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Raptors dump Nets

NEW YORK—Hours after one of their best defenders had surgery, the Toronto Raptors got back to defending the way they know they can.

Jonas Valanciunas had 22 points and 11 rebounds as the Raptors prevailed 91-74 last night to hand the Brooklyn Nets their eighth-straight home loss.

Leafs blank Ducks

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Jonathan Bernier carried the Maple Leafs early with 18 first-period saves, then he traded blows with Corey Perry in the third.

A busy night for Toronto’s revitalized goalie ended with another encouraging win.

Bernier made 39 saves in his 11th career shutout, and P.A. Parenteau scored two goals, as the Leafs blanked the Anaheim Ducks 4-0 last night.

Obama unveils gun plan

WASHINGTON—A visibly-emotional President Barack Obama, at one point wiping tears from his cheek, today unveiled his plan to tighten control and enforcement of firearms in the U.S., using his presidential powers in the absence of legal changes he implored Congress to pass.

Obama accused the gun lobby of taking Congress hostage, but said “they cannot hold America hostage.”

Senators win in OT

ST. LOUIS­—Bobby Ryan helped the Ottawa Senators end both their scoring drought and their losing streak.

Ryan scored twice, including the game-winner at 2:33 of overtime, to help the Senators rally from a two-goal deficit to earn a 3-2 victory over the St. Louis Blues last night.

“Huge win,” said Ottawa coach Dave Cameron. “Huge win.

Elephant seal from Northern California traffic standoff gives birth to pup

SAN FRANCISCO The 900-pound elephant seal that tied up traffic in Northern California last week has given birth.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports ( ) Monday that the birth happened Saturday, five days after the elephant seal first tried to cross a busy highway near Sears Point in Sonoma County.

Faraday reveals sleek, sporty concept car in Vegas

The automotive future according to a new electric car maker looks an awful lot like a Corvette crossed with the Batmobile.

California-based Faraday Futures debuted its sleek electric concept racecar Monday night during the annual CES show that focuses on consumer gadgets and has increasingly become a way for carmakers to show off their latest technological feats.