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Friday, April 19, 2013

U.S. hospitals have been urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of bird flu among patients who have recently traveled to China, where a new strain of the virus has killed 17 people and infected more than 70. (04/19/2013)
Celebrations erupted in Boston and beyond as the capture of the remaining marathon bombing suspect was announced in a tweet from police. (04/19/2013)
Boston Police say a college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombings is in custody after a manhunt that left the city virtually paralyzed and his older brother and alleged accomplice dead. Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, is in serious condition and was hospitalized late Friday. (04/19/2013)
USA Today founder Al Neuharth died Friday in Cocoa Beach, Fla. He was 89.
Nearly 7,000 flights daily could be delayed starting Sunday as air traffic controllers are furloughed nationwide, warns an airline industry trade group.
Two brothers, one dead, one alive and at large. After hours when they were known only by grainy images of two men in baseball caps, a portrait gradually emerged Friday of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Police say one person is dead and two others are injured in a shooting at a Shakopee apartment building.
Minnesota lawmakers want the state to start cracking down on phony 911 calls.
House Republicans walked out of a committee meeting Friday to protest the late addition of a policy provision that Democrats made to the omnibus tax bill.
A Minnesota hospital says the remains of a second stillborn baby also may have been sent to a laundry.
Northeast Minnesota dug out Friday from a record-setting storm that dumped nearly two feet of snow on parts of the region, closed schools and cut off electricity to thousands of customers.
The Minnesota House has passed a court funding bill that includes salary increases for the state's judges and travel and lodging reimbursements for state Court of Appeals judges who live in greater Minnesota.
Some Minnesota lawmakers are still hoping to pass tougher gun laws this session, despite a defeat for gun control advocates earlier this week in Washington.
Fargo-area officials have mapped out plans for building clay levees and sandbag dikes to protect against what could be record flooding along the Red River and its tributaries.
With the city virtually paralyzed, thousands of officers with rifles and armored vehicles swarmed the streets in and around Boston on Friday, hunting for a 19-year-old college student wanted in the Boston Marathon bombing after his older brother and alleged accomplice was killed in a furious getaway attempt overnight.
Minnesota Public Radio's Stephanie Curtis discusses the visual power, sonic fullness and shortcomings of Tom Cruise's newest movie "Oblivion" in this week's Cube Critics.
Minnesota veterans cranked up the pressure on lawmakers Friday to come through with money for a 100-bed addition at the Minneapolis Veterans Home.
After a car chase and shootout with police, one suspect in the Boston Marathon bombing, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, 26, was shot and killed by police early April 19, and a manhunt was underway for his brother and second suspect, 19-year-old suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. The two men, reportedly of Chechen origin, are suspects in the bombings at the Boston Marathon on April 15 that killed three people and wounded at least 170. The police captured Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Friday in Watertown, Mass.
A St. Cloud State University physicist has learned he will soon be part of a NASA project to study the Earth's atmosphere.
Rep. John Kline says he's not interested in running for the U.S. Senate next year.
The trend of more girls participating in high level science competitions has been demonstrated over the past several years.
The Boston Marathon Bombing investigation quickly evolved into a manhunt. Residents in Boston and several suburbs were asked to stay inside their dwellings. Public transit systems were suspended as law enforcement pursued a suspect. Another suspect was killed overnight in a confrontation with investigators. NPR's Special Coverage was hosted by Steve Inskeep and David Greene.
Under pressure over its longstanding ban on gays, the Boys Scouts of America is proposing to lift the ban for youth members but continue to exclude gays as adult leaders.
Andrew Kitzenberg, an Edina native, had a front seat for the overnight shootout in the Watertown area of metropolitan Boston. He was next door, until he was evacuated. He tweeted several images.
The bodies of 12 people have been recovered after an enormous Texas fertilizer plant explosion that demolished surrounding neighborhoods for blocks and left about 200 other people injured, authorities said Friday.
Here are some key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, based on reports from the Middlesex County district attorney, Massachusetts State Police, and Boston police.
Mass transportation to and from the Boston area is virtually shut down Friday morning, with the exception of airplanes, which continue to take off and land at Logan International Airport.
Nearly two feet of snow has fallen in the last 24 hours in northern Minnesota in a storm that has disrupted travel and closed schools. The storm also hit much of the rest of the state.
As the state Legislature nears a vote on a controversial bill that would give victims of sexual abuse more time to sue, a new book chronicles the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, including some key characters and cases from Minnesota.
Another wintry blast has buried portions of Minnesota under more than a foot and a half of new snow, disrupted travel and closed schools.
A powerful spring storm system stretching from southern Texas to northern Michigan unleashed a wave of weather extremes on the Midwest on Thursday and threatened to bring its mix of hard rains, high winds and severe thunderstorms to the East by the weekend.
New fees and fee increases are scattered throughout the budget bills moving through the Legislature. Minnesotans may be asked to pay more over the next two years. Lawmakers are proposing raising fees, surcharges and other specialized taxes by hundreds of millions of dollars to erase the state's budget deficit and spend more on education.
NASA's planet-hunting telescope has discovered two planets that seem like ideal places for some sort of life to flourish. And they are just the right size and in just the right place.
We continue to follow the updates on the Boston manhunt. The city is on lockdown as police search for one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
The Boston Marathon bombing suspects have been identified as two young men who emigrated to the United States from Chechnya in the early 2000s.
A manhunt is underway this morning in Boston for one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing. The other suspect was killed in a confrontation with police after the suspects killed a MIT police officer and hijacked a car, leading the police on a chase through Watertown, Mass.

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