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Fall from horse convinces Mankato woman to take to skies

Dec. 5, 2020 1:01 AM EST

MANKATO, Minn. (AP) — A broken back finally propelled Aura Austin to fly. Recovering from a fall from a horse that could have ended her life led the owner of a rural Mankato horse ranch to take stock of her future. Austin had eight broken vertebra and suspects she would have also suffered a fatal head...

Black Friday shoppers wear face masks as the leave Saks Fifth Avenue flagships store empty handed, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

Nov. 27, 2020 6:57 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The raging coronavirus pandemic kept crowds thin at malls and stores across the country on Black Friday, but a surge in online shopping offered a beacon of hope for struggling retailers after months of slumping sales and businesses toppling into bankruptcy. In normal times, Black Friday is...

FILE - Utah guard Both Gach (11) advances the ball up-court while Arizona State's Romello White (23) defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Tempe, Ariz., in this Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, file photo. Gach switched schools to be closer to his family during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now at Minnesota, the junior guard has been granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA.(AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

NCAA approves transfer Gach to play right away for Minnesota

Nov. 9, 2020 2:37 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota junior guard Both Gach was granted immediate eligibility Monday by the NCAA after he transferred from Utah. Gach and the Gophers had applied for a waiver to play this season, having switched schools to be closer to his family during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 6-foot-6,...