December 21st, 2014

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Red-hot Toronto Raptors win sixth in a row, beating Knicks 118-108

TORONTO – On one memorable play Sunday afternoon, Kyle Lowry bolted to save a loose ball, and was running so hard he ran halfway up one of the exit tunnels. He needed to grab onto a railing to slow himself down. Lowry, who’s built his game on hustle ... Read More »

7 people taken to hospital after lightning strikes near Tampa Bay Bucs stadium

TAMPA, Fla. – Officials with Tampa Fire Rescue say seven people have been taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a lightning strike in a parking lot near the Tampa Bay Buccaneers stadium. Spokesman Jason Penny says it doesn’t appear that anyone was directly struck by the ... Read More »

Civil rights leaders face backlash over the ambush killings of 2 New York police officers

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Civil rights leaders Sunday condemned the ambush killings of two New York police officers and expressed fear that the backlash over the bloodshed could derail the protest movement that has grown out of the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. In the raw ... Read More »

Documents: Florida State QB Jameis Winston cleared of allegations in student conduct hearing

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston was cleared of the accusations he faced at a student code of conduct hearing involving an alleged sexual assault two years ago, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press on Sunday. Former Florida Supreme Court judge Major Harding wrote ... Read More »

Jurors in Magnotta trial will spend a seventh day trying to reach verdicts

MONTREAL – The jury will deliberate for a seventh day on Monday at Luka Rocco Magnotta’s murder trial. Today came and went without the 12 jurors reaching verdicts in the five charges against the accused. Magnotta is charged with first-degree murder and four other offences in the slaying ... Read More »

Police in Alberta make arrest after assault puts girl, 6, in hospital

STONY PLAIN, Alta. – Mounties say a six-year-old girl from the Paul Band First Nation west of Edmonton is in critical condition after a serious assault. RCMP say they’ve made an arrest in the case, but say they won’t release any names in order to protect the child’s ... Read More »

NYPD: Ambush killer of 2 officers told passers-by ‘watch what I’m going to do’

NEW YORK, N.Y. – The New York Police Department says a gunman who ambushed two officers in their car told two passers-by to “watch what I’m going to do.” Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says 28-year-old Ismaaiyl Brinsley talked to people on the street just moments before the ... Read More »

Police seek answers about gunman in killing of 2 NYPD officers, departments on guard

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Big-city police departments and union leaders warned officers Sunday to change up their routines and insist on extra backup after a gunman who had ranted online about the slayings of black men killed two New York patrolmen sitting in their squad car. The killings ... Read More »

Canada earns automatic qualification for 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup

TORONTO – Canada, runner-up at the Women’s Rugby World Cup this summer, is one of seven teams granted automatic qualification for the 2017 tournament. World Rugby, formerly known as the International Rugby Board, says the top seven teams from the 2014 competition – champion England, Canada, France, Ireland, ... Read More »

Canada drops to one spot to No. 9 in FIFA women’s soccer rankings

TORONTO – Canada has fallen one spot to No. 9 in the FIFA world women’s soccer rankings. North Korea vaulted past the Canadian women in the latest list, jumping four places to No. 7. Germany moved into top spot, relegating the U.S. to second spot. France rose one ... Read More »