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NHL Roundup: Lightning post franchise-best 11th straight win

DENVER (AP) — Nikita Kucherov stole the puck from Nathan MacKinnon and scored 3:03 into overtime, sending the Tampa Bay Lightning to a franchise-record 11th straight win, 4-3 over the Colorado Avalanche on Monday night. Cameron Gaunce and Alex Killorn scored 16 seconds apart during the ...

LPGA great Wright dies at 85

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Mickey Wright, the golf great with a magnificent swing who won 13 majors among her 82 victories and gave the fledgling LPGA a crucial lift, died Monday of a heart attack. She was 85. She had been hospitalized in Florida the last few weeks after a fall, said her ...

Trump fans wait in long lines to see president, Daytona 500

By DAN GELSTON The Associated Press DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was wearing his firesuit and had just finished signing autographs for fans stuck in long lines to enter Daytona International Speedway when he was stopped by Secret Service. Not even the Daytona 500 pole-sitter ...

Team LeBron wins All-Star Game, 157-155

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press CHICAGO — Players were taking charges, bodies were hitting the floor, calls and non-calls were being screamed about on both ends. The fourth quarter of the NBA All-Star Game was as intense as the final moments of a playoff game, the biggest stars in ...

All-Star weekend, as expected, was about honoring Kobe

By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press CHICAGO — It has become one of the NBA’s most revered traditions: On the morning of the NBA All-Star Game, the league pays tribute to retired players with what is called the Legends Brunch. It brings together about 3,000 guests, and every year a ...

NHL-best Bruins beat Rangers 3-1 for 9th win in 10 games

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Charlie McAvoy, Charlie Coyle and Patrice Bergeron scored, and the NHL-leading Boston Bruins began a four-game road trip with a 3-1 win against the New York Rangers on Sunday. Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves as Boston picked up its ninth win in 10 ...

Last-second shot by Williams lifts Stanford over Colordo

By The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. — Junior Kiana Williams hit a game-tying 3-pointer with 12 seconds left, then stole the ball from Mya Hollingshed and sank a 40-footer at the buzzer to send eighth-ranked Stanford past Colorado 69-66 Sunday. Williams, whose 29 points and seven ...

This delightful 91-year-old works out in his overalls

MOBILE, Ala. — When Ashley Seaman, the general manager of Anytime Fitness in Semmes, chooses a Member of the Month to feature on the fitness center’s Facebook page, she looks for “someone who is showing a lot of progress and dedication,” she says. Lloyd Black — who, at 91 years old, ...

Trial continues for Mississippi man accused of killing 8

MAGNOLIA, Miss. (AP) — The now ex-wife of a Mississippi man on trial in the shooting deaths of eight people testified Sunday about how a sheriff’s deputy was shot in the face by the man she described as “abusive” and “controlling.” Sheena May was the only witness Sunday in the ...

Pearl Harbor survivor has died at age 97

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — One of the remaining USS Arizona crew members who survived the attack on Pearl Harbor has died. Donald Stratton passed away at his Colorado Springs home in his sleep Saturday with his family in attendance. The 97-year-old veteran had been in poor health ...

Governor: It could be days before flood waters recede in Mississippi capital

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — With the waters in the Pearl River continuing to rise in and around Mississippi’s capital city and more rain on the way this week, the governor warned residents that it would be days before flood waters start to recede. Gov. Tate Reeves said Sunday morning that the ...

Virus fears rise after Cambodia’s acceptance of cruise ship

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken an unfortunate turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the ...

Syria military hails advance against rebels in ‘record time’

By ALBERT AJI The Associated Press DAMASCUS, Syria — Syria’s military announced today that its troops have regained control of territories in northwestern Syria “in record time,” vowing to continue to chase armed groups “wherever they are.” The announcement came hours after ...

An establishment in panic

By PATRICK J. BUCHANAN From the day he entered the race, Joe Biden was the great hope of the Democratic establishment to spare them from the horrifying prospect of a 2020 race between The Donald and Bernie Sanders. Today, that same establishment wants Joe out of the race. Why has Biden ...

Vote blue, no matter who?

By LEONARD PITTS JR. Vote blue, no matter who. That’s the fall election mantra of Democrats desperate to cleanse the White House of its current occupant. But here’s the question some African Americans are now asking: What if the “who” is Michael Bloomberg? What if the former New ...

Red carpet runway

NEW YORK — The Oscars closed the awards season in style, with statement necklaces and classic gowns, traditional tuxedos and some young rule-breakers. A look at fashion highlights from Hollywood’s big night Feb. 9: The gowns Scarlett Johansson, Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Cynthia ...

Cedar Rapids art museum celebrates 125th birthday

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — From two oil paintings acquired in 1906, community visionaries have grown the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art from a club into an accredited institution with a $1 million annual budget and about 7,800 art works, including the world’s largest collection of Grant Wood ...

Oil spill cash rebuilds eroded island

QUEEN BESS ISLAND, La. — A Louisiana island that provides a crucial nesting ground for pelicans and other seabirds is being restored to nearly its former size after decades of coastal erosion and a devastating offshore oil spill 10 years ago. Gov. John Bel Edwards visited the island Feb. ...

Penned lions still on offer at U.S. trophy hunting convention

WASHINGTON — An undercover video recorded by animal welfare activists shows vendors at a recent trophy-hunting convention promoting trips to shoot captive-bred lions in Africa, despite past public assurances by the event’s organizers that so-called canned hunts wouldn’t be ...

Camellias are moving farther north

NEW PALTZ — Remind me not to plant camellias. Not that camellias (Camellia japonica) aren’t wonderful plants, with their elegant, sometimes fragrant, blossoms and their glossy, evergreen foliage. But where I garden, with winter lows dipping to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, it’s just too ...