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how to ring in the ‘year of the rooster’


welcome to the year of the rooster. the chinese new year starts urday, and so do the celebrations centered around traditions like honoring the lunar calendar, preserving luck, exchanging money and gathering with family. and if you find yourself watching a fireworks or buying chinese new year merchandise, you’ll notice rooster decorations partying alongside you. 2017…






1 dead, 3 injured after west town traffic crash


a 58-year-old man died in a two-vehicle crash that injured three others urday afternoon in the 400 block of north ashland avenue in the west town neighborhood, police said. a 19-year-old man who was driving one of the vehicles involved in the wreck was taken into police custody pending charges. officials suspect alcohol could have contributed to the crash, police said. the 19-year-old man, driving a jeep grand cherokee, about 1:35 p.m. was heading west on hubbard street when he drove past a stop sign and crashed into a toyota ry, police said. a 58-year-old man who had been driving the ry had been heading north on ashland avenue. the impact of the crash left both vehicles on hubbard street. the 58-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the grand cherokee and two of his






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should nominees speak out about the new president?


when emma stone, denzel washington, ryan gosling and the rest of this year’s academy award nominees get ready for the big night, they will rec with the perennial questions that have faced every oscar nominee for time immemorial: what to wear, who to bring as a date, who to thank if they win. but this year,…






4 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


three men and a 14-year-old boy were wounded  urday in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.in the latest attack, a 44-year-old man was s in the left foot twice during a home invasion about 9:05 p.m. in the 3800 block of west flournoy street in the lawndale neighborhood. he was sitting in a bedroom when two men kicked in the front door. the men demanded money and then one of the robbers s the man in the foot. his condition was stabilized at stroger hospital. earlier, about 6:30 p.m. in the 7700 block of south sangamon street, someone s a 14-year-old boy in the lower right arm, police said. the victim was taken to an area hospital where his condition had stabilized.another shooting happened about 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of north laramie avenue in the portage par






in new york’s lunar new year parade, women are breaking in as lion dancers


on the fourth floor of a shabby walk-up fronting one of the busiest streets in new york’s chinatown, lions are dancing. okay, it’s lion dancing. the new york chinese freemasons athletic club (more on that name in a second) hosts what’s believed to be the longest-running lion dance troupe in new york city. for this year’s…






3 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


two men and a 14-year-old boy were wounded  urday in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.the latest attack occurred about 6:30 p.m. in the 7700 block of south sangamon street when someone s a 14-year-old boy in the lower right arm, police said.the victim was taken to an area hospital where his condition had stabilized. no arrests were made.earlier, about 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of north laramie avenue in the portage park neighborhood a 19-year-old man was wounded, police said.he was in a vehicle when another car pulled alongside, and someone inside it fired s s multiple times. he was struck in the abdomen, and took himself to community first hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.earlier urday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was s in the back in






california looks to build $7 billion legal pot economy


sacramento, calif. — a handful of california government workers face a difficult task: by jan. 1, craft regulations that will govern the state's emerging legal pot market.californians last year approved a ballot measure that legalized the recreational use of marijuana, starting next year.now, state workers are trying to build the framework of rules under which the fragrant buds will be grown, processed, transported and sold.the new industry has a projected value of $7 billion.state and local governments could eventually collect $1 billion a year in taxes.getting it wrong could mean the robust cannabis black market stays that way — outside the law.gov. jerry brown has recommended spending more than $50 million to establish programs to collect taxes and issue licenses, while hiring more work






paypal q4 solid, revenue up 17 percent


paypal delivered solid fourth quarter and fiscal year financials after the bell thursday.what's on zdnetthe san jose, calif.-based payments company reported a net income of $390 million, or 32 cents per share.non-gaap earnings were 42 cents per share on revenue of $2.98 billion, up 17 percent year over year.wall street was looking for earnings of 42 cents per share on revenue of $2.98 billion.for the year, paypal brought in $10.84 billion in revenue on non-gaap earnings of $1.15 per share.paypal says it processed $99 billion in total payment volume (tpv) during the fourth quarter and $354 in tpv for the fiscal year. the company says it added 18 million new customers in 2016, ending the year with 197 million active customer accounts.venmo, the company's social payments platform, processed $






