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Mega Millions players would spend $1.6B on bills, charity

Oct. 22, 2018 10:32 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. The Powerball jackpot also has climbed. It's up to an estimated $620 million for Wednesday's drawing. That would make it the fifth-largest jackpot in U.S. history. But much of the...

'Shark Tank' backs late 9/11 cleaner's idea, pitched by kids

Oct. 22, 2018 9:35 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sharks on "Shark Tank" are supporting an invention created by a New York City firefighter who died of cancer after helping clean up the aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks. Kevin Young's children on Sunday pitched his Cup Board Pro, a chopping block that features a detachable bowl for...

NYPD suspends use of body camera model after one explodes

Oct. 22, 2018 7:03 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department has suspended use of a model of body camera after one exploded. The NYPD says an officer noticed smoke coming from the Vievu LE-5 body camera on Saturday night. The officer removed it and the device exploded. No one was injured. The NYPD says that the...

Borrego: Hiring female coaches shows NBA trending right way

Oct. 22, 2018 3:06 AM EDT

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants more women throughout the league. He's getting his wish. In recent days, two significant moves were made, with Kristi Toliver being added to Washington's staff of assistant coaches, and Chasity Melvin getting hired as an assistant coach with Charlotte's G League affiliate in...

Gaudreau, Hathaway score twice as Flames top Rangers 4-1

Oct. 21, 2018 11:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Calgary Flames have had trouble winning in New York in recent seasons. Opportunistic scoring and stellar goaltending changed that on this trip. Johnny Gaudreau and Garnet Hathaway each scored twice and backup goalie David Rittich made 44 saves as the Flames snapped a six-game losing...

Wayne Rooney scores twice, DC United wraps up playoff spot

Oct. 21, 2018 5:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored twice, Luciano Acosta had a goal and an assist and D.C. United wrapped up a playoff berth with a 3-1 victory over New York City FC on Sunday. Acosta was the sparkplug for D.C., setting up Rooney eight minutes into the game and scoring from distance in the 24th minute....

Beloved in Boston, Roberts returns for World Series with LA

Oct. 21, 2018 5:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In the souvenir store across from Fenway Park, it will set you back $100 for a framed, autographed photo of "The Steal," Dave Roberts' stolen base in the 2004 AL Championship Series that kick-started the Red Sox comeback against the New York Yankees and ended Boston's 86-year title drought....

Dodgers-Red Sox: Rich histories, but little crossover

Oct. 21, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

Sandy Koufax, Jackie Robinson and the Boys of Summer. Ted Williams to Yaz and the Impossible Dream. Manny Ramirez. Pedro Martinez. Bill Buckner. Fenway Franks and Dodger Dogs. Ebbets Field, the Green Monster. "Sweet Caroline" or "I Love L.A." Yet for all their rich history — dating back to Babe Ruth on the...

Largest ship ever built for British Navy visits New York

Oct. 21, 2018 9:59 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The largest ship ever built for Great Britain's Royal Navy is visiting New York for a week. The aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth sailed into New York Harbor on Friday carrying about 1,500 sailors. Commanding officer Capt. Jerry Kyd called the visit "very symbolic of the intimate...

Jayson Tatum scores 24 points, Celtics edge Knicks 103-101

Oct. 20, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics could laugh afterward, because none of Jayson Tatum's mistakes cost them. Not the missed dunk with 36 seconds left — thanks to Tatum rebounding it himself and making a tough jumper — and not his foolish foul with 1.9 seconds remaining. Tatum did far more good than...