• Police Officer Peter Liang, center, enters the courtroom after the lunch break in his trial on charges in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at Brooklyn Supreme court in New York.  Jurors are scheduled to start discussing their views of Liang’s actions as soon as Tuesday. Closing arguments are expected in the morning, and deliberations are likely to begin in the afternoon. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

    NYC officer convicted of manslaughter in stairwell shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — A rookie police officer who shot an unarmed man dead in a darkened public housing stairwell was convicted Thursday of manslaughter in a case closely watched by advocates for police accountability.

  • Memphis Grizzlies forward Jeff Green (32) drives around Brooklyn Nets center Brook Lopez (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Grizzlies rout Nets in 1st game since Gasol’s broken foot

    NEW YORK (AP) — A tough couple days gave way to an easy night for the Memphis Grizzlies.

  • Brooklyn Nets guard Wayne Ellington (21) drives around Denver Nuggets forward Will Barton (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    Johnson hits 3-pointer at buzzer, Nets beat Nuggets 105-104

    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Johnson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the Brooklyn Nets to a 105-104 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Monday night.

  • This image provided by Audi shows a scene from the company's "The Commander" spot for Super Bowl 50. The ad features the new Audi R8 V10. (Audi via AP)

    Audi tearjerker, ‘Puppymonkeybaby’ among Super Bowl winners

    NEW YORK (AP) — With 30-second Super Bowl ads costing up to $5 million, it’s a huge gamble to advertise. As the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, there were winners and losers off the field, too. Here are the advertisers whose gamble paid off, and those who dropped the ball.

  • This photo provided by AXE shows a still from the company's "Find Your Magic" Super Bowl 50 spot. (AXE via AP)

    Super Bowl 50 advertising winners and losers

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers during Super Bowl 50 — and there were clear winners and losers off the field, too.

  • Denver Nuggets' Kenneth Faried, right, goes up to dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Mudiay, Nuggets hand Knicks 5th straight loss

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie Emmanuel Mudiay scored nine of his 15 points during a decisive fourth-quarter run, and the Denver Nuggets beat the fading New York Knicks 101-96 on Sunday.