Hawks defeat Timberwolves for 16th consecutive victory

Paul Millsap scored 20 points and Al Horford added 19 to lead Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta to a 112-100 victory over the Timberwolves on Sunday night, extending the Hawks' franchise record with their 16th victory in a row.

Koch event drawing 2016 hopefuls Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is sending clear signs about an expected run for the presidency in 2016.

Teen's death under investigation in Eagan

The death of a 13-year-old boy Sunday morning at a home in Eagan is under investigation as “suspicious,” police said. Paramedics and police were called to the home in the …

Patrol: Man drinks, runs stop sign and kills ER manager in other car

The victim in the crash south of McGrath in Aitkin County served in the Army during the Gulf War. Man who ran sign has troubling history behind the wheel.

Woman gets bag full of cash at Burger King drive-thru

A New Hampshire woman got a surprise at a Burger King drive-thru: a bag full of cash instead of food.


Rutgers too much for Zahui, Gophers women

Amanda Zahui B. scored 36 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Gophers lost their second game in a row.


Park officials mull concepts for reshuffling Wirth Park space

Design meant to eliminate conflicts among sports.


Locals still rule the Current's birthday bashes

Cold War Kids and J. Roddy Walston didn’t lessen the swell of hometown pride at the station’s 10th anniversary parties.


Official: Man on tracks illegally when Green Line train hit him

The man survived the impact and was hospitalized in stable condition, said transit spokesman Howie Padilla.


Two planes evacuated in Seattle, third flight diverted to Dallas

Two planes have been evacuated on arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport due to what a spokesman called a "security concern."


Grammy-nominated Sam Smith's concert wasn't as great as album + Photo Gallery

Smith is a rising young pop star from England, popular enough to earn six Grammy nominations and to draw a sell-out crowd on Saturday night at Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul for his Twin Cities debut.


FDA mulls releasing genetically modified mosquitoes to fight viral diseases

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases.


Urban-rural split in Minnesota grows deeper and wider

At the Capitol, both sides are lunging to lock down support in rural Minnesota, after the November elections. The outstate-metro debate has far-reaching implications for Minnesota politics.


Deer River man indicted in infant son's death

A northern Minnesota man now faces first-degree murder charges in the child abuse death of his infant son.


The Drive: Escape lanes help motorists merge

The purpose of the auxiliary lanes is to give drivers who have just entered the freeway enough time and space to merge into traffic, and to give drivers who find themselves unintentionally about to exit the freeway room to maneuver back onto the through-traffic lanes.


Krzyzewski gets 1,000th win as No. 5 Duke tops St. John's

Coach 1K. How grand.


Hennepin History Museum has Facebook page shut down for hours over Klan book event

The page was restored by Sunday, but the museum used the incident as a teachable moment.


For that special ex-Valentine: Zoo offers hissing cockroaches, scorpions for 'adoption'

Feeling the sting of rejection? Itching to get even with an ex? The San Francisco Zoo is offering the burned and spurned masses the chance to "adopt" a hissing cockroach or giant scorpion in honor of their special ex-someone for Valentine's Day.


Wisconsin lawmaker hopes to end 'vaping' indoors

Lawmakers are set to reignite conversations this week about whether vaping — using electronic cigarettes and other vapor smoking devices — should be included in Wisconsin's smoking ban.