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LAS VEGAS | NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

LAS VEGAS— Jan 11, 2019—The NHL for the first time has tested real-time puck and player tracking in regular-season games and intends to have it in place across the league next season. Microchips were added to players’ shoulder pads and fitted inside specially designed pucks for two Vegas Golden Knights home games this week, against … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | NHL tests puck and player tracking in regular-season games

MOSCOW | Russia says ‘understanding’ reached on doping data for WADA

MOSCOW— Jan 09, 2019—The Kremlin says there is “understanding” on how crucial data on drug use by Russian athletes will be handed over to the World Anti-Doping Agency. WADA officials are due to arrive in Moscow on Wednesday for their third visit seeking the lab data. The Moscow laboratory data could help WADA file doping … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia says ‘understanding’ reached on doping data for WADA

MANCHESTER, N.H. | Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview perhaps for 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. Cory Booker‘s back in New Hampshire this weekend for a jam-packed two-day trip that could turn out to be a tune up for the New Jersey Democrat’s potential presidential campaign. Booker’s headlining the New Hampshire Democratic Party’s post-midterm election “victory celebration,” in Manchester. But the possible presidential contender is also the … Continue reading MANCHESTER, N.H. | Cory Booker visits New Hampshire in preview perhaps for 2020

WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes war hero for not killing bin Laden sooner

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has ignited a firestorm of criticism and charges that he is politicizing the military by faulting a war hero for not killing al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden sooner. Trump took verbal shots at retired Adm. William McRaven in a weekend Fox News interview in which he also asserted that the former … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump criticizes war hero for not killing bin Laden sooner

BOISE, Idaho | Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

BOISE, Idaho — An explosion Saturday at a hazardous waste site in southwestern Idaho killed one worker, injured three others and heavily damaged a building, officials said. US Ecology, which runs the site, said Monte “Alex” Green of Grand View, Idaho, died of his injuries from the explosion at 9:23 a.m. inside one of the … Continue reading BOISE, Idaho | Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

NEW YORK | Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

NEW YORK — Snap Inc. has received federal subpoenas related to a class-action lawsuit stemming from its 2017 initial public offering. The lawsuit, filed last May, claims that Snap misled investors about its user growth before going public. The company said in a statement Wednesday that it has been responding to subpoenas and requests for … Continue reading NEW YORK | Feds subpoena Snap over shareholder lawsuit

WASHINGTON | Understanding the vote: New AP survey debuts Nov. 6

WASHINGTON  — The Associated Press will debut a new survey of the nation’s electorate for Tuesday’s midterms that aims to more accurately capture the story of how Americans voted and why. The launch of AP VoteCast is the largest change in the way final information about voters’ choices is collected by media organizations since CBS … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Understanding the vote: New AP survey debuts Nov. 6

WASHINGTON | Understanding the vote: AP to debut new election survey

WASHINGTON — The Associated Press will debut a new survey of the nation’s electorate that aims to more accurately capture the story of how Americans vote and why in Tuesday’s midterm elections. The launch of AP VoteCast is the largest change in the way final information about voters’ choices is collected by media organizations since … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Understanding the vote: AP to debut new election survey

NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

NEW YORK — It’s been a busy few months for Muffet McGraw and her Notre Dame Fighting Irish after they won the national championship in April on a last-second shot by Arike Ogunbowale. There were award ceremonies, a trip to the ESPYs and Ogunbowale’s appearance on “Dancing with the Stars.” Now with the season beginning … Continue reading NEW YORK | Notre Dame’s McGraw: Irish want ‘to prove something again’

NEW YORK | Targeted by pipe bomb, CNN denounces White House’s rhetoric

NEW YORK — CNN’s president on Wednesday denounced the White House for its “total and complete lack of understanding” of the consequences of attacks against the media after the cable news network’s New York office and several prominent Democrats were sent pipe bombs. Feelings were raw over a perceived reluctance by the administration to mention … Continue reading NEW YORK | Targeted by pipe bomb, CNN denounces White House’s rhetoric

EDMONTON, Alberta | Crosby’s nifty move lifts Penguins to 6-5 OT win over Oilers

EDMONTON, Alberta — Sidney Crosby isn’t about to let the younger stars of the game pass him by. It was vintage Crosby on Tuesday night as he made a slick move through two defenders, skated through the slot and lifted a backhander into the net at 2:12 of overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a … Continue reading EDMONTON, Alberta | Crosby’s nifty move lifts Penguins to 6-5 OT win over Oilers

ANAHEIM, Calif. | Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Brad Ausmus was named the Los Angeles Angels’ manager on Sunday, moving from the front office to the dugout to replace longtime skipper Mike Scioscia. General manager Billy Eppler announced the hiring of Ausmus, who served as his special assistant last season. Contract terms were not released. Ausmus will be introduced at … Continue reading ANAHEIM, Calif. | Brad Ausmus named manager of Los Angeles Angels

WASHINGTON | US concedes error in sex claim about alleged Russian agent

WASHINGTON— Federal prosecutors concede that they misinterpreted text messages when they alleged that a Russian woman accused of working as a secret agent traded sex for access. Prosecutors acknowledged the mistake in a court filing this weekend in the case of Maria Butina, a gun rights activist charged with working as a covert agent and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US concedes error in sex claim about alleged Russian agent

TOKYO | Asian stock mostly rise on US, Mexico preliminary trade deal

TOKYO  — Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after the White House said it reached a preliminary agreement with Mexico on replacing a North American free-trade deal. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 0.6 percent to 22,944.77 in morning trading. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.7 percent to 6,313.50. South Korea’s Kospi edged up 0.2 … Continue reading TOKYO | Asian stock mostly rise on US, Mexico preliminary trade deal

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish police say several officers fired on disabled man

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — The Swedish prosecutor in charge of investigating whether police committed an error when fatally shooting a 20-year-old disabled man who waved a toy gun, said Friday that it has emerged that several officers opened fire. “The man held a weapon-like object and officers opened fire after judging the situation as threatening,” Martin … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish police say several officers fired on disabled man