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Sabres set roster by demoting Olofsson, Jokiharju to minors

Oct. 1, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres set their 23-player regular-season roster by demoting forward Victor Olofsson and defenseman Henri Jokiharju to the minors. Though the two rookies were sent down to Rochester on Tuesday, both are expected to be back on the Sabres' roster Thursday, when Buffalo opens...

Sabres demote 14 to minors, assign Ruotsalainen to Finland

Sep. 22, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Buffalo Sabres have assigned rookie forward Arttu Ruotsalainen to Ilves of the Finnish Elite League, part of a series of roster moves made 11 days before they open the season. The 21-year-old Ruotsalainen was an undrafted free agent who signed an entry-level contract with Buffalo...

A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?

Sep. 22, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester was the first in New York to seek bankruptcy protection under the weight of new sexual misconduct lawsuits, but lawyers and church leaders say it may not be the last. All eight of the state's Roman Catholic dioceses face financial pressures as a...

A look at the first decade of the NFL, the 1920s

Sep. 20, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

A look at the NFL's first decade, the 1920s: FRANCHISES: The first season, 1920, the American Professional Football Association had 14 teams, including two Tigers (Cleveland and Chicago). The Akron Pros, Decatur Staleys (later the Chicago Bears), Buffalo All-Americans, Chicago Cardinals, Rock Island Independents,...

Brawl after high school football game involves hundreds

Sep. 14, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police in Rochester, New York, say hundreds of people were involved in fights that erupted after a high school football game. The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reports that it took police more than an hour to disperse the fights that followed Friday's game between East High School...

Catholic diocese in upstate New York files for bankruptcy

Sep. 12, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester in upstate New York filed for bankruptcy protection Thursday amid a wave of lawsuits over alleged sexual abuse of children, becoming the first of the state's eight dioceses to do so and the 20th nationwide. New York passed a law this year giving victims of childhood sexual...

Smartphone, Matchbox cars among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

Sep. 11, 2019 10:21 AM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The smartphone is being considered for induction into the National Toy Hall of Fame this year in recognition of its impact on how people play and interact. The other finalists announced Wednesday are: Care Bears, the coloring book, Fisher-Price Corn Popper, Jenga, Magic the...

Sons of woman slain in 1988 pleased with charges in case

Sep. 10, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The sons of 31-year-old Cynthia Smith, who was killed more than 30 years ago in southwest Missouri, say they are happy that someone has been charged in the crime that caused them to be separated as children. Lawrence Gene Timmons, 65, was indicted Friday on a first-degree murder...

4th person sentenced in plot to bomb NY Muslim community

Sep. 3, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The lawyer for one of four young men who authorities say planned to use homemade explosives against an upstate New York Muslim community said Tuesday he was acting on the mistaken belief that the enclave housed terrorists. But as 20-year-old Vincent Vetromile was sentenced, the...