20-year-old city councilman dies after car wreck in idaho


wilder, idaho — a 20-year-old city councilman who was one of the youngest people ever elected in idaho, has died after being involved in a car accident.the idaho press-tribune reports (http://bit.ly/2kerye8) that city councilman ismael fernandez died friday in a collision on highway 19 in canyon county.fernandez was just a 19-year-old freshman at the college of idaho when he was elected in 2015 to the four-member wilder city council. his win made national headlines.fernandez was also part of idaho's first all-latino city council.wilder has about 1,500 residents and is in southwestern idaho near the oregon border.idaho state police say fernandez was traveling west on highway 19 when he crossed the center line and crashed into a truck hauling beets.fernandez died at saint alphonsus regional






chinese lunar new year: year of the rooster | 2017


residents set off fireworks on the eve of lunar new year in beijing, china. [ng han/ap p o]thais bring offerings and pray for good fortune to mark the chinese lunar new year at leng noei yi or dragon lotus temple in chinatown, bangkok. [rungroj yongrit/epa]cars drive past a street decorated with chinese lamps to celebrate the lunar new year in yangon, myanmar. [soe zeya tun/reuters]filipino chinese students with rooster hats gesture after tossing a coin in front of a prosperity tree display, which is believed to bring good luck and fortune, in a nce of the lunar new year celebrations in binondo, metro manila, philippines. [romeo ranoco/reuters]men perform a dragon and lion dance before the chinese lunar new year in phnom penh, bodia. [samrang pring/reuters]people pray with incense sticks a






chinese new year 2017: year of the rooster | china


residents set off fireworks on the eve of lunar new year in beijing, china. [ng han/ap p o]thais bring offerings and pray for good fortune to mark the chinese lunar new year at leng noei yi or dragon lotus temple in chinatown, bangkok. [rungroj yongrit/epa]cars drive past a street decorated with chinese lamps to celebrate the lunar new year in yangon, myanmar. [soe zeya tun/reuters]filipino chinese students with rooster hats gesture after tossing a coin in front of a prosperity tree display, which is believed to bring good luck and fortune, in a nce of the lunar new year celebrations in binondo, metro manila, philippines. [romeo ranoco/reuters]men perform a dragon and lion dance before the chinese lunar new year in phnom penh, bodia. [samrang pring/reuters]people pray with incense sticks a






4 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


three men and a 14-year-old boy were wounded  urday in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.the latest attack occurred about 9:05 p.m. in the 3800 block of west flournoy street in the lawndale neighborhood, police said.a man, 44, was s in the foot and was taken in good condition to an area hospital, police said.earlier, about 6:30 p.m. in the 7700 block of south sangamon street, someone s a 14-year-old boy in the lower right arm, police said.the victim was taken to an area hospital where his condition had stabilized.another shooting happened about 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of north laramie avenue in the portage park neighborhood a 19-year-old man was wounded, police said.he was in a vehicle when another car pulled alongside, and someone inside it fired s s multip






2017 winter x games fans in aspen – the denver post


january 27, 2017, 6:38 pm it’s the year of the rooster, so of course asian avenue magazine’s lunar year party was something to crow about. in addition to the traditional lion dance and 10-course dinner that included treats like lobster and abalone, the event at empress seafood restaurant had and a dance demonstration by ben nguyen, a silent auction and holiday couplets written by chinese...






intel’s quarterly profit falls despite strong sales growth


intel corp.’s quarterly profit slipped 1.4% despite solid sales growth, as the company invested heavily to maintain leadership in microprocessors for personal computers and for servers used in giant data centers.the santa clara, calif., chip giant said its capital spending jumped more than 31% to $9.6 billion last year, and it plans to increase that again to around $12 billion this year, as it shifts to producing chips that have...






