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Vikings pad lead atop NFC North

DETROIT—Case Keenum stood in the pocket to take a hit, dipped his right shoulder to slip out of a sack, and shuffled his feet to give his receivers more time to get open.

Looking like a savvy winner instead of a journeyman, Keenum picked apart Detroit's defence with his arm and made plays with his legs to help the Minnesota Vikings beat the Lions 30-23 yesterday afternoon.

Search for missing sub accelerates

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—The round-the-clock international search for a submarine that has been lost in the South Atlantic for nine days is accelerating amid growing fears for its 44 crew members.

The Argentine navy says an explosion occurred near the time and place where the sub went missing on Nov. 15.

That's led some family members of the crew to give up hope of a rescue.

Ex-teen hearttrob dies

NEW YORK—David Cassidy could sell the heck out of uncertainty.

“I Think I Love You," the smash hit that in 1970 launched the Partridge Family musical group plus the ABC comedy-with-songs show of the same name, found Cassidy centre stage delivering such lyrics as "I think I love you, so what am I so afraid of?/I'm afraid that I'm not sure of a love there is no cure for.”

Wolves' return to Oregon brings conflict, opportunity

PORTLAND, Ore.—Wolves once were so plentiful in the abundant forests that would become Oregon that the earliest settlers gathered from far and wide to discuss how to kill them.

Those “wolf meetings” in the 1840s, spawned by a common interest, eventually led to the formation of the Oregon territory—the precursor for statehood in 1859.