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Aldridge, Leonard lead Spurs to 97-90 win over Grizzlies - 23 Mar 2017 at 11:09pm -

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - LaMarcus Aldridge scored 23 points, Kawhi Leonard added 19 and the San Antonio Spurs beat the Memphis Grizzlies 97-90 on Thursday night in a possible first-round playoff preview.

San Antonio opened a four-game homestand by moving two games behind idle Golden State for the league's best ...



Nevada lawmakers advance proposed heli-hunting regulation - 23 Mar 2017 at 11:08pm -

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - Nevada lawmakers are moving forward with a proposal to revise hunting laws in an effort to keep game from being hauled around the state unchecked.

Sen. Pete Goicoechea of Eureka says hunters recently asked a ski-by-helicopter operator in the Ruby Mountains to transport them to ...



Neumann-Goretti nabs 4th straight state title - 23 Mar 2017 at 11:05pm -

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - Another season.

Another state championship.

Yet for a Neumann-Goretti basketball-playing side that's already won plenty, Carl Arrigale's Saints accomplished something Thursday night at Hershey's Giant Center that the Philadelphia-based hammer had not done before.

And that's rattle off a fourth straight championship.

Neumann-Goretti also gathered its ...



Matthews, Nylander lead Maple Leafs past Devils 4-2 - 23 Mar 2017 at 11:05pm -

TORONTO (AP) - Auston Matthews had two assists and William Nylander had a goal and an assist as the Toronto Maple Leafs topped the New Jersey Devils 4-2 on Thursday night for their seventh win in nine games.

Nylander set a franchise rookie mark by extending his points streak to ...



Turris, Ryan score in shootout as Senators edge Penguins - 23 Mar 2017 at 11:04pm -

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) - Kyle Turris and Bobby Ryan scored in the shootout to lift the Ottawa Senators to a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday night.

Mike Hoffman scored in regulation for the Senators and Mike Condon finished with 34 saves, including two incredible point-blank stops in ...



Read scores go-ahead goal in 2nd, Flyers beat Wild 3-1 - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:54pm -

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Matt Read scored the tiebreaking goal in the second period, Steve Mason stopped 24 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 Thursday night.

Sean Couturier and Jakub Voracek also scored for the Flyers, who won for the third time in their last ...



Bethlehem Catholic wins first state basketball championship - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:54pm -

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) - While it took Bethlehem Catholic that third time to get things right, the Golden Hawks moved into some heady company Thursday night in Hershey.

Yep, you can call Jose Medina's club state champions.

Picking up 13 points from slick freshman Taliyah Medina and 11 more from ...



Kershaw strikes out 11 Rangers in 6 scoreless innings - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:53pm -

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - Clayton Kershaw showed there's no cause for concern after a mediocre performance in his previous spring training start.

The Los Angeles Dodgers ace struck out 11 in six scoreless innings as the Dodgers beat the Texas Rangers 10-2 on Thursday. He allowed two singles and walked ...



Michael Long, Philadelphia officer, accused of dumping dog in trash bag - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:45pm -

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.

The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says Officer Michael Long was arrested Thursday on animal cruelty and related misdemeanor charges.

A passer-by came upon the ...



Wellington downs Lima Perry 68-47 in Division IV semifinal - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:40pm -

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Solomon Pierre-Louis scored 16 points and Columbus Wellington quelled a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Lima Perry 68-47 in a boys Division IV semifinal.

It happened Thursday at Value City Arena.

The Jaguars play for their first title against Cleveland Heights Lutheran East at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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Brazil destroys Uruguay, Argentina survives in qualifiers - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:39pm -

SAO PAULO (AP) - Brazil was not intimidated by more than 60,000 raucous fans at the Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, beating second-place Uruguay 4-1 in South America's World Cup qualifying group to retain the lead in the standings after 13 matches. Midfielder Paulinho scored a surprising hat trick, with Barcelona ...



Rinne leads Predators past Flames 3-1 - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:39pm -

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Pekka Rinne made 24 saves to lead the Nashville Predators over the Calgary Flames 3-1 on Thursday night.

Calle Jarnkrok, Colton Sissons and Ryan Ellis scored, and Colin Wilson had two assists for Nashville, which has won five of six.

Dougie Hamilton had the lone goal ...



Gov. Burgum signs concealed carry bill into law - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:36pm -

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Siding with the Second Amendment rights of North Dakota citizens' over others' concerns about safety, Republican Gov. Doug Burgum late Thursday signed legislation that would allow most adults to carry a hidden firearm without a permit.

The legislation means North Dakota will become one of about ...



