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Passengers help deliver baby born on Minnesota bus

Aug. 15, 2018 6:43 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Passengers on a city bus in Minnesota have helped a woman deliver her baby after she went into labor. The Star Tribune reports the mother started having contractions Tuesday as the bus rolled through a neighborhood near the University of Minnesota's St. Paul campus. Jane Mulcahy was...

Forsythe has 3 RBIs in Twins' 6-4 win over Pirates

Aug. 15, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Logan Forsythe may be best known by Minnesota fans as the player who replaced fan favorite Brian Dozier. The lone major leaguer of the three players the Dodgers sent to the Upper Midwest on July 31 for the second baseman, Forsythe has filled in capably. Forsythe had three RBIs, the...

Davidson, Abreu homer as White Sox hold off Tigers, 6-5

Aug. 15, 2018 5:55 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox haven't had much success against the Detroit Tigers this season. It isn't because of Jose Abreu and Matt Davidson. On Wednesday, Abreu and Davidson each hit two-run home runs, combined for six hits and drove in five of Chicago's runs in a 6-5 win. Abreu is hitting .336...

Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

Aug. 15, 2018 5:25 PM EDT

It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. But the Philadelphia Eagles will face the New England Patriots on Thursday night for the first time since the Eagles won their first Super Bowl with a 41-33 victory in February in Minneapolis. And just like at the Super Bowl, Carson Wentz will...

Keep it clean: Jaguars, Vikings convene for joint practices

Aug. 15, 2018 5:23 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — After the coaching staffs for Jacksonville and Minnesota met the night before, a group of 12 trusted players from both the Jaguars and Vikings convened before the two teams took the field for their first joint practice. The goal of the gatherings could be boiled down to this: No...

Judge: No wrongdoing by Swanson in releasing ex-aide records

Aug. 15, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson did not violate any laws when her office released a former aide's criminal record last week. Ramsey County Judge John Guthmann on Wednesday denied the former aide a temporary restraining order against Swanson. D'Andre...

Walz, Johnson look to November after Minnesota primary wins

Aug. 15, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's newly minted candidates for governor wasted little time in setting course for November, as Democratic Rep. Tim Walz and Republican County Commissioner Jeff Johnson traded niceties and a few jabs on Wednesday shortly after capturing their parties' nominations. In dueling...

Lynx plan Whalen event, more seats for regular-season finale

Aug. 15, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Lynx will make additional seats available in the upper level of the arena for their final regular-season home game and farewell to star point guard Lindsay Whalen. The Lynx said Wednesday they've added inventory to meet ticket demand that has surged since the 36-year-old...

Pawlenty loss shows Minnesota GOP's reluctance to coronate

Aug. 15, 2018 3:54 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the last Republican to win statewide in traditionally blue Minnesota, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty hoped to be the party's savior by running for his old job. Voters instead chose a lesser-known local official who didn't carry the stigma of the GOP establishment or of calling President...

Human error blamed for statewide 911 outage in Minnesota

Aug. 15, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Officials in Minnesota say human error was to blame for a statewide 911 outage earlier this month. Minnesota's Emergency Communications Networks said Wednesday it has concluded its investigation into the Aug. 1 outage . Similar disruptions were reported in North Dakota and North...