Lawyer: Seizing beach by Christie brother’s home cuts access

AP Photo/Wayne Parry POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners, including the brother of Gov. Chris Christie, a lawyer for homeowners fighting the project said. Todd Christie is...

Lawyer: Seizing beach by Christie brother’s home cuts access

AP Photo/Wayne Parry POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — A proposed dune project at the New Jersey shore could cut off access to the beach for 22 property owners, including the brother of Gov. Chris Christie, a lawyer for homeowners fighting the project said. Todd Christie is...

Kobe’s last, Toronto’s 1st as NBA All-Star goes outside US

AP Photo/Darren Abate TORONTO (AP) — Of all the goodies Kobe Bryant collects in his farewell season, one this weekend might be particularly useful. After all, you need a good winter coat in Canada. Though Bryant probably wouldn’t be too unhappy walking away another...

NY Fashion Week: Kanye West wows crowd, BCBG goes Bowie

AP Photo/Leanne Italie NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press is all over New York Fashion Week, from the runway designs to the celebrity-filled front rows. Here are some highlights from Thursday’s opening day: — KANYE WEST DROPS ALBUM AND NEW YEEZY LINE The...

Fear pervasive after Mexican prison riot that killed 49

MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — A prison riot that left 49 inmates hacked, beaten or burned to death opened searing questions about gang rule, extortion and human rights violations in Mexico’s overcrowded prisons, where people merely awaiting trial are mixed in with some of...

Thunder beat Pelicans; teams mourn Ingrid Williams’ death

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Basketball didn’t matter much to Kevin Durant on Thursday night. Thunder assistant coach Monty Williams’ wife, Ingrid, was involved in a car crash Tuesday night in Oklahoma City and died Wednesday. Monty Williams coached the Pelicans last...

Replay officials could have more say in targeting penalties

Replay officials are likely to have more power when it comes to calling targeting penalties in college football next season. The NCAA football rules committee proposed giving replay officials more authority to overturn incorrect targeting fouls and to call targeting penalties...

AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

LONDON (AP) — Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. In an interview with...

Hoosiers use late surge to upset No. 4 Hawkeyes 85-78

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Kevin “Yogi” Ferrell scored 14 points and Troy Williams added 13 and Indiana rallied to upset No. 4 Iowa 85-78 on Thursday night after blowing a big lead. Indiana (20-5, 10-2 Big Ten) pulled into a three-way for the conference lead and...

Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday. King has...