Matt Cassel will start at quarterback on Sunday as the Vikings take on the defending Super Bowl champion Ravens in Baltimore. Christian Ponder hasn’t passed the concussion protocol and continues to have some symptoms. Minnesota is coming off a 23-20 overtime victory over Chicago. The Vikings are now 3-8-and-1 on the season. The Ravens are in the playoff hunt at 6-and-6.
Pro-Moscow rebels fighting in Ukraine said they would open up a 'humanitarian corridor' to allow the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops they have encircled.
No criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi.
The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter that crashed in mountainous western Virginia was found dead on Thursday.
Experts say this Labor Day weekend might be one of the best times to buy a car all year.