Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died

Country star Roy Clark, the guitar virtuoso and singer who headlined the cornpone TV show “Hee Haw” for nearly a quarter century and was known for such hits as “Yesterday When I was Young” and “Honeymoon Feeling,” has died. He was 85. Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at …

With the arrival of Robert Covington, Wiggins probably will move to guard

The arrival of Robert Covington and Dario Saric in Minnesota is going to mean the dynamics of the Timberwolves’ lineups and rotations are going to change. Covington, especially, figures to be a starter going forward and is usually adept at playing the “three” position, traditionally known as small forward. That’s been the spot Andrew Wiggins …

Big question for Amazon's 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

WASHINGTON — The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost? Amazon’s decision will bring to Arlington, Virginia, and the Long Island City section of New York a combined 50,000 jobs and …

Bollywood meets Hollywood as Indian stars wed at Italy villa

TREMEZZINA, Italy — Bollywood stars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are getting married at a villa on Italy’s Lake Como with screen credits of its own. The couple’s wedding on Wednesday at Villa Balbianello coincides with the fifth anniversary of the release of their first movie together. The lakeside mansion has been a location for …

Give to the Max Day celebrates 10 years, looks to help nonprofits year-round

There’s an unofficial “giving holiday” that Minnesota nonprofits mark on their calendars each year: Give to the Max Day. The annual fundraising marathon, which celebrates 10 years on Thursday, has brought in more than $150 million in donations over the decade. Nonprofit leaders say the day’s festive feel, coupled with enthusiasm for online giving, changed …

Fire destroys Zup's in Cook, Minn., leaving small town without a grocery store

Fire has destroyed the Zup’s grocery store in Cook, Minn., part of a family-owned chain that has served small towns north and west of Duluth for more than 100 years. The business caught fire after closing Monday and burned throughout the night, as numerous fire crews from miles around battled the flames in temperatures in …

Gophers basketball improves to 2-0 with home victory over Utah

Gophers players stared at each other bewildered midway through the first half Monday night trying to figure out how to score against Utah’s 2-3 zone defense. With All-Big Ten forward Jordan Murphy on the bench in foul trouble, Minnesota didn’t have any answer offensively falling behind in the first test of the season. That was …