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Fans run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Experience Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Houston. The New England Patriots will play the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
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  • Fans run the 40-yard dash at the NFL Experience Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, in Houston. The New England Patriots will play the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at NRG Stadium in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Super Bowl comes as Houston recovering from latest oil bust

    HOUSTON (AP) — In May 2013, when Houston was awarded the right to host this year’s Super Bowl, the city’s economy was booming as many of the oil and gas companies that call Houston home and have earned it the nickname “the energy capital of the world” were riding high on a wave of oil […]
  • Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Stadium manager says protesters had tickets to Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man and a woman who hung from the rafters during a Vikings game and unfurled a banner in protest of the Dakota Access oil pipeline entered U.S. Bank Stadium with tickets, and stadium officials said Tuesday that protesters hid their climbing equipment under winter clothing. Three people were arrested Sunday after […]
  • Protesters against the Dakota Access Pipeline rappel from the catwalk in U.S. Bank Stadium during the first half of an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

    Oil pipeline protesters unfurl huge banner at Vikings game

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protesters trying to stymie the Dakota Access oil pipeline sneaked up on a truss connected to the roof and rappelled down to unfurl a huge banner inside U.S. Bank Stadium during the Minnesota Vikings’ season finale against the Chicago Bears. Play was not interrupted on the field during Sunday’s game, but eight […]