spears, cabal win mixed doubles, continue 30s theme in oz


melbourne, australia — abigail spears played her part at the australian open "30-fun" party by winning the mixed doubles title.the 35-year-old spears teamed with colombia's juan sebastian cabal to beat second-seeded sania mirza and ivan dodig 6-2 6-4 in the final sunday on rod laver arena.spears was striving to win her first grand slam title in her farewell year. she plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with mexican santiago gonzalez at the u.s. open in 2013 and 2014.the triumph by spears and the 30-year-old cabal continued the veteran's theme of the championships with all players in the men's and women's singles finals aged 30 or older. roger federer and rafael nadal were playing for the men's championship sunday






spears, cabal win mixed doubles, continue 30s theme in oz


melbourne, australia — abigail spears played her part at the australian open "30-fun" party by winning the mixed doubles title.the 35-year-old spears teamed with colombia's juan sebastian cabal to beat second-seeded sania mirza and ivan dodig 6-2 6-4 in the final sunday on rod laver arena.spears was striving to win her first grand slam title in her farewell year. she plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with mexican santiago gonzalez at the u.s. open in 2013 and 2014."yeah, i think it's my last, but i guess everybody says that and then they reconsider at some point," spears said. "i hope it's my last. but if not, then i think i would finish here next year. this is my favorite tournament. i have so many friends her






5 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


three men and two teens were wounded from urday afternoon to early sunday in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.in the parkway gardens neighborhood, a 16-year-old boy was wounded in a drive-by shooting about 1:45 a.m. sunday. he was walking near 63rd street and prairie avenue when someone inside a dark-colored sedan opened fire, striking him in the left thigh. he took himself to mercy hospital, where his condition was stabilized. a 44-year-old man was s in the left foot twice during a home invasion about 9:05 p.m. in the 3800 block of west flournoy street in the lawndale neighborhood. he was sitting in a bedroom when two men kicked in the front door. the men demanded money and then one of the robbers s the man in the foot. his condition was stabilized at strog






wisconsin has most successful year for solar power in 2016


milwaukee — new data show that the wisconsin solar industry saw its most active year of development as it was boosted by a major investment in solar by dairyland power cooperative, other utilities and target stores inc., as well as projects around the state.construction started last year on projects across wisconsin exceeding 30 megawatts. the new projects will be able to power about 5,000 homes once they're fully running, the milwaukee journal sentinel (http://bit.ly/2jqpwza) reported.that's nearly five times as much development as what occurred in 2015 as businesses, homeowners and utilities responded to decreasing solar prices."wisconsin solar energy saw its best year ever in 2016, with the projects installed and under construction more than doubling the state's total production," said






eau claire officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






eau claire police officer fatally shoots man outside el


eau claire, wis. — an eau claire police officer has fatally s a man during a confrontation outside a el.the eau claire police department got a 911 call urday morning about a man with a gun in the parking lot of scottish inns & suites. the caller said the man was pointing the gun at p ing vehicles and people.police say the first officer who arrived found the 49-year-old man in the parking lot and, after a confrontation, s him. officers tried to revive him, but he died at the scene.no officers or anyone else was hurt. the names of the 19-year veteran officer and the suspect were not released.the officer is on standard administrative ignment. the la crosse police department is investigating the shooting at the request of eau claire police.






trump order aimed at refugees from muslim countries sparks confusion, outrage


last year the u.s. resettled 85,000 people displaced by war, political oppression, hunger and religious prejudice, including more than 12,000 syrians. before leaving office president barack obama announced that the u.s. would accept 110,000 refugees in the coming year, but trump's order cut that by more than half to 50,000.no refugees were in the air when the travel ban was signed friday, but about 350 people were in transit in nairobi, kenya, and were now stuck there, said melanie nezer, vice president of policy and advocacy for hias, a refugee resettlement aid agency. she said several hundred more people who were booked on u.s.-bound flights in the next week were now stranded around the globe."this in effect could be a permanent ban," she said. "many of these people may never be able to






wang wins qatar masters after three-man playoff


doha, qatar — south korea's jeunghun wang rolled in a 3-foot birdie putt on the first extra hole to win the qatar masters after a three-way playoff on sunday, clinching his third title on the european tour.the 21-year-old wang, who took a three-stroke lead into the final round, s a 1-under 71 and was joined in the playoff by south africa's jaco van zyl (68) and sweden's joakim lagergren (66). the trio finished on a 16-under 272 total.on the first playoff hole — the par-5 no. 18 — van zyl three-putted for par and lagergren also could only make a par after finding the fairway bunker.wang was named rookie of the year on the european tour last season.






