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Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) drives as Indiana Pacers guard T.J. McConnell (9) defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)

In tight race, Suns' Booker pushes into All-Star discussion

Jan. 23, 2020 5:41 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Devin Booker has produced the kind of all-around numbers for the past few seasons that suggest he should be an NBA All-Star. He usually commands the respect of opposing defenses like an All-Star. His teammates and coach believe there is no doubt that he's an All-Star. Yet the fifth-year...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020 file photo, House speaker Sara Gideon, D-Freeport, flashes a thumbs up at a Democratic colleague prior to the start of the first session of the new year at the State House House in Augusta, Maine. Planned Parenthood announced Tuesday that it is endorsing Gideon, a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins in Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose abortion.  (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Planned Parenthood endorses challenger to Sen. Susan Collins

Jan. 21, 2020 5:48 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Planned Parenthood on Tuesday endorsed a Democratic challenger to Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, saying Collins “turned her back” on women and citing her vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court as well as other judicial nominees who oppose...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) looks for a shot as Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard (0) reaches in during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

Lillard leads Trail Blazers to 117-107 win over Rockets

Jan. 16, 2020 1:20 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After getting off to a disappointing start this season, the Portland Trail Blazers are focused on playing much better going forward. On Wednesday night against the Houston Rockets they did that, limiting James Harden to his fewest points of the season in a 117-107 win. “A season is...

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant reacts while the Grizzlies run out the clock in an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

Morant, Brooks lead Grizzlies to 121-110 win over Rockets

Jan. 15, 2020 12:39 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Early this season, the young Memphis Grizzlies were still learning how to close out games — a shortfall the team has overcome during its longest winning streak in more than three years. The Grizzlies outscored the Houston Rockets 36-27 in the fourth quarter Tuesday night as...

Lawyers in religious tuition case readying for Supreme Court

Jan. 10, 2020 12:15 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Lawyers for Maine families that want the state to pay their religious school tuition said Friday they'll appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if an appellate court rules in favor of the state. A panel of appeals court justices is deciding whether the state of Maine should pay for the...

Houston Rockets guard Russell Westbrook (0) dribbles as Philadelphia 76ers guard Josh Richardson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

Westbrook set to return to face a Thunder team that is OK

Jan. 7, 2020 3:13 AM EST

Once Russell Westbrook headed to Houston, the Oklahoma City Thunder were supposed to be headed toward a rebuild. The team Westbrook returns to face this week doesn’t look like a team headed for the lottery. It’s playing like one Westbrook might see again in the postseason. The Thunder welcome back...

FILE - This Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2004 file photo shows a selection of holiday season catalogs in Portland, Maine. Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the recycling bin of history. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Catalog retailers see reason for optimism after declines

Jan. 3, 2020 4:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Catalogs, those glossy paper-and-ink offerings of outdoor apparel, kitchenware and fruit baskets, are not yet headed for the recycling bin of history. Until recently, the future appeared grim for the mailbox-stuffers. A one-two punch of postal rate increases and the Great Recession...

Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) dribbles past Los Angeles Clippers' Montrezl Harrell during the second half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Westbrook scores 40 as Rockets rally to defeat Clippers

Dec. 20, 2019 2:47 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Russell Westbrook has had his share of big games at Staples Center in front of family and friends. The Houston Rockets All-Star guard had one of the best outings of his career Thursday night. The Lawndale native and former UCLA standout scored 40 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as the...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, is surrounded by reporters as she heads to vote at the Capitol in Washington. U.S. Sen. Collins officially launched her bid for a reelection Wednesday, Dec. 18, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle for the seat the moderate Republican from Maine has held for nearly 24 years.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

GOP Sen. Collins of Maine launches reelection bid for 2020

Dec. 18, 2019 5:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins officially launched her bid for reelection Wednesday, setting up an expensive and closely watched battle that's starting against the backdrop of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. Collins, who made her formal announcement in an...

FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2019, file photo, North Dakota State defensive end Derrek Tuszka (91) waves his arms after sacking Eastern Washington quarterback Eric Barriere in the final minutes of the FCS championship NCAA college football game,  in Frisco, Texas. Tuszka was selected to The Associated Press FCS All-America first team, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey McWhorter)

NDSU, NAU, Illinois St put players on FCS All-America Team

Dec. 17, 2019 1:02 PM EST

Defending national champion North Dakota State placed two players on The Associated Press FCS All-America first team and five players overall on the three teams. The team, released Tuesday and presented by Regions Bank, was selected by a panel of 11 members of the media who cover the Football Championship...