursday in the federal trial of three Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd’s killing, with the judge stressing repeatedly that fellow Officer Derek Chauvin's conviction on state murder charges should not influence the proceedings. ...

EXPLAINER: Federal charges against 3 cops in Floyd killing

Jan. 20, 2022 11:49 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former officers who were with Derek Chauvin during the arrest that led to George Floyd's killing face federal trial this week on charges they violated the Black man’s civil rights. Jury selection began Thursday in the federal case against J. Kueng, Thomas Lane and...

Who are the 3 officers on trial in George Floyd's killing?

Jan. 20, 2022 11:36 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis on trial on federal civil rights charges in the killing of George Floyd aren’t as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last spring. Thomas Lane and J. Kueng were the first officers to...

Timeline of events since George Floyd's arrest and murder

Jan. 20, 2022 11:20 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A timeline of key events that began with George Floyd's arrest on May 25, 2020, by four police officers in Minneapolis: May 25, 2020 — Minneapolis police officers respond to a call shortly after 8 p.m. about a possible counterfeit $20 bill being used at a...

Hundreds take state-paid nursing assistant training

Jan. 20, 2022 10:52 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hundreds of Minnesotans are taking advantage of the state's offer to cover the cost of training to become a certified nursing assistant. The state has used $3.5 million in federal relief funding to pay for students' tuition, textbooks and certification exams in...

Chilly Ohio qualifier nears 'high risk' for USSF guidelines

Jan. 20, 2022 02:49 AM EST

A kickoff temperature of about 25 degrees is forecast for the United States’ World Cup qualifier against El Salvador at Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 27, with a wind chill index approaching what the U.S. Soccer Federation’s health guidelines call “high risk for cold-related illness.” ...

Young's scoring surge sends Hawks past Timberwolves, 134-122

Jan. 19, 2022 23:19 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After leading Atlanta to back-to-back wins for the first time in almost two months, Trae Young wasn't ready to say the Hawks have regained last season's winning formula. It's far too early to talk about a return to the Eastern Conference finals for the Hawks, who are...

Who are the 3 officers on trial in George Floyd's death?

Jan. 19, 2022 21:04 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three former Minneapolis officers headed to a federal trial on civil rights charges this week in the death of George Floyd aren’t as familiar to most people as Derek Chauvin, a fellow officer who was convicted of murder last spring. Thomas Lane and J. Kueng...

Vikings interview Cowboys coordinators for head coach job

Jan. 19, 2022 20:56 PM EST

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed head coach interviews Wednesday with the two top assistants for the Dallas Cowboys: offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn. Moore just finished his fourth season with the Cowboys and third in the...