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Anaheim Ducks left wing Nicolas Deslauriers celebrates his goal against the Minnesota Wild during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Anaheim, Calif., Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)

Eriksson Ek helps Wild cap road trip with 3-2 win over Ducks

Jan. 21, 2021 1:26 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Joel Eriksson Ek had a goal and an assist, including the game-winning score early in the third period, and the Minnesota Wild capped a successful season-opening road trip with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. Eriksson Ek ripped a quick wrist shot past Ryan...

Orlando Magic's Cole Anthony shoots the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer against the Minnesota Timberwolves in an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in Minneapolis. The Magic won 97-96. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Anthony hits buzzer-beating 3, Magic stun Timberwolves 97-96

Jan. 20, 2021 11:29 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cole Anthony hit a hurried 3-pointer at the buzzer and the Orlando Magic stunned the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-96 on Wednesday night to stop a six-game losing streak. Nikola Vucevic had 28 points and eight rebounds for Orlando. Evan Fournier added 24 points in his return to the lineup...

The Latest: Fireworks light up sky to celebrate inauguration

Jan. 20, 2021 10:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Fireworks lit up the sky behind the Washington Monument to mark the end of Inauguration Day for President Joe Biden. Biden and first lady Jill Biden watched the end of the day’s events from a balcony...

FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees pitcher J.A. Happ throws to a Tampa Bay Rays batter during the second inning in Game 2 of a baseball American League Division Series in San Diego. The Minnesota Twins and Happ agreed Wednesday, Jan. 20, to a one-year, $8 million contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced it. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

AP source: Twins bolster rotation with $8M deal for Happ

Jan. 20, 2021 8:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins and veteran starting pitcher J.A. Happ agreed Wednesday to an $8 million, one-year contract, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person confirmed the agreement to The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not...

Minnesota vaccine pilot program spots for first week filled

Jan. 20, 2021 6:31 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials on Wednesday announced that all 6,000 spots in a coronavirus vaccine pilot program reserved for Minnesotans over 65 have been filled after issues with the registration website caused it to crash on Tuesday. The 12,000 doses reserved for the program this week...

Speaker: BCA finds no wrongdoing in Jan. 6 Minnesota rally

Jan. 20, 2021 6:20 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — House Speaker Melissa Hortman said Wednesday that a state investigation of a Jan. 6 “Storm the Capitol” rally outside the Minnesota Capitol has ended without any finding of wrongdoing. The Minnesota demonstration by supporters of President Donald Trump, with six...

Trump grants clemency to 2 Minnesotans with drug convictions

Jan. 20, 2021 1:42 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted clemency to two Minnesota residents convicted of drug charges. Trump commuted the sentence of Cassandra Ann Kasowski, of Moorhead, who has served more than seven years of a 18-year sentence for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and...

President-elect Joe Biden, second left, Jill Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, second right, and Douglas Emhoff, right, are received by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., left, as they arrive at the U.S. Capitol for the inauguration, in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (Rod Lamkey/Pool Photo via AP)

Klobuchar: Democracy cannot be taken for granted

Jan. 20, 2021 1:19 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar took center stage Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris and used her introductory address to remind Americans that democracy cannot be taken for granted. Klobuchar recalled the insurrection that had happened at...

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, shows a portion of the UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s campus in Minnetonka, Minn. UnitedHealth has debuted a lower-than-expected 2021 earnings forecast partly because of COVID-19’s still-foggy impact on the health care system. The nation’s largest health insurance provider said Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, that it expects to take a hit from treatment and testing costs tied to the ongoing pandemic.  (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)

UnitedHealth overcomes pandemic hit and tops 4Q expectations

Jan. 20, 2021 10:48 AM EST

UnitedHealth’s fourth-quarter earnings tumbled as costs from COVID-19 hit the health insurance provider, but results still easily beat expectations. Health care use rebounded in the final quarter of 2020 after the global pandemic kept people away from doctor offices and surgery centers when it first...

Maryland guard Eric Ayala, left, is defended by Michigan center Hunter Dickinson (1) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

No. 7 Michigan back on track after 87-63 rout of Maryland

Jan. 19, 2021 10:22 PM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — This was the first time No. 7 Michigan had to respond to a loss this season. Coach Juwan Howard liked what he saw. “When you have that type of positive mindset, looking for solutions, it didn’t surprise me how this team was ready to play today," Howard said. Mike Smith...