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  • In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessness

    BEIRUT (AP) — Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights. It is a problem that is replicated, to varying degrees, in nations across the Middle East where more than…

  • US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba trade

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba. From wheat to rice to beans, the industry stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama’s plan to ease economic and travel restrictions imposed against the communist-ruled island. Agricultural exports have been among the few exceptions to…

  • NHL Capsules

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Blake Comeau scored 2:24 into overtime to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 1-0 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday night. Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 29 shots, registering his sixth shutout of the season just hours after the Penguins thought their starting goalie had the mumps. Fleury, who recorded his 34th NHL shutout,…

  • Australian Open goes back to The Australian course

    SYDNEY (AP) — American Jordan Spieth will have an opportunity to defend his Australian Open title next year on the same course he won the tournament on three weeks ago. Golf Australia said Friday that The Australian Golf Club in Sydney will host the tournament for the 19th time. Dates for the event, as well…

  • Federal judge considering Oklahoma’s death penalty

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma prison system chief who halted an execution in the spring after problems with the lethal injection drugs is expected to testify in a federal challenge to the state’s death penalty. Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Robert Patton will return to the witness stand Friday as a federal judge wraps…

  • Stephen Colbert retires his ‘Report’ and the host he played

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stephen Colbert is dead. Stephen Colbert is immortal? Long live Stephen Colbert! Nine years of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report” came to an end Thursday night along with its mythical presiding pundit, as the real-life Stephen Colbert bade the audience farewell. He was last seen gliding through the clouds in the…

  • Thunder-Warriors, Box

    OKLAHOMA CITY (109) Durant 10-13 5-7 30, Ibaka 5-8 0-0 12, Adams 3-4 0-1 6, Westbrook 11-30 8-12 33, Roberson 4-8 1-2 10, Perkins 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 2-7 0-0 4, Morrow 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson 2-8 0-0 4, Lamb 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 41-86 16-24 109. GOLDEN STATE (114) Barnes 5-11 0-0 12, Green…

  • Thunder-Warriors, Box

    OKLAHOMA CITY (109) Durant 10-13 5-7 30, Ibaka 5-8 0-0 12, Adams 3-4 0-1 6, Westbrook 11-30 8-12 33, Roberson 4-8 1-2 10, Perkins 1-2 0-0 2, Jones 2-7 0-0 4, Morrow 2-4 0-0 4, Jackson 2-8 0-0 4, Lamb 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 41-86 16-24 109. GOLDEN STATE (114) Barnes 5-11 0-0 12, Green…

  • Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sony’s decision to cancel “The Interview” in the face of terrorist threats is already affecting the way Hollywood does business. It has outraged artists, killing their faith in studios to release edgy content. But it’s also inspired a rare hush across a usually chatty industry as everyone from moguls to makeup…

  • Bucks spoil Cousins’ return, beat Kings 108-107

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Knight scored 20 points and the Milwaukee Bucks spoiled DeMarcus Cousins’ return to the struggling Sacramento Kings with a 108-107 victory Thursday night. With their inside game lacking due to missing players, the Bucks shot well from the perimeter for much of the night in winning their third in four…

  • Lava slows but still on track to hit Hawaii market

    HONOLULU (AP) — Lava from an active volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island slowed slightly but stayed on track to hit a shopping center in the small town of Pahoa. The molten rock was 1,200 to 1,300 yards away from the edge of Pahoa Marketplace on Thursday and had advanced about 165 yards from the previous…

  • Durant leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant did not return for the second half against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday night after twisting his right ankle. The Thunder said Durant had a mild right ankle sprain. The reigning NBA MVP grabbed his ankle after stepping on Marreese Speights’ left foot while…

  • Thursday’s College Basketball

    EAST Canisius 60, Stony Brook 59, OT Duke 66, UConn 56 LIU Brooklyn 69, FIU 58 Lincoln (Pa.) 61, Pace 49 Quinnipiac 80, Lehigh 65 Rider 62, Morgan St. 48 Temple 82, Delaware 62 Yale 57, Vermont 56 SOUTH Austin Peay 76, Oakland City 52 Barton 93, Fayetteville St. 70 Charlotte 75, Appalachian St. 65…

  • Beleskey scores in 3rd as Ducks beat Canadiens

    MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Canadiens were instantly deflated when Max Pacioretty went down with an injury. Montreal lost its top scorer and then the game as the league-best Anaheim Ducks won 2-1 on Thursday night. With the Canadiens trailing 1-0, Pacioretty left the game four minutes into the third period after taking a late…

  • Utah State holds on to beat Bakersfield 57-56

    LOGAN, Utah (AP) — David Collette scored 18 points and Utah State held on to beat Cal State Bakersfield 57-56 in the World Vision Classic on Thursday night. Chris Smith added 15 points and Jalen Moore 12 for the Aggies (5-4). Sean Harris made a free throw with six seconds left, which offset a 3…