Vanska returns as Minnesota Orchestra music head

FILE - This undated file photo shows Minnesota Orchestra conductor Osmo Vanska during a performance in Minneapolis. Vanska is returning as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra. The orchestra's board said Thursday, April 24, 2014, that Vanska will lead at least 10 weeks of concerts for each of the next two seasons. Vanska resigned in October during a lockout of the orchestra's musicians that lasted more than a year. The dispute ended in January, when musicians agreed to pay cuts in a new three-year contract. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Tom Wallace, File) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Finnish conductor Osmo Vanska is returning as music director of the Minnesota Orchestra.



Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a shift for a major firm; it's unclear if others will follow suit.
Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death

HONOLULU (AP) — A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty.
Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

FILE - In this April, 2, 2014 file photo, former Northwestern football quarterback Kain Colter, right, and Ramogi Huma, founder and president of the National College Players Association, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington. Northwestern football players will cast secret ballots Friday, April 25, 2014, on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes, a potentially landmark vote that will, however, be kept sealed for weeks or months, and possibly years. Colter announced in January that he would lead the drive to unionize. The CAPA would represent the players at the bargaining table if the pro-union side prevails. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke, File)EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes — a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly years.



Silver: Premature to say union will opt out of CBA

NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout.


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