Kucherov scores 3, Lightning beat Bruins 6-3 - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:31pm -

BOSTON (AP) - Nikita Kucherov had his third career hat trick to lead Tampa Bay to a 6-3 victory over the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, snapping the Lightning's three-game losing streak.

Jonathan Drouin had a goal and two assists, Brayden Point had a goal and an assist and Anton ...



Stempniak scores twice, Hurricanes down Canadiens 4-1 - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:26pm -

MONTREAL (AP) - Lee Stempniak scored twice and the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Thursday night to extend their point streak to nine games and keep their playoff hopes alive.

Elias Lindholm and Jeff Skinner also scored for the Hurricanes, while Eddie Lack stopped 21 shots.

Carolina, ...



Inside the Beltway: It pays to be a Republican: 77% are happy with their fina... - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:20pm -

"Republicans have become significantly more positive about their financial situation, while Democrats have grown more negative about theirs. Seven in 10 Republicans and Republican leaners are feeling 'pretty good' about the amount of money they have to spend, up from 44 percent in October 2016. Meanwhile, the percentage of Democrats ...



Former Tennessee trade secretary chosen ambassador to Japan - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:17pm -

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has selected a former Tennessee secretary for trade and commerce as U.S. ambassador to Japan.

William Francis Hagerty IV is the co-founder of a private equity firm based in suburban Chicago, Hagerty Peterson and Co.

He began his career with the Boston Consulting Group ...



Top-seeded Gonzaga survives for win over West Virginia - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:17pm -

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Jordan Mathews hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with under a minute to play and top-seeded Gonzaga survived a rough shooting night for both teams to beat No. 4 seed West Virginia 61-58 Thursday night to advance to the West Regional final.

On a night that featured 51 fouls ...



Marchessault scores twice in Panthers' 3-1 win over Coyotes - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:15pm -

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - Jonathan Marchessault scored two goals and James Reimer made 22 saves to lift the Florida Panthers over the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 on Thursday night.

Shawn Thornton also scored a goal as the Panthers snapped a two-game losing streak. The Panthers are seven points behind the Boston ...



London attack puts Europe on alert over terror - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:13pm -

Countries across Europe tightened security Thursday as investigators in London identified a 52-year-old British-born Muslim man as the attacker who carried out Wednesday's rampage on Westminster Bridge and the grounds of Parliament.

Authorities said Khalid Masood, who lived in the British city of Birmingham, had a history of criminal convictions ...



Nets beat Suns 126-98 for 1st two-game win streak of season - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:11pm -

NEW YORK (AP) - Brook Lopez scored 19 points, K.J. McDaniels had a season-high 16 and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Phoenix Suns 126-98 on Thursday night to give them consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Trevor Booker added 14 points for the league-worst Nets, who beat Detroit ...



Obamacare repeal fate rests in hands of North Carolinians - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:11pm -

Rep. Patrick McHenry, a North Carolina Republican and member of his party's leadership team, laid down a marker Thursday afternoon, telling conservatives to accept or kill the GOP's Obamacare repeal bill.

Hours later Rep. Mark Meadows, a fellow North Carolina Republican, shot the plan down, saying it still wasn't good ...



DeRozan gets 40, Raptors rally again to beat Heat 101-84 - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:07pm -

MIAMI (AP) - Down by 15 early, the Toronto Raptors had no reason to panic.

Trouble brings out their best.

DeMar DeRozan scored 40 points - doing that back-to-back for the first time in his career - and the Raptors clamped down defensively in the final three quarters to beat ...



T.J. Oshie beats Sergei Bobrovsky in shootout as Capitals beat Blue Jackets - 23 Mar 2017 at 10:04pm -

T.J. Oshie scored the shootout winner as the Washington Capitals overcame a stellar performance from Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to beat the Blue Jackets 2-1 Thursday night.

Despite 44 saves from Bobrovsky, the Capitals reached 104 points and extended their lead atop the Metropolitan Division and NHL standings. Oshie engendered ...



Barack Obama emerges to defend 7-year-old health care law - 23 Mar 2017 at 9:52pm -

Former President Barack Obama says there's nothing wrong with Obamacare that couldn't be fixed by President Trump doing a better job of managing the health care law.

Emerging Thursday from his post-presidency cocoon, on the seventh anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and the very day that Mr. Trump was ...



Angela Merkel, Martin Schulz election in Germany to gauge winds of change - 23 Mar 2017 at 9:50pm -

BERLIN — An early tell on Europe's most important election this year comes this weekend when the first of three German state elections gauges Chancellor Angela Merkel's political appeal and provides a first real-world electoral test for Martin Schulz, the charismatic new leader of Germany's resurgent Social Democrats.

Analysts are ...



