Tag: St. Louis

Crosby, Pens cap amazing year with 2nd straight Stanley Cup

BY TERESA M. WALKER NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Even Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins are going to be challenged trying to top this. Crosby was awarded his second consecutive Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs, and goalie Matt Murray made 27 saves for his second straight shutout as the Penguins became the first team to repeat as champion in nearly two decades with a 2-0 win over the Nashville Predators in Game 6. That doesn’t include Crosby also winning the World Cup of Hockey title before this season started, along with tournament MVP....

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Laundering Ring Sentenced in McAllen

McAllen (KFXV) — Four Mexican nationals are now heading to federal prison for laundering money and drugs. According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, six people from the RGV and Mexico all pleaded guilty in August of last year for laundering drug proceeds since 2014. The people, identified as 49-year-old Roosevelt Faz, 48-year-old Ted Cantu, 37-year-old Sandra Haro, 41-year old, Maria Elena Bonila-Torres, 44-year-old, Guillermo Trevino and 27-year old, Erwin Rolando Contreras-Mata, were ordered to serve sentences between 72 months and 140 months. Faz admitted during trial that he helped coördinate the group execute drug pick-ups and the laundering of...

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NFL owners approve Raiders’ move from Oakland to Las Vegas

BY BARRY WILNER PHOENIX (AP) — Invoking his father Al’s name, and copying what the Hall of Fame owner did with the Raiders, Mark Davis is moving the franchise out of Oakland. NFL owners approved the Raiders’ move to Las Vegas 31-1 at the league meetings Monday. Miami was the lone dissenter. “My father used to say the greatness of the Raiders is in the future,” Davis said. “This gives us the ability to achieve that.” The vote was a foregone conclusion after the league and Raiders were not satisfied with Oakland’s proposals for a new stadium, and Las...

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Zika ravages testes of mice; study raises concern about men

NEW YORK (AP) — Zika virus ravages the testes of male mice, sharply reducing sperm counts and fertility, says a study that raises a new specter about its threat to people. Experiments found testes of infected mice shrank about 90 percent by weight, while their output of useful sperm fell by three-quarters on average, and often more. Now it’s time to find out if Zika causes similar damage in men, experts said. “We just don’t know that yet,” said Michael Diamond of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, a senior author of the study. The virus...

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Brain scans find protein a marker of Alzheimer’s decline

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are peeking inside living brains to watch for the first time as a toxic duo of plaques and tangles interact to drive Alzheimer’s disease — and those tangles may predict early symptoms, a finding with implications for better treatments. It’s not clear exactly what causes Alzheimer’s. Its best-known hallmark is the sticky amyloid that builds into plaques coating patients’ brains, but people can harbor a lot of that gunk before losing memories. Now new PET scans show those plaques’ co-conspirator — the tangle-causing protein tau — is a better marker of patients’ cognitive decline and...

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