intel beats q4 estimates with growth across the business


intel on thursday reported its fourth quarter results, posting record quarterly revenue as well as record annual revenue for 2016. the revenue growth reflected strength across all of its business segments, intel said, including its client computing (pc sales), data center and internet of things groups. the company reported non-gaap earnings of 79 cents a share for q4, on revenue of $16.37 billion. wall street was looking for earnings of 75 cents a share on revenue of $15.75 billion.intel's full-year, non-gaap 2016 revenue e to $59.5 billion, with an eps of $2.72. the company also reported non-gaap operating income of $16.5 billion and net income of $13.2 billion. intel also generated a record of $21.8 billion in cash from operations.ceo brian krzanich said in a statement that 2016 was a "t






spears, cabal win mixed doubles, continue 30s theme in oz


melbourne, australia (ap) — abigail spears played her part at the australian open “30-fun” party by winning the mixed doubles title.the 35-year-old spears teamed with colombia’s juan sebastian cabal to beat second-seeded sania mirza and ivan dodig 6-2 6-4 in the final sunday on rod laver arena.spears was striving to win her first grand slam title in her farewell year. she plans to retire at the end of this season after a career in which she was twice runner-up in mixed doubles finals with mexican santiago gonzalez at the u.s. open in 2013 and 2014.the triumph by spears and the 30-year-old cabal continued the veteran’s theme of the championships with all players in the men’s and women’s singles finals aged 30 or older. roger federer and rafael nadal were playing for the men’s championship s






lawndale woman accused of shooting relative


a lawndale woman is accused of shooting a relative early urday during a family gathering in the 1400 block of south avers avenue, police said. angeline minniefield, who lives on the same block where the shooting took place, faces charges of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated battery. she is expected to appear sunday in bond court. about 12:45 a.m. urday, minniefield, 43, and a 21-year-old man got into an argument during the family gathering in an apartment. she is accused of pulling out a handgun and shooting her relative in the neck, chicago police said. the 21-year-old man was taken in good condition to mount sinai hospital.  check back for updates.






trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group. ociated press






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trump sets 5-year and lifetime lobbying ban for officials


washington — president donald trump is imposing a lifetime ban on administration officials lobbying for foreign governments, and a five-year ban for other lobbying.trump used his executive authority urday to put in place the bans — fulfilling part of his paign pledge to "drain the swamp" in washington.trump has said that those who want to work for him should focus on the job they'll be doing for the american people, and not on future income earned by peddling their influence after serving in government.administration officials describe the bans as historic in scope. but it's not immediately clear how they'd be enforced.trump also took a separate action to restructure the national security council ask military advisers to prepare a plan to defeat the islamic state group.






man punches auxiliary bishop during m at newark church


newark, n.j. — an auxiliary bishop with the archdiocese of newark has been attacked during m .es county authorities say the attack occurred urday at cathedral basilica of the sacred heart during an event honoring baseball hall of famer roberto clemente.they say 48-year-old newark resident charles miller was in a pew when he got up, went to the altar and punched the rev. manuel cruz in the mouth. cruz was treated at a hospital for undisclosed injuries that aren't considered serious.miller was charged with ault. authorities declined comment on a possible motive for the attack.the m marked the recent anniversary clemente's death on new year's eve in 1972. he was killed in a plane crash while trying to bring supplies to the earthquake-ravaged country of nicaragua.






