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George’s Late 4-Point Play Lifts Thunder Past 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Paul George converted a four-point play with 5.1 seconds left, sending Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder to a wild 117-115 victory over Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. George capped a wild finish that included another memorable exchange ...

Kvitova Ends Anisimova’s Run At Aussie Open

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — It took two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova being on top of her game to bring a very abrupt ending to 17-year-old Amanda Anisimova run of upsets at the Australian Open. The 28-year-old Kvitova wanted no part of another loss to Anisimova, who beat her last ...

American Team Takes NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — It may not seem the most vexing of losing streaks, the eighth NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl being an all-star game, but after the American team knocked off their National counterparts 10-7 on Saturday at the Rose Bowl, they celebrated as if they had ended an ...

Duke Edges Virginia, 72-70

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — RJ Barrett scored 30 points, Zion Williamson had 27 and No. 1 Duke beat No. 4 Virginia 72-70 on Saturday night to give the Cavaliers their first loss of the season. The Blue Devils (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from an overtime loss to Syracuse that ...

Cards Hope Healthy Miller Reverses Recent Trend

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals hope a healthy Andrew Miller can help reverse their recent luck with new relievers. Coming off a series of injuries, Miller got a two-year deal with the Cardinals last month. Recent relief signings haven’t worked out too well for St. Louis — ...

Governors Want To Give Jobless Benefits To Workers

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Democratic governors of Michigan, New York and Washington on Friday asked the Trump administration to let states offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are working without pay during the partial government shutdown that began nearly a month ago. Govs. ...

Tom Hanks To Present SAG’s Lifetime Award To Alan Alda

NEW YORK (AP) — One of America’s sweethearts hands the torch to another when Tom Hanks presents Alan Alda with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Award ceremony. The 82-year-old Alda, a Golden Globe- and Emmy-winner, will become the 55th recipient of the ...

A Peek At How Disney Resort Shows Are Made

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — With excitement building over a new “Star Wars” land opening later this year at Walt Disney World, as well as at its California cousin, it’s easy to forget a slew of new entertainment shows also are debuting in the biggest year for the Florida theme park ...

Cuomo’s Proposal For Mandated Tax Disclosure

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a proposal mandating full disclosure of tax returns by candidates for public office is included in the 2019 Executive Budget. The proposal requires candidates running for statewide public office to disclose 10 years of federal and state tax returns, and ...

Protective Proposal For Privacy In Schools

The state Education Department is proposing regulatory changes to increase information security measures to safeguard the personally identifiable information of students and certain school personnel. The proposed amendments outline requirements for educational agencies and their third-party ...

Snow, Ice Blanket Midwest As Storm Moves Toward East

DETROIT (AP) — People throughout parts of the Midwest woke Saturday to a heavy and steady snowfall that forced the cancellation of hundreds of airline flights and made driving dangerous. More than 460 flights were canceled Saturday morning at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in ...

Trump Offers Temporary ‘Dreamers’ Deal For Border wall

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump ...

Less Beef, World Needs New Diet

NEW YORK (AP) — A hamburger a week, but no more — that’s about as much red meat people should eat to do what’s best for their health and the planet, according to a report seeking to overhaul the world’s diet. Eggs should be limited to fewer than about four a week, the report says. ...

Babies In Limbo

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Tens of thousands of embryos are stuck in limbo in fertility clinics, leftovers from pregnancy attempts and broken dreams of parenthood. Some are outright abandoned by people who quit paying storage fees and can’t be found. In other cases, couples are struggling ...

Scientists Seek Real Way To Measure Pain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the pain stabbing or burning? On a scale from 1 to 10, is it a 6 or an 8? Over and over, 17-year-old Sarah Taylor struggled to make doctors understand her sometimes debilitating levels of pain, first from joint-damaging childhood arthritis and then from ...

Students Mock Native American After Rally

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A diocese in Kentucky apologized Saturday after videos emerged showing students from a Catholic boys’ high school mocking Native Americans outside the Lincoln Memorial after a rally in Washington. The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with ...

Mexican Pipeline Explosion Kills 73, Leaves Ashy Nightmare

TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico (AP) — Gerardo Perez returned Saturday to the scorched field in central Mexico where he’d seen an illegal pipeline tap burst into flames to see if he could recognize missing friends. He couldn’t. Only a handful of the remains still had skin. Dozens were burned to the ...

Film Airing On PBS Highlights Native American Links To Rock

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American ...

Trump Salutes Remains Of 4 Killed In Syria

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. (AP) — A solemn procession. A long salute. A chaplain’s prayer. President Donald Trump traveled to Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base on Saturday to pay his respects to the returning remains of four Americans who were killed this week in a suicide bomb attack in ...

China Economy Slump Squeezes Workers

BEIJING (AP) — Yu Mingang had a good job helping Chinese manufacturers prepare to sell shares to the public until the cooling economy derailed those plans. As demand for auditing services sank, the 25-year-old accountant in the eastern city of Hangzhou was laid off in December. Yu tightened ...