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Foreign students show less zeal for US since Trump took over

CHICAGO (AP) — On a recruiting trip to India’s tech hub of Bangalore, Alan Cramb, the president of a reputable Chicago university, answered questions...

US legislators complain to Trump on Mexico energy policy

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Standing in front of a reopened coal-fired power plant, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Saturday defiantly rejected complaints...

US NATO allies still short on defense spending aims

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. allies in Europe and Canada have increased defense spending for a sixth consecutive year but most of them will still...

Canada avoids snap election after Parliament vote

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau's Liberal government avoided being toppled in a confidence vote Wednesday after a majority of Parliament members voted against a...

Bjorkgren describes plan to take Pacers in new direction

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New Indiana Pacers coach Kevin Bjorkgren went right to work Wednesday. ...

Indiana Pacers tab Raptors assistant Nate Bjorkgren as coach

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers hired Nate Bjorkgren as their new coach Tuesday. ...

Opposition push to set up probe could force Canada election

TORONTO (AP) — Justin Trudeau’s minority Liberal government said Monday an opposition push for an anti-corruption committee will trigger a vote that could force...

Canada-China spat heats up over ambassador’s alleged threat

TORONTO (AP) — The diplomatic spat between Canada and China grew more heated on Monday as Beijing denounced press criticism of its ambassador to...

A capsule look at the Rays and Dodgers in the World Series

A capsule look at the best-of-seven World Series between the Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Dodgers in Arlington, Texas, beginning Tuesday night: ...

The Latest: UMass-Marshall football game set for Nov. 7

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Joe Thornton points to talk with Joe Montana in Toronto move

TORONTO (AP) — Joe Thornton had plenty of conversations about the next, and perhaps final, stop in his NHL career. ...

Artist hikes length of Vermont, painting along the way

MANCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — After hiking over 200 miles (320 kilometers) on the country's oldest long-distance trail, Rob Mullen had just 3 miles (5...

US resorts adapt to new normal of skiing amid pandemic

DENVER (AP) — Helmet, goggles, skis? Check. Hand sanitizer, face covering, reservation? Check. ...

The Latest: Md. allowing up to 10% capacity at NFL stadiums

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Lightning Effect: Skilled NHL teams add grit to go for Cup

A skilled team that got eliminated early in the playoffs by a tougher opponent a few years removed from a Stanley Cup Final loss...

Meghan Duggan, a champion across women’s hockey, retires

In the midst of the U.S. women's hockey national team fighting for better wages and equitable support, Meghan Duggan got on the phone with...

Taylor Hall saw only positives in signing with Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Taylor Hall refused to buy into the negativity surrounding the Buffalo Sabres, and instead focused on the positives. ...

Sabres agree to sign Taylor Hall to 1-year, $8 million deal

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Taylor Hall is betting on himself in a surprising destination. ...

Wave of ‘Nutcracker’ cancellations hits dance companies hard

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For many, it's not Christmas without the dance of Clara, Uncle Drosselmeyer, the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King and,...

Several Stanley Cup winners breaking up championship core

While Braden Holtby saw his split with the Washington Capitals coming, Patric Hornqvist, Corey Crawford and Alex Pietrangelo weren't so lucky. ...

The Latest: New Mexico loses ground in COVID-19 spread fight

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico is losing ground in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 as newly reported daily infections hit a...

Court: Son born abroad to gay couple is a U.S. citizen

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled against the U.S. State Department in its quest to deny the citizenship of one...

Canadian extradition judge deals Huawei CFO legal blow

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies has been denied access to most of the documents her...

US officials: Climate change not a threat to rare wolverine

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. wildlife officials are withdrawing proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine after determining the rare and elusive predator is not...

Trade action heats up at NHL draft ahead of free agency

Two Stanley Cup-winning players got traded, a few others got new contracts and almost 200 prospects got to — virtually — live out their...

For Coptic Church, changes, questions after priest ouster

For 17 years, Sally Zakhari said she told priests and leaders in the Coptic Orthodox Church her childhood nightmare — how a Coptic priest...

NY Rangers select Lafreniere with No. 1 pick in NHL draft

Alexis Lafreniere wanted to take the stage at Montreal’s Bell Centre near his home and hear his name announced at the NHL draft. ...

Byfield becomes highest-drafted Black player in NHL history

Quinton Byfield became the highest drafted Black player in NHL history on Tuesday night when the Los Angeles Kings selected him with the second...

Oilers say McDavid tests positive for COVID-19

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid has tested positive for COVID-19. ...

NHL set for virtual draft; Lafreniere in line as top pick

Alexis Lafreniere was supposed to hear his named called in front of family, friends and an adoring crowd inside Montreal’s Bell Centre. ...

Canadian orphan in Syrian camp set free, will come to Canada

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A five-year-old Canadian girl stuck inside Syria after her family was killed in an airstrike is on her way to...

