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Scientists find closest thing yet to Earth-sun twin system

Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:55 PM

Scientists have identified a “close cousin” to Earth that’s orbiting a sun-like star and might harbor life.

Maple Leafs hire longtime Devils exec Lou Lamoriello as GM

Thursday, July 23, 2015 1:53 PM

The Toronto Maple Leafs hired longtime NHL executive Lou Lamoriello as general manager on Thursday, bringing in an experienced executive to try to turn around the franchise.

St. Thomas hosts National Senior Games

Monday, July 20, 2015 7:36 PM
Clare Hanson is presented with a medal with her team from New Mexico, which won the women's basketball title for the over-80 age group. Hanson returned to basketball in 2000 after a 50-year break. (Elena Neuzil/TommieMedia)

Athletes ages 50 and up competed against each other July 3-16 in the National Senior Games, a biennial sports competition designed to keep older athletes active.

Life details of Tenn. shooter emerge, but motive elusive

Monday, July 20, 2015 7:09 PM

Bits and pieces have emerged over the past few days about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s troubled life. But two significant pieces of the puzzle are missing: Why did he ambush two military sites, killing four Marines and a sailor? And was he propelled to do so by his own demons or at the direction of someone else?

Turkey suspects Islamic State behind bomb that killed 31

Monday, July 20, 2015 7:03 PM

Authorities suspected the Islamic State group was behind an apparent suicide bombing Monday in southeastern Turkey that killed 31 people and wounded nearly 100.

Johnson wins British Open, stops Spieth’s bid for Grand Slam

Monday, July 20, 2015 6:58 PM

It was the first British Open to end on Monday since 1988 because of a brief rain delay Friday morning and 10½-hour wind delay on Saturday.

Trout wins MVP as AL All-Stars top NL 6-3

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 8:02 AM

Mike Trout became the first player in 38 years to homer leading off an All-Star Game, then became the first player to take home the Midsummer Classic’s MVP award two years in row.

Trout, Harper, plenty of fresh faces highlight All-Star Game

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:30 PM

This is an age when The Kids are All Right — a record 20 of the 76 All-Stars for Tuesday night’s game are 25 or younger, according to STATS.

The Latest: Greek austerity bill submitted to parliament

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 12:17 PM

Greece’s finance ministry says the draft bill needed to start talks on Greece’s third bailout has been submitted to Parliament.

BMX pioneer Scot Breithaupt found dead; cause undetermined

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 9:21 PM

Scot Alexander Breithaupt, who helped turn BMX bike racing from a backyard backwater into an international action sport, has died, authorities said.

Options for bike lane near St. Thomas explored

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 9:14 PM

Saint Paul Public Works is exploring alternative options for a bike lane after the Saint Paul City Council voted to delay the project initially intended for Cleveland Avenue.

Twins recall star prospect Miguel Sano from Double-A

Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:04 PM

One of the prized prospects in all of baseball, Sano was recalled from Double-A Chattanooga before the Twins opened a four-game series against the Royals.

Last funeral for victim of Charleston shooting in Columbia

Thursday, July 2, 2015 7:00 PM

Family members, religious colleagues and school friends packed the pews Thursday at the Bethel AME church in Columbia for the funeral of the 74-year-old Rev. Daniel Simmons Sr.

Miss USA pageant fast-approaching for alumna

Sunday, June 28, 2015 12:28 PM
Jessica Scheu is crowned Miss Minnesota in November 2014. Contestants must win their respective state titles before going on to vie for Miss USA. (Photo courtesy of Future Productions, LLC)

The Miss USA pageant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is fast-approaching for Jessica Scheu, a 2015 graduate of St. Thomas.

SpaceX launch ends in failure, rocket erupts

Sunday, June 28, 2015 11:17 AM

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff.