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Patrick defends corporations and capitalism in primary bid

Nov. 19, 2019 12:39 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Deval Patrick is centering his fledgling campaign on a defense of corporations and capitalism that puts him directly at odds with some of the party’s most progressive figures. “There is a role in the economy for private equity. You bet...

Warren’s ‘Medicare for All’ plan reignites health care clash

Nov. 18, 2019 6:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to gradually move the country to a government-funded health care system has further inflamed the debate over “Medicare for All,” likely ensuring the issue will play a significant role in this week’s Democratic presidential debate....

Cherington on Pirates: scouting will drive success

Nov. 18, 2019 5:55 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Cherington earned three World Series rings with the Boston Red Sox, the last as general manager of the 2013 club that raced from worst to first. The challenge that lies ahead for Cherington with the Pittsburgh Pirates will be different. The market is smaller. So are the resources...

Lack of offense leaves Brady, Patriots fans concerned

Nov. 18, 2019 4:25 PM EST

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Only in New England is a 9-1 record a reason to panic. The defending Super Bowl champions have the best record in the conference — tied for the best in the NFL — with a two-game lead over Buffalo in the AFC East as they try to earn their 11th straight division title....

Weary Democratic voters balk at new presidential candidates

Nov. 18, 2019 7:32 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The number of Democrats running for president is growing as the first votes of the primary approach. And voters have a clear message: stop. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick roiled the race last week by launching a surprise bid. New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg is likely to...

2020 Watch: Big tests loom for late entries and top tier

Nov. 18, 2019 5:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 77 Days to general election: 351 THE NARRATIVE The Democrats’ historically large presidential field is getting even larger. Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval...

Reid: Iowa, NH not diverse enough to provide Dems’ guidance

Nov. 18, 2019 1:30 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Iowa and New Hampshire get to weigh in first on the Democratic presidential contest next year, but the states are not ethnically diverse enough to offer any insight into how a candidate will fare across the country, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Sunday. “I...

Martin, House score 20 each, Sun Devils smother Rider

Nov. 17, 2019 9:30 PM EST

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State Sun Devils forced the most turnovers in a game in almost 23 years, and had plenty of offense for an easy win. Guards Remy Martin and Jaelen House scored 20 points each, and Arizona State quickly overcame a slow start to cruise to a 92-55 win over Rider on Sunday. House, a...

Dartmouth blows big lead, tops UMass Lowell 80-75 in OT

Nov. 17, 2019 6:11 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Ian Sistare scored 15 points, Chris Knight had 14 and Dartmouth scored the last nine points in overtime to defeat UMass Lowell 80-75 on Sunday after blowing a 19-point lead in the last 10 minutes of regulation. Christian Lutete’s 3-pointer with 1:36 to go in overtime gave the...

Minor scores 15 to lift Merrimack past Jacksonville 54-44

Nov. 17, 2019 4:13 PM EST

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Jordan Minor tossed in 15 points off the bench to carry Merrimack to a 54-44 win over Jacksonville at the River Hawk Invitational on Sunday. Jaleel Lord had 13 points for Merrimack (3-2). Juvaris Hayes, the leading scorer for the Warriors, was held to four points on 1-of-7 shooting but...