Underdog team's championship season brought purpose to underdog in life The Minnesota boys' state high school basketball tournament celebrates its 100th year this week with games that start today. In that long history is a memorable win that came 42 years ago this evening, when a team from tiny Sherburn in southwestern Minnesota knocked off metro powerhouse South St. Paul for the championship.6:45 a.m.
Don Shelby on life lessons learned from basketball Former TV anchor and reporter Don Shelby writes about getting a new pair of Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars in his book "The Season Never Ends - Wins, Losses and the Wisdom of the Court" -- and so much more.6:50 a.m.
Romney Wins Illinois With Range Of Voters
When Mitt Romney won the big Midwestern states of Michigan and Ohio, the margins were narrow enough that analysts were not impressed, given his huge advantage in money and organization. But in Illinois Tuesday night, even Romney's closest rival, Rick Santorum, did not come within 10 points.
White House Preps For Court's Health Care Ruling
The U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments about the Affordable Care Act next week. The White House is gearing up to defend the policy across the country, but officials aren't talking publicly about what might happen if all or part of the law is struck down.
Romney, SuperPAC Outspend Rivals Combined
Financial reports filed at the Federal Election Commission show that in February, Mitt Romney and a superPAC supporting him yet again spent more than all of his GOP opponents combined. But none of February's GOP contests translated into a fundraising bounce for the candidates.
FBI Still Struggling With Supreme Court's GPS Ruling
The Supreme Court recently said police overstepped their legal authority by planting a GPS tracker on the car of a suspected drug dealer without a search warrant. The decision set off alarm bells at the FBI, where officials are trying to determine whether they need to change the way they work.
Russian Activists Call For Procter & Gamble Boycott
The U.S.-based company Procter & Gamble is the largest advertiser in Russia. But now some Russians are calling for a boycott because P&G is a sponsor of the state-controlled NTV television network. NTV is seen as very pro-Kremlin, and a recent program accused opposition activists of paying people to show up at an anti-voter fraud rally.
Business Startups Bill Hits Snags In Senate
The Senate votes on changes to the House JOBS bill requested by consumer advocates and the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission. As written, the bill would ease disclosure requirements on companies that have as much as $1 billion in annual sales when they go public.
Oil Tanker From Exxon Valdez Spill Goes To Scrap
Twenty-three years ago this week, the Exxon Valdez oil tanker spilled millions of gallons of oil into waters off the coast of Alaska. Now the ship — which after the spill was renamed the Oriental Nicety — is headed to the scrap heap. The more than 200,000-ton vessel will fetch $16 million for its scrap parts.