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Bail uproar may dim appetite for criminal justice reform

Jan. 29, 2020 7:58 AM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Criminal justice reformers in New York were riding high last spring after the legislature passed an overhaul that eliminated cash bail for most nonviolent crimes. But now, a backlash over the bail law may have diminished their chances of winning additional reforms on issues like...

Lee Enterprises makes $140M deal to buy Berkshire newspapers

Jan. 29, 2020 7:46 AM EST

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Lee Enterprises will buy Berkshire Hathaway's BH Media Group publications and The Buffalo News for $140 million, the company said Wednesday. The deal covers 30 daily newspapers in 10 states as well as 49 paid weekly publications with digital sites and 32 other print products. Among...

Nashville Predators' Filip Forsberg (9) and Roman Josi (59) celebrate a goal during first period NHL hockey action against the Edmonton Oilers in Edmonton, Alberta, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2019. (Jason Franson/The Canadian Press via AP)

Goalapalooza: Offense coming from everywhere around NHL

Jan. 29, 2020 4:04 AM EST

Alain Nasreddine watched New York Rangers defensemen go to the front of the net and hang out below the goal line. It wasn't like this back in his playing days. Nasreddine scored one goal in 74 NHL games as a defenseman from 1998-2008. Now, the interim New Jersey Devils coach sees a league in which defensemen are...

Harvey Weinstein leaves for the day during his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Two more accusers set to testify against Harvey Weinstein

Jan. 29, 2020 2:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — One says Harvey Weinstein raped her after she let her guard down by telling herself he was only a “dirty old man.” The other claims he offered movie roles to her in exchange for joining in a threesome with him. The one-time aspiring actresses, Tarale Wulff and Dawn Dunning,...

Butler guard Kamar Baldwin (3) dribbles the ball next to Georgetown guard Terrell Allen (12) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Baldwin heats up again, No. 16 Butler beats Georgetown 69-64

Jan. 29, 2020 12:16 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kamar Baldwin found some more second-half magic and another way to lead a comeback. He scored 12 of his 13 points after halftime to help No. 16 Butler erase a double-digit deficit and beat Georgetown 69-64 Tuesday night. Baldwin didn't quite go off like Friday against Marquette, but...

Charlotte Hornets guard Dwayne Bacon, right, drives into New York Knicks forward Kevin Knox II in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Hornets beat Knicks 97-92 to snap 8-game losing streak

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets are back home and back in the win column. Terry Rozier scored 30 points and the Hornets rallied from a 13-point deficit to beat the New York Knicks 97-92 on Tuesday night and snap a season-high, eight-game losing streak. Charlotte (16-31) trailed by 13 points...

Associate coach Nate Johnson, left, embraces his wife Jonai during a ceremony held for John Altobelli, the late head coach of Orange Coast College baseball, who died in a helicopter crash alongside former NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant in Costa Mesa, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020. His wife Keri and youngest daughter Alyssa were also victims of the crash. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo)

Baseball coach killed with Bryant honored at team's opener

Jan. 28, 2020 11:13 PM EST

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — John Altobelli’s team knew there was only one way to honor its late coach — by playing on his favorite day. Altobelli’s Orange Coast College baseball team opened its season as scheduled on Tuesday against Chula Vista Southwestern. The game occurred two days...

Ottawa Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki (74) celebrates his goal with teammate Dylan DeMelo (2) during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Senators snap 7-game road skid with 5-2 win over Sabres

Jan. 28, 2020 11:03 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Mike Reilly scored the go-ahead goal 8:48 into the third period, and the Ottawa Senators snapped a seven-game road skid with a 5-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night. Tyler Ennis had a goal and assist and Jean-Gabriel Pageau also scored for Ottawa, which had gone 0-4-3 on the...

Maine state secretary chides Bloomberg on inaccurate mailing

Jan. 28, 2020 10:27 PM EST

SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — Maine's secretary of state said Tuesday that presidential candidate and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sent inaccurate voting information to state residents. Matthew Dunlap said “several voters” recently received a mailing from the Democrat's campaign...

Villanova's Saddiq Bey (41) passes the ball away from St. John's Greg Williams Jr. (4) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

No. 8 Villanova, minus Samuels, blows out St. John's 79-59

Jan. 28, 2020 10:19 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Down an experienced starter, the Villanova Wildcats still had more than enough firepower to trounce a St. John's team that's given them trouble lately. Saddiq Bey scored 23 points, Collin Gillespie had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and No. 8 Villanova easily handled the Red Storm 79-59 on...