• Use of banned pesticide not isolated event in US territories

    Updated: 16 min ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nine months after a vacationing family nearly died from exposure to methyl bromide on the island of St. John, authorities have come to at least one troubling conclusion: The use of the banned pesticide was not an isolated event in U.S. Caribbean territories. A criminal investigation into the March poisoning at the Sirenusa Condominium Resort continues and the family from Wilmington, Delaware, is in settlement talks with Terminix, the company that used the chemical on insects in a vacation rental adjacent to theirs. A separate investigation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and local officials into the broader use of methyl bromide in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico also is still underway.

  • Ekman-Larsson's OT goal lifts Coyotes to 2-1 win over Flames

    Updated: 20 min ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Oliver Ekman-Larsson scored in overtime, Mike Smith stopped 25 shots and the Arizona Coyotes beat the Calgary Flames 2-1 Friday night for coach Dave Tippett's 500th career victory. Both teams scored goals in the second period on caroms: Martin Hanzal early for Arizona, Mark Giordano late on a power play for Calgary. The Coyotes withstood a long flurry to start overtime and wore the Flames down with one of their own late. Arizona won it with 39 seconds left on the clock when Brad Richardson sent a pass from behind the goal to Ekman-Larsson, and he one-timed it past Karri Ramos. Ramos stopped 18 in his first loss in five career games against Arizona. The Flames lost for the first time in six 3-on-

  • Providence Arizona Basketball

    Updated: 21 min ago

    Arizona forward Ryan Anderson, left, shoots as Providence forward Rodney Bullock defends during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Wooden Legacy tournament, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Fullerton, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J.

  • Poeltl scores 19 to lead Utah to 102-72 win over Idaho State

    Updated: 22 min ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Idaho State knew it had a significant challenge in Jakob Poeltl, without a single player on its roster that could match the 7-foot center's all-around game. The Austrian center knew it, too. Poeltl scored 19 points and had 11 rebounds as Utah easily dispatched Idaho State 102-72 Friday night. The sophomore had 51 points in the last two games after setting a career-high Sunday. "We managed to have an advantage inside with Jakob and (Kyle) Kuzma," Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak said. "Then we hit, maybe, as many 3s as we've hit all season. So, it was a nice combination overall. "The key for us is we need to have 3-4 guys having a good game simultaneously. And I don't care which of those guys it is.

  • Jackets beat Pens; Dubinsky faces hearing for cross-check

    Updated: 23 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It's no secret. The Columbus Blue Jackets' Brandon Dubinsky straddles a fine-line with his ultra-aggressive style against Sidney Crosby. Dubinsky ratcheted up an already intense game when he cross-checked the Penguins star in the back of the neck late in the second period, then helped clinch victory with a dazzling setup on Cam Atkinson's overtime goal in the Blue Jackets' 2-1 win over Pittsburgh on Friday night. Crosby was slow getting to his skates and went to the locker room with 1:20 left, but returned for the third period and played the rest of the game. Dubinsky was assessed a minor penalty, and the NHL's department of player safety will hold a hearing about the incident on Saturday.

  • James Madison controls from the start to beat Marshall 89-75

    Updated: 23 min ago

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Shakir Brown posted career highs as he scored 25 points and collected 14 rebounds in James Madison's 89-75 win over Marshall Friday night. It was Brown's third double-double in seven games for James Madison (4-3) this season. He was joined in the double-double category by teammate Yohanny Dalembert who also registered career bests of 23 points and 15 boards. It was Dalembert's first double-double of the season. It's the first time JMU has had a pair of double-doubles in one game since Denzel Bowles and Rayshawn Goins in a 2011 loss to Hofstra. The Dukes had first-half leads of 13-3, 37-19 and 46-23 at the half. Marshall (0-3) used an 18-3 run to cut the deficit to 12, but the Thundering Herd c

