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Girard helps Orange beat Seattle, 89-67

SYRACUSE (AP) — Freshman Joseph Girard III made five 3-pointers and scored 24 points in his first collegiate start, and Syracuse came out blistering to beat Seattle 89-67 on Saturday in the first meeting between the schools. Marek Dolezaj added 19 points for the Orange (2-1), one shy of ...

Kyle Busch wins 2nd NASCAR championship

By JENNA FRYER The Associated Press HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Kyle Busch casually collected the championship flag from his team and did a slow, subdued celebratory lap. The most polarizing driver in NASCAR had just won his second Cup title and wanted to soak in the moment with his true fans. He ...

Kings snap Celtics’ 10-game winning streak

By The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Buddy Hield scored a season-high 35 points, Richaun Holmes hit two free throws with 13.3 seconds remaining to give Sacramento the lead, and the Kings snapped the Boston Celticsí 10-game winning streak with a 100-99 victory Sunday. Marcus Smart ...

Vikings overcome 20-0 deficit to stun Broncos

By The Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings erased a 20-0 halftime deficit with touchdowns on each of their four drives in the second half, fending off the Denver Broncos by forcing three straight incomplete passes in the end zone over the final 10 seconds to preserve a ...

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Don’t play blame game with Tua’s injury

By RALPH D. RUSSO The Associated Press The only foolproof way to avoid being injured playing football is to not play at all. Alabama star Tua Tagovailoa started Saturday at Mississippi State, a week after he looked gimpy on a surgically repaired ankle but played great against LSU. The ...

2019 Takeaways: Suburb shift, high turnout and ‘Socialism!’

BATON ROUGE, La. — Odd-year elections in Louisiana, Kentucky and Virginia have let Democrats expand their footprint in Southern states where Republicans dominated not long ago. Those outcomes hardly predict national 2020 results: President Donald Trump isn’t suddenly at risk of losing ...

Shooting at Calif. football party kills four

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Four people were killed and six more wounded when “unknown suspects” sneaked into a backyard filled with people at a party in central California and fired into the crowd, police said. The shooting took place about 6 p.m. on the Fresno’s southeast side, where ...

‘Ford v Ferrari’ speeds to number 1

NEW YORK (AP) — “Ford v Ferrari” left its competition in the rearview mirror, racing to an estimated $31 million debut at the box office in a No. 1 finish that counted as a win for big-budget originality. James Mangold’s racing drama rode into the weekend with strong reviews and Oscar ...

Pelosi invites Trump to testify

By JILL COLVIN The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi invited President Donald Trump to testify in front of investigators in the House impeachment inquiry ahead of a week that will see several key witnesses appear publicly. Pushing back against ...

What is the American idea?

By MONA CHAREN If I were addressing a young audience today, I would face an uphill battle to explain why conservatism so inspired me during my own impressionable years. Today, what has been dubbed “Conservatism, Inc.” has become so cynical, so nasty, so truth-challenged, and so ...

Movies with ‘outdated cultural depictions’

By L. BRENT BOZELL III and TIM GRAHAM Disney is launching its Disney Plus video streaming service, which promises to be tremendously popular, which is unfortunate. “Experts” from the enlightened side of the tracks are unrolling their grievances about how the Disney film catalogue is ...

Republican impeachment strategy a tribute to Pollock

By JONAH GOLDBERG Maybe you’re a fan of Jackson Pollock’s paint-splatter stuff. That’s cool. My only point is that when you flick paint at a canvas, nobody expects the result to look like a tree, a person or a bowl of fruit. Similarly, in politics, when you throw everything against ...

Jimmy Carter draws devotees to Sunday school

PLAINS, Ga. — The pilgrims arrive early and from all over, gathering hours before daybreak in an old pecan grove that surrounds a country church. They come, they say, for a dose of simple decency and devotion wrapped up in a Bible lesson. The teacher is the 39th president of the United ...

U.S. superbug infections rising, but deaths are falling

NEW YORK (AP) — Drug-resistant “superbug” infections have been called a developing nightmare that could set medicine back a century, making conquered germs once again untreatable. So there’s some surprising news in a report released Wednesday: U.S. superbug deaths appear to be going ...

When is a kid too young for contact sports? Advice still unclear

New guidance on concussions shows there isn’t enough solid evidence to answer some of parents’ most burning questions about contact sports. That includes what age is safest to start playing them. Pediatric experts in sports medicine, neurology and related fields evaluated and rated three ...

Indiana to get more baby boxes for abandoned newborns

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Indiana is adding more baby boxes that allow people to anonymously leave newborns in hospitals and firehouses, various officials said. Crown Point added one box last week at a firehouse after an anonymous donation, the Post-Tribune reported. Now there are six boxes ...

Inside underground dining experiences

SHREVEPORT, La. — Anthony Felan learned an invaluable lesson after graduating from Le Cordon Bleu culinary institute and working on the ground-level of San Francisco’s dining scene: If you’re not invited to the exclusive, secret dinner parties, throw your own. In Shreveport, Felan is ...

Burger King has brought its soy-based Whopper to Europe

Burger King is introducing a plant-based burger in Europe. But it’s not the Impossible Whopper that’s been a hit with U.S. customers. Instead, a Dutch company called The Vegetarian Butcher will supply the new soy-based Rebel Whopper. It will go on sale Tuesday at 2,400 restaurants across ...

Get a jump start on 2020 garden plans

The outdoor growing season is over in most of the U.S., and it’s time to pause and take stock. Review those gardening impressions that delighted you as well as those that disappointed. Apply what one veteran planter calls “creative staring” to improve the look of your landscape and the ...

Glam holiday decor that gets the holiday party started

Had enough of all that serene winter wonderland decor, the birch trees and reindeer and sleighs? Ready to change it up this year and boogie down? Then consider digging out the legwarmers and Donna Summer CDs before you start decorating. British retailer John Lewis, known for Christmas decor ...