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Columbus Blue Jackets center Boone Jenner (38) congratulates Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Oliver Bjorkstrand (28) after Bjorkstrand scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in New York. Bjorkstrom scored both goals as the Blue Jackets defeated the Rangers 2-1. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Bjorkstrand scores twice, rallies Jackets over Rangers 2-1

Jan. 19, 2020 11:04 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The surging Columbus Blue Jackets received a dose of stellar play from a rookie goaltender and a two-goal boost from returning Oliver Bjorkstrand to forge another close victory. Bjorkstrand scored twice, including with 26.5 seconds left, to lift the Blue Jackets over the New York Rangers...

Carolina Hurricanes' Justin Williams, center, plays the puck in front of New York Islanders' Tom Kuhnhackl, left, of Germany, during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Raleigh, N.C., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Karl B DeBlaker)

Williams returns, gets shootout goal in Hurricanes' win

Jan. 19, 2020 8:55 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — On a losing streak and missing their All-Star defenseman, the Carolina Hurricanes needed a boost Sunday. They got one from Justin Williams, who returned to the lineup and scored in the eighth round of a shootout to lift Carolina over the New York Islanders 2-1. Williams played for the...

Democratic Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, right, speaks during a service at the Vernon American Methodist Episcopal Church in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, as the Rev. Robert Turner looks on at left. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Bloomberg offers plan to tackle racial economic inequality

Jan. 19, 2020 5:54 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg made a pitch to African American voters the day before the national holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr., visiting the site of a race massacre nearly 100 years ago that left hundreds dead and the city’s thriving African...

David Olney, who wrote songs for music legends, dies

Jan. 19, 2020 5:20 PM EST

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — David Olney, a folk singer who wrote songs recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, died following a heart attack while performing in Florida, his publicist said Sunday. Jill Kettles said Olney was on stage in Santa Rosa Beach on Saturday when he was stricken. He was...

Canisius wins third in a row with 95-86 win over Rider

Jan. 19, 2020 5:03 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Malik Johnson scored 18 points and distributed 11 assists and Canisius beat Rider 95-86 on Sunday. Jacco Fritz scored 17 on 7-of-10 shooting, Jordan Henderson scored 16, Majesty Brandon 12 off the bench and Armon Harried 10. Canisius (8-10, 3-4 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)...

Herasme's first double-double powers Marist past Iona 83-73

Jan. 19, 2020 4:53 PM EST

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — Sophomore Matthew Herasme finished with 17 points and a career-high 11 rebounds for his first double-double and Marist knocked off Iona 83-73 on Sunday. Herasme made 5 of 6 shots from 3-point range for the Red Foxes ( 3-13, 2-5 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference), who have split...

Kuakumensah, Brown rally Niagara past Siena 72-71

Jan. 19, 2020 3:27 PM EST

LEWISTON, N.Y. (AP) — Greg Kuakumensah came off the bench to score 17 points, Shandon Brown sank two free throws with 13 seconds left to play and Niagara slipped past Siena 72-71 on Sunday. Kuakumensah made 8 of 11 shots from the floor for the Purple Eagles (6-11, 4-2 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)...

Transit Authority workers carry sandbags on the tracks in a subway station on New York's Upper West Side, Sunday, January 19, 2020. A water main break on Sunday morning flooded city streets on Manhattan's Upper West Side and disrupted subway service, the second one in a week. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Water main break disrupts NYC subway service, 2nd in a week

Jan. 19, 2020 1:12 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A water main break on Sunday morning flooded city streets on Manhattan's Upper West Side and disrupted subway service, the second one in a week. The New York Police Department said on Twitter that the latest break was in the area of West 102nd Street and Central Park West. Streets in the...

Hope is rail line ready in 2021 for new Vermont Amtrak route

Jan. 19, 2020 11:20 AM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont transportation officials said they are hopeful upgrades to the rail line between Rutland and Burlington can be ready sometime next year, which will make it possible to resume Amtrak rail service between the two cities. Officials have been working for years to upgrade the 75...

Minor party sues over law making it harder to get on ballot

Jan. 19, 2020 11:13 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A minor political party in New York has sued over a new law approved by political appointees that will make it harder for parties to get on the ballot. The Serve America Movement Party filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Manhattan Tuesday claiming the new requirement violates...