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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves as she finishes speaking during a campaign event Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

Feb. 23, 2020 12:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is thanking Nevada voters for keeping her campaign in the fight. She was addressing over 2,000 people at a campaign event in Seattle. She told the crowd at the Seattle Center Armory she believes...

Patberg, Berger help No. 24 Indiana women beat Minnesota

Feb. 22, 2020 8:23 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ali Patberg had a season-high 29 points, Grace Berger scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half, and No. 24 Indiana beat Minnesota 75-69 on Saturday. Berger made 9 of 12 from the field, grabbed nine rebounds and had five assists. Sara Scalia hit a 3-pointer to give Minnesota...

Minnesota Wild's Eric Staal (12) and Jared Spurgeon (46) celebrate a goal against the Edmonton Oilers during the third period of an NHL hockey game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Spurgeon's hat trick leads Wild past Oilers 5-3

Feb. 22, 2020 12:32 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jared Spurgeon scored three goals as the Minnesota Wild continued their attempt to get back into a playoff position with a 5-3 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. Kevin Fiala and Carson Soucy also scored for the Wild, who have won two straight. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins had...

Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Gordon Hayward, Celtics hold off Timberwolves 127-117

Feb. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boston's defense looked, well, like it was still on vacation for much of the game. The Celtics still had plenty of firepower on the other end, staying strong out of the All-Star break. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Daniel Theis had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds and the...

Minnesota Timberwolves centre Karl-Anthony Towns (32) drives past Toronto Raptors forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson (4) during first half NBA basketball action in Toronto, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

T-wolves: Towns out at least 2 more weeks with broken wrist

Feb. 21, 2020 7:33 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns will sit out for at least two more weeks because of an injured left wrist that the team announced Friday is broken. Towns first had an X-ray after hurting his wrist Jan. 25 against Oklahoma City, coach Ryan Saunders said. Towns played...

A massive fire at Northern Metal recycling in Becker, Minnesota, that has been burning for days, seemed to be under control Thursday morning, Feb. 20, 2020. The Becker Police Department posted Thursday  that “major progress

Minnesota shuts down recycling plant, site of massive fire

Feb. 21, 2020 7:21 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The state of Minnesota on Friday shut down a metal recycling company where a fire burned for days and sent up plumes of smoke. The state cited “imminent and substantial danger” to the public, the Star Tribune reported. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued an...

From left, Democratic presidential candidates, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Democrats big money pledges give way to reality of 2020 race

Feb. 21, 2020 4:03 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many Democratic presidential candidates launched their campaigns last year with bold pledges to reject help from super PACs and dark money groups. But as the realities of a tough primary fight sink in, those promises are fading away. Elizabeth Warren, one of the fiercest critics of money...

FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2016, file photo, members of the Minnesota Lynx, from left, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Rebekkah Brunson and Lindsay Whalen celebrate during the second half in Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the Los Angeles Sparks in Los Angeles. Augustus has left the Lynx after 14 seasons to join the Los Angeles Sparks. The All-WNBA guard Augustus was a key piece of four championship teams in Minnesota, which drafted her with the first overall pick out of LSU in 2006. With Moore on hiatus from the sport and Whalen and Brunson retired, the Lynx are in rebuilding mode.(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Seimone Augustus leaves Lynx after 14 seasons for Sparks

Feb. 20, 2020 11:38 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seimone Augustus has left the Minnesota Lynx after 14 seasons to join the Los Angeles Sparks. The All-WNBA guard Augustus was a key piece of four championship teams in Minnesota, which drafted her with the first overall pick out of LSU in 2006. With Maya Moore on hiatus from the sport...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020 photo, Rabbi Moti Rieber, executive director of the Kansas Interfaith Alliance, testifies against a bill to bar cities and counties from banning single-use plastic bags and straws, at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Rieber says he's frustrated that lawmakers are considering such a measure and not having a meaningful conversation about climate change. (AP Photo/John Hanna)

As climate changes, activists struggle for Kansas' attention

Feb. 20, 2020 9:45 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Environmentalists are struggling to get lawmakers to even discuss climate change as a serious issue in Kansas, where some leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature question the widespread scientific consensus that human activity is dangerously warming the planet. States such as...

Prosecutor: No charges for St. Paul officer in 2019 shooting

Feb. 20, 2020 9:42 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota prosecutor announced Thursday that he won't bring charges against a St. Paul police officer who shot and killed a man who rear-ended his squad car and then charged him with a knife. Officer Steven Mattson was justified in using deadly force against Ronald Davis, 31, on...