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LAPD officer charged with running illegal gambling operation

Apr. 09, 2021 21:56 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles police officer is among three people charged with running an illegal gambling operation that involved placing bets on this year's NFL Super Bowl, police announced Friday. Robert Felix, a 13-year veteran assigned to the LAPD's Transit...

Rust scores 2, Crosby gets goal, 2 assists, Pens beat Devils

Apr. 09, 2021 21:54 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Bryan Rust scored two goals and Sidney Crosby had a goal and two assists in leading the streaking Pittsburgh Penguins to a 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Jared McCann, Brian Dumoulin and Colton Sceviour also scored as the...

Holiday, Sabonis lead Pacers past Magic, 111-106

Apr. 09, 2021 21:50 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Aaron Holiday scored 20 points, Domantas Sabonis had 16 points, 15 rebounds and six assists in his return from a three-game injury absence and the Indiana Pacers held off the Orlando Magic 111-106 on Friday night. Holiday made six of Indiana’s 11...

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't veto-proof

Apr. 09, 2021 21:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas conservatives on Friday pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl's and women's school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature but don't have enough support yet to overcome a possible veto by the state's Democratic governor. ...

Wisconsin's Cole Caufield wins Hobey Baker Award

Apr. 09, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

Wisconsin forward Cole Caufield won the Hobey Baker Award on Friday night as the top college hockey player. Caufield edged North Dakota forward Shane Pinto and Minnesota State goaltender Dryden McKay. The 20-year-old Montreal prospect had 30 goals and...

Spain's Badosa ousts world No. 1 Barty at Volvo Car Open

Apr. 09, 2021 21:21 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Paula Badosa beat top-ranked Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 6-3 at the Volvo Car Open on Friday. The Spaniard reached the tournament semifinals in her first time at the season's opening clay-court tournament. And she was rarely pressured by Barty on the...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Apr. 09, 2021 21:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation Friday into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a...

Man facing hate crime charges in Brooklyn anti-Asian attacks

Apr. 09, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man was arrested on hate crime charges in connection to multiple incidents in recent weeks where police said Asian people were shoved or grabbed while on Brooklyn streets. The New York Police Department said Joseph Russo, of Brooklyn, was arrested on...

Navajo Nation reports 26 new COVID-19 cases, orders lockdown

Apr. 09, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Friday reported additional COVID-19 cases and ordered a weekend lockdown over fears that a new variant could drive another deadly surge. “The Stay-At-Home order is reinstated to help lessen the spread of COVID-19 and the...

A brief look at the second round of the Masters

Apr. 09, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A brief look at the second round Friday at the Masters (all times EDT): LEADING: Justin Rose shot even-par 72 and was at 7-under 137. TRAILING: Will Zalatoris and Brian Harman were a stroke back, with Jordan Spieth and Marc...