  • Auburn reverses sloppy start, beats Northwestern St. 119-81

    Updated: 24 min ago

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — For the first couple of minutes, Auburn looked to be suffering the drowsy effects of too much Thanksgiving turkey. The Tigers (3-1) began the game by turning the ball over seven times in five minutes, as Northwestern State (1-5) jumped out to an early lead. But over the final 35 minutes, Auburn had a hard time doing anything wrong en route to a 119-81 win Friday night at the Auburn Arena, the fourth-most points the Tigers have scored in program history. "I like how hard the kids play, I like how well they play together," Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. "I do like our potential." T.J. Dunans led the Tigers with 20 points — all of which he scored in the second half — to help erase a sloppy s

  • Fatalities as freezing rain, floods and ice hit central US

    Updated: 25 min ago

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — At least three people have died in fast-moving floodwaters in Texas as freezing rain and flooding pummeled the state and other parts of the central U.S. on Friday, with forecasters warning that the chilling weather would worsen over the holiday weekend. Forecasters issued flash-flood watches and warnings from northern Texas up to St. Louis, with up to 4 inches of rain reported in some places as the storm slowly moved to the northeast. Freezing rain and strong winds have been blamed for several fatal accidents in Kansas and Texas since Thursday.

  • 2nd half spurt lifts Washington past Charlotte 71-66

    Updated: 26 min ago

    PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas (AP) — Andrew Andrews had 30 points and 13 rebounds and Washington rallied in the second half to slip past Charlotte 71-66 Friday in the seventh-place game at the Battle 4 Atlantis. Noah Dickerson added 13 points and nine rebounds. The Huskies (4-2) didn't get their first lead until there was less than 13 minutes to play in the game, then held off the 49ers down the stretch by connecting on 19 of 25 free throws. Charlotte (1-5) played its most energized game of the tournament, but seemed to run out of gas, missing eight consecutive field goals at one point. Jon Davis and Bernard Sullivan led the Huskies with 14 points apiece.

  • Celtics run away from Wizards 111-78

    Updated: 26 min ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Two nights after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing loss, the Boston Celtics rolled to an easy win. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Celtics to a 111-78 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday. "From the beginning of the game it was contagious," said Avery Bradley, who scored 16 for Boston. "One person was making the extra pass and then the next guy was and we were getting easy shots." Jae Crowder had 17 points for the Celtics, who posted a runaway win against the Wizards for the second time in three weeks. Kelly Olynyk scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter as both coaches left the finish to their reserves.

  • Air pollution in Beijing hits hazardous levels

    Updated: 26 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — Air pollution in Beijing has reached hazardous levels as smog engulfed large parts of the country despite efforts to clean up the foul air. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing reported the level of the poisonous, tiny articles of PM2.5 at 391 micrograms per cubic meter at noon Saturday. The World Health Organization considers the safe level at 25 micrograms per cubic meter of the particulates. The Ministry of Environmental Protection has forecast severe pollution for the greater Beijing region, as well as the west part of Shandong and the northern part of Henan until Tuesday, when strong winds from the north are expected to blow away air pollutants. The ministry has advised the public to stay indoors.

  • Police: Puig gets swollen eye during encounter with bouncer

    Updated: 27 min ago

    MIAMI (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig sustained a swollen eye and facial bruises during a fight with a bouncer. Miami police spokesman Major Delrish Moss said the injuries happened Wednesday night as the Cuban slugger was leaving the Blue Martini bar at bouncers' request following an argument with his sister. Major League Baseball plans to investigate, making Puig the second player subject to potential discipline under the sport's new domestic violence policy. Moss said "at some point" Puig and a bouncer began to fight, leaving Puig with the swollen left eye and "minor bumps and bruises" to his face. Moss said the bouncer got a busted lip and minor facial bruises.

  • AP News in Brief at 11:50 p.m. EST

    Updated: 27 min ago

    Police: 3 killed, 9 wounded in attack at Planned Parenthood COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hourslong standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others, officials said. Two people and a police officer with the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs were killed in the rampage, law enforcement officials said. The university police department identified the officer killed as 44-year-old Garrett Swasey, a six-year veteran of the force. Nine other people, including five police officers, were shot and are in good condition, police said. The gunman is

  • Pelicans Clippers Basketball

    Updated: 30 min ago

    Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul, center left, passes the ball under pressure by New Orleans Pelicans' Eric Gordon during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C.

