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In this May 29, 2012 file photo, Bishop Richard Malone speaks during a news conference in Buffalo, N.Y. The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, Feb. 28 2020, taking another major step in its effort to recover from a clergy misconduct scandal that's been the basis for hundreds of lawsuits, Vatican intervention and the resignation of Malone on Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/David Duprey)

Buffalo Roman Catholic Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

Feb. 28, 2020 11:28 AM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to recover from a clergy misconduct scandal that‘s been the basis for hundreds of lawsuits, Vatican intervention and the resignation of its bishop....

Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy protection in effort to recover from misconduct scandal

Feb. 28, 2020 8:44 AM EST
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo files for bankruptcy protection in effort to recover from misconduct scandal.

Parts of New York brace for heavy snow, blizzard conditions

Feb. 27, 2020 11:34 AM EST

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Areas of upstate New York braced Thursday for high winds and up to 4 feet of snow that already had closed schools and led to calls for drivers to stay off roads. Gusty winds and blowing snow reduced visibility in western and northern New York, with law enforcement fielding reports of...

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2017, file photo, two men are silhouetted against the Panasonic sign at CES International, in Las Vegas. Japanese electronics maker Panasonic declined to comment on reports Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, that it is planning to end its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state.(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Panasonic scraps solar panels partnership with Tesla

Feb. 26, 2020 7:56 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Panasonic is pulling out of its partnership with Tesla to produce solar panels at a factory in New York state, the Japanese electronics maker said Wednesday. Panasonic's production at the factory in Buffalo will end by May, with an exit by September, it said in a statement. The decision is to...

In this Feb. 22, 2020. photo, two men stand near a partially demolished building on the Cayuga Indian Nation in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Indian Nation took a stunning turn over the weekend when nation leader Clint Halftown sent bulldozers to demolish a working daycare center, store, schoolhouse and other buildings controlled by tribe members who oppose his authority, drawing condemnation from local and federal officials who called the action domestic terrorism. Halftown has not responded to requests for an interview. (Spencer Tulis/Finger Lakes Times via AP)

Indian nation destroys own buildings over leadership dispute

Feb. 25, 2020 6:59 PM EST

A leadership dispute within the Cayuga Indian Nation took a stunning turn over the weekend when nation leader Clint Halftown sent bulldozers to demolish a working daycare center, store, schoolhouse and other buildings controlled by tribe members who oppose his authority. In response to the surprise, dead-of-night...

New Jersey Devils right wing Kyle Palmieri (21) congratulates right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) after Simmonds scored a goal during the third period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Simmonds relishes opportunity to help Sabres' playoff push

Feb. 25, 2020 5:22 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It took Wayne Simmonds no more than five minutes into his first Sabres practice to show how much he appreciated being in Buffalo. Upon skating a few laps and taking a couple of shots, Simmonds found himself next to coach Ralph Krueger when the two shared a laugh. Given how he and the...

San Jose Sharks right wing Barclay Goodrow (23) controls the puck ahead of New York Rangers right wing Kaapo Kakko (24) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Madison Square Garden in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

First-round picks not for rent on NHL trade deadline day

Feb. 24, 2020 8:13 PM EST

Not many first-round picks were in play at the NHL trade deadline Monday, except for contenders picking up players for now and the future. The New York Islanders traded a conditional first-round pick to Ottawa as part of their trade for center Jean-Gabriel Pageau. The Tampa Bay Lightning also parted with a...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2019, file photo, Carolina Hurricanes' Lucas Wallmark plays against the Boston Bruins during an NHL hockey game in Boston. The Florida Panthers traded Vincent Trocheck to the Carolina Hurricanes for Erik Haula, Lucas Wallmark and prospects Chase Priskie and Eetu Luostarinen, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020.  (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

NHL trade winds blow Hurricanes' way in completing 3 deals

Feb. 24, 2020 7:43 PM EST

Hurricanes president Don Waddell resisted the urge to sign Zamboni driver David Ayres — or acquire anyone else, for that matter — to address Carolina's injury-depleted goaltending ranks before the NHL trade deadline struck Monday. Waddell, however, did manage to upgrade the rest of his roster to...

Chicago Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson (56) skates away from Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Cederholm (78) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames answer Oilers' trades by acquiring two defensemen

Feb. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

The latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Calgary Flames have acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles. The Flames sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Blackhawks for Gustafsson and a conditional 2021 fourth-rounder to the Kings for Forbort....

Buffalo Sabres forward Kyle Okposo (21) puts the puck past Winnipeg Jets goalie Connor Hellebuyck (37) during the first period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

Kyle Okposo scores 2 in Sabres' 2-1 win over Winnipeg Jets

Feb. 23, 2020 9:45 PM EST

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Kyle Okposo hopes he and the Buffalo Sabres provided general manager Jason Botterill a reason to rethink his approach a day before the NHL's trade deadline. For a team that looked like it was in need of major roster overhaul as recently as two weeks ago, the Sabres have suddenly begun...