Rangers have work to do despite having top pick in NHL draft

New York Rangers president John Davidson refuses to get ahead of himself with his team in the unique position of holding the No. 1...

Canada forms own probe into Iran downing of Ukraine plane

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is forming its own forensic examination and assessment team to examine evidence and information after Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down...

Airbnb blocking some rentals over Halloween to halt parties

Airbnb will prohibit one-night rentals over Halloween weekend as part of its ongoing effort to crack down on party houses. ...

Lou Johnson, hit winning homer in ’65 World Series, dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Sweet” Lou Johnson, who hit a key home run for the victorious Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 7 of the...

Siblings, grandparents to be let in to Canada amid COVID-19

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Siblings, grandparents and adult children of Canadians and permanent residents are among those who will soon be exempt from COVID-19...

Over in a hurry: A couple bad days end MLB seasons

Joey Votto was at a bit of a loss to describe what had happened to the Reds. Two games, 22 innings and zero runs:...

September Madness: MLB stages 8 playoff games in 1 day

Shortly after noon in Atlanta, Nick Senzel of the Cincinnati Reds slapped the first pitch from Max Fried to right field for a single,...

Renfroe slam helps Rays sweep young Blue Jays in 1st round

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays gathered in front of their dugout and posed for a celebratory team picture they're hoping...

Lightning lift Stanley Cup in capping NHL’s marathon season

Defenseman Ryan McDonagh was preparing to answer one last question regarding the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup championship when teammates Nikita Kucherov and Alex...

The Latest: UN chief cites pandemic’s ‘unprecedent toll’

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations chief says the COVID-19 pandemic has taken “an unprecedent toll” especially on the economies of many developing countries...

Snell sharp, Margot HR, Rays beat Blue Jays 3-1 in opener

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Blake Snell took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays opened the playoffs Tuesday...

Trump approves permit for Alaska cross-border railroad line

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday approved a permit for a proposed rail line connecting Alaska and Canada. ...

Prosecutor: Huawei defense turning US extradition into trial

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian prosecutor says by requesting the inclusion of additional evidence the defense team for a Chinese executive wanted...

Bubble hockey champions: Tampa Bay Lightning win Stanley Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The joyful yells from the bench could be heard in the empty arena in the final seconds and the roar...

The Latest: COVID-19 outbreak on ship off Australia’s coast

PERTH, Australia — Authorities are concerned by a COVID-19 outbreak aboard a cargo ship off Australia's northwest coast that has infected most of the...

Tampa Bay’s Victor Hedman wins Conn Smythe as playoff MVP

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When the Tampa Bay Lightning were still in Toronto, they enjoyed some fresh air outside at the football stadium inside...

Lakers, Heat start their preparations for NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo woke up on Monday with the realization that only two teams still have a chance to...

Lots of unfamiliar territory in 2020 baseball playoffs

CHICAGO (AP) — Mookie Betts, meet Devin Williams and his devastating changeup. Aaron Judge, take a closer look at a much improved Shane Bieber....

Lawyer for Huawei CFO says US evidence misleading

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Lawyers for a senior executive for Chinese technology giant Huawei Technologies argued in a Canadian courtroom Monday that U.S....

Woman pleads not guilty, denied bail over Trump ricin letter

BUFFALO (AP) — A woman charged with making threats against President Donald Trump by mailing a package containing ricin to the White House was...

Huawei CFO case back in Canadian court on Monday

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A senior executive for Chinese communications giant Huawei Technologies will be in a Canadian courtroom Monday arguing her extradition...

Plucky Stars, leading Lightning confident going into Game 6

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — After a very un-Dallas Stars-like first overtime period in which they sat back and let the Tampa Bay Lightning take...

Perry, Pavelski and Stars force Stanley Cup Game 6 vs Tampa

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — More than a decade since Corey Perry won the Stanley Cup as a young player and years after Joe Pavelski...

Shattenkirk scores in OT, Lightning up 3-1, on verge of Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Kevin Shattenkirk will never forget having his contract bought out in the summer of 2019 and joining the Tampa Bay...

Blue Jays clinch 1st playoff spot since 2016, beat Yanks 4-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Barred from playing in their own ballpark this year because of COVID-19, the vagabond Toronto Blue Jays have found a...

Tampa Bay takes momentum into back-to-back Cup games

The Dallas Stars have to fix some things in a hurry, or this Stanley Cup Final could be over quickly. ...

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Confetti instead of champagne. Silly string instead of beer. ...

Stamkos scores, leaves, Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As soon as Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, his Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated on the ice...

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and...

Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour

NEW YORK (AP) — After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of...

LEADING OFF: Glasnow, Rays try to win AL East, Bieber ready

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

HOUSTON (AP) — Beta weakened to a tropical depression Tuesday as it parked itself over the Texas coast, raising concerns of extensive flooding in...

Court papers: Woman wrote ‘give up’ in ricin note to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Canadian woman accused of mailing a package containing ricin to the White House included a threatening letter in which she...

