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Lafreniere scores in return home, Rangers top Canadiens 3-1

Oct. 17, 2021 01:16 AM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — Alexis Lafreniere snapped a third-period tie with a power-play goal in his first NHL game back home, and the New York Rangers beat the Montreal Canadiens 3-1 on Saturday night for their first victory under new coach Gerard Gallant. Lafreniere, the top...

Today in History

Oct. 17, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 17, the 290th day of 2021. There are 75 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 17, 1777, British forces under Gen. John Burgoyne surrendered to American troops in...

Kreilach leads Real Salt Lake past Colorado Rapids, 3-1

Oct. 16, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Damir Kreilach had a goal and two assists in Real Salt Lake's 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rapids on Saturday night. Real Salt Lake (12-11-6) has won a club-record seven straight home matches. It also matched New York City FC (June-August) with the...

Man, 64, dies shortly after judge grants emergency release

Oct. 16, 2021 21:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A man held at Rikers Island has died shortly after a judge granted him emergency release, the man's attorney said. The New York Post reported that 64-year-old Victor Mercado was the 13th person to die in the city's jail system in 2021. Mercado was held...

Data: Nearly two-thirds of New Yorkers are fully vaccinated

Oct. 16, 2021 19:08 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of New York residents are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to the latest federal statistics. About 12.7 million of New York’s 20 million residents are fully vaccinated, according to data released Saturday by the...

Teenager found fatally shot on New York City street

Oct. 16, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police are investigating the death of a teenager who was found on a city street after being shot in the face. Police say the 16-year-old male was found near a Manhattan intersection at about 8:30 p.m. Friday. He was pronounced dead at...

During WWII, getting the flu vaccine was patriotic

Oct. 16, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The world had lurched into a dark and uncertain winter. Americans were dying by the thousands, and the rhythms of everyday life seemed to carry only mournful notes of loss and deprivation. Even mundane things, like a trip to the grocery store, were...

The Latest: Maine vaccine mandate opponents file appeal

Oct. 15, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MAINE — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston denied...

Maine's COVID-19 mandate appealed to US Supreme Court

Oct. 15, 2021 20:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Opponents of a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for health care workers in Maine filed an emergency appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court after being dealt another legal defeat on Friday. The appeal was filed hours after the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals...

Man who texted threats to reporter's family pleads guilty

Oct. 15, 2021 19:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A California man pleaded guilty Friday to threatening harm in text messages sent during the attack on the Capitol to a New York-based family member of a journalist. Robert Lemke, 36, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where he was charged in...