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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Crews tearing down the Metrodome passed another milestone today: The cables that criss-crossed the iconic inflatable roof were cut loose from the walls. With explosives, no less. Here's video of what that looked like. (02/02/2014)
The Seahawks won their first Super Bowl title Sunday night in overpowering fashion, punishing Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos 43-8. That relentless defense, the NFL's stingiest, never let the five-time MVP get going, disarming the highest-scoring offense in league history. (02/02/2014)
Peyton Manning couldn't cap the greatest season any NFL quarterback ever had or secure his legacy as the best QB in history because his Denver Broncos came down with a case of the yips Sunday night. They lost to Seattle in the Super Bowl 43-8 by falling behind right from the start and never recovering. (02/02/2014)
Authorities are still investigating an accident that left a man dead in northwestern Minnesota.
The Feds still consider pot illegal, so Colorado must build its own system to regulate these foods.
No matter what potential problems could come along -- from a groundswell of concern, not to mention court cases, about concussions; to a headlines-generating hazing scandal; to a prominent player charged with murder; to officiating errors -- everything seems to work out for the country's most popular sport.
The 22-year-old Diggins is the youngest skier on the U.S. cross-country women's team.
According to the report, the abortion rate dropped to 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women ages 15-44 in 2011, well below the peak of 29.3 in 1981 and the lowest since a rate of 16.3 in 1973.
The family of a girl hit and killed by an Uber driver says he was distracted by the company's mobile app.
Mondale built a reputation as a national cultural arts advocate while her husband was vice president, and was so passionate about the arts that she was nicknamed "Joan of Art."
The New York Police Department and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner are investigating to determine a cause of death.
The price of propane in the Midwest has skyrocketed this winter because of high demand and changes to the pipeline delivery system.
Minnesota's bill covers use of remote devices by law enforcement. It demands that agencies get warrants or meet tests of "imminent" danger to turn to camera-toting drones.
There are already more than 700 waters listed as impaired in Wisconsin, including many sections of the Milwaukee, Menomonee and Kinnickinnic rivers.
Another step in the Metrodome's demolition took place early Sunday.
An Associated Press analysis finds that there have been at least 11 school shootings this academic year alone, in addition to other cases of gun violence, in school parking lots and elsewhere on campus, when classes were not in session.
Stupor Bowl, a guerrilla bicycle race run on city streets, made its 17th run through Minneapolis on Saturday. 366 racers met at a bicycle shop shortly before the race began to find out the starting point and race route. Racers could visit the 18 checkpoints -- including bike shops, bars and parks -- in any order they chose. The race is fueled by camaraderie -- and beer.
Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. EST on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., the first Super Bowl held outdoors at a cold-weather site.
Punxsutawney Phil predicts there will be six more weeks of winter. Groundhog day this year fell on Super Bowl Sunday. This year's Groundhog Day celebration marks a winter that has brought extreme cold to stretches of the country wholly unaccustomed to it, as well as a snow and ice storm that paralyzed Atlanta and other Southern cities.

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