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Eichel Scores Twice In Sabres’ Win

BUFFALO (AP) — Jack Eichel scored two goals to extend his NHL-leading point streak to 14 games, and the Buffalo Sabres beat the St. Louis Blues 5-2 on Tuesday night. Sam Reinhart, Johan Larsson and Zemgus Girgensons each had a goal and an assist as the Sabres won their second straight. ...

Cole, Boras Have Received Many Offers

SAN DIEGO — Gerrit Cole and agent Scott Boras are ready for baseball’s version of “Can you top this?” A day after completing a $245 million, seven-year contract for Stephen Strasburg with Washington that set a record for pitchers, Boras said Cole will command even more. Strasburg ...

AP Source: Yankees Land Cole On $324M Deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gerrit Cole and the New York Yankees have agreed to a record $324 million, nine-year deal, a person familiar with the contract told The Associated Press on Tuesday night. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the agreement had not been announced. Cole, the ...

Dems, Trump Forge New Trade Deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats and the White House announced a deal Tuesday on a modified North American trade pact, handing President Donald Trump a major Capitol Hill win on the same day that impeachment charges were announced against him. Both sides hailed the deal as a win for American ...

Newspaper Blasts Film’s Take On Olympic Bombing Coverage

ATLANTA (AP) — After a bomb exploded in a downtown Atlanta park midway through the 1996 Olympics, a security guard initially cast as a hero was recast as a villain virtually overnight. More than 20 years later, a movie to be released later this week, “Richard Jewell,” explores the roles ...

Exxon Mobil Prevails In Lawsuit Over Climate Regs

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil won Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit over the costs of climate change, with a judge saying there was no proof the energy giant duped investors about the toll that regulations could take on its business. New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office ...

Arctic Habitats, Cultures On Thin Ice

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rising temperatures and shrinking snow and ice cover in the Arctic are endangering habitats, fisheries and local cultures, according to a report issued Tuesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “A lot of people think of the Arctic as being a faraway ...

6 Killed In N.J. Gunbattle

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Six people, including a police officer and three bystanders, were killed in a furious gun battle Tuesday that filled the streets of Jersey City with the sound of heavy fire for hours, authorities said. The dead included the two gunmen, Jersey City Police Chief ...

Bills Gain Respect Despite Loss To Ravens

ORCHARD PARK — Earning the Baltimore Ravens’ respect is one thing. Beating them, proved to be another for the Buffalo Bills. It wasn’t long after a 24-17 loss Sunday when veteran linebacker Lorenzo Alexander was already looking forward to a rematch. Not next season or whenever the two ...

Many Steelers Rookies Keying Playoff Run

PITTSBURGH — Darryl Drake called it in April. Minutes after the Pittsburgh Steelers selected wide receiver Diontae Johnson in the third round of the draft, his new position coach provided an impassioned endorsement of the modestly rated kid from Toledo who won Drake over with all the things ...

Strasburg, Nationals Reach Record Deal

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Strasburg returned to the Washington Nationals with a record contract on the first day of the winter meetings, a deal that puts fellow free agent pitcher Gerrit Cole in position for an even larger payday. Washington and the World Series MVP agreed to a $245 ...

Priests Describe Turmoil Amid Abuse Crisis

CHICOPEE, Mass. (AP) — More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are ...

Stocks Close Lower; Trading Is Muted

Stocks closed modestly lower on Wall Street Monday as losses in technology, health care and financial companies outweighed gains elsewhere in the market. The selling snapped a three-day winning streak for the S&P 500, cutting into its gain from last week. Trading was mostly muted as ...

Witness: Trump Poses Danger To Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s efforts to “cheat to win an election” are a threat to national security, the top Democratic investigator testified Monday as the House Judiciary Committee pushes ahead with articles of impeachment. In an acrimonious, nearly 10-hour hearing, ...

Watchdog Group Says FBI Was Justified With Its Investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department’s internal watchdog declared Monday, undercutting President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he ...

Florida Gunman Got Around Law

Generally, foreigners are not allowed to buy guns in the United States. But there are exceptions written into federal law, which may explain how the Saudi flight student who shot three servicemen to death at the Pensacola naval base was able to purchase a weapon. For example, a foreigner who ...

Tentative Trade Deal Struck

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats have reached a tentative agreement with labor leaders and the White House over a rewrite of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade deal that has been a top priority for President Donald Trump. “I’m hearing very good things, including from unions and others that ...

Winter Solstice Fest Is Set

The longest night of the year gives way to increasing light on the winter solstice. Area residents can cheer on the lengthening days with a bonfire, a winter walk, a seasonal reflection led by Samsara Yoga Center, or just time spent outside at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, ...

Canada Charges Volkswagen With Faking Emissions Tests

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Canadian government said Monday that it is charging Volkswagen for importing cars into Canada that company executives knew violated emissions standards. The German automaker faces 58 charges of violating the Canadian Environmental Protection Act for bringing ...

Pelosi May Have Signed A Political Death Warrant For Moderate Dems

WASHINGTON — With her announcement that Democrats will move forward and vote on articles of impeachment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., may have signed a political death warrant for dozens of moderate Democrats elected in Trump districts. Pelosi is speaker today because in 2018 ...