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Shoulder injury sidelines Irving

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving won’t play in the Brooklyn Nets’ first game after the All-Star break because of more trouble with his right shoulder that sidelined him earlier this season. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters Tuesday that Irving would see a specialist this week and ...

NHL Roundup: Crosby powers Penguins past Maple Leafs, 5-2

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sidney Crosby had a goal and three assists to help the Pittsburgh Penguins beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 5-2 on Tuesday night. “I think this is his favorite time of year,” Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said. “He tends to play his best when the stakes get high. He has ...

Road less traveled: Some NHL teams moving AHL squads closer

By PAT GRAHAM The Associated Press DENVER — Jason Dickinson encountered quite a few bumps in the road on his route to the NHL. Good thing for his trusty truck. Dickinson was up and down between the Dallas Stars, and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Texas Stars, a total ...

Stop and frisk getting renewed attention

NEW YORK (AP) — David Ourlicht was a college student, walking down a street near campus, when he became one of millions of New Yorkers swept up in the era of stop and frisk. A police officer accosted Ourlicht, deeming suspicious a bulge in his jacket. Police patted him down, told him to ...

State news in brief

Free snowmobile weekend planned ALBANY (AP) — New York is courting winter tourists with a fee-free weekend for out-of-state snowmobilers. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the plan Sunday at Saranac Lake. Fees will be waived March 14 and 15 for Canadian and other out-of-state visitors with ...

Some are worrying if the state’s coming plastic bag ban is enough

ALBANY — New York retailers have begun giving up single-use plastic bags as the state prepares for the March 1 implementation of a ban aimed at reducing pollution, but many of those who support a move away from plastic are worried the new law doesn’t go far enough. The law bars many ...

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection today in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow the 110-year-old organization to carry on. The Chapter 11 filing in federal bankruptcy court in ...

Virginia lawmakers reject ban on assault weapon sales

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s push to ban the sale of assault weapons failed on Monday after some of his fellow Democrats balked at the proposal. Senators voted to shelve the bill for the year and ask the state crime commission to study the issue, an outcome that drew ...

People in the news

Taylor Swift’s dad fights off burglar ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Taylor Swift’s father recently fought a burglar who broke into his $4 million Florida penthouse, a newspaper is reporting. The Tampa Bay Times said that Scott Swift returned to his home in the Vinoy Place Towers in St. ...

Moderate, centrist: What do these mean?

By CAL THOMAS “For all the thunder on the Bernie Sanders left, the most interesting trend in the Democratic campaign this year may be the re-emergence of the moderate wing of the party, led by charismatic new voices: former South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg and Minnesota Sen. Amy ...

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Miss. capital

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The swollen Pearl River appeared to have crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital, but authorities warned the hundreds of evacuees in the Jackson area not to rush back home until they got the all clear, and a forecast of more rain put counties further south at risk of ...

Romance can turn brutal — especially for children

By DIANE DIMOND If you’re the typical U.S. consumer, you just shelled out money to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Collectively, Americans spend multiple billions of dollars each year on candy, flowers, jewelry or some other gift to spark romance with a loved one. Historians agree the ...

Democrats must fix today before tomorrow

By FROMA HARROP Like all candidates, Democrats focus their campaigns on what they will do if elected. Progressives often accuse Joe Biden in particular of wanting to take America back to the Barack Obama years. And it’s true that Biden often portrays his candidacy as a restoration of the ...

Quarantine on cruise ship in Japan comes under question

By MARIA CHENG and MARI YAMAGUCHI The Associated Press TOKYO — An extraordinary two-week quarantine of the Diamond Princess cruise ship ends Wednesday, with thousands of passengers and crew set to disembark over the next several days in the port of Yokohama, near Tokyo. A growing ...

Homeland Security waives contracting laws for border wall

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration said today that it will waive federal contracting laws to speed construction of a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Homeland Security said waiving procurement regulations will allow 177 miles of wall to be built more quickly in ...

Hamlin wins second straight Daytona 500

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR’s most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both love. Hamlin won his second consecutive Daytona 500 and third in five ...

Newman’s latest terrifying crash sends him to hospital

By MARK LONG The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ryan Newman has barrel-rolled his way through many terrifying crashes over his 20-year NASCAR career. This one, though, caused the sport to pause. Newman slid across the finish line in a crumpled heap of metal, sparks flying as his ...

Dotson leads No. 3 Kansas past Iowa State, 91-71

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press LAWRENCE, Kan. — Devon Dotson had watched Iowa State torch the nets in Allen Fieldhouse long enough, so the do-everything Kansas guard began raining down 3-pointers and getting to the rim in what started out as a one-man scoring showcase. The rest of ...

New 3-point line leading to lower shooting percentages

By JOHN MARSHALL The Associated Press The NCAA moved back the 3-point line this season to create more room in the lane and cut down on the barrage of 3s in college basketball. Shooting percentages are down, historically low. Attempts also have dropped, slightly. Clogged lanes? Depends ...