knife crime in uk cities 'turning people into monsters'


a investigation has revealed the extent of knife crime across the uk.figures show that a knife or blade was used in a crime every 16 minutes on average last year.the number of incidents involving machetes has risen by more than 60% over the last three years in england and wales - that is according to freedom of information request responses from just over half of police forces.knife crime across england and wales is up 11% in the last year and nearing levels of five years ago.the home office says knife crime remains below levels in 2010 but it recognises there is more to be done.the 's ed thomas visited liverpool to meet people who say they carry knives every day.correspondent: ed thomas; producer & director: noel titheradge; era: phillip edwards; drone era: john dyson; edited by ed ra






police: woman charged after throwing child on train tracks


burlington, n.j. — a woman who allegedly threw a 5-year-old onto the tracks as a train was approaching has been charged with attempted murder.police in burlington, new jersey, went to the light rail platform around 8:30 p.m. friday after a new jersey transit bus driver reported a suspicious woman.as officers waked onto the platform to approach 20-year-old autumn matacchiera, she allegedly grabbed the who had been standing with her mother and her mother's boyfriend. she then threw the child onto the tracks.the boyfriend quickly got the to safety as police jumped in front of the train to signal it to stop.matacchiera was taken to a hospital for a mental health evaluation. the child was treated at a hospital for a facial cut and some bruising.






und instructor, student pilot ok after emergency landing


crookston, minn. — a university of north dakota instructor pilot and a student pilot are ok after engine failure forced their airplane to make an emergency landing in northwestern minnesota.the polk county sheriff's office and other authorities responded just after 6:30 p.m. friday after the 2008 single-engine cessna landed south of crookston.authorities say the plane was about 900 feet in the air when the engine failed. the two pilots then made an emergency landing into a plowed field.twenty-two-year-old instructor pilot joseph gromek and 21-year-old student pilot collin bates, both of grand forks, north dakota, were found outside of the plane and unhurt. they were the only people in the plane, which was lightly damaged.the plane was released to und's aviation department.






valls vs hamon in french socialists' presidential primary


paris — french voters are voting for the socialist candidate who will face a tough battle to beat rivals from the far-left, the far-right and the political center in france's presidential election this spring.sunday's choice in the socialist primary runoff is a stark one, between two candidates on opposite poles of the beleaguered party with sharply different plans for france.with a headline-grabbing proposal to pay all french adults a monthly stipend, the 49-year-old benoit hamon has emerged from obscurity on the socialist left to win the primary's first round against six other candidates last weekend.on sunday, he is facing former prime minister manuel valls.the 54-year-old valls has emphasized his experience in government, which includes a time when attackers killed 147 people in france






arkansan to be first black chief judge on 8th circuit court


little rock, ark. — a hope, arkansas, native is to become the first black chief judge of the 8th u.s. circuit court of appealsjudge lavenski smith, now of little rock, is to become chief judge of the st. louis-based on march 11. he succeeds judge william jay riley, whose seven-year term as chief judge is expiring.the 58-year-old smith was appointed in 2001 by then-president george w. bush to the court that hears appeals from arkansas, missouri, iowa, nebraska, south dakota, north dakota and minnesota.smith was in washington last week for orientation and told the arkansas democrat-gazette (http://bit.ly/2khiesp ) that he met with people ranging from information technologists to budgeting.court clerk michael gans said the position is routinely p ed on to the next most-senior judge on the cou






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benny feilhaber among us vets getting 2nd chance under arena


carson, calif. — only a year ago, benny feilhaber thought he had no chance to get back in the good graces of jurgen klinsmann and the u.s. national team.so the frustrated sporting kansas city midfielder let them have it, sharply criticizing klinsmann's player selection in an unusual moment of bridge-burning candor for a frustrated veteran athlete.one year and one new coach later, feilhaber has just completed a january training p with the u.s. men, and he is on the 23-man squad for the first matches in a crucial year of world cup qualification for the americans."a clean slate," feilhaber said with a broad smile.the u.s. begins the year sunday with an exhibition against serbia at qualcomm stadium in san diego. new coach bruce arena's mls-based player group is clearly optimistic about the tes






