NBA Power Rankings – Celtics cling to top spot, but rest of East is gaining ground

The Boston Celtics didn’t look like a first-place team for most of last week with three losses to lower-tier teams in the New York Knicks, Miami Heat and even a lopsided defeat to the Orlando Magic. They were on the verge of dropping their fourth straight to the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday, but a … Read more

Winter weather cancels flights in Texas and Colorado as storm heads east

Travelers see hundreds of canceled flights at North Texas airports Travelers see hundreds of canceled flights at North Texas airports 02:06 Southwest Airlines and American Airlines canceled dozens of flights Monday in north Texas, which is expected to get cold, wet weather most of the week, including a chance of freezing rain. About 30% of … Read more

Drones attack convoy carrying arms in east Syria coming from Iraq

Representational image: Drones attack convoy in east Syria coming from Iraq (HT_PRINT)

The strike comes amid heightening tension between Iran and its rivals in the region. It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack on the convoy in the Syrian border region of Boukamal, which is a stronghold of Iran-backed militias. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, an opposition war monitor, said the drones … Read more

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken begins Middle East trip amid escalating Israel-Palestine conflict

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits the American University in Cairo, Egypt, (REUTERS)

Blinken, who will travel Monday and Tuesday to Jerusalem and Ramallah after his stop in Cairo, had long planned the visit to see Israel’s new right-wing government, but the trip takes on a new urgency after some of the worst violence in years. A Palestinian gunman on Friday killed seven people outside a synagogue in … Read more

London, Ont. fire crews knock out east end blaze, reports no injuries – London

London, Ont., fire officials say no injuries were reported after a blaze broke out in the east end. The London Fire Department announced the fire shortly after 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Officials say black smoke was coming from the roof of a building located at 552 Clarke Road. Fire crews extinguished the blaze and reported no … Read more

Blinken Begins Middle East Trip Amid Spate of Violence 

Cairo —  CAIRO, Jan 29 (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in the Middle East on Sunday, beginning a three-day visit as violence flares between Israelis and Palestinians, and with Iran and the war in Ukraine high on the agenda. After a stop in Cairo Blinken will head on Monday to Jerusalem, … Read more

How to watch East Carolina vs. Wichita State: TV channel, NCAAB live stream info, start time

Who’s Playing Wichita State @ East Carolina Current Records: Wichita State 10-10; East Carolina 11-10 What to Know Get ready for an American Athletic battle as the East Carolina Pirates and the Wichita State Shockers will face off at noon ET on Sunday at Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum. East Carolina will be strutting in … Read more

Creighton pounds Xavier and looks like a Big East contender after disastrous December slump

College basketball seasons are filled with unexpected twists and turns that can disrupt or even destroy the best-laid plans. Torn ACLs. High ankle sprains. Fractured wrists. Arrests. Suspensions. Academic issues. You name it, it’s possible. At Creighton, it was mononucleosis. Seriously. The Bluejays’ best player, Ryan Kalkbrenner, was diagnosed with mononucleosis in early December and … Read more

Gunman wounds two people in East Jerusalem shooting : NPR

Israeli security forces and emergency service personnel gather at a cordoned-off area in Jerusalem’s predominantly Arab neighborhood of Silwan, where an assailant reportedly shot and wounded two people on Jan. 28, 2023. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images TEL AVIV, Israel – Israeli police say a 13-year-old … Read more