• Avalanche rally, beat Stars in shootout 5-4

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    DALLAS (AP) — Ryan O'Reilly scored on the first shot of a shootout, and it was enough for the Colorado Avalanche to beat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Friday night. Colorado's Semyon Varlamov stopped all three Stars shots in the shootout after O'Reilly lifted the puck over Dallas' Kari...

  • Surging Pacers hold off short-handed Cavaliers 93-86

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — George Hill took center stage with the biggest stars sitting. Hill finished with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists, and capped the first triple-double of his career with three free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal the Indiana Pacers' 93-86 victory over...

  • Late-term abortion ban headed to New Mexico House floor

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A measure that would ban late-term abortions is on its way to the House floor for consideration. The House Judiciary Committee advanced the measure Friday on a 7-6 party-line vote. Those who spoke in favor of the measure said lawmakers had an obligation to stand...

  • China's latest survey finds increase in wild giant pandas

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census by China's State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in the southwestern...

  • China jails ex-vice governor 17 years on graft charges

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese vice governor known for his appetite for jade and arts was sentenced to 17 years in prison on corruption charges on Saturday, a Chinese court said. Ni Fake, former vice governor of the eastern province of Anhui, was found guilty of taking more than $2...

  • Some Mexicans to be given another chance to stay in US

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Mexicans who were expelled from the country by immigration officials in Southern California will be allowed to return for a chance to make their case to stay in the United States, the American Civil Liberties Union said. A settlement...

  • Spooner scores 1st NHL goal, Bruins beat Devils in OT

    Updated: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — For the Boston Bruins, Ryan Spooner could not have picked a better time to get his first NHL goal. Spooner scored with 2:14 left in overtime and the Bruins defeated the New Jersey Devils 3-2 Friday night to win for only the second time in nine games (2-5-2). "It...

  • Wacky goal puts Air Academy into state quarterfinals

    By scott kaniewski scott.kaniewski@gazette.com -
    Updated: 12 min ago

    In three decades of playing or coaching hockey, Air Academy coach Ty Hennes hadn't seen a goal quite like Friday's game-winner. He and goal-scorer Sam Thrutchley will take it all the same. Thrutchley scored his second goal of the third period and Air Academy rallied to beat Aspen...

  • Mexico gillnet ban taking effect to help endangered porpoise

    Updated: 17 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican authorities will use satellite tracking, drones, three naval bases and a fleet of small patrol boats to enforce a new gillnet fishing ban in the upper Sea of Cortes in a bid to save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise....

  • Congress approves bill to fund Homeland Security for 1 week, measure heads to Obama

    Updated: 18 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approves bill to fund Homeland Security for one week, measure heads to Obama.

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