  • Kronwall scores OT winner to lift Red Wings over Oilers 4-3

    Updated: 34 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Niklas Kronwall had a chaotic shift in overtime but it will be a play in the first few minutes of the game that his teammates will remember. Kronwall scored on a two-on-one break 26 seconds into extra time to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Edmonton Oilers 4-3 on Friday night. It came just moments after he nearly gave the game away. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins stripped Kronwall of the puck 10 seconds in and he was saved when Dylan Larkin and Henrik Zetterberg kept the Oilers from getting a shot. Moments later, Larkin and Kronwall were headed the other way. Kronwall one-timed Larkin's pass over Cam Talbot's glove for his first goal of the season. "Larks just made a great play," Kronwall said.

  • Cavanaugh's 18 lead George Washington over Tennessee 73-70

    Updated: 34 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tyler Cavanaugh scored 18 points to lead George Washington to a 73-70 win over Tennessee in a Barclays Center Classic semifinal Friday. Kevin Larsen added 15 for the Colonials (6-0) in their second best start in school history. The 2005-06 team started with an 8-0 mark. Patricio Garino had 12, and Yuta Watanabe finished with 10. Tennessee fell to 4-2 in Rick Barnes' first season as coach of the Volunteers. Kevin Punter led all scorers with 24 points. Devon Baulkman chipped in with 16, and Robert Hubs III had 13. The Colonials closed the first half with a 16-6 run to build a 38-27 lead. They extended it to as much as 15 in the second half Tennessee cut the deficit to 69-68 after Baulkman drilled a

  • Oklahoma St. shoots past Long Beach St. for 2nd time, 79-73

    Updated: 36 min ago

    STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Leyton Hammonds scored 20 points off the bench and hot-shooting Oklahoma State earned its second win over Long Beach State in five days, 79-73 Friday night. The Cowboys shot 53 percent from the field and Hammonds got Oklahoma State off to a fast start by knocking down his first four shots, including his first three 3 — pointers, and had 17 points at halftime. Jeff Newberry added 13 and Jeffrey Carroll 11 for the Cowboys. Nick Faust scored 15 and A.J. Spencer added 16 for Long Beach State. The two teams met five days ago in the third-place game of the Gildan Charleston Classic, where the Cowboys won 82-77.

  • Idaho St Utah Basketball

    Updated: 39 min ago

    Utah forward Jordan Loveridge (21) lays the ball up as Idaho State's Ben Wilson (5) defends while Geno Luzcando (1) looks on in the second half during an NCAA college basketball game Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, in Salt Lake City.

  • Tulane edges Stephen F. Austin in Music City, 60-59

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dylan Osetkowski's layup with 16 second left capped a furious Tulane comeback for a 60-59 win over Stephen F. Austin in the Challenge in Music City tournament Friday night. Stephen F. Austin (2-3) took a seven-point lead, 59-52 on Demetrious Floyd's 3-pointer with 3:41 left, but it was the final points the Lumberjacks would score in the game. Melvin Frazier got to the rim for a layup and Cameron Reynolds added a pair of free throws with 1:43 left and Jernard Jarreau added a layup with 1:12 to go to make it a one-point game, 59-58. Osetkowski grabbed the rebound after Kain Harris missed a jumper with 21 seconds left and scored the game winner.

  • Seguin scores in shootout and Stars beat Canucks 3-2

    Updated: 43 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Tyler Seguin scored on the first shot of the shootout, Antti Niemi stopped all three Vancouver attempts after making 34 saves and the Dallas Stars beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Friday night. Vancouver's Henrik Sedin tied the game on the power play with 4:10 left. Daniel Sedin assisted with a pass across the goal mouth. The Stars outshot the Canucks 6-2 in overtime, but goalie Ryan Miller stopped them even during a power play. Miller finished with 23 saves. Niemi deflected Vancouver's last shootout attempt by Chris Higgins wide of the net. Dallas' Jamie Benn scored his league-leading 17th goal on a tip-in on the power play with 4:33 left in the first period.