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Firefighters work to extinguish a fire that erupted from a building next to Middle Collegiate Church on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 in New York.  The historic 19th century church in lower Manhattan was gutted by a massive fire early Saturday that sent flames shooting through the roof. (Duke Todd via AP)

Predawn fire guts old church housing New York's Liberty Bell

Dec. 5, 2020 12:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A historic church in lower Manhattan that houses New York's Liberty Bell and whose congregation dates to the city's earliest days was gutted by a massive fire early Saturday that sent flames shooting through the roof. The Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village burned before dawn after...

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence (16) waves to fans as he leaves the team's home field for the last time, after the team's win over Pittsburgh in an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov 28, 2020, in Clemson, S.C. (Ken Ruinard/The Independent-Mail via AP, Pool)

On Football: Big games ahead on the NFL schedule -- maybe

Dec. 5, 2020 11:15 AM EST

The NFL, its teams, broadcasters and fans all have learned one thing in 2020: Nothing is certain with the schedule. Never was that more obvious than in the last two weeks, with the kind of scrambling that made Fran Tarkenton famous affecting a bunch of games. It's not likely to end as COVID-19 surges in America....

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, left, reacts with down judge Danny Short during the first half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Matchup of division leaders: Seahawks vs Giants. The Giants?

Dec. 5, 2020 11:08 AM EST

In this strangest of NFL seasons in this weirdest of years, here's a matchup of division leaders you wouldn't expect: Seattle hosting the New York Giants. Certainly the Seahawks on top of the tough NFC West is no stretch. They are 8-3, have a dynamic offense and improving defense, and plenty of pedigree under...

Lizzie Dale sprawls on the floor to play games on an iPad as her siblings work on school work in the kitchen behind her in their home in Lake Oswego, Ore., Oct. 30, 2020. In Oregon, one of only a handful of states that has required a partial or statewide closure of schools in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, parents in favor of their children returning to in-person learning have voiced their concerns and grievances using social media, petitions, letters to state officials, emotional testimonies at virtual school board meetings and on the steps of the state's Capitol. (AP Photo/Sara Cline)

'Our kids are the sacrifices': Parents push schools to open

Dec. 5, 2020 10:07 AM EST

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) — The activism of Jennifer Dale began when she watched her third grade daughter struggle with distance learning, kicking and screaming through her online classes. The mother of three initially sent emails to her local school officials with videos of the disastrous school days for her...

Jed Leiber shows photos of his grandfather Saemy Rosenberg's life at home Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

High court to decide whether Nazi art case stays in US court

Dec. 5, 2020 8:14 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jed Leiber was an adult before he learned that his family was once part-owner of a collection of centuries-old religious artworks now said to be worth at least $250 million. Over a steak dinner at a New York City restaurant in the 1990s he had asked his mother about his grandfather, a...

Texas Tech's Mac McClung (0) shootsover Troy's Kieffer Punter (0) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, in Lubbock, Texas. (AP Photo/Brad Tollefson)

No. 17 Texas Tech rolls past Troy 80-46 in replacement game

Dec. 5, 2020 12:08 AM EST

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech coach Chris Beard said it wasn't a scramble to find Troy as a replacement opponent in a matter of days when both schools had games called off because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beard saw plenty of value in getting the game in rather than simply moving on to the next one on...

FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 7, 2019 file photo, New York Yankees' Gio Urshela celebrates in the dugout after scoring on a single by teammate Brett Gardner during the third inning in Game 3 of a baseball American League Division Series against the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. Yankees Gio Urshela had surgery Friday, Dec. 4, 2020 to remove a bone chip from his right elbow. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn, File)

Yankees 3B Gio Urshela has elbow surgery to remove bone spur

Dec. 4, 2020 10:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela had surgery Friday to remove a bone chip from his right elbow, and New York said his expected recovery time is three months. Urshela is likely to miss about half of spring training, which starts in mid-February, and will have just a few weeks to get into...

FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2020, file photo, New York Yankees relief pitcher Zack Britton winds up during the ninth inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Yankee Stadium in New York. The Yankees plan to plan to exercise two option years on Britton worth $27 million and to decline options on outfielder Brett Gardner and pitcher J.A. Happ. The decisions were disclosed by a person familiar with the team’s decisions who spoke on the condition of anonymity Thursday, Oct. 29, because they had not been announced. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

Britton, Cole, Castro, Lindor, Semien join union top panel

Dec. 4, 2020 9:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitchers Zack Britton and Gerrit Cole, free agent catcher Jason Castro, Cleveland shortstop Francisco Lindor and free agent shortstop Marcus Semien were elected Friday to the executive subcommittee of the Major League Baseball Players Association. They join St. Louis pitcher Andrew...

FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Buffalo running back Jaret Patterson (26) runs past Northern Illinois linebacker Daveren Rayner (9) during the first half of an NCAA football game, in DeKalb, Ill. There was a time no one was interested in recruiting Jaret Patterson, the under-sized running back, who finally accepted an offer to play at Buffalo. Some four years later, Patterson is the talk of the nation after generating 409 yards rushing and scoring eight touchdowns in a 70-41 win over Kent State last weekend. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Buffalo yet to be informed by MAC it has clinched East title

Dec. 4, 2020 8:07 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The undefeated Buffalo Bulls’ bid to clinch the Mid-American Conference East Division title were placed on hold on Friday before they even had a chance to play a down. Four hours into their trip to play Ohio, Buffalo turned its buses around upon being informed its game on...

Rodriguez leads Stony Brook past Fairfield 72-69 in OT

Dec. 4, 2020 7:18 PM EST

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Juan Felix Rodriguez had 21 points as Stony Brook narrowly beat Fairfield 72-69 in overtime on Friday. Tykei Greene had 14 points and 12 rebounds for Stony Brook (1-1). Jaden Sayles added 12 points, and Mouhamadou Gueye had eight points, seven rebounds and five blocks. Jesus Cruz...