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Sharks beat Blackhawks 7-3; Crawford suffers concussion

Dec. 16, 2018 11:58 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The San Jose Sharks roared back for a win and the reeling Chicago Blackhawks lost more than just another game. Melker Karlsson, Evander Kane, Kevin Labanc, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture each had a goal and an assist, and the Sharks rallied to beat the Blackhawks 7-3 on Sunday night for their...

Eagles' Wentz out for Sunday with stress fracture in back

Dec. 15, 2018 12:54 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz's back injury will sideline him for Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Rams. With the Eagles' No. 1 quarterback out, Nick Foles gets another opportunity to rescue the team he led to a Super Bowl victory last season. The Eagles moved Wentz from doubtful to out on the injury...

Israeli ambassador bemoans glorification of Ukrainian leader

Dec. 14, 2018 1:53 PM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Israeli ambassador to Ukraine has sharply criticized local legislators' move to honor a Ukrainian nationalist leader. Ambassador Joel Lion said on Facebook that he was "shocked' to see the regional legislature in Lviv in western Ukraine declare 2019 "the year of Stepan Bandera" to...

Metaphorical Washington 'swamp' overrun by actual vermin

Dec. 12, 2018 12:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Andre Pittman and Gregory Cornes are on a mission to rid Washington of opportunistic vermin. But their target isn't corrupt officials or shady political fixers; it's Rattus Norvegicus, the common Norway Rat. The nation's capital is facing a spiraling rat infestation, fueled by mild...

Cold-stunned turtles flown from New England to Florida Keys

Dec. 12, 2018 5:20 AM EST

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — Officials say 32 cold-stunned Kemp's ridley sea turtles rescued off New England's coast have arrived in the Florida Keys to warm up at the Turtle Hospital. A volunteer group of general aviation pilots, under the banner of "Turtles Fly Too," transported the reptiles on Tuesday....

Should Johannesburg Zoo's last elephant stay or go?

Dec. 11, 2018 4:06 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — When the last African elephant at the Johannesburg Zoo lost her male companion to illness in September, some people said 39-year-old Lammie should be sent to a bigger sanctuary so she wouldn't spend her final years alone. The debate is particularly sensitive because the world's biggest...

Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

Dec. 6, 2018 2:41 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year. Officials for the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race issued a statement this week absolving musher Dallas Seavey of any...

Beloved gift shop turtle celebrates 50th birthday party

Dec. 3, 2018 4:24 PM EST

BRISTOL, N.H. (AP) — A turtle given to a bedridden little boy in New Hampshire back in 1968 celebrated her 50th birthday with party hats, a sheet cake with the right number of candles and many well-wishers. Diane the Turtle was given to Jim Tonner when he was 12 and being treated for hip arthritis at his...

Hamilton, Garcia, Schoop cut loose; Cubs keep Russell

Nov. 30, 2018 11:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Speedy outfielder Billy Hamilton and 2017 All-Stars Avisail Garcia and Jonathan Schoop became free agents Friday when they were among 43 players cut loose by teams that failed to offer 2019 contracts, but the Chicago Cubs hung onto shortstop Addison Russell despite his 40-game domestic...

Suspended shortstop Russell offered 2019 contract by Cubs

Nov. 30, 2018 5:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Cubs offered suspended shortstop Addison Russell a 2019 contract while maintaining Friday his future with the team is not certain. Russell is serving a 40-game domestic violence suspension following allegations by his ex-wife. President of president of baseball operations Theo Epstein...