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Miller becomes US-born goalies win leader in Ducks' win

Feb. 18, 2019 1:36 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Ryan Miller picked up a milestone win in his first game in two months. Miller became the all-time leader in wins by a U.S.-born goaltender Sunday night as he made 23 saves in the Anaheim Ducks 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals on Sunday night. It was Miller's 375th victory,...

Ducks retire Hall of Fame defenseman Niedermayer's No. 27

Feb. 18, 2019 12:42 AM EST

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Scott Niedermayer accomplished a lot during his 18-year NHL career. The Hall of Fame defenseman added one more to the list on Sunday night when he became the ninth player to have his number retired by two teams. The Anaheim Ducks raised Niedermayer's No. 27 to the rafters at the...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump spins fiction about diversity visas

Feb. 18, 2019 12:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is going after the "horror show" known as the diversity visa lottery program. His description of it is pure fiction. The president offered a multitude of fabrications and partial truths over the past week on the subject of immigration — both the legal and...

Pro football returns to San Diego, along with tailgating

Feb. 17, 2019 10:39 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two years after the Chargers left their home of 56 seasons, pro football returned to San Diego on a cold, rainy winter Sunday, with a different dynamic mixed in with a beloved local tradition. On the field at SDCCU Stadium, the San Diego Fleet of the new Alliance of American Football,...

Dean, Onyenwere help UCLA women hold off Cal, 80-74

Feb. 17, 2019 9:44 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Japreece Dean scored a career-high 28 points and Michaela Onyenwere added 23 with nine rebounds to help UCLA beat California 80-74 on Sunday. Dean hit four 3-pointers and had seven assists. Kennedy Burke scored 13 points for the Bruins (16-10, 9-5 Pac-12), who rebounded from a loss to...

Smith hits layup to lift No. 10 Stanford over USC 69-67

Feb. 17, 2019 6:48 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alanna Smith lost the nail on her right index finger in the opening minutes Sunday. When it came time for a clutch layup, she went with her left hand instead. The Stanford senior drove the lane and made a layup with three second to lift the No. 10 Cardinal over USC 69-67. Smith finished...

School board in Virginia may end transgender bathroom ban

Feb. 17, 2019 6:01 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — For nearly four years, Gavin Grimm has been suing his former school district after it banned him from using the boys bathrooms in high school. Along the way, he's became a national face for transgender rights. His case almost went to the U.S. Supreme Court. He graduated and moved to...

Rare owls thrive in ghost town near Los Angeles airport

Feb. 17, 2019 5:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Researchers have discovered a group of rare owls thriving in a nature preserve near Los Angeles International Airport, according to a newspaper report Sunday. The 10 burrowing owls are the most seen at LAX Dunes Preserve in 40 years, the Los Angeles Times reported. Among the raptors are...

Southern California motorists warned of more mountain snow

Feb. 17, 2019 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Motorists are urged to use caution or avoid travel altogether on mountain roads as the latest in a string of winter storms moves into Southern California. Forecasters say Sunday that up to 10 inches (25 centimeters) of snow could fall in the mountains east of Los Angeles before the...

Authorities remove cougar from tree outside California home

Feb. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

HESPERIA, Calif. (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a very big cat — a mountain lion — from a tree outside a home in the Southern California desert. The homeowner called authorities Saturday after spotting the animal near the edge of the San Bernardino Mountains. San Bernardino County...