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Hurdles cleared, Patriots head to 3rd straight Super Bowl

Jan. 21, 2019 7:21 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday's AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots' unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex Burkhead crossed the goal line for a 2-yard...

MLK holiday offers stage for Democratic hopefuls

Jan. 21, 2019 6:27 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if...

The Latest: Bitter cold freezes US regions hit by storm

Jan. 21, 2019 4:15 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the winter storm moving across the country (all times local): 9:15 p.m. A winter storm that covered parts of the Midwest and Northeast in snow and sleet this weekend has manifested into a bitter freeze. The National Weather Service says temperatures across the Great Lakes, Ohio...

Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zero

Jan. 20, 2019 8:33 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Bitter cold is setting in after a major winter storm blanketed a wide swath of the country in snow, sleet and rain this weekend, creating dangerously icy conditions that promise to complicate cleanup efforts and make travel challenging on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Some of the coldest...

Bowman's 37 leads BC to 87-82 win over No. 11 Florida State

Jan. 20, 2019 3:45 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — With just over a minute left and No. 11 Florida State rapidly closing the gap, an unlikely contributor popped onto the court to help Boston College hold on for a victory. Running back AJ Dillon, the Atlantic Coast Conference's preseason football player of the year, got out of his courtside...

Elizabeth Warren planning 1st trip to South Carolina

Jan. 20, 2019 12:07 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is making her first trip to early voting South Carolina since launching her exploratory bid for a possible 2020 presidential run. Warren's organization tells The Associated Press on Sunday that she is planning to visit Columbia on Wednesday for an...

Sociologist and intellectual, Nathan Glazer, dead at 95

Jan. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Nathan Glazer, a prominent sociologist and public intellectual who assisted on a classic study of conformity, "The Lonely Crowd," and co-authored a groundbreaking document of non-conformity, "Beyond the Melting Pot," has died at 95. Glazer's daughter, Sarah Glazer, confirmed her father died...

Zibanejad, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Bruins 3-2

Jan. 19, 2019 11:32 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist hopes his teammates take some time to think about how well they've played going into a long break. He'll also have some time to reflect on his climb up the NHL's career wins list. Lundqvist made 27 saves to take over sole possession of sixth place in wins and...

Bruins goalie Rask leaves game with concussion vs. Rangers

Jan. 19, 2019 8:41 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask suffered a concussion on a hard collision with Rangers forward Filip Chytil and was helped off the ice late in the opening period. The 31-year-old Rask, who entered the game Saturday night tied with Cecil "Tiny" Thompson for the most victories in club history with...

Ivanauskas leads balanced Colgate past BU 77-56

Jan. 19, 2019 3:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Rapolas Ivanauskas scored 17 points with 10 rebounds, and five players scored nine or more, as Colgate defeated Boston University 77-56 Saturday. Will Rayman scored eight of his 12 points as the Raiders (11-8, 3-3 Patriot League) ended the game on a 19-7 note over the last 8½ minutes....