• Firefighters work to put out a blaze at an apartment building on the Upper East Side in New York on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. The flames quickly spread throughout the building and were shooting out the roof at one point, sending burning embers onto nearby buildings. (Matt Bonaccorso via AP)

    NYC firefighter stages dramatic rescue in fatal blaze

    NEW YORK (AP) — As roaring flames consumed an apartment building in New York City early Thursday, a firefighter dangling from a rope plucked a trapped person from a window on the fifth floor and safely lowered him to the ground.

  • In this Sept. 23, 2016 photo, singer Shawn Mendes poses for a portrait to promote his sophomore album "Illuminate," in New York. (Photo by Scott Gries/Invision/AP)

    Shawn Mendes, the serious, striking musician, emerges

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Shawn Mendes went into the vocal booth to sing “Mercy,” the gravelly, deep, emotional rock song from his latest album, he discovered a new side of himself.

    Updated: 5:19 pm

  • Chicago Cubs fan Marvin Thomas sleeps Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, during the train ride from Cleveland to Chicago's Union Station after attending Game 2 of baseball's World Series in Cleveland Wednesday night.  (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

    Training for a title: Cubs fans take Amtrak through night

    ABOARD THE LAKE SHORE LIMITED (AP) — As the Amtrak train slowly chugged through the Ohio night, past factories along the Lake Erie shore illuminated by pinkish lights, Marvin Thomas stretched across a pair of seats, proudly wrapped in a blue satin Cubs jacket.

    Updated: 4:37 pm

  • In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are edging higher early Thursday, Oct. 27, as health care companies rise following strong earnings for companies including drugmaker Bristol-Myers Squibb. Real estate companies continue to fall, and banks move higher as bond yields surge. Chipmaker Qualcomm said it will buy competitor NXP Semiconductors for $38 billion. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Health care leads US stocks higher on solid earnings

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Friday as a weaker yen sent Japan’s benchmark higher, despite persisting gloom from Wall Street’s recent declines.

    Updated: 9:00 pm

  • Empire State Winter Games has new sponsor and 2 new sports

    CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — The Empire State Winter Games has landed a sponsor and organizers are adding two new sports for the upcoming competition in February.

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  • Boston Bruins goalie Zane McIntyre (31) makes a save on a shot by New York Rangers left wing J.T. Miller (10) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

    Brandon Pirri scores twice, Rangers rally to beat Bruins 5-2

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brandon Pirri is fitting in perfectly in his first season with the New York Rangers.

  • Memphis Grizzlies guard Vince Carter, center, shoots between Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns (32) and center Gorgui Dieng (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

    Conley, Gasol lead Grizzlies over Timberwolves 102-98

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Mike Conley scored 24 points, Marc Gasol added 18 and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a slow start for a 102-98 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in the season opener for both teams.

  • Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron, left, scores a goal past New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic, second from left, and goalie Thomas Greiss during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    Weber gives Canadiens 5th straight win, 3-2 over Islanders

    NEW YORK (AP) — Shea Weber’s power-play goal with 2:57 remaining lifted the Montreal Canadiens to their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.

  • Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski answers a question during the Atlantic Coast Conference NCAA college basketball men's media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct., 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Duke opens season as ACC favorite ahead of UNC, Virginia

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke has been picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference title ahead of North Carolina, Virginia and Louisville.