D.C. minimum wage hike to result in job losses, higher pay going to outside w... - 23 Mar 2017 at 9:49pm -

D.C. residents stand to lose thousands of jobs over the next decade as a result of hiking the minimum wage to $15 an hour, according to the first comprehensive review of the law's potential economic impact since its passage.

The city's chief financial officer said in a blog post this ...



Zack Greinke has solid start against Cubs - 23 Mar 2017 at 9:49pm -

Zack Greinke has one more spring start before he embarks on what he hopes is a bounce-back season for him and the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In an outing he described as "solid," the right-hander went five innings plus two batters against the reigning World Series champion Chicago Cubs on Thursday, allowing ...



Man arrested in connection with series of anti-Semitic bomb threats - 23 Mar 2017 at 9:32pm -

U.S. and Israeli authorities confirmed the arrest Thursday of a 19-year-old Jewish Israeli man believed responsible for a recent series of bomb threats that targeted Jewish organizations and schools in the United States.

"Early this morning in Israel, the FBI and the Israeli National Police worked jointly to locate and ...



Vegas casino owner no longer has to sweat $1M payout - 23 Mar 2017 at 9:26pm -

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Michigan's loss to Oregon has saved a Las Vegas casino owner $1 million.

Golden Nugget owner Tilman Fertitta personally approved a $12,500 bet on Michigan at 80-to-1 odds from Derek Stevens, who owns The D casino.

Oregon beat Michigan 69-68 to move on to the Elite ...



The Latest: NY senator, predecessor face felony charges - 23 Mar 2017 at 8:46pm -

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The Latest on charges against New York state Sen. Robert Ortt and his predecessor, former Sen. George Maziarz (all times local):

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Two western New York politicians are facing felony charges they violated state election law.

Republican state Sen. Robert Ortt of Niagara County ...



Donald Trump's handling of vast intelligence resources called into question - 23 Mar 2017 at 8:45pm -

President Trump is supposed to be in command of the vast resources of the U.S. intelligence community, but so far he has shown himself unable — at least publicly — to use the authority to root out leakers or get to the bottom of alleged surveillance of his transition team.

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Republicans reschedule Obamacare showdown vote for Friday - 23 Mar 2017 at 8:18pm -

President Trump's team delivered a final ultimatum to House Republicans Thursday night, saying they'll make one more round of changes to the health bill, then hold a final vote — and if it fails, they're done.

Hours after the GOP had to put off a vote, in a black eye ...



GOP health care reform straining to the finish line - 23 Mar 2017 at 7:42pm -

The GOP infighting over health care is putting President Trump's negotiating skills to the ultimate test.

The media coverage makes it seem like this is a do-or-die moment for the Republican Party and the Trump presidency if lawmakers fail to pass the American Health Care Act. It is supposedly the ...



Vice President Pence to speak in Arkansas on health care - 23 Mar 2017 at 7:31pm -

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Arkansas to discuss proposed federal health care legislation.

The Republican Party of Arkansas says Pence is due in Little Rock on Friday and will speak at 2:30 p.m. at Little Rock Tours and Travel.

Pence's visit comes ...



Officer accused of helping banned Mexican national enter US - 23 Mar 2017 at 7:25pm -

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A veteran U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent has been arrested on suspicion of helping a Mexican national enter the country after that person was banned because of a criminal record.

The Department of Justice said Thursday that 42-year-old Felix Cisneros will face a felony charge ...



D.C. minimum wage law forces bean counters to face harsh reality - 23 Mar 2017 at 7:15pm -

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The city's chief bean counters have revealed the winners and losers of the District's minimum wage legislation, which gradually ratchets up the floor to $15 an hour.

The tallies from bean counters are critical in such economic matters. In Iowa, cities and counties are torn on the issue, as ...



London terror reveals globalist vision's poverty - 23 Mar 2017 at 6:45pm -

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

As we once again see the multiculturalists in London do the things globalists do after their friends and countrymen get slaughtered — light candles and offer up thoughts and prayers — it may be worth coming up for air and taking a hard look at where Western society is ...



A toxic combination of declining social status, poor health and failed relati... - 23 Mar 2017 at 6:38pm -

A toxic combination of declining social status, poor health and failed relationships is being blamed for the troubling uptick in mortality rates among white Americans in middle and working classes, according to new data from demographers.

Princeton University economists Anne Case and Angus Deaton refer to the reversal in historic ...



Missouri Gov. Greitens touts support of health care overhaul - 23 Mar 2017 at 6:24pm -

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is backing a contested health care overhaul proposed in the U.S. House.

Greitens joined seven other Republican governors in a Thursday letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan voicing support of the bill.

The letter comes ...