palestinians: 17-year-old s dead in clashes with israel


ramallah, west bank — palestinian police says israeli troops have s and killed a 17-year-old boy and injured five others who clashed with them.the police say the palestinians hurled rocks at the israeli troops, who responded with fire. the israeli military confirmed the account, saying that its forces were attacked with pipe bombs in the northern west bank city of jenin before they responded.since 2015, palestinian attackers have carried out numerous stabbings, shootings and vehicular aults that killed 40 israelis and two visiting americans. israeli forces killed 235 palestinians in the same period, most identified by israel as attackers.rights groups have accused israel of using excessive force in some of the confrontations. israel blames the violence on palestinian incitement, while pale






crews looking for missing missouri woman find 2nd man's body


kansas city, mo. — for the second straight week, people searching for a missing missouri woman have found a man's body.kansas city police say the urday discovery is being investigated as a suspicious death but released no details. police had no updates sunday.the kansas city star reports (http://bit.ly/2jkrwbw ) that relatives of jessica runions have been searching for the 21-year-old woman nearly every week since she went missing in early september.last week, they found a man's decomposing body in a creek bed. he was later identified as a 21-year-old man also from raytown reported missing in november. his death is being investigated as a homicide.runions was last seen leaving a gathering of friends in south kansas city. her burned vehicle was found two days later in a nearby wooded area.






minnesota duluth edges st. cloud state in ot for final north star college cup ti


it was announced last week that the north star college cup would be discontinued because of a lack of fan interest. urday, minnesota duluth and st. cloud state gave the spectators at xcel energy center something to remember it by.kyle osterberg scored six minutes into overtime, giving umd a 2-1 victory over the huskies in the championship game. the second-ranked bulldogs (17-5-4) hoisted the minnesota red oak trophy for the first time, becoming the fourth school to win the four-year-old tournament. alex iafallo also scored for umd, which rallied from a 1-0 deficit vs. st. cloud state (12-13-1).umd’s hunter miska stopped 31 of 32 s s and was named the tournament’s mvp. the freshman from stacy, minn., had 68 saves on 71 s s in wins over scsu and the gophers (3-2).“our guys talked about it be






20-year-old city councilman dies after car wreck in idaho


wilder, idaho — a 20-year-old city councilman who was one of the youngest people ever elected in idaho, has died after being involved in a car accident.wilder city councilman ismael fernandez died friday in a collision in canyon county, according to the idaho press-tribune (http://bit.ly/2kerye8).fernandez was a 19-year-old freshman at the college of idaho when he was elected in 2015 to the four-member wilder city council, the newspaper said. he decided to run for the council just three days before the election. his win made national headlines and placed him on the state's first all-latino city council.during his paign, he went door-to-door with his grandmother, the paper said."the lack of a youth voice leads to cynicism in politics," fernandez said at the time. "when you don't have that o






for 25 days, blaine woman unaware she had $1m lottery ticket


for more than three weeks, joey hunter went about her life — until she learned that a lottery drawing on the dawning of a new year had made her a millionaire.the blaine woman abandoned her hair appointment on thursday, when she realized that she was one of two people who captured the top $1 million prize in the annual minnesota millionaire raffle.hunter said she heard one of the $1 million tickets was sold at kwik trip in coon ids shortly after the jan. 1 drawing. "i didn't think much of it," she recalled. "i didn't think i bought my ticket there."but it was while she was heading to that hair touch-up that she finally got around to checking her ticket and discovered her good fortune. "i started bawling right away," she said.just the same, she kept her appointment — but not all of it.about






after 25 days, blaine woman realizes she has $1 million lottery ticket


for more than three weeks, joey hunter went about her life — until she learned that a lottery drawing on the dawning of a new year had made her a millionaire.the blaine woman abandoned her hair appointment on thursday, when she realized that she was one of two people who captured the top $1 million prize in the annual minnesota millionaire raffle.hunter said she heard one of the $1 million tickets was sold at kwik trip in coon ids shortly after the jan. 1 drawing. “i didn’t think much of it,” she recalled. “i didn’t think i bought my ticket there.”but it was while she was heading to that hair touch-up that she finally got around to checking her ticket and discovered her good fortune. “i started bawling right away,” she said.just the same, she kept her appointment — but not all of it.about






