HOUSTON | Harden’s 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

HOUSTON — James Harden had 50 points, 10 rebounds and 11 assists, scoring 11 points during a big fourth-quarter run to lead the Houston Rockets to a 126-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday night. Harden grabbed his 10th rebound with less than 90 seconds left to give him his second triple-double this … Continue reading HOUSTON | Harden’s 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

TAMPA, Fla | Vasilevskiy shines in return, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 4-1

TAMPA, Fla. — Andrei Vasilevskiy made 48 saves in his return from a broken left foot and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 on Thursday night in a matchup of the NHL’s top two teams. Alex Killorn and Tyler Johnson both scored for Tampa Bay during the final 36 seconds of … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Vasilevskiy shines in return, Lightning beat Maple Leafs 4-1

LOS ANGELES | Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

LOS ANGELES — Actress and director Sondra Locke, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her first film role in 1968’s “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter” and went on to co-star in six films with Clint Eastwood, has died. Locked died Nov. 3 at her Los Angeles home of cardiac arrest stemming from … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Oscar-nominated actress Sondra Locke dies at 74

STARKE, Fla | Florida executed for fatally stabbing woman in 1992

STARKE, Fla. — A man convicted of the fatal stabbing and beating death of a woman in Miami-Dade County 26 years ago was put to death Thursday evening in Florida. Jose Antonio Jimenez, 55, received a lethal injection and was pronounced dead at 9:48 p.m. at Florida State Prison in Starke. He received the death … Continue reading STARKE, Fla | Florida executed for fatally stabbing woman in 1992

PHOENIX | Mavs’ Nowitzki set to make debut of 21st season vs Suns

PHOENIX — Dirk Nowitzki was active for Dallas’ game against Phoenix on Thursday night, prepared to belatedly begin his record-setting 21st season with the Mavericks. No other NBA player has played that many seasons with the same team. The 40-year-old had been tied at 20 seasons with Kobe Bryant, who retired from the Los Angeles … Continue reading PHOENIX | Mavs’ Nowitzki set to make debut of 21st season vs Suns

TOKYO | Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest

TOKYO— Japan’s central government has started main reclamation work at a disputed U.S. military base relocation site on the southern island of Okinawa despite fierce local opposition. Construction workers started dumping a truckload of sediment into the sea at Henoko on Okinawa’s east coast Friday. Opponents of the relocation say the plan to move U.S. … Continue reading TOKYO | Japan begins reclamation at disputed US base despite protest