MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – From the Minnesota Lynx to Coca-Cola and Pepsi, here’s a look at the top four stories for Friday, Oct. 16, 2015.

1 Dead In Farmington

Police in Farmington are investigating a homicide Friday morning.

Officials said a woman died of blunt force trauma Thursday evening. A male suspect is in custody.

The victim was older than the suspect, but not much else is known about the relationship between the two. A second woman in the home called police. She is cooperating, but said she did not witness anything.

The last time police investigated a homicide in Farmington was 1972.

Goodbye U.S. Airways

Come Saturday there will be no more U.S. Airways.

It’s combining its reservation systems with American Airlines, which completes their massive merger.

The last U.S. Airways flight takes off from San Francisco. It’s the red-eye to Philadelphia.

Diet Soda Controversy

Coca-Cola and Pepsi got a big win over their use of the word “diet” Tuesday.

A consumer rights groups had called the word “deceptive, false and misleading” and had wanted the Federal Trade Commission to ban it.

The group cited several studies that support its claim diet drinks can lead to weight gain and called diet soda “one of the greatest consumer frauds in U.S history.”

However, the FTC ruled Thursday it won’t stop the two companies from using the “diet” labeling.

Minnesota Lynx Day

Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed Friday “Minnesota Lynx Day.”

The team won their 3rd championship in five years Wednesday night at Target Center.

Friday morning the team will have breakfast at the Governor’s Mansion. Then they will be in a parade on Hennepin Avenue starting at 11:30 a.m.

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