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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Augsburg College is publicly opposing the amendment to ban gay marriage in Minnesota's constitution. The announcement Tuesday makes the Minneapolis liberal arts school the first traditional university in the state to come out against the amendment. The Minneapolis-based online institution Capella University has also gone on record against it.
ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scientists prepared to send Curiosity on its first test drive Wednesday over the billion-year-old rocks of Mars and said a busted wind sensor wouldn't jeopardize its mission of determining whether life could exist there. Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., turned four of the rover's six wheels in place this week in a successful "wheel wiggle" to test the steering for the short trek, mission manager Mike Watkins said.
LYNN ELBER, AP Television Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) — An A-list cast of celebrities is joining a telethon to raise money and awareness to fight cancer.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts are projecting a $1.1 trillion federal deficit for 2012, the fourth straight year the government's shortfall will exceed $1 trillion.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a man accused of stabbing a Minneapolis park police officer admitted that he placed a fake 911 call so he could lure officers before attacking them. Park police shot the 38-year-old man after the attack. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. Minneapolis police say that park police officers got a call about a robbery at knifepoint near Minnehaha Creek on Tuesday night.
JOSH LEDERMAN and TOM RAUM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — For all the attention it got, Republican Mitt Romney's selection of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate has not altered the race against President Barack Obama. The campaign remains neck and neck with less than three months to go, a new AP-GfK poll shows.
HUDSON, Wis. (AP) — The man accused of killing his three young daughters in River Falls is facing an additional charge.
BURNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — Witnesses told investigators a car was speeding and swerving before it crashed in Burnsville, killing two teens and injuring three others.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland left-hander Brett Anderson pitched seven innings in his first start since undergoing elbow surgery nearly 15 months ago and the Athletics turned a triple play behind him in a 4-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night. Newly acquired shortstop Stephen Drew went hitless in his Oakland debut but it hardly mattered. Coco Crisp, Seth Smith and Josh Donaldson had two hits apiece for the A's, who remain one-half game behind Baltimore in the race for the second wild-card spot in the American League.
SEATTLE (AP) — Seimone Augustus scored 22 points, Maya Moore had 20 and Rebekkah Brunson had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Minnesota Lynx past the Seattle Storm 86-73 on Tuesday night for their fifth consecutive win. Moore and Augustus each hit four 3-pointers for defending champion Minnesota (18-4), which has the league's best record and already has clinched a playoff berth. Lindsay Whalen had nine assists and Moore added seven.