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  • Unseasonably High Gas Prices Suggest Year Of Escalating Prices

    Rising crude oil costs spike N.J. gas prices

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Motorists are seeing sharply higher prices at the pumps in New Jersey. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in the state on Friday was $2.25, up 7 cents from last week. But that’s still much lower than the price from a year ago, when motorists were paying $3.42. This marks the second straight week that pump prices have risen in New Jersey. The national average price on Friday was $2.43, […]

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    N.Y. man accused of trying to aid ISIS charged with assaulting 3 deputies

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man awaiting trial in Rochester on charges of trying to aid the Islamic State group faces additional charges of assaulting three jail deputies. The new charges against 31-year-old Mufid Elfgeeh are contained in a federal indictment released Friday. Authorities say he assaulted three deputy sheriffs Nov. 10 at the Monroe County Jail, where he’s being held on charges of trying to provide material support to a terrorist organization. Elfgeeh is a Sunni Muslim […]

  • Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with teammates after scoring in the second period against the New York Islanders during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 17, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

    Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nicklas Backstrom had a goal and two assists and Alex Ovechkin scored once, leading the Washington Capitals and fill-in goalie Philipp Grubauer past the New York Islanders 4-3 Friday night to even their first-round playoff series at a game apiece. After Washington’s two stars — Ovechkin led the NHL in goals, Backstrom was No. 1 in assists — were reunited on the top line, both scored to erase a 3-1 deficit. Jason Chimera netted the go-ahead goal […]

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    TV’s longest-running variety show ‘Sábado Gigante’ ends after 53 years

    MIAMI (AP) — Television’s longest-running variety show is calling it a wrap after 53 years. The Miami-based Univision network announced Friday that “Sabado Gigante” will end its weekly broadcast on Sept. 19. The Spanish-language program created by its Chilean-born host, the boisterous presenter known as Don Francisco, has been Univision’s most popular show. Univision did not say why it was ending “Sabado Gigante.” The network says Don Francisco, whose real name is Mario Kreutzberger, will continue to work on special […]

  • Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation's 12th Annual Celebrity Gala

    Physicians want Dr. Oz gone from Columbia medical faculty

    NEW YORK (AP) — Ten top physicians want Columbia University to remove celebrity doctor Mehmet Oz from his medical faculty position. They cite what they call the heart surgeon’s “egregious lack of integrity” as host of a television program where he promotes weight loss products. The letter was sent this week to the dean of Columbia’s Faculties of Health Sciences and Medicine. Led by Dr. Henry Miller of California’s Stanford University, the physicians say Oz had “misled and endangered” the […]

  • Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Duda’s 3 hits lead Mets over Marlins for 5th straight win

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lucas Duda got three more hits and the New York Mets overcame Giancarlo Stanton’s blast and Ichiro Suzuki’s ballet to beat the Miami Marlins 7-5 Thursday night for their fifth straight win. The Mets lost a replay challenge that took nearly six minutes, but posted their longest winning streak since May 2013. Wilmer Flores hit a three-run homer that helped the Mets rally from a 3-0 deficit. Duda had three hits to lift his average to […]

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    Rangers get early goals, jump on Penguins 2-1 in opener

    NEW YORK (AP) — Derick Brassard and Ryan McDonough scored in the first period and Henrik Lundqvist made the goals stand up as the New York Rangers won the opener of their playoff series with the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-1 Thursday night. New York shut down Pittsburgh’s top threats, Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, for a fourth straight victory over the Penguins in the postseason. The Rangers won the final three games of a second-round series last year, rallying from a […]

  • Milwaukee Bucks v Brooklyn Nets

    Nets clinch playoff spot with victory over Orlando

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets clinched the final Eastern Conference playoff spot, beating the Orlando Magic 101-88 on Wednesday night before the Memphis Grizzlies knocked off Indiana. The Nets and Pacers finished tied at 38-44, and Brooklyn earned the No. 8 seed after winning the season series. The Nets will visit top-seeded Atlanta on Sunday for their playoff opener. If Indiana won, the Nets would have missed the postseason for the first time since moving to Brooklyn in […]

  • Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets

    Mets gets HRs from d’Arnaud and Duda to sweep Phillies, 6-1

    NEW YORK (AP) — Travis d’Arnaud homered after assuming David Wright’s spot in the lineup, Lucas Duda also went deep and the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep in their first home series this season. Jonathon Niese pitched out of trouble for 6 1-3 innings and helped himself with a run-scoring single. Duda hit a long homer and an RBI double as the Mets won their fourth straight, a few hours after […]

  • New York Islanders v Washington Capitals - Game One

    Young forwards, Halak lift Islanders past Caps 4-1 in Game 1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Brock Nelson scored twice, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome added goals, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series Wednesday night. Nelson, Bailey and Strome had never scored in the playoffs. All were first-round draft picks by New York, none is older than 25, and they entered Wednesday with these combined playoff numbers: seven games, zero goals, three assists. That didn’t […]


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