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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign event, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Amid impeachment and Iowa, 2020 top tier jilts New Hampshire

Jan. 27, 2020 5:37 PM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire isn't used to being neglected. The most prominent candidates in the 2020 presidential race spent months last year making their case to New Hampshire voters, but many of the White House hopefuls have been largely absent from the state in January amid the Senate...

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Democratic presidential candidate, speaks during a town hall meeting Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, in Muscatine, Iowa. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Volatility defines Democratic race as candidates flood Iowa

Jan. 25, 2020 10:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates roared back into Iowa on Saturday touting fresh endorsements, critiquing their rivals and predicting victories in the caucuses that will soon launch the process of deciding who will challenge President Donald Trump. Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she...

Kirkwood scores 17 to lead Harvard over Dartmouth 70-66

Jan. 25, 2020 10:37 PM EST

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Noah Kirkwood had 17 points and seven rebounds as Harvard extended its win streak to eight games, edging past Dartmouth 70-66 on Saturday night. Chris Lewis had 13 points and nine rebounds for Harvard (13-4, 2-0 Ivy League). Chris Ledlum added 12 points. Danilo Djuricic had seven...

Lamb scores 20 as Vermont routs UMass Lowell 92-62

Jan. 25, 2020 10:31 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Anthony Lamb had 20 points as Vermont rolled past UMass Lowell 92-62 on Saturday night. Ryan Davis had 16 points and seven rebounds for Vermont (15-6, 5-1 America East Conference), which won its fifth straight. Stef Smith added 11 points and Bailey Patella scored 10. The Catamounts...

FILE - In this May 2, 2019, file photo, the DraftKings logo is displayed at the sports betting company headquarters in Boston. Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former

Ex-'Bachelor' contestant stripped of $1M fantasy sports win

Jan. 25, 2020 6:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sports gambling giant DraftKings won't give a former "Bachelor” contestant the $1 million prize for winning an online fantasy football contest after she and her husband were accused of cheating. Jade Roper-Tolbert, who appeared in “The Bachelor” and "Bachelor in Paradise"...

Mahoney, Whyte lead Boston University past Holy Cross 79-64

Jan. 25, 2020 3:59 PM EST

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Max Mahoney scored 18 points and Walter Whyte added a double-double as Boston University jumped out to a big first-half lead and coasted past Holy Cross 79-64 on Saturday. Mahoney made 8 of 12 shots from the floor for Boston University (11-10, 5-3 Patriot League), which shot 50%...

Boeheim scores 21, Syracuse beats Pittsburgh 69-61

Jan. 25, 2020 3:58 PM EST

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — When the game was on the line, Marek Dolezaj stood tall for Syracuse. The slender 6-foot-10 native of Slovakia had 17 points and seven rebounds, Buddy Boeheim added 21 points, and the Orange held off Pittsburgh 69-61 on Saturday. The Orange won despite off nights for two of their...

Amtrak train hits maintenance truck; 6 are slightly injured

Jan. 24, 2020 1:37 PM EST

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — An Amtrak train collided Friday with a maintenance truck working on the tracks in Connecticut, resulting in minor injuries to six people on the train, officials said. Two workers were inside the truck when they saw the train approaching as they worked on the tracks in Newington. The...

Lawsuit: 2 cheated man of $4 million in lottery winnings

Jan. 24, 2020 1:27 PM EST

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man says two women cheated him out of $4 million in lottery winnings by taking advantage of his inability to read or speak English. Joao Luis DaPonte filed a lawsuit this month against Maria Oliveira and Susana Gaspar in Bristol Superior Court over the ownership of...

FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., speaks during a campaign event,  in Des Moines, Iowa. Warren is creating a team of religious leaders from a variety of backgrounds to serve as an interfaith council for her presidential campaign. Her new slate of 16 interfaith advisers includes a Baptist pastor from Boston as well as a rabbi for a Reform Jewish congregation in North Carolina and a sensei in the Zen Buddhist tradition. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

Warren rolls out council of interfaith advisers

Jan. 24, 2020 11:08 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Warren on Friday tapped religious leaders from a variety of backgrounds to serve as an interfaith council for her presidential campaign, making her one of several Democratic contenders to invest in outreach to voters of faith. Warren's new slate of 16 interfaith advisers includes...