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Wimbledon's Russia ban prompts tours to cut ranking points

May. 20, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The women's and men’s professional tennis tours will not award ranking points for Wimbledon this year because of the All England Club’s ban on players from Russia and Belarus over the invasion of Ukraine, an unprecedented move that stands as a significant rebuke of the sport's...

Drama not on the agenda for Minnesota Democratic convention

May. 19, 2022 15:41 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Minnesota Democrats open their state convention in Rochester, drama won't be on the agenda. The 1,200 delegates will endorse Gov. Tim Walz, Attorney General Keith Ellison, Secretary of State Steve Simon and State Auditor Julie Blaha for reelection....

Minnesota GOP seeks victory as convention opens in Rochester

May. 13, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) — All eyes were on the governor's race as Minnesota Republicans convened Friday to endorse a candidate to challenge Democratic incumbent Gov. Tim Walz in the November election. Dr. Scott Jensen, a vaccine skeptic and former state senator; former Senate...

Minneapolis man found guilty of lying in vote fraud trial

May. 12, 2022 16:24 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man was found guilty Tuesday of lying to a federal grand jury about abusing a process for submitting absentee ballots for other voters during Minnesota's primary election in August 2020. After a day of testimony, the jury of 10 women and two men...

Minnesota GOP seeks candidate who can topple Democrat Walz

May. 11, 2022 14:42 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Endorsing a candidate who can topple Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in one of the Midwest's rare liberal-dominated states tops the agenda as Minnesota Republicans gather for their state convention Friday and Saturday. They’ll choose from a field led by a...

Minn. GOP candidate suggests jail for Dem elections chief

May. 02, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A leading Republican running for Minnesota governor has suggested that the state’s Democratic secretary of state should go to prison for his running of the state's election system, without providing any evidence that he's done anything illegal. Scott...

Top-ranked Barty retires at 25, goes out on her own terms

Mar. 23, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Ash Barty did things on her own terms as she won three Grand Slam singles titles and spent more than two consecutive years at No. 1 in the women’s tennis rankings. She retired on her own terms, too. At the age of 25, just two months after winning the...