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Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 6:45 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

Penn scores 18 to carry Drake over Lehigh 74-58

Nov. 21, 2019 11:32 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Roman Penn had 18 points and nine assists as Drake defeated Lehigh 74-58 on Thursday night. Liam Robbins had 13 points and four blocks for Drake (4-1), which earned its fourth consecutive home victory. D.J. Wilkins added 13 points and Noah Thomas had 11. Anthony Murphy, who was...

Garza leads Iowa in 83-68 win over North Florida

Nov. 21, 2019 9:58 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Luka Garza missed his first five shots in the first six minutes. But the Iowa junior center knew it was still early, and he could find spots in and around North Florida’s zone defense. Garza then scored 29 points as Iowa beat North Florida 83-68 in a Las Vegas Invitational...

AP: Catholic boards hailed as fix for sex abuse often fail

Nov. 21, 2019 6:52 PM EST

Facing thousands of cases of clergy sex abuse, U.S. Catholic leaders addressed their greatest crisis in the modern era with a promised reform: Mandatory review boards. These independent panels with lay people in each diocese would review allegations fairly and kindly. And they would help bishops ensure that no...

No. 19 Iowa seeking 11th win over Illinois in 12 tries

Nov. 21, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Illinois (6-4, 4-3 Big Ten) at No. 19 Iowa (7-3, 4-3), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (BTN). Line: Iowa by 15 1/2. Series record: Illinois leads 38-34-2. WHAT’S AT STAKE Iowa has won 10 of its last 11 over Illinois dating to 2000. But the Fighting Illini have taken four straight games and are looking for their...

Democrats spar at debate over health care, how to beat Trump

Nov. 21, 2019 5:51 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates clashed in a debate over the future of health care in America, racial inequality and their ability to build a winning coalition to take on President Donald Trump next year. The Wednesday night faceoff came after hours of testimony in the impeachment inquiry...

Berhow carries N. Iowa over Cornell College 88-66

Nov. 20, 2019 11:10 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Trae Berhow had 20 points as Northern Iowa rolled past Cornell College 88-66 on Wednesday night. James Betz had 16 points for Northern Iowa which earned its sixth consecutive victory to open the season. AJ Green added 15 points. Spencer Haldeman had 11 points for the home team....

Fears spread in churches after girl accused of mayhem plot

Nov. 20, 2019 4:04 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A bishop in a historically black denomination is urging hundreds of churches to lock their doors during services after police said a white 16-year-old girl collected several kitchen knives as part of a methodically planned attack on black churchgoers. The plot in north Georgia came to light...

42 teams targeted to be dropped from current minor leagues

Nov. 20, 2019 2:17 PM EST

The 42 minor league teams identified by Major League Baseball as targets to be dropped from their current circuits in an initial proposal for a revised Professional Baseball Agreement that would start in 2021. Current major league affiliation in parentheses: Double-A Eastern League Binghamton, N.Y. (New York...

Berhow scores 36, leads Northern Iowa past UT-Martin 87-67

Nov. 19, 2019 11:06 PM EST

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Trae Berhow poured in a career-high 36 points and Northern Iowa breezed to an 87-67 victory over UT Martin on Tuesday night. Berhow made 13 of 17 shots from the floor, including 8 of 11 from beyond the 3-point arc. AJ Green had 14 points and nine assists for the Panthers (5-0)....