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  • NBA Team Statistics

    Includes games of Thursday, December 25, 2014 Team Offense G Pts Avg Dallas 30 3289 109.6 Toronto 29 3137 108.2 Golden State 28 3006 107.4 L.A. Clippers 30 3196 106.5 Phoenix 30 3150 105.0 Portland…

  • Israel’s ultra-Orthodox mull bigger role for women

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A struggle for women’s rights is brewing within Israel’s deeply conservative ultra-Orthodox community, where women, largely shut out of politics, are beginning to demand greater representation in the country’s parliament. More than…

  • A guide to returning gifts during the holidays

    WASHINGTON — Christmas gifts have been opened, and many people may be left wondering, “What were they thinking?” as they seek ways to return gifts. Kiplinger Personal Finance editor Janet Bodnar breaks down what consumers need…

  • NHL Scoring Leaders

    Through Dec. 25 GP G A PTS Jakub Voracek, Phi 34 14 32 46 Tyler Seguin, Dal 33 25 17 42 Evgeni Malkin, Pit 34 16 25 41 Claude Giroux, Phi 34 11 30 41…

  • Man drives into crowd of pedestrians in Beijing

    BEIJING (AP) — An elderly Chinese man drove his car through a crowd of pedestrians outside a popular Beijing sports stadium Friday morning, injuring eight people in what appeared to be a protest against an…

  • 2 dead in separate Md. crashes

    WASHINGTON — Two people were killed in separate crashes in Maryland on Christmas Day. NBC Washington reports that one person died and four others were taken to the hospital in a two-vehicle crash on Route…

  • Asia marks 10 years since Indian Ocean tsunami

    KHAO LAK, Thailand (AP) — Beachside memorials and religious services were held across Asia on Friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people dead…

  • George Washington shocks No. 11 Wichita St., 60-54, wins Hawaii tourney

    HONOLULU (AP) _ Kethan Savage sparked a late rally and scored 12 points to lead George Washington to a 60-54 upset over No. 11 Wichita State in the final of the Diamond Head Classic on…

  • Haiti political veteran nominated as next prime minister

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A former mayor of Port-au-Prince and presidential candidate was nominated Thursday to be the next prime minister amid an ongoing standoff with parliament that has stalled legislative elections. Evans Paul was…

  • Protesters return to HK streets for 2nd night

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police say they have arrested 37 people as pro-democracy protesters return to the city’s streets for a second night in a row. The police said in a statement Thursday…

  • Gamecocks running back Davis off to NFL

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — South Carolina junior running back Mike Davis is leaving the Gamecocks for the NFL draft after the Independence Bowl. Davis announced his intentions to give up his final season Thursday after…

  • Comanche first out of Sydney Harbour in annual Hobart race

    SYDNEY (AP) — American super maxi Comanche took the lead at the start and was the first to leave Sydney Harbour in the annual Sydney to Hobart yacht race Friday. Comanche, launched in October and…

  • Heat win LeBron’s Miami return, top Cavs 101-91

    MIAMI (AP) — Dwyane Wade scored 24 of his 31 points in the first half, Luol Deng finished with 25 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Miami Heat beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in…

  • Japan inflation, industrial output weaken in Nov

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan says its inflation rate eased slightly in November as household spending dropped, hindering the government’s effort to get the world’s third-largest economy out of recession and back to sustainable growth. Government…

  • Detroit teen shot while playing with gun at home

    DETROIT (AP) — Police say a 16-year-old Detroit boy was shot in the head while he and friends played with a gun in the basement of a home. Officer Jennifer Moreno tells The Detroit News…