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Sims, Minnesota Lynx leading scorer, pleads guilty to DWI

Oct. 17, 2019 1:36 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Lynx scoring leader Odyssey Sims has been sentenced to house arrest after pleading guilty to a drunken-driving charge. A Hennepin County judge issued a one-year sentence, including 10 days of house arrest to be served at her home in Irving, Texas. Judge Francis Rondoni said...

Officials say man who fired at pursuing officers shoots self

Oct. 17, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — State investigators say a driver who fired at pursuing law enforcement officers in central Minnesota shot himself after crashing his vehicle. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says Todd County sheriff's deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop Tuesday evening near...

Death of Outing woman likely a homicide

Oct. 17, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

AITKIN, Minn. (AP) — Sheriff's officials say the death of a northeastern Minnesota woman who had been missing for nearly two weeks appears to be a homicide. Authorities had been searching for 35-year-old Michelle Mary Mae, of Outing, since her family reported her missing Oct. 3. Her body was found Tuesday...

Minnesota boy, 6, found safe in dark cornfield after search

Oct. 16, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

BECKER, Minn. (AP) — A 6-year-old Minnesota boy who had been missing for hours was found safe early Wednesday after a volunteer used a drone with a thermal camera to help find the child in a dark cornfield more than a mile from his home. The boy, named Ethan Haus, hadn't been seen since 4:10 p.m. on...

Unheralded Vikings LB Kendricks on verge of breakout season

Oct. 16, 2019 6:10 PM EDT

EAGAN, Minn. (AP) — For an accomplished, experienced group like the Minnesota Vikings' defense, maintaining that edge is more of the goal than plowing new ground. If there's unheralded one player still primed for a breakout, though, middle linebacker Eric Kendricks would be the guy. He's the most prominent...

Minnesota's Eric Curry loses another season to knee injury

Oct. 16, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota forward Eric Curry has suffered another season-ending knee injury. Gophers coach Richard Pitino announced Wednesday that Curry was hurt in practice last week and will have surgery next week. "We are obviously disappointed in Eric's recent setback," Pitino said. "He has worked...

Federal courthouse in Minneapolis named after Judge Murphy

Oct. 16, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The federal courthouse in Minneapolis is being named after a judge who is seen as a trailblazer in the Twin Cities legal community. Judge Diana Murphy was the first woman appointed to the federal bench in Minnesota in 1980, and later became the first woman to sit on the 8th Circuit Court...

Minnesota reports 2 more deaths from vaping

Oct. 16, 2019 11:54 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials are reporting the state's second and third deaths due to lung illnesses caused by vaping. The Department of Health said Wednesday both deaths involved people over age 50 who died in September after complicated hospitalizations. One had vaped several products...

Debate takeaways: Warren attacked, 70s club avoids age issue

Oct. 16, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

A dozen Democratic presidential candidates participated in a spirited debate over health care, taxes, gun control and impeachment. Takeaways from the three-hour forum in Westerville, Ohio: WARREN'S RISE ATTRACTS ATTACKS Sen. Elizabeth Warren found Tuesday that her rise in the polls may come with a steep cost....

Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer...