Lynx owner lauds team and fans The Minnesota Lynx will host the first game of WNBA Finals on Sunday at the Target Center. Yesterday, the Lynx beat Phoenix 103-86 to win the Western Conference. While the Lynx are having their best season ever, the Timberwolves have cancelled the first week of preseason games because of the continuing NBA labor impasse.8:25 a.m.
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Public Outrage Grows As Greece Looks For More Cuts
Inspectors from the European Union, the Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund return to Athens for a fiscal audit that will determine whether Greece gets bailout funds. But deep distrust of creditors has sparked violent protests and transit strikes.
In Egypt, Mubarak-Era Emergency Law To Stay
Critics say Egypt's military rulers are using the law, which allows for arbitrary arrests and harsh sentences, to impose their will. The government says it had no choice but to employ the measure after a mob attack on the Israeli Embassy earlier this month.
Fragile U.S.-Pakistan Relations On Downward Spiral
Adm. Mike Mullen said last week that Pakistan's intelligence agency had a role in several high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, including one earlier this month on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. The comments led to sharp denials from Pakistan and increased concerns about a new crisis between the two countries.
Afghan Women Fight Back, Preserve Shelters
Women's groups in Afghanistan rose up in protest when the government said it was planning to take control of women's shelters. After months of discussion, the government backed down. The shelters will remain independent and are able to receive money from donors.
Deep In Debt, Pa.'s Capital Faces State Takeover
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania could vote in the coming days to take control of the capital city, Harrisburg. The city faces a crushing debt of more than $300 million related to its trash incinerator. It's also struggling with internal political battles between the mayor and City Council.
Kids' Sugar Cravings Might Be Biological
Research shows children are hardwired from birth to prefer sweets, which may have once been an evolutionary advantage. But it appears they begin to scale back on their sugary preferences once they stop growing.
When It Comes To Pain Relief, One Size Doesn't Fit All
A recent study confirms what many pain specialists and patients already know: Pain relief differs from person to person. In fact, some medications that were highly effective for some individuals were barely noticeable for others.
Late And Over Budget, Boeing Delivers Dreamliner
Boeing will deliver to Japan's All Nippon Airlines the ceremonial keys to its first 787 jetliner Monday. The so-called Dreamliner is filled with technological innovations that should make flying more comfortable for passengers and more economical for airlines. But the 787 program is more than three years behind schedule and billions over budget, and many challenges remain.
Salvadoran Treats Win N.Y. Street Food Award
Pupusas took the highest honor at New Yorks' seventh annual Vendy awards — a competition for the best street vendor food. Solber Pupusas is the winner of the coveted Vendy Cup. Chef Reina Bermudez makes the thick Salvadoran tortillas from maize flour and fills them with savories like pork and cheese. She told the New York Daily News that her papusas are special because she "makes everything with a lot of love."