The Wild start the 2013 season Thursday night at home against the Los Angeles Kings. Minnesota will then host Anaheim on Saturday before heading to Nashville on Tuesday. The Wild finished with 55 points last season and grabbed the eighth seed in the playoffs but lost in the opening round to Chicago. The Kings were fifth in the West last year with 59 points.
Saturday marks the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which prompted the U.S. to declare war against Japan.
Employers hired more workers than expected in November as the jobless rate fell to a five-year low.
People from Texas to New York are digging out after a storm dumps snow, sleet and ice across much of the U.S.
South African anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela is dead at 95.