Indians fans pitch in with wedding gifts for rookie Merritt
Boychuk scores short-handed in 3rd, Islanders beat Coyotes
Anthem singer at Heat-76ers game kneels during performance
MIAMI (AP) ? A woman performing the national anthem before an NBA preseason game in Miami on Friday night did so while kneeling at midcourt, and opening her jacket to show a shirt with the phrase "Black Lives Matter."
Nyquist leads Red Wings past Predators, 5-3
Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real ? and less sexualized ? woman.
UN says Syria army used chemical weapons in Qmenas in 2015
The Syrian army attacked the village of Qmenas with chemical weapons in March 2015, UN experts said in a report released Friday. The report was presented Friday to the UN Security Council. The UN-led joint investigative mechanism (JIM) in late August reported that Syrian government forces had carried out at least two chemical attacks in 2014 and 2015 and that Islamic State jihadists had used mustard gas as a weapon.
Over 50,000 evacuated in typhoon's path in southern China
UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens
UNITED NATIONS (AP) ? A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and "kleptocrats" pay their fair share of taxes.
Report: Syrian government blamed for 3rd chemical attackUNITED NATIONS (AP) ? An international team has determined that the Syrian government carried out a third chemical attack in the conflict-wracked nation, according to a report released late Friday.
Deng looking forward to Lakers renaissance
Whether fleeing civil war in Sudan with his family or moving to the United States on a scholarship as a 14-year-old, Luol Deng is no stranger to new beginnings. The 31-year-old British forward's nomadic existence has now taken him to Hollywood, where he is expected to be a key figure as the Los Angeles Lakers attempt to rebuild after the worst season in their history. Deng joined the Lakers on a four-year $72 million deal in July, lured by the possibility of working with new coach Luke Walton at the start of a long-term project to revive the iconic franchise.