LEADING OFF: Rays, Indians try to clinch; Cole, Gray on hill

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

Lightning beat Stars 3-2 in Game 2, get even in Stanley Cup

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Nikita Kucherov and the Tampa Bay Lightning got themselves up off the ice to get even in the Stanley Cup...

Oilers’ Draisaitl is first German to win Hart as NHL MVP

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The Stanley Cup Final is in Edmonton, and Oilers star Leon Draisaitl made history Monday night. ...

Bob Nevin, won 2 Stanley Cups with Maple Leafs, dies at 82

Bob Nevin, a fan favorite who won two Stanley Cups with the Toronto Maple Leafs before a successful run as captain of the New...

Arrest in case of ricin letters sent to White House, Texas

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to the White House, has been arrested...

AP sources: Woman accused of sending ricin letter arrested

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman suspected of sending an envelope containing the poison ricin, which was addressed to White House, has been arrested at...

LEADING OFF: 9 of 16 playoff spots open going into last week

A look at what's happening around the majors on Monday: ...

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ wins TIFF People’s Choice Award

After picking up Venice's Golden Lion award, Chloé Zhao’s “ Nomadland " has won another prestigious honor: The Toronto International Film Festival's People's Choice...

AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told...

‘Hit ’em!’ Stars hammer Tampa 4-1 to open Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas Stars players on the bench yelled at their teammates, “Hit ’em!” They did, over and over, the body checks...

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Gary Bettman will take his first sigh of relief in months when he presents the Stanley Cup. ...

Harper rallies Phils past Blue Jays to sweep doubleheader

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bryce Harper was clutch — again. ...

Stanley Cup: Stars and Lightning turn defense into offense

This was already going to be an unusual Stanley Cup, and it now has a matchup for all of those who like their games...

Canada extends U.S. border restrictions to Oct. 21

TORONTO (AP) — Canada is extending the agreement to keep the U.S. border closed to non-essential travel to Oct. 21 during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort...

Cirelli scores in OT, Lighting beat Isles to reach Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Five years after socially distancing from the Prince of Wales Trophy and losing in the Stanley Cup Final, the Tampa...

The Latest: First case-free day for New Zealand in 5 weeks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand has reported no new confirmed cases of the coronavirus for the first time in more than five weeks...

The Latest: No fans for junior hockey worlds in Edmonton

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ...

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada...

Higashioka hits 3 of Yanks’ 7 HRs in 13-2 romp vs Blue Jays

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Higashioka was as surprised as anyone. ...

With quiet humanity, Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ makes noise

NEW YORK (AP) — What’s it like to be an international film festival sensation without hardly leaving your home? Like most things during the...

Wildfire smoke brings haze, vivid sunsets to East Coast

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada...

Lightning face adversity and Islanders in East final Game 6

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jon Cooper might have reacted differently five years ago to losing in double overtime in Tampa Bay's first chance to...

Isles stay alive: Eberle seals 2-1 2OT win over Lightning

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored on a two-on-one break 12:30 into the second overtime and the New York Islanders avoided elimination with...

Stars overcame major stumbles to reach Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Inside a lounge at the JW Marriott usually reserved for their meals and meetings, the Dallas Stars enjoyed a moment. ...

US drops tax on Canada aluminum, heading off retaliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally just hours...

Bobsled worlds moved to Germany over coronavirus worries

This season’s bobsled and skeleton world championships were awarded Tuesday to Altenberg, Germany, and moved out of Lake Placid, New York, because of concerns...

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

A look at what’s happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: Blue Jays-Yanks, Padres go for 9th straight

A look at what’s happening around the majors Tuesday: ...

Stars on to Stanley Cup Final after 3-2 OT win over Vegas

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Jamie Benn and Dallas enjoyed the moment so much that the relative silence was pretty much an afterthought. ...

Top players have Lightning on verge of first final since ’15

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — The last time the Tampa Bay Lightning reached the Stanley Cup Final, Andrei Vasilevskiy was a rookie goalie who played...

Security company GardaWorld reveals it’s trying to buy G4S

LONDON (AP) — GardaWorld, the world’s largest privately owned security company, said Monday it was making a 3 billion-pound ($3.9 billion) offer for G4S,...

Quick-strike Lightning beat Islanders, on verge of final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — While the New York Islanders were celebrating Brock Nelson scoring the first goal of the game, Tampa Bay Lightning center...

Khudobin, Stars beat Knights to take 3-1 lead in West final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anton Khudobin gloved the puck out of the air on Shea Theodore's shot at the most intense moment of the...

Voit lifts Yanks over Os 2-1 with leadoff, walk-off sac fly

NEW YORK (AP) — The first leadoff, walk-off sacrifice fly in major league history put the New York Yankees back in commanding position for...

Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland” wins top prize at Venice Film Fest

VENICE, Italy (AP) — Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” a recession-era road trip drama starring Frances McDormand, won the Golden Lion for best film Saturday at...

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