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CHICAGO (AP) — Leaders of the cancer charity founded by Lance Armstrong said Thursday that the organization will persevere in the wake of the cyclist's admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A bill that would increase the state's minimum wage to more than $10 an hour by 2015 passed its first test Tuesday over Republican objections that the hike would hurt businesses and the overall economy. The House Labor, Workforce and Regulated Industries Committee passed a bill that calls for the state to increase the minimum wage incrementally for the next three years until it hits $10.55 in August 2015. After that, it would increase automatically according to inflation.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul man has been charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the disappearance of his wife, whose car was found abandoned at the Mall of America. The complaint against 39-year-old Jeffery Dale Trevino says his wife is still missing. But it says there's probable cause to conclude she's dead, based on the amount of blood police found in her home and car, and the fact that it's uncharacteristic of her to go missing for nearly a week without contacting anyone.
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — Four people charged in connection with a 2009 salmonella outbreak in peanuts that killed nine and sickened hundreds pleaded not guilty Thursday to all charges. Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell, his food broker brother Michael Parnell, Georgia plant manager Samuel Lightsey and Georgia plant quality assurance manager Mary Wilkerson entered their pleas in a south Georgia federal court.
GARRISON, Minn. (AP) — Mille Lacs Lake, one of Minnesota's most popular fishing destinations, is likely to see tight restrictions this summer to help its walleye population recover. Officials from the Department of Natural Resources presented a series of options ranging from difficult to painful to a meeting packed with area residents and business owners Wednesday night.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest flash mob dance craze has prompted suspensions and even police citations at Twin Cities area high schools. The "Harlem Shake" is an Internet phenomenon with thousands of You Tube postings by those who break out in the dance. School administrators dealing with the increasing impact of social media are cracking down on impromptu dancers.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Managers for U.S. pop singer Anastacia say she has canceled a planned performance in Dubai and an upcoming European tour after being diagnosed with breast cancer a decade after her first battle with the disease. A statement Thursday says the 44-year-old performer will cancel all appearances and travel until further notice.
LONDON(AP) — If dresses could talk, this dark navy, figure-hugging velvet number would have the best stories to tell. Princess Diana wore it on state visits, at royal banquets, and most memorably to a gala dinner at the White House in 1985 when she took to the dance floor with Hollywood star John Travolta.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four major universities are joining theater companies in Boston, Baltimore, Washington and Atlanta in a project to commission new plays, music and dance compositions about the Civil War and its lasting legacy 150 years later.
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A 66-year-old Minnesota man died while snowmobiling west of West Yellowstone in Montana. Gallatin County officials say Daniel Conniff of Brownsville, Minn., died at about 3:15 p.m. Tuesday despite the efforts of friends and family members to resuscitate him. Undersheriff Dan Springer said the death appeared to be from natural causes. Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.