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Necas produces on birthday as Hurricanes beat Canucks 4-1

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Martin Necas had a goal and an assist on his 23rd birthday and the Carolina Hurricanes stopped a two-game skid by beating the Vancouver Canucks 4-1 on Saturday. ...

Rask return, Pastrnak hat trick help Bruins beat Flyers 3-2

BOSTON (AP) — Tuukka Rask was relaxed and relieved after his first game in more than six months. Rask made 24 saves in his return from hip surgery as the Boston Bruins beat the Phil...

Tara Lipinski and husband examine 2002 skating scandal

There's one word that always grabs the world's attention in sports: scandal. Figure skating has had its share — anyone recall Tonya and Nancy in 1994? That one has been examined as o...

Tarnished Gold: Aircraft, fuel key to illegal Amazon mining

BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) — The scorching Amazon sun beats down as a group of agents inspect the body of a black helicopter. Nearby, in the backyard of the federal police headquarters in the city of Boa ...

Christian world marks Epiphany with series of celebrations

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Christians around the world on Thursday marked Epiphany, known as Three Kings Day for Catholics and the Baptism of Christ for the Orthodox, with a series of celebrations. ...

Fire ravages South Africa's historic Parliament complex

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — A major fire ripped through South Africa's 138-year-old Parliament complex on Sunday, gutting offices and causing some ceilings to collapse at a site that has hosted som...

Hughes' second goal gives Devils' wild OT win over Oilers

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — If the New Jersey Devis are going to make a playoff push after a poor start, they are going to need Jack Hughes and Nico Hischier and some of their other stars to pick up their gam...

Column: Tales from the PGA Tour after a long year in golf

Two spectators and one golf writer should have seen this coming. Jon Rahm finished the 15th hole at Muirfield Village during a practice round for the Memorial. Walking to the next te...

Anonymous posts pro-Taiwan pages on UN website for Christmas

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The decentralized international hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked into a United Nations website and uploaded a series of pages to support Taiwan "once more before...

Embiid scores 41, 76ers beat Celtics 108-103

BOSTON (AP) — Myles Powell was on a layover in Dallas on his way to the G League showcase in Las Vegas when his agent FaceTimed to tell him he’d be signing with the Philadelphia 76ers as an emergency ...

Chinese spies have penetrated Taiwan's military, case documents reveal

TAIPEI – For more than 20 years, Xie Xizhang presented himself as a Hong Kong businessman on visits to Taiwan. He now stands accused of having another mission: recruiting spies for China. On ...

Verstappen wins 1st F1 title with last lap pass of Hamilton

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The most dramatic Formula One season in years should have ended with Max Verstappen's championship-deciding pass of Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the Abu Dh...

German inauguration: A matter-of-fact event

When Olaf Scholz takes his oath of office on Wednesday as Germany's ninth post-war chancellor, there will be no motorcade bearing him to the Bundestag with flag-waving jubilant crowds cheering him...

Kennedy Center Honors back once more, Biden attends

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Kennedy Center Honors is returning to tradition this year. The lifetime achievement awards for artistic excellence will be presented Sunday nig...

Violence as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

VILLEPINTE, France (AP) — Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he forma...