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Washington Capitals forward Carl Hagelin (62) carries the puck past Buffalo Sabres forward Sam Reinhart (23) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Vanecek makes 28 saves in NHL debut, Capitals sweep Sabres

Jan. 15, 2021 9:44 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Vitek Vanecek made 28 saves in his NHL debut, Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist and the Washington Capitals beat the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Friday night to sweep the season-opening series. Jakub Vrana scored his second goal of the season for the Capitals, 6-4 winners over the Sabres...

Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie, right, celebrates his goal with forward Alex Ovechkin, left, during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Oshie has 3 points, Capitals open with 6-4 win at Buffalo

Jan. 14, 2021 11:11 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Pete Laviolette was more pleased for his players — young and old — for kicking off the season on the right foot than he was getting a win in his debut as Washington's coach. “It is a lot more than just me,” Laviolette said after earning his 638th career win...

More security at NY state's Capitol, no 'specific threat'

Jan. 14, 2021 6:18 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Security was tightened around the New York state Capitol on Thursday and law enforcement officials around the state were focusing on potential threats even as they continued to track down people involved in last week's mob attack on the U.S. Congress. The FBI warned several days ago...

NY high school graduation rate rises after school closures

Jan. 14, 2021 5:37 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s high school graduation rate improved slightly following the shift to remote learning and cancellation of Regents exams, the state reported Thursday. The statewide graduation rate for the class of 2020 was 84.8%, up 1.4 percentage points from the previous year,...

Bills and Ravens to meet for first time in NFL playoffs

Jan. 14, 2021 2:10 PM EST

BALTIMORE (12-5) at BUFFALO (14-3) Saturday, 8:15 p.m. ET, NBC OPENING LINE - Bills by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD - Ravens 11-5-1; Bills 11-6 SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 6-3 LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Bills 24-17 at Orchard Park, New York, on Dec. 8, 2019 LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Titans 20-13, Bills beat Colts 27-24 AP...

FILE - Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) talks with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) following a 24-17 Ravens win in an NFL football game in Orchard Park, N.Y., in this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, file photo. Buffalo's Josh Allen and Baltimore's Lamar Jackson become the first quarterbacks of the five-member 2018 first-round draft class set to meet in the playoffs as the Bills prepare to face the Ravens in the AFC divisional round on Saturday night, Jan. 16, 2021. (AP Photo/John Munson, File)

Allen, Jackson set for playoff showdown as Bills host Ravens

Jan. 14, 2021 2:09 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Ravens coach John Harbaugh was immediately impressed by Buffalo quarterback Josh Allen’s competitive fire following their first face-to-face encounter in an NFL setting. It happened in the 2018 season opener, when the then-raw rookie Bills quarterback was shoved into the...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters participate in a rally in Washington. Far-right social media users for weeks openly hinted in widely shared posts that chaos would erupt at the U.S. Capitol while Congress convened to certify the election results. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

FBI: Proud Boys fan stockpiled ammo, knives in NY home

Jan. 13, 2021 11:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Proud Boys supporter who threatened to deploy "three cars full of armed patriots” to Washington last week was charged Wednesday with stockpiling military-style combat knives and more than 1,000 rifle rounds in his New York home, federal authorities said. Eduard Florea, 40, was...

Western NY man arrested after attending riot at US Capitol

Jan. 13, 2021 11:44 PM EST

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (AP) — A western New York man who told a Buffalo TV station he tried to light media equipment on fire as a "symbolic gesture" outside the U.S. Capitol last week was arrested by the FBI on Wednesday. Pete Harding was arrested at about 4 p.m. at a friend's home in Elma, New York, one day...

Ruling temporarily allows indoor dining in Erie County

Jan. 13, 2021 9:10 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Some Erie County restaurants that had filed a lawsuit against New York state over a coronavirus restriction that bans indoor dining got a preliminary injunction on Wednesday against it being enforced. State Supreme Court Justice Henry Nowak ruled the restaurants could go back to the...

FILE - Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson (8) carries the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in Orchard Park, N.Y., in this Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, file photo. The Bills struggles to stop the run when facing teams with dual-threat quarterbacks in Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes and Arizona's Kyler Murray, resulted in two of Buffalo's three losses this season. Now comes the challenge of attempting to contain Lamar Jackson and the Ravens NFL-leading running attack in an AFC divisional round playoff on Saturday. (AP Photo/John Munson, File)

Bills brace for run-dominant, Lamar Jackson-led Ravens

Jan. 13, 2021 7:00 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills defensive end Jerry Hughes feels as if he’s back at TCU, where the Horned Frogs would open training camp prepping for the read-option offense to squeeze in extra time for what had been their annual meeting against Air Force. “Given all the misdirection, and the...