Kevin Durant scored 42 points, including 21 in the fourth quarter, and the Oklahoma City Thunder secured the No. 2 playoff seed in the Western Conference after beating the Detroit Pistons 112-111 Wednesday night.
Nikki and Corey Stinson’s family is part of a core group of local volunteers who’ve taken days off regular jobs to be at the Oso mudslide site, running the fire-department kitchen, hosting out-of-town workers and doing many other tasks.
After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, a Missouri man was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
A day after Detroit scaled back from the large pension-benefit cuts it had once been proposing, the bankrupt city fended off charges from some that it had simply caved in to retirees in ways that could come back to haunt it. But it also felt the elation of many who had feared a more dire outcome.
The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities.
Brandon Sutter scored on a wrist shot from the left circle 8:18 into the third period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.