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Harden’s 58 not enough, Rockets fall to Nets in OT

The Associated Press HOUSTON — Spencer Dinwiddie didn’t seem to be nearly as wowed by his late-game scoring for the Brooklyn Nets as he was by the fact that his team got an overtime victory on a night James Harden had a season-high 58 points. “The man had 60 and we won,” Dinwiddie ...

Brees’ first game at 40 is his biggest in nine years

The Associated Press METAIRIE, La. — Drew Brees is about to play his first game as a 40-year-old — and his biggest game in nine years. When the Saints host the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC championship game in New Orleans on Sunday, it’ll be the first time Brees, who turned 40 on ...

Facebook to invest $300M in news, focusing on local

The Associated Press NEW YORK — Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in news initiatives, with a focus on local news partnerships and other programs. The money will go toward reporting grants for local newsrooms, expanding Facebook’s program to help local ...

UK’s May faces no-confidence vote after Brexit plan crushed

The Associated Press LONDON — British lawmakers overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s divorce deal with the European Union on Tuesday, plunging the Brexit process into chaos and triggering a no-confidence vote that could topple her government. The defeat was widely ...

Audit: Consultants hold key jobs in Honolulu rail agency

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Private consultants hold key senior positions inside the Honolulu agency building the city’s rail line, yet the agency fails to consistently monitor their performance, the state auditor’s second report on the enormously over-budget rail line said ...

Warriors rout Nuggets, take back West lead

The Associated Press DENVER — Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors weren’t trying to send any sort of message or make any kind of statement against a team they were chasing in the Western Conference. “They know who we are,” Durant said. Still, message received. Stephen Curry ...

American youngster Tiafoe eliminates fifth-seeded Anderson at Aussie Open

The Associated Press MELBOURNE, Australia — Frances Tiafoe rolled up his white shirt’s right sleeve, flexed his biceps and slapped the muscle five times. Then he pounded his chest and yelled, “Yeah! Let’s go! Let’s go! Come on!” Forgive the young American’s exuberance. This ...

Utility to file for bankruptcy protection over fires

SAN FRANCISCO — The nation’s largest utility said Monday it is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy because it faces at least $30 billion in potential damages from lawsuits over the catastrophic wildfires in California in 2017 and 2018 that killed scores of people and destroyed thousands of ...

Sears’ chairman at center of fight for company

NEW YORK — As Sears teeters on the brink of collapse, one man stands at the center of the fight for the future of the iconic retailer. Eddie Lampert plays several often-conflicting roles in what could be the final chapter for the company that began as a mail order watch business 132 years ...

Sooners QB, A’s pick Murray declares for NFL draft

Kyler Murray, the first-round Major League Baseball draft pick and Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback, declared himself eligible for the NFL draft on Monday. Murray announced his decision in a tweet , ending his brief and storied college career. What’s next for the Murray is not ...

Patriots offense thriving after emphasis of rushing game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — This much is clear about the Patriots’ latest run to the AFC championship game: it’s come with a lot of introspection and reinvention on offense. Gone are the days in which New England can just bank on Tom Brady piling up four-touchdown games on a weekly basis or can ...

Serena Williams returns to Australian Open with emphatic win

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams jumped straight back in where she left off at the Australian Open, returning for the first time since winning the title in 2017 when she was pregnant with her first child. Williams conceded only five points in the first set and was completely clinical ...

Industry wary of alternatives tries to protect ‘meat’

The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. — More than four months after Missouri became the first U.S. state to regulate the term “meat” on product labels, Nebraska’s powerful farm groups are pushing for similar protection from veggie burgers, tofu dogs and other items that look and taste ...

Trump’s weekend: new Russia queries, shutdown irritants

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — It wasn’t the weekend that President Donald Trump wanted: largely alone at the White House, irked by a pair of startling Russia headlines and baffled that he’s not getting more credit for staying put during the partial government shutdown. Trump ...

Technology brings images of Holocaust survivors to life

The Associated Press DALLAS — Max Glauben was 17 and had already lost his mother, father and brother at the hands of the Nazis when U.S. troops rescued him while he was on a death march from one German concentration camp to another. The recollections of the Dallas resident who as a Jew in ...

Tourism industry keeping Pearl Harbor visitors’ center open

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii tour companies, hotels and airlines are pitching in more than $50,000 to keep the USS Arizona Memorial visitors’ center open during the federal government shutdown. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports the money will keep the National Park Service facility staffed, ...

Kuchar starts Hawaii vacation with a victory

The Associated Press HONOLULU — Matt Kuchar overcame three early bogeys that cost him the lead with flawless golf and two key birdies on the back nine to close with a 4-under 66 and win the Sony Open for his second PGA Tour title this season. It wasn't as easy as his four-shot victory ...

Michel scores three TDs, Patriots roll past Chargers

The Associated Press FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Tom Brady recognizes that there are some who believe the Patriots are nearing the end of their run of unprecedented playoff success. New England took its first step toward possibly silencing those voices for a little longer. Sony Michel ran for ...

Saints rally past Eagles

The Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — When the New Orleans Saints finally found their rhythm, they marched one step closer to the Super Bowl. Using a dominant ball-control offense and a few gambles that paid off, the Saints got two touchdown passes from Drew Brees and two interceptions from ...