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Boris Prokoshev, a sea captain poses for a photo after his interview with the Associated Press outside Sochi, Russia, Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020. When Boris Prokoshev, a sea captain spending his retirement years in a southern Russia village, woke up and found an email saying a ship he once commanded had carried the ammonium nitrate that devastatingly exploded in Beirut, he was astonished. The 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate that blew up in Beirut’s port on Tuesday wasn’t supposed to be in Lebanon at all. It was bound from the Black Sea for Mozambique, but made an unscheduled detour to Beirut and never left there. (AP Photo/Kirill Lemekh)

Captain astonished that his ship delivered Beirut explosive

Aug. 6, 2020 5:21 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — When Boris Prokoshev, a former sea captain spending his retirement years in a Russian village, woke up and found an email saying a ship he once commanded had carried the ammonium nitrate that blew up swathes of Beirut, he was astonished. “I didn't understand anything,” he told...

Air Force officer hit and killed while cycling in Alaska

Aug. 4, 2020 10:31 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Air Force officer based in Alaska was hit and killed by a vehicle while cycling last Saturday, according to Eielson Air Force Base officials. Major Michael “Cal” Gentry, 37, and two other airmen were on a cycling trip when Gentry was hit at around 6 a.m. on the...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) and right wing Tom Wilson (43) team up to take Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov (86) into the boards during the first period  of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Kucherov, Lightning beat Capitals in East round-robin play

Aug. 3, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Nikita Kucherov scored a goal in the first period and the winner in the shootout to help the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Washington Capitals 3-2 on Monday in Eastern Conference round-robin play. The teams played 5 minutes of 3-on-3 overtime before going to a shootout because the games for...

This photo provided by the New York City Sheriff, in New York, Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 shows two of the department's vehicles adjacent to the Liberty Belle boat in lower Manhattan, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. The New York City party cruise with more than 170 people on board was met by police when it returned to shore over the weekend, leading to the arrest of the captain and two owners. The cruise violated social distancing orders, the New York Sheriff's Department said in a tweet, and was serving alcohol on board without a liquor license. (New York City Sheriff via AP)

Captain, owners of NY illegal party cruise arrested

Aug. 3, 2020 1:25 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City party cruise with more than 170 people on board was met by police when it returned to shore over the weekend, leading to the arrest of the captain and two owners. The Saturday evening boat cruise violated social distancing orders, the New York Sheriff's Department said in a...

In this combination photo of celebrities with birthdays from Aug. 9-15, Juanes, from left, arrives at the Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year gala in his honor on Nov. 13, 2019, in Las Vegas, Justin Theroux attends the launch of New Tiffany and Co. Men's Collection on Oct. 11, 2019, in Los Angeles, Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Viola Davis attends the Disney ABC Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Aug. 6, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif., Cara Delevingne attends the STX Films The State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future presentation during CinemaCon on March 28, 2017, in Las Vegas, Sebastian Stan attends the

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15

Aug. 3, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 9-15. Aug. 9: Actor Cynthia Harris (“Mad About You,” “L.A. Law”) is 86. Jazz drummer Jack DeJohnette is 78. Comedian David Steinberg is 78. Actor Sam Elliott is 76. Singer Barbara Mason is 73. Actor Melanie Griffith is 63. Actor Amanda Bearse...

FILE - In this July 20, 2020, file photo, Columbus Blue Jackets' Seth Jones skates  during the NHL hockey team's practice in Columbus, Ohio. Jones, Pittsburgh forward Jake Guentzel and Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos would’ve missed some or all of the playoffs if they started in April. Instead, the silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic halting the season is those players are healthy and ready to contribute.  (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

Injured in spring, now healthy NHL stars embrace 2nd chances

Jul. 30, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

Seth Jones stood on his surgically repaired right ankle as his Blue Jackets teammates practiced and played without him. That took its toll. “It gets mentally draining,” Jones said. Tampa Bay captain Steven Stamkos and Pittsburgh All-Star Jake Guentzel know the feeling. Like Jones, they were injured...

Alabama man charged with capital murder in child's death

Jul. 29, 2020 7:25 AM EDT

COKER, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his girlfriend's 19-month-old child, according to authorities. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff's Office obtained a warrant for John Thompson, 31, on the charge Tuesday afternoon, news outlets reported. Captain Jack Kennedy...

Vancouver Canucks' Troy Stecher, from left to right, Adam Gaudette and Bo Horvat skate during the NHL hockey team's training camp in Vancouver, on Wednesday, July 22, 2020. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Will experience prevail for Wild vs. quick-strike Canucks?

Jul. 28, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

The virus pause has provided the Minnesota Wild as they are currently constructed with perhaps their best and last opportunity to make a long postseason run. They caught a break when the NHL rolled out a 24-team format for the restart, since they were one point below what would have been the Western Conference...

FILE - Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby skates during the third period of the team's NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, in a Thursday, March 5, 2020 file photo, in Buffalo, N.Y. The Pittsburgh Penguins are healthy and ready to go heading into a Stanley Cup playoff unlike any other. Their biggest concern? Facing Montreal goaltender Carey Price in a short series. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes, File)

Healthy Penguins wary of upstart Canadiens as playoffs begin

Jul. 28, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

Zach Aston-Reese pondered the question for a minute. “I'm not exactly sure who is on their first line,” the Penguins forward said when asked how Pittsburgh plans to slow down Montreal's top line in their best-of-five play-in series that begins Saturday in Toronto. The answer made it sound like he...

Land use commission to consider Hawaii short-term rental law

Jul. 28, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The state Land Use Commission plans to consider whether Hawaii County can prohibit short-term vacation rentals on agricultural land. The county and a group of 20 Kailua-Kona, Waimea and Captain Cook landowners have asked the commission for a declaratory ruling, West Hawaii Today...