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FILE- In this Feb. 10, 2019, file photo, Team Szabados forward Audra Richards (21) is congratulated after scoring a goal against Team Stecklein in the NWHL All-Star Hockey Game in Nashville, Tenn. The women's hockey league thinks it can make it work with the same kind of COVID-19 testing the NBA used in its Disney World bubble. Players, coaches and staff will essentially be limited to hotel and Herb Brooks Arena, the site of the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” that serves as a historic setting for a unique season.  (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

Women's bubble hockey: NWHL season will be a 2-week sprint

Jan. 22, 2021 1:36 PM EST

Tyler Tumminia has lost plenty of sleep trying to get the National Women's Hockey League back on the ice. The interim commissioner has one night left to toss and turn before it becomes a reality. The NWHL goes full bubble hockey Saturday when its two-week sprint of a season begins in a quarantined environment in...

FILE - This photo from Wednesday March 7, 2012, shows Illinois gun owners and supporters file NRA applications during an Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day convention before marching to the Illinois State in Springfield, Ill. Lawyers for the influential gun-rights advocacy group told a federal judge Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021 that the organization’s recent decision to seek bankruptcy protection and reincorporate in gun-friendly Texas was not an attempt to dodge a lawsuit brought by the attorney general in New York, its current corporate home. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)

NRA fights for its future in Texas, New York courts

Jan. 20, 2021 8:17 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The National Rifle Association is in a double-barreled legal battle for its future, moving forward with its bankruptcy case while fighting accusations it only sought Chapter 11 protection to avoid a potentially crippling lawsuit. Lawyers for the influential advocacy group told a federal...

This undated photo provided by National Transportation Safety Board, The Orange County Fire Authority battles a fire on a burning vehicle inside a garage in Orange County, Calif.  When firefighters removed the SUV from the garage to assess the fire , they identified the fuel source as the SUV’s high-voltage battery pack.  U.S. safety investigators say electric vehicle fires pose risks to first responders, and manufacturers have inadequate guidelines to keep them safe. (Orange County Sheriff’s Department/National Transportation Safety Board via AP)

NTSB says vehicle battery fires pose risks to 1st responders

Jan. 13, 2021 4:06 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Electric vehicle fires pose safety risks to first responders and guidelines from manufacturers about how to deal with them have been inadequate, according to U.S. investigators. There are also gaps in industry safety standards and research on high-voltage lithium-ion battery fires,...

10 winners announced for I Love My Librarian Award

Jan. 11, 2021 10:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — In Hayward, California, library director Jayanti Addleman was cited for her “inspiring optimism and extensive expertise” during the ongoing pandemic. At Washburn University, in Topeka, Kansas, librarian Sean Bird made sure that students now taking all courses online because of...

Jordan sentences protest leaders of teachers union to prison

Dec. 31, 2020 8:30 AM EST

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A court in Jordan on Thursday sentenced five leaders of the national teachers' syndicate to a year in prison over recent protests demanding a salary increase, a lawyer for the teachers said. Bassam Fraihat said the court also ordered that the syndicate be dissolved. He said the five,...

FILE - This photo from Sept. 23, 2009, shows the entrance to Seven Springs LLC, in Bedford, N.Y., a property owned by the Trump family. Judge Arthur Engoron said the Trump Organization must turn over to the New York attorney general's office all communications involving Ralph Mastromonaco, an engineer who worked at Seven Springs. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Trump's company ordered to give evidence to NY investigators

Dec. 15, 2020 8:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge on Tuesday ordered President Donald Trump’s company to give state investigators documents related to a suburban estate that’s the subject of a civil investigation into the family’s business practices. Judge Arthur Engoron said the Trump Organization...

FILE - Natalie Portman participates in the BUILD Speaker Series to discuss the film

Bookish: Natalie Portman to chair National Library Week

Dec. 7, 2020 10:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Natalie Portman's latest role is on behalf of the country's libraries. The Oscar-winning actress will serve as honorary chair of National Library Week, the American Library Association announced Monday. National Library Week runs next April 4-10. Portman will help promote the role...

FILE - In this Nov. 24, 2020, file photo, registered nurse Chrissie Burkhiser puts on personal protective equipment as she prepares to treat a COVID-19 patient in the emergency room at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Mo. U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement and recruiting nursing students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Nurses wanted: Swamped hospitals scramble for pandemic help

Dec. 2, 2020 7:06 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — U.S. hospitals slammed with COVID-19 patients are trying to lure nurses and doctors out of retirement, recruiting students and new graduates who have yet to earn their licenses and offering eye-popping salaries in a desperate bid to ease staffing shortages. With the virus surging from...