Brassard, Lundqvist lead Rangers past Lightning 7-3

New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist (30), of Sweden, stops a shot from Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Ryan Callahan (24) as Rangers left wing James Sheppard (45) defends, during the second period of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals in the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Derek Brassard had a hat trick and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 36 shots in another season-saving performance as the New York Rangers beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 7-3 Tuesday night to force Game 7 in the Eastern Conference finals.

LeBron, Cavaliers earn NBA Finals spot by sweeping Hawks

Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) high fives guard Iman Shumpert (4) during a timeout in the first half of Game 4 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference Finals against the Atlanta Hawks Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)CLEVELAND (AP) — The championship LeBron James craves more than any other, the one he came back home to get, is four wins away.

4 militants die in attack in upscale area of Afghan capital

An Afghan security officer takes a position at a house near an ongoing attack on a guesthouse in Kabul Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Heavy gunfire and explosions echoed through an upscale neighborhood in Afghanistan's capital late Tuesday night, as police surrounded a guesthouse popular with foreigners thought to be under attack by insurgents. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan)KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An all-night siege in an upscale neighborhood of Afghanistan's capital ended in the early hours of Wednesday morning with the deaths of four heavily armed attackers, though no civilians or security personnel were injured or killed, an Afghan official said.

Group: Hamas tortured, killed Palestinians in 2014 Gaza war

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2014, file photo, masked Palestinian gunmen of the Hamas militant group stand during a rally to commemorate the 27th anniversary of the group in Gaza City. Amnesty International on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, accused the militant group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip summer 2014, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading international watchdog on Wednesday accused the militant Hamas group of abducting, torturing and killing Palestinians during the war in the Gaza Strip last year, saying some of the actions amount to war crimes.

Vegas police deny probe into B.B. King poison claims

Las Vegas police denied they are probing claims that B.B. King was poisoned, after coroners said they were investigating but had no evidence so far of foul playB.B. King's estate dismissed as "baseless" claims by the late music icon's daughters that he was poisoned, as police said they were not investigating the charges. King died on May 14 in Las Vegas, where he lived while he kept up a grueling schedule of tours that ended only last year. Two of his daughters -- Karen Williams and Patty King -- have alleged he was poisoned by his business manager and estate executor LaVerne Toney and his personal assistant, E! entertainment news website reported.

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