NEW YORK | Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Feb. 16 about the Oscars reversing a decision to hand out four awards during commercial breaks, The Associated Press erroneously described a quote from Board of Governors member Lois Burwell as discussing changes to the Oscars ceremony. Burwell was speaking about changes to the Governors Ball, not the … Continue reading NEW YORK | Correction: Oscars-Untelevised Categories story

MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night. On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball with Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo tipped the jump to … Continue reading MILWAUKEE | Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 7:00 p.m. A U.S. envoy is heading to Colombia as part of a mission to send food and other emergency supplies to neighboring Venezuela amid a deepening political and economic crisis there. The State Department says Special Representative Elliott Abrams … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: US envoy Elliott Abrams is heading to Colombia

TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov became the fastest player to 100 points in a season since Mario Lemieux, and he and Steven Stamkos scored in the shootout to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning over the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. Kucherov became the league’s first 100-point player this season with his 30th goal. … Continue reading TAMPA, Fla | Kucherov fastest to 100 since Lemieux, Lightning beat Sabres

WASHINGTON | Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State in Syria has filed suit against the Trump administration seeking to allow her return to the United States. Twenty-four-year-old Hoda Muthana is in a Syrian refugee camp with her 18-month-old son after she fled what’s left of the Islamic State’s self-declared … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Alabama woman who joined Islamic State sues to return to US

CHICAGO | Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

CHICAGO (AP) — As authorities laid out their case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, the narrative that emerged Thursday sounded like that of a filmmaker who wrote, cast, directed and starred in a short movie. Prosecutors said Smollett gave detailed instructions to the accomplices who helped him stage a racist, anti-gay attack on himself, including … Continue reading CHICAGO | Case against Jussie Smollett resembles detailed movie script

PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tobias Harris had 12 of his 23 points in the fourth quarter, JJ Redick hit a late 3-pointer and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame All-Star center Joel Embiid’s absence to beat the Miami Heat 106-102 on Thursday night. Ben Simmons added 21 points, Boban Marjanovic had 19 — including three free throws in … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | 76ers overcame Joel Embiid’s absence to beat Heat 106-102

RALEIGH, N.C | The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing outlining a ballot fraud investigation in an undeclared North Carolina congressional race for which a winner hasn’t been finalized (all times local): 4:05 p.m. North Carolina’s elections board has ordered a new election in the nation’s last undecided congressional race after reviewing evidence that it was … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C | The Latest: New election ordered in undecided US House race