2 wounded in shootings on northwest, south sides


two men were wounded  urday afternoon in separate shootings on the northwest and south sides, police said.the latest attack happened shortly after 4 p.m. in the 3500 block of north laramie avenue in the portage park neighborhood, police said.a 19-year-old man was in a vehicle when another car pulled along side, and someone fired s s multiple times. he was struck in the abdomen, and took himself to community first hospital where his condition was stabilized, police said.earlier urday afternoon, a 24-year-old man was s in the back in the city's south shore neighborhood, police said.according to preliminary information, the man was wounded about 2:40 p.m.  in the 2800 block of east 76th street, said police.the victim was driving when a vehicle pulled up, and someone fire several s s. the vict






back to favorite topic, egypt's leader blasts "evil people"


cairo — egypt's president has returned to some of his favorite topics, angrily denouncing the "evil people" plotting against his country and questioning the ideology of islamic militants waging an insurgency against his government.abdel-fattah el-sissi, addressing a youth meeting in the southern city of aswan on urday, also declared egypt to be "very, very poor," but re ured egyptians this would not stop the country from "moving forward."el-sissi has overseen the introduction this year of ambitious economic reforms to revive the country's ailing economy, while his security forces are fighting an increasingly emboldened insurgency by islamic militants in the sinai peninsula.a general-turned-president, he has also overseen the arrest since 2013 of thousands of islamists as well as hundreds o






lakeville north gymnastics no. 1 and aims to stay that way


indya volk has felt the pain — physically and mentally —of lakeville north’s gymnastics program.the junior and her teammates are fighting through the pain while trying to regain prominence. the panthers are the no. 1-ranked team in cl 2a by the coaches ociation.the panthers’ highest finish in the state meet since the district split into two high schools in 2005 was third place 10 years later. they won 10 championships, nine of which e between 1993 and 2003, before the separation into two schools. their other state championship team was in 1986.a year ago, lakeville north finished a disappointing last (eighth place) in the state meet. volk suffered a fractured forearm and dislocated elbow in the preceding section 2 meet.“i thought i had let my team down at that moment,” volk said. “i was ha






edina gymnast battles back from state-meet ending injury


edina’s megan haug lay on the landing mat behind the vaulting table before the 2016 cl 2a gymnastics state meet last march, her competition over before it began. in her first year as a high school gymnast after a lifetime of club training, haug, then a junior, had planned to unveil a new vault, a double-back tuck, for the state meet. an event championship, maybe even an all-around title, was reachable.two vaults into her warmup, the unthinkable happened.“when i hit the vaulting table i could tell something was off,” haug said. “but i just went for it and landed short. i just crunched my ankle. i got up and tried to keep going, but i could not walk on it at all. i was mad. i was so excited to compete.”she tried tape and ice and tried to walk it off, but she realized there would be no kerri






nhl br still leaning against olympic shutdown next year


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oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage who was nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, the film won the academy award for best foreign-language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke."amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival. riva also won best actress at the british academy film awards for her performance. but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that ye






oscar-nominated emmanuelle riva dies in paris, age 89


paris — emmanuelle riva, a french star of screen and stage who was nominated for an academy award for best actress in 2013, has died. she was 89.riva died friday afternoon in a paris clinic after a long illness, her agent, anne alvares correa, told the ociated press.riva was oscar-nominated for her role in "amour, " michael haneke's brutal depiction of an aging couple.with riva starring alongside another french movie legend, jean-louis trintignant, the film won the academy award for best foreign-language film. they played a loving, elderly parisian couple, one of whom has a stroke."amour" also won the palme d'or at the cannes film festival. riva also won best actress at the british academy film awards for her performance. but jennifer lawrence won the academy award for best actress that ye