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NHL points leader Nikita Kucherov's 3-point effort helps Lightning past Islanders 4-2

Feb. 24, 2024 19:01 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikita Kucherov had a goal and two assists and the Tampa Bay Lightning snapped a three-game losing streak with a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday. Kucherov leads the NHL with 98 points (37 goals and 61 assists). Nicholas Paul, Brayden...

Lafrenière, Rempe help Rangers beat Flyers 2-1, tying franchise record with 10th straight win

Feb. 24, 2024 18:39 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Alexis Lafrenière scored, Matt Rempe tallied his first career goal and got the Rangers going with another first-period fight and New York beat the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 on Saturday to tie a franchise record with its 10th straight victory. Igor Shesterkin...

Lithium ion battery caused fatal fire in New York City apartment building, officials say

Feb. 24, 2024 18:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A lithium ion battery sparked a fire that killed one person and injured 17 others at a New York City apartment building, fire officials said Saturday. Friday's two-alarm fire began just after 2 p.m. on the third floor of a six-story building in Harlem. New York...

An RNC member is trying to stop the party from paying Donald Trump's legal bills

Feb. 24, 2024 15:59 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — At least one member of the Republican National Committee is working to slow Donald Trump's attempted takeover of the organization by pushing to keep the committee neutral until Trump is officially the presidential nominee and avoid picking up his legal bills. ...

Stony Brook defeats William & Mary 75-62

Feb. 24, 2024 15:26 PM EST

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Stephenson-Moore's 18 points helped Stony Brook defeat William & Mary 75-62 on Saturday. Stephenson-Moore also had six rebounds for the Seawolves (16-13, 9-7 Coastal Athletic Association). Aaron Clarke scored 18 points and added seven assists....

Today in History: February 24, Soviet sub torpedoes ship, kills nearly 800 Jewish refugees

Feb. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EST

Today in History Today is Saturday, Feb. 24, the 55th day of 2024. There are 311 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 24, 1942, the SS Struma, a charter ship attempting to carry nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Romania to...

Natalie Spooner scores in shootout as Toronto beats New York 2-1 for 5th straight win

Feb. 23, 2024 22:54 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Natalie Spooner scored in the shootout and Toronto beat New York 2-1 on Friday night for its fifth straight win in the Professional Women’s Hockey League. Emma Maltais scored in regulation for Toronto, which has won six of its last seven. Kristen Campbell made 26...

Former NRA chief Wayne LaPierre misspent gun rights group's money, owes more than $4M, jury finds

Feb. 23, 2024 21:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The longtime head of the National Rifle Association, Wayne LaPierre, misspent millions of dollars of the organization’s money, using the funds to pay for an extravagant lifestyle that included exotic getaways and trips on private planes and superyachts, a New York jury...

Wendy Williams thanks fans for 'overwhelming' response to dementia diagnosis

Feb. 23, 2024 19:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former talk show host Wendy Williams is thanking well-wishers for their response to the revelation she has been diagnosed with dementia and ahead of the airing of Lifetime documentary about her struggles. “I want to say I have immense gratitude for the love and...

Trump's lawyers seek to suspend $83M defamation verdict, citing 'strong probability' it won't stand

Feb. 23, 2024 19:23 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump’s lawyers asked a New York judge Friday to suspend an $83.3 million defamation verdict against the former president, saying there was a “strong probability” that it would be reduced on appeal, if not eliminated. The lawyers made the request in...