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Grammy-nominated album shines light on transgender pioneer

Jan. 16, 2019 2:11 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For decades, Jackie Shane was a musical mystery: a riveting black transgender soul singer who packed nightclubs in Toronto in the 1960s, but then disappeared after 1971. Some speculated she had died, but her legacy lived on among music historians and R&B collectors who paid big...

Bogdanovic scores 20, Pacers trounce Suns 131-97

Jan. 15, 2019 11:10 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana has its sights set on the top of the Eastern Conference standings. On Tuesday night, the Phoenix Suns found themselves directly in the way of a determined Pacers team. Bojan Bogdanovic scored 20 points and the Pacers wasted little time cruising to a 131-97 victory. While...

Bloomberg believes he can be elected president despite age

Jan. 15, 2019 10:07 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that if he decides to run for president he can still win despite being older. The 76-year-old billionaire said there is a thought in America that if you are over 50, white and male you are never going to get elected, but he disagrees....

Saudi teen says wants to work for freedom for women

Jan. 15, 2019 5:17 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — A Saudi teen whose flight from her allegedly abusive family captured global attention said Tuesday she wants to work in support of freedom for women around the world for years to come. Rahaf Mohammed also has quickly embraced life in Canada, saying that when she learned she would be granted...

Soderberg's 1st hat trick leads Avalanche past Leafs 6-3

Jan. 14, 2019 11:37 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche caught the Toronto Maple Leafs in a lull and took full advantage. Carl Soderberg had his first career hat trick and the Avalanche defeated the Maple Leafs 6-3 on Monday night. Gabriel Landeskog, Mikko Rantanen and Matt Calvert also scored for Colorado, which had lost...

Van Riemsdyk's hat trick leads Flyers past Wild

Jan. 14, 2019 11:15 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A pep talk by new coach Scott Gordon has helped turn James van Riemsdyk's game around. Van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and two assists to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Van Riemsdyk scored a...

Saudi refugee in Canada expects more women to flee homeland

Jan. 14, 2019 10:55 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A Saudi woman accepted as a refugee in Canada has said in an Australian television interview that she expected her experience would inspire other women to flee her homeland. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun, 18, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview recorded in Toronto and...

Flyers top Wild 7-4 for 2nd victory in last 11 games

Jan. 14, 2019 10:38 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — James van Riemsdyk recorded a hat trick, and Nolan Patrick had two goals and an assist to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 7-4 victory over the Minnesota Wild on Monday night. Wayne Simmonds also had two goals for the Flyers. Carter Hart had 34 saves. It was just the second win in the...

De Boer takes over Atlanta United with big shoes to fill

Jan. 14, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job. He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace. Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer....

Sen. Rand Paul scheduled to have hernia surgery in Canada

Jan. 14, 2019 2:31 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul plans to undergo hernia surgery at a private hospital in Canada because of injuries he suffered when a neighbor tackled him while he was doing yard work at his Kentucky home. The Republican lawmaker is scheduled to cross the border for outpatient surgery scheduled...