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Winter storm slows travel in Plains states, heads east

Jan. 19, 2019 12:06 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — After leaving slick roads and runways in the Midwest, a winter storm inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings for the weekend from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes states...

Islanders beat Caps in Trotz's return, move into first place

Jan. 18, 2019 11:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Trotz returned to his old home arena to face the team he coached to the Stanley Cup. He left with his new team in first place. Trotz's New York Islanders beat the defending champion Washington Capitals 2-0 on Friday night to win their fourth in a row and leapfrog his former team...

Governors: Let states give unemployment to federal workers

Jan. 18, 2019 11:03 PM EST

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. Gretchen...

Massinburg leads No. 16 Buffalo past E. Michigan, 77-65

Jan. 18, 2019 10:55 PM EST

AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo has so many scoring threats, senior guard CJ Massinburg wondered aloud which players their opponents concentrate on stopping. "You," coach Nate Oats said, interrupting his leading scorer. Not on Friday night, when Massinburg shook off a four-game slump to lead the 16th-ranked...

Gist scores 21 as Iona cruises past Marist 90-77

Jan. 18, 2019 9:51 PM EST

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. (AP) — Asante Gist came off the bench to hit four 3-pointers and score 21 points, matching his season high and leading six players in double figures, and Iona continued its dominance of Marist with a 90-77 victory on Friday. Senior Rickey McGill, fresh off his first career Metro Atlantic...

Syria attack victims include daughter of US police official

Jan. 18, 2019 9:00 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — One of the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week was a Navy sailor and married mother of two whose father is a high-ranking officer in the New York State Police, officials said Friday. The Pentagon identified three of the four Americans killed in Wednesday's...

Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

Jan. 18, 2019 8:59 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the Dakotas, across the...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 6:56 PM EST

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal...

James Blake, music's most requested collaborator, opens up

Jan. 18, 2019 5:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Some people get lots of invitations. James Blake gets the right ones. He's had a role on two of the greatest albums of the last decade — Beyonce's delicious "Lemonade" and Kendrick Lamar's Pulitzer Prize-winner "Damn." He worked on another impactful and culturally relevant album,...

Cohen's shoulder sling creates stir after minor procedure

Jan. 18, 2019 4:59 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, created a stir when he was photographed outside his New York City apartment with his arm in a sling and a hospital ID bracelet on his wrist Speculation ran rampant as news photos circulated Friday. Had he been roughed up? The sling...