Drought drives prayers for rain across the arrid West In its wake, the drought has left farmland idle, herds of cattle have been decimated, the threat of wildfire has intensified and cities are thinking twice about the sustainability of their water supplies. For some, that means it's time to seek divine intervention.
Want to see Prince in Minnesota? It's $259 a pop Prince is returning to the metro area for two shows on the same day at Myth Live, May 25. Tickets will go on sale Saturday, May 4 at noon on the MythLive website and eTix. Tickets are $259 a pop, a price tag that's already resulting in some sticker shock for local fans.
US suicide rate rose sharply among middle-aged The suicide rate among middle-aged Americans climbed a startling 28 percent in a decade, a period that included the recession and the mortgage crisis, the government reported Thursday.
Kahn out as Wolves president, Flip in, sources say David Kahn is out as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Flip Saunders is coming in. Three people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that team owner Glen Taylor has decided not to pick up the option for next season on Kahn's contract.
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