NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Liberty have a new owner and get to keep their NBA ties. An investment group led by Brooklyn Nets minority owner Joseph Tsai has bought the Liberty, the WNBA announced on Jan. 23.
SEATTLE (AP) — The plan seems to be in place for Ichiro Suzuki to be on the Seattle Mariners’ expanded roster when they open the regular season with two games in his native Japan.
HOUSTON — Bright pink peach blossoms highlight the 2019 Year of the Boar Forever stamp, the 12th and final stamp in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series. The U.S. Postal Service dedicated the stamps on Jan. 17 during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Chinese Community Center in Houston, Texas …
NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to buy Tiffany jewelry […]
NEW YORK — Police say a man walked into a Brooklyn restaurant and struck three men in the head with a hammer. It happened at the Seaport Buffet in Sheepshead Bay just after 5 p.m. on Jan. 16. Police say the victims worked at the restaurant. 34-year-old Fufai Pun was pronounced dead at the hospital. […]
By ANDREW SELSKYAssociated Press SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man has been charged with a hate crime, assault and other charges after he allegedly attacked a Sikh who was working at a convenience store. Other customers, including a military veteran, stepped in after they witnessed the attack on Jan. 14. Andrew Ramsey, 24, of […]
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s flagship public university is defending its use of race in admitting students and wants a lawsuit filed against it by a group representing past and potential applicants and parents to be dismissed. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill filed written arguments in federal court on Jan. 18, as […]
Kamala Harris, a first-term senator and former California attorney general known for her rigorous questioning of President Donald Trump’s nominees, entered the Democratic presidential race on Jan 21.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a California man they say tried to steal his roommate’s $10 million winning lottery ticket. Vacaville police arrested Adul Saosongyang on Jan. 7 at a California Lottery office in Sacramento where he’d been told to go to collect his winnings. Police say the winning Scratchers ticket was bought […]
By MATT HOFFMAN The Billings Gazette BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Heart Mountain looms above the Cody, Wyoming-area landscape, visible from miles around. Its namesake World War II-era Japanese internment camp is less apparent. That’s part of why Montana State University-Billings is offering a course dedicated to the Heart Mountain site, an internment camp that held […]