• Obama hosting Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks at White House

    CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama will host his hometown Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House next week.

  • Arena League in talks with Leonsis about Washington team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Commissioner Scott Butera says the Arena Football League is in “serious negotiations” with Ted Leonsis’ Monumental Sports & Entertainment about bringing a team to Washington.

  • Washington Capitals center Nicklas Backstrom (19), of Sweden, is upended as he battles for the puck against Philadelphia Flyers center Nick Cousins, right, during the third period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    NHL-leading Capitals aim to end troubling power-play drought

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Capitals are winners of three in a row and sitting pretty atop the NHL, so not much seems to be going wrong for Washington. They do however have one glaring problem — power-play goals — and it is something coach Barry Trotz hopes to fix sooner rather than later.

  • Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby (70) watches the puck with Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds (17) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

    Ovechkin reaches 30 goals again as Capitals beat Flyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin became the third player in NHL history to reach 30 goals in his first 11 seasons, and Braden Holtby made 33 saves as the Washington Capitals beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in their traditional Super Bowl Sunday matchup.

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures to the crowd as he signs autographs at a campaign event at Plymouth State University Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016, in Plymouth, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Rubio comes under withering criticism in Republican debate

    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) — With less than two days until New Hampshire voters go to the polls, Hillary Clinton took a trip to Michigan. And other candidates, including Jeb Bush, said their campaigns will go on no matter what the outcome Tuesday. Donald Trump said he doesn’t need to win New Hampshire, but would like to — though he was notably casual in his campaign effort Sunday.