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DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is granting $2 million to help repair a 3-foot wastewater pipe damaged by the Duluth storm last June. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan announced the grant Monday. Nolan says the grant will go to the city of Duluth and the state of Minnesota to repair damage to the Western Lake Superior Sanitary District pipe. The federal grant represents 75 percent of repair costs.
NEW YORK (AP) — Barbara Walters says she expects to be home from the hospital soon after taking a spill at a Saturday night party at the British ambassador's home in Washington. The veteran ABC newswoman thanked people who expressed concern in a statement read Monday on "The View." She says she's running a low-grade fever and doctors don't want to release her until her temperature is normal. She says things are going in the right direction and she expects to be home soon.
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Just because a film isn't finished doesn't mean it can't get buzz at Sundance. Director Richard Robbins showed about 10 minutes of his new movie, "Girl Rising," at the independent-film festival Monday, even though he still has a few weeks of post-production work to do on the project. The film tells the stories of nine girls from different developing countries — including Cambodia, Haiti, India and Afghanistan — and shows how access to education would change their lives.
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Film star Charlize Theron says the world's business and political leaders need to do more in the fight to eradicate AIDS. She accepted an award Tuesday for her humanitarian work at the opening ceremony of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Theron, a U.N. Messenger of Peace and founder of an African outreach foundation, says she's impressed by the "brain trust" at the Forum. She says "I feel like I'm getting smarter by osmosis."
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Forecasters say temperatures in Minnesota won't climb much above zero. The dangerous cold has some school districts canceling classes Tuesday and others delaying start times by two hours. Duluth, Ely, Esko and Hermantown are among the districts telling students to stay home. Forecasters say Monday's high of 10 below zero in Duluth was the coldest temperature recorded there since February 2007.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — New research shows a compound found in popular anti-bacterial soaps, cosmetics and toothpastes is creating toxins in Minnesota lakes and rivers. University of Minnesota scientists studied the sediment in eight lakes of various sizes and found amounts of the antibiotic triclosan and its derivatives have been steadily increasing.
PARIS (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel's veteran couturier, has shown his support for the legalization of gay marriage in France by sending two models down a catwalk wearing couture bridal gowns. He did that to cap Paris' Grand Palais fashion show on Tuesday and also had a young nephew of his accompany the models.
NEW YORK (AP) — Six iconic photos by legendary Madison Square Garden photographer George Kalinsky are being auctioned to help fulfill the dreams of children facing obstacles. MSG Entertainment says all net proceeds from the one-of-a-kind, signed artworks of sports and entertainment figures will benefit the Garden of Dreams Foundation. They include images of New York Giants two-time Super Bowl champ Justin Tuck and New York Rangers All-Star goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry's assertion that he has killed Taliban fighters while deployed as a helicopter gunner in Afghanistan drew intense media coverage in Britain on Tuesday and sparked concerns about possible reprisals. He made the assertion in a pooled interview first published Monday night after he was safely out of Afghanistan following a 20-week deployment in which he served as a co-pilot and gunner in a heavily armed Apache attack helicopter.
LONDON (AP) — London's Olympic Park will partly reopen to the public this year for a series of summer rock concerts, officials announced Tuesday. The London Legacy Development Corporation said the east London park will host the Hard Rock Calling and Wireless festivals in July under a deal with events promoter Live Nation Entertainment. Headliners for the festivals have not yet been announced.