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McDavid scores winner in overtime, Oilers beat Avalanche 3-2

Feb. 23, 2018 12:30 AM EST

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Connor McDavid scored at 2:19 of overtime and had an assist to lead the Edmonton Oilers past the Colorado Avalanche 3-2 on Thursday night. Leon Draisaitl had a goal and set up McDavid's winner. Zack Kassian also scored for the Oilers, who won for just the second time in their last...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Feb. 23, 2018 12:27 AM EST

Millions of people in countries across Asia ushered in the Lunar New Year, taking part in traditional ceremonies, praying at temples and celebrating with family and friends. The celebrations spanned from Nepal, where Tibetans celebrated their new year, known as Loshar, to mainland China, where people welcomed the...

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America, Caribbean

Feb. 23, 2018 12:04 AM EST

This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean published in the past week. Another fire swept through a clothing market in Haiti's capital, just days after an inferno destroyed a large part of the main market in Port-au-Prince....

Shelters open amid Midwest flooding as rivers keep rising

Feb. 22, 2018 11:42 PM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — Shelters were open to assist people forced from their homes by flooding in Indiana and Michigan on Thursday, as rivers swollen by heavy rain and melting snow continue to rise in the Midwest. Flood warnings were in effect across a wide swath of the central and southern U.S., from...

The Latest: Flood forces evacuation of suburban Dallas homes

Feb. 22, 2018 11:39 PM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on severe weather in the Midwest and other parts of the U.S. (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Almost two dozen homes have been evacuated in a Dallas suburb after days of heavy rains overflowed a neighborhood lake. Authorities recommend voluntary evacuations in a flooded...

Hillside crashes onto Indonesian farmers; 5 dead, 18 missing

Feb. 22, 2018 9:55 PM EST

BREBES, Indonesia (AP) — Farmers were working in their rice paddies on the Indonesian island of Java, when the soggy hillside above them collapsed under the weight of torrential rains, killing five people and leaving rescuers digging for 18 missing. Survivors described a sudden roar as Thursday's landslide...

Grand Canyon helicopter crash victim dies, 3 still critical

Feb. 22, 2018 9:08 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon died from his injuries Thursday, according to Nevada authorities. Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg confirmed in a statement that Neil Udall, 31, died at University Medical Center of...

Brittany Force cleared to race 2 weeks after jarring crash

Feb. 22, 2018 8:18 PM EST

CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Brittany Force has been cleared to return less than two weeks after a jarring crash in the NHRA season opener and plans to race this weekend at the Arizona Nationals. Force arrived at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park outside of Phoenix on Thursday and got back in the dragster for the...

Drugs likely in deaths of 3 found on San Francisco street

Feb. 22, 2018 7:34 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Public health authorities are warning against the dangers of buying drugs potentially laced with fentanyl after three men were found dead near a school in San Francisco's historic Haight-Ashbury neighborhood. It's unlikely the medical examiner's office will determine the cause of death...

Girl injured by dog during boarding for Southwest flight

Feb. 22, 2018 7:23 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Southwest Airlines said Thursday that a dog injured a child as passengers boarded a flight in Phoenix, an event likely to fuel the debate over the growing number of emotional-support animals on planes. A passenger on Wednesday's Phoenix-to-Portland, Oregon, flight tweeted that a dog bit a...