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Pacioretty scores twice, Golden Knights top Canucks 6-3

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Max Pacioretty had two goals and two assists to help the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Vancouver Canucks 6-3.

Nick Holden, Valentin Zykov, Jonathan Marchessault and Mark Stone also scored for the Golden Knights. It was the fifth time this season the Golden Knights had five different goal scorers in a game. ... Read More

In reversal, Hallmark will reinstate same-sex marriage ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel, reversing what it called a “wrong decision,” said Sunday it will reinstate same-sex marriage commercials that it had pulled following a complaint from a conservative group.

The earlier decision by Crown Media, Hallmark’s parent company, to pull several ads for the wedding planning site Zola featuring two brides kissing at the altar had caused a storm of protest on social media. Celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner criticized the move and the hashtag #BoycottHallmark was trending on Twitter at one point.

“The Crown Media team has been agonizing over this decision as we’ve seen the hurt it has unintentionally caused,” said a statement issued Sunday evening by Hallmark Cards CEO Mike Perry. “Said simply, they believe this was the wrong decision. … We are truly sorry for the hurt and disappointment this has caused.”... Read More

Democrats seek Bolton, Mulvaney for impeachment trial

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outlined released Sunday.

Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York proposed the structure for a “fair and honest’’ trial in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an attempt to launch negotiations ahead of House voting this week that is all but certain to result in the president being impeached... Read More

South Carolina man who inspired movie “Radio” dead at 73

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — James “Radio” Kennedy, the man who was a fixture on the sidelines of a South Carolina high school’s football games for decades and whose life inspired a Hollywood movie, has died. He was 73.

T.L. Hanna High School Athletic Director John Cann confirmed Kennedy’s death Sunday morning on the school’s sports website. The cause of death wasn’t immediately released.

“Please keep his family in your prayers in this difficult time,” Cann said in the statement.

News outlets reported that Kennedy, who had developmental disabilities, became famous around the state for his love of the T.L. Hanna High School football team and his regular appearance at games since the 1960s... Read More

Pedestrian killed in suspected DUI hit-and-run crash

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Police are on the scene of a suspected DUI hit-and-run crash on Boulder Highway near Tropicana. It happened at the intersection of Boulder and Missouri Ave.

Police say the crash happened at 3:30 p.m. According to Lt. Brian Boxler, a suspected DUI driver blew through a red light at the intersection, hit a pedestrian, then crashed into a pole down the street. Police say the driver then ran from the scene, but was later caught by officers.

The female pedestrian was taken to Sunrise Hospital, but she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Southbound Boulder Hwy is closed in the area and will be until the scene is cleaned up... Read More

Raiders’ farewell ends with emotional 20-16 loss at the Coliseum

OAKLAND (KRON) — A bittersweet moment got a little more bitter Sunday afternoon as the Oakland Raiders fumbled away a win in their final game at the Coliseum.

After being up by as much as 13, the Raiders fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars by a final score of 20-16.

The Jags outscored the Raiders 14-0 in the 4th quarter.

And now — the time has come for the Silver and Black as they say farewell to Oakland and headed to Las Vegas next season.

It was an emotional day for Raider Nation, who, per usual, showed up and showed out.

Fans arrived as early as 4 a.m.

The Raiders still have two more regular-season games scheduled against the Los Angeles Chargers and the Denver Broncos.

The Raiders were established in Oakland in 1960. They moved down the state in 1982 where they played in Los Angeles for 12 years before returning to Oakland in 1995. ... Read More

Hallmark draws criticism after pulling same-sex wedding ads

NEW YORK (AP) — The Hallmark Channel was facing some bitter criticism on social media Sunday over its decision to pull ads for a wedding-planning website that featured two brides kissing at the altar, following a complaint from a conservative advocacy group.

The hashtag #BoycottHallmark was trending at one point on Twitter, and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and William Shatner assailed the decision. “Put the commercials back!” Shatner wrote. DeGeneres asked: “Isn’t it almost 2020?”... Read More