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Croatia army helicopter crashes; 1 pilot dead, other missing

January 27, 2020

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian army helicopter on Monday plunged into the Adriatic Sea, killing one crew member while the search is underway for the other, the country's defense minister said.Damir Krsticevic told reporters that an investigation...

Turkish rescuers find last quake victims; death toll hits 41

By SUZAN FRASER | January 27, 2020

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish emergency teams on Monday recovered the bodies of the last two missing quake victims from the rubble of a collapsed building, raising the death toll from the powerful tremor that hit eastern Turkey to 41.The magnitude 6.8...

Greece: 14 injured in suspected migrant smuggling car crash

January 27, 2020

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A car carrying Syrians crashed early Monday in northern Greece, police said, injuring all 14 people in the vehicle that is believed to have crossed the border clandestinely .Police said the car had been travelling along an...

Downing of jet in Iran reveals Islamic Republic’s wider woes

By JON GAMBRELL | January 27, 2020

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Ukrainian jetliner stood ready for takeoff at Iran's main international airport bound for Kyiv, packed with passengers and so many bags on one of the cheapest routes to the West that the ground crew rushed to unload...

The Latest: Remains recovery at Bryant crash site underway

January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the death of retired NBA superstar Kobe Bryant (all times local):8:30 p.m.Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva says his department's helicopters were grounded due to weather in the area where a helicopter carrying...

Kobe Bryant left deep legacy in LA sports, basketball world

By GREG BEACHAM | January 26, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant inspired a generation of basketball players worldwide with sublime skills and an unquenchable competitive fire.He earned Los Angeles’ eternal adoration during his two decades as the fierce soul of the beloved Lakers,...

Young scores 45 on emotional night, leads Hawks past Wizards

By GEORGE HENRY | January 26, 2020

ATLANTA (AP) — Trae Young had to compose himself a couple of times when asked about the death of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna.It wasn't easy for Young, who was mentored by Bryant and had a special relationship with the former NBA star's 13-year-old...

Kobe Bryant, daughter killed in copter crash, 7 others dead

By STEFANIE DAZIO | January 26, 2020

CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — NBA legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others were killed Sunday when their helicopter plunged into a steep hillside in dense morning fog in Southern California, his sudden death at age 41 touching off an outpouring...

Morant has late burst, Grizzlies hold off Suns 114-109

By CLAY BAILEY | January 26, 2020

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The night in Memphis started with a moment of silence for Kobe Bryant. It ended with players from both sides remembering the Los Angeles Lakers great for the good he brought to the game.As for the game itself, Ja Morant scored...

Raptors, Spurs share 24-second Bryant tributes; Toronto wins

By RAUL DOMINGUEZ | January 26, 2020

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs did not want to be on the court after learning Kobe Bryant had died, but they tried to honor him as best they could.The teams collaborated on a touching tribute to Bryant at the beginning...

3 missing after barge crash on Mississippi River

January 26, 2020

LULING, La. (AP) — Three people were missing after two barge towing vessels collided Sunday on the Mississippi River in an accident that also may have released a small amount of toxic vapor into the air, the Coast Guard said.The Coast Guard said in...

Jokic helps Nuggets beat Rockets 117-110 on somber day

By PAT GRAHAM | January 26, 2020

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic turned in his ninth triple-double of the season, Jerami Grant scored a season-high 25 points and the Denver Nuggets held off the Houston Rockets 117-110 on a melancholy Sunday as players and fans learned about an hour before...