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Brave new world: Atlanta beats LA 4-2, heads to World Series

Oct. 24, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Led by an unlikely hero, the Atlanta Braves are heading back to a place that used to be so familiar to them. The World Series. Eddie Rosario capped a remarkable NL Championship Series with a three-run homer, sending the Braves to the...

O'Connor, Pettersson help Penguins rout Maple Leafs 7-1

Oct. 23, 2021 23:40 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins were missing several key regulars, but they didn’t have any problem with a high-powered Toronto team stuck in an early slump. Drew O’Connor scored twice, his first career two-goal game, and the Penguins routed the Maple...

Castellanos scores 2 goals, NYCFC beats DC United 6-0

Oct. 23, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Thiago Andrade scored 36 seconds into the game, Valentín Castellanos added two goals and New York City FC set a franchise record for goals in its 6-0 win over D.C. United on Saturday night. Malte Amundsen ran onto a through ball by Santiago Rodríguez...

Rangers score 3 in final 6 minutes, rally past Sens 3-2

Oct. 23, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Chris Kreider, Ryan Lindgren and Barclay Goodrow all scored in the final six minutes to rally the New York Rangers past the Ottawa Senators 3-2 Saturday. The Rangers have won four straight, all on the road. Alexandar Georgiev made 26 saves. ...

A magical trove of Ricky Jay ephemera hits auction block

Oct. 23, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Conjurers, cheats, hustlers, hoaxsters, pranksters, jokesters, posturers, pretenders, sideshow showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical marvels and popular entertainments. Those were the things that interested the grizzled Ricky Jay, the...

A moving 'reunion' for descendants of Holocaust survivors

Oct. 23, 2021 10:04 AM EDT

WESTLAKE, Texas (AP) — Anna Salton Eisen found the old pictures — wallet-size, black-and-white images of Jewish prisoners who survived the Holocaust — in a folder her late father, George Lucius Salton, kept most of his life. The Texas woman recognized the names of...

Today in History

Oct. 23, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2021. There are 69 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 23, 1973, President Richard Nixon agreed to turn over White House tape recordings...

Durant's triple-double rallies Nets past 76ers 114-109

Oct. 22, 2021 23:11 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ben Simmons wasn't there. Joel Embiid conceded he should not have played. With Philadelphia's All-Star cornerstones absent or injured, Kevin Durant and Brooklyn had the opening they needed to spoil the 76ers' opener with a rally down the stretch. ...

Knicks make 24 3s, cruise past rebuilding Magic 121-96

Oct. 22, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — As Tom Thibodeau headed in for his postgame news conference following the New York Knicks’ 121-96 rout of the Orlando Magic on Friday night, a fan implored the notoriously grumpy head coach to “be happy.” Thibodeau certainly has plenty to be...

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews

Oct. 22, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other legislators reintroduced a bill in the House on Friday to put immigrants who cleared debris after the Sept. 11 attacks on a fast track to legal immigration status in the United States. The 9/11 Immigrant Worker...